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Model X - Officially Ordered (plus a Wheel Question!)

Which do you prefer on the Model X?


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Hi all!

This forum was invaluable in my decision making. After having to bring in my Ford SHO for (another) ICE issue, I decided I was tired of being part of the problem and decided to be a part of the solution. I have been wanting to pull the trigger for 6 years now! My wife and I test drove both the S and X today and boy, did I love the X. Much larger cabin space helped as I haven't been in a tight sedan (the SHO is cavernous) in a long time. Not to mention, the minute we opened the Falcons - my 8 and 10 year olds went nuts (I did too... but on the inside). Here's the specs:

100D
Blue on white
Black (Ash) trim
20" Carbon Wheels
AP

Big question - My only questions are in regard to the wheels. Are the 22's worth it? I've seen 10-15% range reduction which isn't too cool. Anyone with 22's that regrets them? As for the Carbon Wheels -> they did not have any in the inventory. For those who have seen the onyx and the carbon, any strong opinions?

Thanks in advance and can't wait until November!
 
I wavered back and forth with regard to the wheels also. For sure, I liked the way the 22” onyx wheels look on the X. However, I didn’t like the loss in range, that you had to be more careful around potholes and curbs, and the cost to upgrade.

When I initially placed my order, I ordered the 20” standard wheels, with plans to powder coat them black. However, I ended up changing my order and getting the 22” wheels instead because I decided that I wanted them regardless of the loss in range, etc.

FWIW, I was able to see all three wheel types on pearl white X’s in person.

From the pictures I have seen online, the carbon wheels look really nice on the blue X. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the above choices.
 

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Just want to clarify (because I don't think I can change the Poll) - The Onyx are 22" only, so I guess the question is either between the Carbon and the Onyx, or whether you'd like to see Tesla make a 22" Carbon or a 20" Onyx!!! ;)

I roll 22s don’t care about range as have big battery and superchargers everywhere in CA ..if you are in cold climate probably will make bigger difference in winter as well
 
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I passed on the 22s because the tires wear out quick and the range is reduced...

I did waffle on the Sonic Carbon vs the stock silver wheels to go with my blue but in the end decided to stay with the stock silver wheels because I liked the contrast it provided on the lower half of the car...
Jeff

Me too. I had the sonic carbons selected for a while. They look great on the web page. Luckily, I saw a blue w carbon, and said, hey that is not as neat looking as I thought. Decided to skip it. Now, if I was looking at midnight silver, I might not have not changed. Very happy with the standard 20s.
 
I love the 22's and it doesn't hurt that they get a lot of complements.

One thing I wish I would have known is that they tend to show up in the for sale forums from time to time at a significant discount. They're often received as a referral award and people either don't want or don't need 22's.

My original plan had been to buy a set of 20" wheels/snow-tires for the winter but a local seller was willing to part with a full set of 22's & tires for $3500. By the time you back out the value of the tires (which I'll eventually need anyway), it made the rims dirt cheap. So I guess I'll be testing out the 22" winters.

Nick
 
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I love the 22's and it doesn't hurt that they get a lot of complements.

One thing I wish I would have known is that they tend to show up in the for sale forums from time to time at a significant discount. They're often received as a referral award and people either don't want or don't need 22's.

My original plan had been to buy a set of 20" wheels/snow-tires for the winter but a local seller was willing to part with a full set of 22's & tires for $3500. By the time you back out the value of the tires (which I'll eventually need anyway), it made the rims dirt cheap. So I guess I'll be testing out the 22" winters.

Nick
To be clear, I agree with all of your "value" statements, but I marked "funny" on the concept of 22" winters.
 
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