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Referral 21" Arachnid Wheels Transferability?

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

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  1. Daniellane

    Daniellane Member

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    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.
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  2. Pale_Rider

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    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

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    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.
     
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  4. Daniellane

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    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

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    How much would you be asking? I am in Seattle area.
     
  6. artsci

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    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.
     
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    How much are you asking for these wheels?
     
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    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

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    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

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    Ok great! On the actual referral program it only says 'wheels'. Thanks for clarifying :)
     
  11. Daniellane

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    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.

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    LMK if you decide to sell them
     
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    If anyone's interested, I have a referral set of 21" Arachnids that I'm looking to sell.
     
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    PM how much you would want.
     
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    The tires alone are worth $1700 from tire rack.
     
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    I’m ordering my car soon and have someone willing to transfer their Arachnids at a decent price. Wondering if Tesla can time the installation to coincide with delivery of the car?
     
  17. mai24

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    You definitey can. Speak with you DS and they should be able to help. I am doing that with mine this upcoming Sat.
     
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    No big deal. The service center told me they only charge a half hour (aprox. $65) anytime I need to swap.
    I would recommend you utilize their mobile service if available. They offered me that option and I accepted, except I did not have them install them. Just delivered to my home. Winter in the Northwest. I’ll wait until summer to install them. They said they could come back when I am ready.
    Advantage is you won’t have to haul 4 heavy wheels/tires in your new Tesla.
     
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    Im looking for a trusted TMC member who has qualified for the arachnids, but hasn’t selected their SC for delivery.

    Not super picky on colours, but need to have delivered to my sc.

    Dm if anyone can help.
     
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