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help me decide: 18" black or 19" gemini wheels, looks vs comfort

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by riochangy, Dec 4, 2019.

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18" black vs 19" Gemini wheels

  1. 18" black

    4 vote(s)
    57.1%
  2. 19" Gemini

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. riochangy

    riochangy Member

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    I have a white LR AWD and looking to do something about those controversial aero wheels, thus photoshop'ed these pictures to see how they would look with either:

    18" OEM powder coated black (with oem ps4 tires)
    - cheaper (~$350 usd to get them powder coated)
    - better ride quality
    - quieter? (some said they cannot distinguish noise level between 18 vs 19)
    - looks??

    19" OEM power sports "gemini" wheels (with oem hankook s1 evo3 tires)
    - more expensive to upgrade (~$1000 usd to swap with M3P owners in asia)
    - harsher ride
    - noisier?
    - looks??

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  2. CameronB

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    Good Photoshop work. Personally I think I like the 18" powder coated ones for the "stormtrooper" look. Are there a lot of "gemini" wheels in Taiwan? If not, then perhaps another 'pro' of those wheels would be more uniqueness.
     
  3. riochangy

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    Those Gemini wheels come as standard for all performance models in Taiwan, so they are not unique per say. Black out oem 18 inch might be rarer. Thanks for your feedback :)
     
  4. CameronB

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    Gotcha. I knew they were standard in China, but wasn't sure if that was mainland China or also included Taiwan, Hong Kong or even other Asian countries. Thanks for the info.
     
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  6. Watts_Up

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    #6 Watts_Up, Dec 5, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
    Look very unique! Outstanding!

    Are you taking the wheels with you on a flight, or are you shipping them?
    If so, What's the cost for shipping to Asia? How long does it take?
    May be you can start a new business?

    Note: I like the chrome delete along the windows and the tinted Limo.
    May be you could also put a black fiber cover on the external rear mirrors to make them less noticeable.
     
  7. riochangy

    riochangy Member

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    I live in Taiwan, these 19” wheels come standard with performance models. In Asia they call it power sports wheels, in US they call it Gemini wheels.
     

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