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New Lighterweight 19" Wheel Option

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by benaj, Oct 24, 2016.

  1. benaj

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    #1 benaj, Oct 24, 2016
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    I wanted to try something a little different when I set out researching reasonably priced lighter weight 19" wheel options for winter duty on our 21" turbine equipped MS.

    In working with Velocity Motoring, they offered to cut their new V710FF wheel with a Tesla specific 64.1mm center bore hub since they already made this wheel in BMW fitment. These flow formed wheels are sized 19x8.5 et 35, weigh about 22.6# per VMR, have a load rating of 815kg/1797# (a touch higher LR than comparable TSW's, bonus) and finally since they are now hub specific, no adapter rings! Brandon at VMR was able to pull together a full package with Pirelli Sottozero3 tires mounted, balanced and shipped directly to our door, including special smaller sized splined lug nuts to fit the wheels.

    These VMR wheels have a classic look but still a bit unique on a MS, especially with the matte graphite finish. Much thanks to Brandon and VMR for pulling this off for us. Let the pictures speak for themselves:

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    Looks fab- -and nice and light.
    What do the current Tesla-optioned wheels weigh?
     
  3. benaj

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    It depends on which 19" OE wheel and what sources you want to trust but general consensus is that they all weigh about 30 lbs.
     
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    What's the cost for these wheels?
     
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    Interested in what the cost was also!
     
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    Here is VMR's own info page on this wheel:
    INTRODUCING THE TRACK READY FLOW FORMED V710

    List price is $340 per wheel but I encourage you to contact Brandon directly with inquiries on package pricing:
    [email protected]

    You can tell them Ben from TMC sent you. ;)

    And for those of you who might be interested in other width sizes, here is a graphic of additional weight info I found while poking around on another BMW forum:
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    VMR has primarily been in the Audi/VW and BMW markets so far. We have known about them for awhile from previous ownership. We used VMR wheels on one of our previous Audi's years ago and I find it very cool that they are now interested in working with us to support the Tesla market. Especially with their new flow formed wheels having the extra load rating for heavier cars, it seems like they would be another good choice for those of us looking for different wheel options.
     
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    Nice wheels ... what is the price difference between the standard V710 and the flow formed V710?

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