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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Garlan Garner, Jul 4, 2017.
Tesla obtains design patents on Model 3 wheels
I was dubious about 2 when I first saw them, but they've grown on me.
I have no idea which one I like the best. So likely I'll just pick the cheapest one
(Unless it looks horrific with it being only 18 inches.)
I'm going for the aeros... They're growing on me.
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.
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.
#1 base - good for me. #3 if same price, but I doubt it. #2 if only matte black --
A white one that drives around Palo Alto has them. They look good for an aero wheel.
Option 3 : All wheel sucks
Flying cars are still a thing of science fiction.
#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.
Er, shouldn't that be option #4?
As for your opinion of the wheels, it must be because "Americans can't build great cars"?
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.
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.
OMG The number 2 is horrible it looks like temporary spare wheel : Eek:
I think that picture is from the launch. This is the latest iteration of that wheel, which looks better IMHO.
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.
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.
Option #3 is a Center-lock hub design ... not likely to make it to production.
Whatever one helps me use the least amount of coal and natural gas produced electricity.