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Looking at some rims - don't know if they will work on the 90D

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by kgroschi, Mar 18, 2017.

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  1. kgroschi

    kgroschi Professional Car Reviewer from Germany

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    Hi guys,

    sorry for asking maybe a noob question but I just got my car and I definitely want to change my rims. I have the base 19 in and want to upgrade to 20 inch rims.

    I've been looking around and try to decide between a couple. I still don't 100% get my head around rim sizes, width and choosing the right tires. I definitely want something with a thicker sidewall for several reasons. So if you can help me out, I'd really appreciate it. I don't trust relying on the guys at Americas Tire etc.

    I don't want to spend more than $1200 for rims because several reasons as well ;)

    Rim 1: Verde Axis Black (20x9)
    Rim 2: Niche Misano M177 20x9 as well

    - Will these fit front and rear?
    - Would I need a different size for the front/rear (called staggered I believe)?
    - What tires do you suggest? 245 front and 265 rear? I definitely want the car to look a bit bulkier than the stock 90D width

    THANK YOU!
     
  2. Stinger

    Stinger New Member

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    Don't forget to ensure the tire pressure system on the new wheel is compatible. I too want to replace my stock 19" set. I want to stay with the size but want a chrome wheel that highlights the red calipers. Still investigating.
     
  3. hatman4731

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    Speaking of which, should the tire pressure be the same factory 45psi for 20" wheels? I guess I should go out there and try a chalk test...
     
  4. cwave1

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    Tire Rack - www.tirerack.com is a great source for this process.

    Even if you don't want any of their rims, they have the exact sizes that are compatible with our cars for each rim / tire size combination.
     
  5. Nosken

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    Just remember, the service center will not do anything for your tires and wheels if you do not have actual Tesla wheels.
     
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  6. kgroschi

    kgroschi Professional Car Reviewer from Germany

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    Hi guys, here is the car with the new Misano M177 wheels. I absolutely love the look
     

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