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HK roads and 21" rims

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by Mikischu, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. Mikischu

    Mikischu Member

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    Hi every one,

    How many people have gone for the 21" rims and what has been your experience?

    I've for the 21" rims and smart suspension options on my P85D but am considering changing it.

    Are the roads very bumpy with the 21"? HK has so many pot holes and poor road surfaces.
     
  2. Vmax

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    #2 Vmax, Mar 7, 2015
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    Got 21" rims. Not too bumpy. Transition in comfort from my Lexus LS460 to the Tesla totally acceptable.
     
  3. Tony Lin

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    21 has better handling performance than 19!
     
  4. Mikischu

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    My biggest concern is cracked rims. So many huge potholes around.
     
  5. Tony Lin

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    use after market forged
     
  6. Captain_Kong

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    Got the 21' in Matt and has air suspension. Totally pleased with the ride and more comfy than the pana.

    One surprising fact fact is I did lose quite a few wheel lug cap covers, six in total from all the bumpy rides and cornering... Friendly team at tesla promptly replaced them at last service.
     
  7. Mikischu

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    Thanks for the feed back.

    I might stick with the 21" that I ordered.
     
  8. lx3h

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    21" is fine as long as you don't park too close to curbs, since most curbs can easily make contact with 21" rims. Mine is 19", safe most of the time, I always leave 5-10" space anyway.
     
  9. Ottavio1973

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    using 21" with air suspension, perfect no noise and good handling
     
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    depends how picky you are.
    i have the 21. i rode in my friend's with 19in, and i noticed the ride was definitely 'softer' and quieter. it was noticeable (to me).
    21 is also very prone to curb rashes...
    if i buy again, i will go with the 19in cyclones. but that's just me. 21in definitely look cooler.
     
  11. Tony Lin

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    i'm using PSS, def notice more road noise! but handle better!
     
  12. dlwi291

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    Tony

    how's your range after installing the wheels you have which is actually lighter than the original 19s right?
     
  13. Tony Lin

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    #13 Tony Lin, Mar 19, 2015
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    yah, they are a lot lighter than factory.

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    I haven't had the time to test it out. Been away for work. But I did notice my average kwh is up, not sure why yet, need to drive more. My milage still under 500km. :)
     
  14. HIMYM

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    I want to get new rims for my model S. How much are the tires and rims for 21" ? What is the range? Thanks
     
  15. Tony Lin

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    Depends on the specs of your 21.
     
  16. Titus

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    The factory staggered 21" are 245/35/21 front 265/35/21 rear. The wheel width I BELIEVE are 8.5" front 9" rear (max you can fit on the rear is 275 width tire).

    Ordering a set of 20" rotary forged wheels and thought about going non-staggered and putting all season touring tires on there for the comfort and noise but decided to keep them staggered because I like the wide stance look at the back LOL (yes vanity)

    But like one of the first few replies said, I also came from a Lexus and the 21" aren't harsh at all IMO
     
  17. Tony Lin

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    Never really measured, but I'm getting the same range as factory 19''. My 21" is lighter than 19", so it's a plus. I put 285 x 10.5 at the back. No rubbing at all.
     
  18. danny9808

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    Did you guys have any problem after changing after market rims? Did you require any special setting?
     
  19. Tony Lin

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    Not really, what kind of setting u referring to?
     
  20. danny9808

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    Hi Tony,

    someone says need to revise the input data for the tyre, otherwise the tyre pressure alarm will on.
     

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