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New 20'' Two-Tone Slipstream Wheel Option

Discussion in 'Model X' started by s4sammy, Apr 26, 2019.

  1. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    I think it is paint. I felt the spokes on the demo at my store. For sure it is clear coated on top so likely paint. IMG_1890.jpg
     
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  2. commasign

    commasign TeslaAdviceBlog.com

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    $2000 for little patches of (admittedly really nice looking) black paint. This is right up there with the (also really nice looking) Apple stand. ;)
     
  3. buttershrimp

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    This is a joke right? Holy crap I better change my order before they ship my car!
     
  4. buttershrimp

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    Actually, I think these stickers can’t be right. Especially when you look at the photo renderings... it shows a nifty smooth black cap over the valve stem... so my guess is that these photos of turd muffin black tape wheels are kind of a place holder ... they can’t be that bad... Franz would have an aneurysm
     
  5. Uncle Paul

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    I was going for the same look for my X. Took some Plasti-dip and taped off those pockets. Made the wheels look much larger. Overall a very positive improvement on the heavy look of the stock wheels.

    My Plasti-dip did not end up very well, as when I removed my painters tape it pulled off some of the rubber paint.

    The Tesla version looks much better than my DIY project as they leave a slim silver ring around the entire wheel. Much cleaner and professional look.

    $500 per wheel is pretty steep for this effect.
     
  6. shiftelectrics

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    If you have a vinyl cutter, it wouldn't be too much work to cut the vinyl trapezoids to fit there.

    Print 40 of them, and you're good.
     
  7. buttershrimp

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    Well I safely opted out of them and changed my order. Good ol' slipstreams and if I get curious, I'll buy some black tape.
     
  8. TKGA

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    I have them. My first reaction was the same - up close it doesn’t look as sophisticated as I’d like. But it’s growing on me.

    I’m playing with the idea of adding a black wheel band to delete the tiny silver rim - not sure if anyone out there has done that and has a picture?
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  9. buttershrimp

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    They definitely look sharp in the wild. I wouldn’t delete the silver rim... those look great
     
  10. buttershrimp

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    What is suspension like?
     
  11. buttershrimp

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    More pics!!
     
  12. TKGA

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    I got to drive it for 20min and now on a business trip. Will have to evaluate the suspension when I get back. My wife is loving it though!
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  13. Kenriko

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    So ... Yes a kit is coming and you'll save roughly $1950 over the factory option. Talk about value!
     
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    Awesome! The power of visual illusions. The two tone definitely fills the wheel well better than the stock slipstream even though it's literally the same wheel.
     
  15. TKGA

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    Kit should include the option of swapping the center caps:
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    I'm also wondering the same as my @mal_tsla, can you tell us any more specific about this kit? Who is manufacturing it, where to purchase, how to apply, what kind of materials are going to be used, etc? Thanks in advance!
     
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  18. mswlogo

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    I’m curious too. Wouldn’t pay $2000 but I like the look.
     
  19. Kenriko

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    Currently available for $49 for a kit that does 4 wheels on our website Kenriko.com

    More info here: Vendor - Model X Two-Tone Wrap Kits

    I realize we might not be as well known in the Model X community but we’ve been making various wrap kits for the Model 3 for quite some time.

    The kits are manufactured at our facility in Houston Texas. We use either 3M 1080 or Oracal 970RA automotive vinyl depending on the finish.
     
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