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New wheels and tires question

Discussion in 'Model X' started by bobbykansara, Jun 30, 2017.

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  1. bobbykansara

    bobbykansara Member

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    Sorry for the newbie question:

    Is the $6700 price for new 22" black rims + summer Pirelli Scorpions tiresome listed on the Tesla website a reasonable price? I have sticker shock!

    I have a model X with 20" wheels, and the all-season tires that came with it are wearing down. I have winter tires I plan to mount on the 20's. And I want to buy black rims for summer with tires. Does $6700 seem reasonable for this? I was looking at aftermarket options on tire rack dot com. And tires alone are about $400 each and rims on the high end are the same. So it seems that aftermarket stuff is about $4000.

    But then I look on T sportline and I see that similar packages are $7000+ or more.

    So what am I missing? Why such a discrepancy in prices.

    I always want to support Tesla as much as possible and don't mind paying a small premium to buy through Tesla. The service center here in Minneapolis always gives me EXTRAORDINARY service (always going above and beyond to help me). But does the $6700 seem.... reasonable?

    Thank you in advance for any suggestions!
     
  2. vandacca

    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Not sure if it's a reasonable price. A few things to consider:
    • Model-X is a heavy vehicle, and these rims are rated for that weight. When comparing other wheels, check what their weight rating is
    • The $6700 includes installation labour and shipping to your SC
     
  3. Stasla

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    Bobby, it depends on what you are looking to accomplish. If it's just blacking out the rims, then a plastidip or paint job on your stock 20s plus new tires will be a much cheaper solution. An added bonus is that you don't get the range hit by going up to 22s. I'm certain there are shops in MN that can do a nice rim paint job. I just ordered a new rear 20 tire from Tesla due to puncture and it was about 400 + tax with install and balancing. So all 4 would be about 1600 + let's say 1000 for the paint job = about 40% of the price of the 22s with Pirellis on the Tesla web store.

    If you need another set of rims - then it's a whole other story
     
  4. bobbykansara

    bobbykansara Member

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    Thanks for your replies!

    I am looking for a second set of rims: black 22" for summer. And I'd use my silver 20" for winter.

    I don't mind spending the money for legit black rims (rather than painted ones). Just wanting to make sure the price is not out of line for what is customary for this.

    When I looked on tire rack, I entered my vehicle make and model to get wheels/tires compatible with my vehicle weight, size, etc.
     
  5. millertime

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    One option to consider is getting a set of true winter tires on 19 rims (black) and painting or dipping your 20's black and replacing the tires with summer or all season tires of your choice. I did this through tire rack and it was about $2200 for appropriate weight rated rims, very good Blizzak winter tires, mounted, and preinstalled with sensors. When the rims are blacked out they look bigger. 22's really kill your range and the ride on 19 or 20's is very nice. It is easy to forget that a 20 inch rim is actually much bigger than most cars. The range on the x suffers from the weight of the car as it is. I think the $6700 price tag IS high, but the range hit is worse. My 2 cents...
     
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    bobbykansara Member

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    How badly do the 22's kill your range?
     
  7. mathwhiz

    mathwhiz Supporting Member

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    The Model X configurator used to note a 10-15% range penalty on a 22-equipped X, but that was removed awhile ago.
     
  8. Leodoc

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    I have stock everything, 22" rims, 90D

    On a full charge, I can probably get 205 Miles of driving (average 72 mph, in Florida (hot but flat)
     
  9. spentan

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    I used to have them on my P90D Signature. I'd struggle to get more than 220 mi (on a 100% charge)

    Realistically, for that price, I'd be looking at 22s that are much lighter, maybe even forged wheels. I remember seeing some nice ones on others' Xes. I love the stock 22s, but I just can't do the range penalty (which I've noticed I don't have with my 90Ds with the stock 20s).
     

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