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Model 3 wheel Patents are complete. Which one would you choose?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Garlan Garner, Jul 4, 2017.

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Which Wheel? 1, 2 or 3

  1. #1

    42.9%
  2. #2

    19.8%
  3. #3

    37.3%
  1. Garlan Garner

    Garlan Garner Well-Known Member

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  2. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

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    I was dubious about 2 when I first saw them, but they've grown on me.
     
  3. dragonxt

    dragonxt Active Member

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    I have no idea which one I like the best. So likely I'll just pick the cheapest one :p

    (Unless it looks horrific with it being only 18 inches.)
     
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  4. cdub

    cdub Future Model 3 owner / Current original Leaf owner

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    I'm going for the aeros... They're growing on me.
     
  5. jsrawa

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    I'm a fan of #1 and 3 however if I had a choice I'd pick 3 over 1. I like #2 in the photo you have above but it doesn't look like that anymore, I don't like the silver edging that shows on the edges which really ruins it for me. It's also missing the carbon fiber look which I could personally take or leave.

    All that being said I don't believe we have seen #3 on a RC so I'm not hopeful we will see it soon or ever on a production vehicle.
     
  6. timk225

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    I am hoping #1 is the base model, no extra cost, smallest rim size wheel. Because I would never want those other 2 ugly wheels on my car.
     
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  7. montreid

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    #1 base - good for me. #3 if same price, but I doubt it. #2 if only matte black --
     
  8. bxr140

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    A white one that drives around Palo Alto has them. They look good for an aero wheel.
     
  9. wallaceT

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    Option 3 : All wheel sucks
     
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    Flying cars are still a thing of science fiction.
     
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  11. mrsandman

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    #2 looks like the thing from Krull. Plus, the one I've been seeing on the RC's is way smaller.
    #3 looks like a turbine fan

    #1 it is, especially if it's 18" or 19".
    #2 would be my 2nd choice if it was maybe a 19" wheel.
    I'd probably go aftermarket before going for #3. It just looks a little too beefy for my taste.
     
  12. BluestarE3

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    #12 BluestarE3, Jul 4, 2017
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    Er, shouldn't that be option #4?

    As for your opinion of the wheels, it must be because "Americans can't build great cars"? ;)
     
  13. Neo_fd3s

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    Of those designs, the 1st one is the one I would settle for. Other than wheel design, the next big thing that matters to me is wheel weight. I know a lot of manufacturers can't offer light weight wheels simply due to cost.
    This being my daily driver, I would look at putting the lightest wheels on my ride for the spring/summer season. Use the oem wheels for winter duty.
     
  14. AlanSqB

    AlanSqB Dog Chauffeur

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    So, option 2 all the way for my regulars. I want a range machine.

    Option 1 for the snows. Given how much some folks seem to dislike the wheel options, I bet I will be able to get a new, full set from the for-sale section on here within a few weeks of release for pretty cheap.
     
  15. Thierry

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    OMG The number 2 is horrible it looks like temporary spare wheel : Eek:
     
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  16. S'toon

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    I think that picture is from the launch. This is the latest iteration of that wheel, which looks better IMHO.
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Waiting4M3

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    Yes I like the shiny "spokes" instead of the textured one in the 1st post. This also looks like a smaller wheel, maybe the 18" instead of the 19". I think this one looks fine.
     
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    I'm not a fan of the silver that shows all the way round, if that is a cover like some have speculated I wish they had gone all the way to the edge.
     
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  19. FlatSix911

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    Option #3 is a Center-lock hub design ... not likely to make it to production.
     
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  20. ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️

    ⚡️ELECTROMAN⚡️ Fritterer and waster of hours in an off hand wayer

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    Whatever one helps me use the least amount of coal and natural gas produced electricity.
     
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