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New Base Wheels - 19" Silver Slipstream in Model S Design Center

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by ArtInCT, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    On March 4th the Tesla Model S Design Center showed a new base 19" wheel design which appears to have
    replaced the long standard 19" 5 pair of double spoke silver wheels. This change does not appear to have any
    increased cost. I have updated the Model S Options WiKi with this information.
     
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    Do you know why the 19" Silver Cyclone wheels are "recommended" by Tesla?
    Are the "Slipstream" wheels expected to be more efficient - as the name would seem to imply?
     
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    Wonder if my May built will be changed to these rims...
     
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    Very nice - I also wonder the aero advantage and weight
     
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    Yes they are more aerodynamic than the previous base wheel, also tesla gets its range numbers using those wheels I believe. I suppose they are still as they haven't changed the recommendation.
     
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    New Base Wheels - 19" Silver Slipstream in Model S Design Center

    Big improvement on the original base wheels, imo! Are they essentially 19" turbines?
     
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    I really like those wheels!
     
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    I take delivery this week. Going to see if I can get them to agree to put these on.
     
  10. darthy001

    darthy001 Love my car, hope Tesla can get as great!

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    Oooh, hope these are as cheap as the old ones:)
     
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    My local DS said that all new cars delivered after 3/4/16 will have the new 19" wheels as the no cost option. :cool:

    New slipstream wheels 19.PNG
     
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    I just clicked on view design spec for my confirmed order and it shows the new wheels in the image. Its listed as WTAS (included)> i find it strange they just discontinue wheels and change them without your consent. They looks nice, but I havent seen them in person. Which the original 19' wheels have seen multiple times.....
     
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    Much more attractive than the prior base wheels and essentially a -2 version of the turbines. I wonder if they will phase out the cyclones given the similar aesthetic. At any rate, it seems harder to justify the $2500 premium for the cyclones now, unless there are other advantages (lighter weight? slight edge in aerodynamics?).
     
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    #14 Drucifer, Mar 5, 2016
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    The Cyclones are "recommended" because they have a warehouse full of them that they are afraid they won't be able to unload.

    Elon ~ "um, hey...can you guys in marketing do me a solid and recommend the $h!t out of those 19" Cyclones. um, thanks"


    Seriously, I bet the "recommended" is an artifact from the website with the old standard rims.
     
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    Update**
    Just got the email from Tesla notifying me:

    Dear Jorge,

    We are pleased to announce a complimentary update to the design of the 19" wheels on your recent Model S order. You will be among the first in the world to debut this exciting new style and your wheels will still be equipped with all-season tires.
    VIEW WHEEL DESIGN
    We have updated your Model S configuration which you can view in your MyTesla account. Your delivery timeline has not been affected by this update, and your vehicle price will not change.
     
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    M67v #1 Model S fan

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    Aww, you beat me to it.
     
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    TSportline's probably not too happy about this.

    Depending on how durable our 21"s end up being, we may go to these when our tires need replacing.
     
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    The stores are starting to get them. Here's what they look like in person:

    IMG_9350.JPG
     
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    Interestingly, my UK order confirmed last night so I've just viewed my design spec and it still shows the previous style wheels.
     
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    Anyone know how much they would cost if I wanted to buy a set to replace my current ones? It is not listed in the online store.
     

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