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No September Delivery for me :(

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Stockboy, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Stockboy

    Stockboy Member

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    First time poster, been lurking a bit and appreciate all of the posts.

    Disappointed!! Ordered Sept 14 at Park Royal and was told that was cutoff for order by Sept 30. Got a call from Tesla HQ in Fremont this afternoon asking if I wanted to swap my Model 3, White SR+ w/ 19” rims for White w/ Aero. He said this would be the only config I could get delivery on by Sept 30.

    I always saw the upgrade as a crapshoot, either the wheels are free or they’re not. I’m not too disappointed on missing the 2 yr SC because I don’t plan to utilize it much in the next 2 years, but I really want to take delivery!!
     
  2. wallstguy

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    If you don't care about the supercharging, it doesn't really matter?
     
  3. fidodido

    fidodido Member

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    Here's the link for currently available new car in Vancouver inventory.
    New & Used Electric Cars | Tesla Canada

    I did get an email saying following; "Purchases of Model 3 Standard Range Plus are eligible for a $5,000 rebate. For more detail on provincial incentives and qualifying models". I'm not sure this was specifically for me or general email offer.
     
  4. WolfHero

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    Honestly, if they refund you the price difference downgrading from 19" to Aero, I would take it.
    Benefits of smaller rim:
    *Less drag = more energy efficent
    *Less harsh drive. Thicker tire means more cushioning from road bumps
    *Replacement tires (and winter tires) are cheaper
    *Thicker tire also means less chance of tire/rim damage from hitting pothole. See the following video:

    *Taking Aero cover off and put on nut cover actually looks pretty good imo.
     
  5. Stockboy

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    I agree there’s benefits for the aero wheels, but I want the 19”. What I don’t understand is they have the 19” wheels available on a different unsold inventory vehicle (see the link) and they just won’t put swap them to a white SR+?
     
  6. mswlogo

    mswlogo Well-Known Member

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    Tire choices are better on 19”. The load range on 18” is unusually high and limits your choices. 19” are more typical load range. I got much more efficient tires on my 19” than I could get on 18”. So much more efficient that they made up for the Aero’s. I ended up with the same efficiency on my 19” as I got on my 18”. Tires are everything.

    Find the tire you want then pick the rim. People do it backwards.
     
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  7. 03DSG

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    I believe Tesla has avoided pre-sale wheel swaps as the monroney stickers specify exact car configurations/specifications. Besides the domino effect of starting this would be a logistical nightmare to administer.

    Take the 18’s and search new/previous owners interested in a wheel swap may be an option?
     
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