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Question about aftermarket wheels

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Kapenagary, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Kapenagary

    Kapenagary Member

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    The 19" wheels that are coming with my S85 are 8.5 inches wide. The aftermarket wheels I am looking at are 9" wide. I'm staying with the same tires (Michelin Primacy). Is this 1/2" difference a no no? I've been told that this will work fine but I would like to hear from actual owners their opinion. Thanks.
     
  2. LuckyLuke

    LuckyLuke Model S P85DL

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    The original 19" wheels are 8.0 wide, 21" are 8.5, 21" P+ rears are 9.0
     
  3. linkster

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    #3 linkster, Aug 25, 2014
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    A 245/45-19 will fit properly (albeit, the max) on a 9" wide wheel according to the Tire Rack.

    btw, I would not stray too far from the factory 40mm offset (I had my 20's cut on a factory spec 40mm ET to completely eliminate any tire to wheel house interference)
     
  4. simplesolar

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    you'll be fine with the exception of more grip! I am running 9" in the front and 10" in the rear and it grips and looks so much nicer.
     
  5. matbl

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    That kind of assumes wider tyres as well, right? Op said he would stay on the same ones...
     

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