TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Referral 21" Arachnid Wheels Transferability?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Daniellane, Sep 16, 2017.

Tags:
  1. Daniellane

    Daniellane Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    188
    Location:
    Camas, Washington
    I'm now getting emails from Tesla asking me to choose a service center where I would like to have my silver 21 inch Arachnid wheels/tires
    Has anybody had any experience transferring this reward to a buyer in order to allow them to select the service center where they want them installed? Avoiding shipping costs etc. and making them a lot easier to sell.
    Also if anyone has any interest in purchasing these, please contact me.
    I am in the Southwest Washington/Portland, OR area
    Because I make the trek from the North West to Southern California each year over the mountain pass which does require me to carry chains I am very reluctant to install these tires.
    I bought the high priced chains that fit my stock wheels from the Tesla service center.
    As far as I understand there's no way to put chains on the larger wheels. Very likely want to sell these. I have not yet selected a service center for installation.
    I have a service center appointment on Monday in Portland and thought I would ask there as well.
    installed.
    IMG_7080.PNG

    IMG_7079.PNG
     
  2. Pale_Rider

    Pale_Rider Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2016
    Messages:
    168
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I’m interested in hearing you can just transfer them to someone else as well. I’ve got a set of 22” Turbines that you get when you have a Model X, to do something with.
     
  3. tpham07

    tpham07 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2017
    Messages:
    585
    Location:
    Baton Rouge
    sometimes i wish people wouldn't use referrals if they have no intention of taking the prize to give the rest of us who want the prizes a chance at sharing our codes haha.

    You could always swap out your tires as needed. 21 arachnids are rare and not available for sale anywhere so its a nice way to keep make your car unique.
     
    • Like x 1
    • Disagree x 1
  4. Daniellane

    Daniellane Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    188
    Location:
    Camas, Washington
    Yes,
    I'm a bit conflicted. I know they would be a great upgrade aesthetically. It's functionality, range, tire wear & chains ... I have misgivings about. I'm very tempted to keep l them and swap out as needed.
    Not sure it's practical. Plus storage issues...
     
  5. UNSTPBL

    UNSTPBL New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Washington
    How much would you be asking? I am in Seattle area.
     
  6. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    Joined:
    May 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,443
    Location:
    Timonium, Maryland
    It can be done and it's ok with Tesla. I bought a set of Arachnids from a referral winner ($4,000 for the set). They were delivered to my service center but I didn't have them installed. Just took them away in the boxes, had the tires removed, and shipped out for powder coating in black chrome. Should have them back and on my car by the end of this week. Will post photos when it happens.
     
    • Helpful x 1
    • Like x 1
  7. sumitkgarg

    sumitkgarg Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2017
    Messages:
    253
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    How much are you asking for these wheels?
     
  8. Navsarin

    Navsarin SP100D

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2015
    Messages:
    391
    Location:
    Canada

    Was this part of the current referral promotion?
    We actually get wheels AND tires? Wasn't sure as the referral details only said wheels this time!
     
  9. Daniellane

    Daniellane Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    188
    Location:
    Camas, Washington
    Yes.
    Tires included.
    If you read the email I attached carefully you will see it reads:
    21" forged‑aluminum Arachnid wheels, including performance tires and installation
     
  10. Navsarin

    Navsarin SP100D

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2015
    Messages:
    391
    Location:
    Canada
    Ok great! On the actual referral program it only says 'wheels'. Thanks for clarifying :)
     
  11. Daniellane

    Daniellane Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    188
    Location:
    Camas, Washington
    OK ,
    I have tentatively decided to keep these puppies.
    I have designated the Portland Oregon service center for installation. Not sure how long before they would actually arrive there?
    The timing is really bad as winter is looming.
    So if I put them on I’d have to take them off pretty soon and put the 19s back on for winter driving.
    Service center said that it’s about a half hour of labor (roughly $65) to swap the tires out. That seems very reasonable. I’m trying to decide if I should just bring them home new in the box and wait till next summer to have them installed for the first time or have them installed/balanced and keep them on for a month or so before heading to California. Any advice here would be appreciated. I’m still open to the idea of selling them if I got an offer I couldn’t refuse from someone in the Portland area. Keeping that wouldn’t be the worst thing they do seem pretty awesome. If anybody out there already had had these installed, please provide feedback on how it might change the ride of my 2017 model S 90D. Additional road noise? Etc.
    I’ve made a home in my garage for whichever set happens to be off at any given time. Also purchased a Tesla Tire Totes and some Michelin tire felts to protect the Rims.

    E606A7C2-13F8-48BC-B7E4-61B43A5FB6E3.jpeg
    98E11887-F7BB-4007-81C7-7B9B53D6504D.jpeg
    099727CB-AE32-4D48-A954-2726D1802DE4.jpeg
     
  12. Aunti_lolo

    Aunti_lolo Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Location:
    California
    LMK if you decide to sell them
     

Share This Page