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Question on wheels

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by IanH88, May 5, 2014.

  1. IanH88

    IanH88 Member

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    My car is due for delivery in early June and I've just asked my delivery specialist for a couple of changes and wanted to get an opinion on wheels.

    I'm thinking of going for after market wheels and I currently have the 19" cyclones in my spec.....should I stay with them and sell them / keep them as an alternative, or see if Tesla can switch me to the standard wheels and save the $2500?

    Is there a decent demand for the cyclones and does anyone know what the going rate for them is?

    Am I looking at a significant downgrade in tires from the Primacy tires to the standard ones?
     
  2. Seven7

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    I would just keep them, they look good without the problems of 21" wheels, and in my opinion aftermarket wheels, well, I don't want to say anything negative, so I'll just stop here.
     
  3. yobigd20

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    If you are going to go aftermarket, I don't understand why you would initially pay $2500 for cyclone wheels. You won't get your money back by selling them. Just go with the standard OEM 19s and put that money somewhere else.

    Also, sounds like you may be getting a 60 (if your tires are being downgraded), and I VERY VERY HIGHLY suggest you get an 85kWh for dozens of reasons including VALUE, (that extra $10k gets you A LOT more than you think), including better tires (included with 85kW), much better battery warranty, farther range, faster performance, higher resale value, supercharging included, longer battery life (less full cycles due to bigger battery), etc etc.

    Seriously, please please please please please please please get the 85kW. You won't regret getting the 85. I can't stress enough how much everyone should get an 85 instead of a 60.
     
  4. IanH88

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    thanks for the reply....I'm getting an 85 and was under the assumption that the tire upgrade came with the wheel upgrade as opposed to the 85 vs the 60, clearly that's not the case so the question about the tires is moot

    as for the question about why get the cyclones....I've only really started looking into the aftermarket wheels in the past few days, so I'm hoping that Tesla can switch me to the standard wheels, if not, I've got a set of cyclones for sale :)
     
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    I have a set of grey 19" turbines from Tsportline Tesla Wheels For Sale | T Sportline Model TST Wheel 19x85 just received them this past weekend. they look great (in the box). I am going to mount them later this week. Great alternative and IMO the best aftermarket wheel for the MS. The reason I say that is because they were designed to be an exact match to OEM specs meaning the center bore / hub size exactly match OEM as opposed to every other aftermarket wheel that would require a hub centering ring. plus they look a zillion times better than those Rial Luganos people have been getting (which BTW I would steer very clear of the Rials and there have been a bunch of cases of bent Rial Luganos on potholes...they don't seem to be very structurally sound).
     
  6. IanH88

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    they are the exact wheels I'm looking at.....would love to see the pics when they are mounted
     
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    I would switch to the standard 19s. I think you'll have an easier time unloading those rather than the cyclones. I'll be looking for standard 19s pretty soon to use as winter wheels. Save the $2500, make a few bucks selling the standard wheels, and put the dough towards a nice set of performance wheels that you'll love.
     

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