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HRE 20's vs. Tsportline 21's

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Black/Black MS, Sep 13, 2016.

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  1. Black/Black MS

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    Hi folks - first time poster, long time lurker.

    I'm taking delivery of a new P90DL next week, and want to get an opinion on wheels. I'm deciding between 20" HRE S107s, and the 21" TS115's.

    The car is obsidian black, and I will probably get something like a gloss nickel or grey color.

    Does anyone have experience or opinions about these pro or con? HRE I know would be a great choice, and I actually prefer the 20" to the 21", but the wheels from Tsportline look very nice and nearly $4k cheaper.
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Having 21's...trust me, the HRE 20's will save you a fortune in tires. I am quite sure that I am spending more in rubber than I was in gas. Being that both are made of oil, I have shot my "green-save the earth" cred totally to hell. 26K and I'm looking at my FOURTH set of tires in a couple months form now. Not to mention the cost. But I simply cannot give up the beauty of those damn wheels (Factory cyclones). I am in love.

    Oy.
     
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  4. Black/Black MS

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    Great info, thanks very much. On the plus side I get to keep the stock 19" rims, so I'll buy a floor jack and just swap rims any time I have to take a long drive.
     
  5. EVS Motors

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    I would recommend 21" as the factory even recommends 21". You have to be a careful driver that loves your car, but shouldn't we all? :) If you don't have a HRE contact let me know I love to sell you a set and help you out.

    I have a P90D myself and ordered 21" for myself. I find the 21" to be quite satisfactory and have no issues with potholes and such. I am also a careful driver, I pay attention to the road I am driving on. I don't think tire cost is a factor to you or me since we both bought $150k cars. To me the 20" setup has too much tire wall and makes the car look boring. 21" gives a great amount of sidewall and good looks!
     
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  6. aus

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    Are TSportline JWL or TUV certified. I know HRE are TUV and that's reason enough to choose them.
    And LA roads SUCK BALLS now. The roads are so back I hate driving up there now.
    My friend's wife kills tires every few months.
     
  7. EVS Motors

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    An even better reason to get HRE Wheels!
     
  8. Skateboardgolf

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    Hey CHG-ON - I was in the same boat. $1000 for a set of Michelin rear tires on the staggered setup.

    Here's what I got:
    Hankook Ventus V12 EVO2 275/30R21 rear and 245/35R21 in the front.
    4 of them, installed, cost right at $1000.
    They're a little quieter than the stock Michelins, and, heck, at half the price, I'm stomping the gas all the time!
    Just search the forum - lots of happy users of this setup.
    Good luck!
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Hey @Skateboardgolf. We are of like minds. I'm on Hankooks too. But 285's in the rear. I like them. Though I find that they get really loud when down to the last 25% or so of tread. I think I'll try Conti Silents next, if I can find them. No idea why, but they seem to be elusive.

    On a totally different topic: what do you think about this sh-t storm over the bathroom issue in NC? The press you guys are getting is unbelievable. Do people really care or is it just the legislature going nuts?
     
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