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Regen Problems due to Aftermarket Wheels (20’)

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Duran, Aug 24, 2018.

  1. Duran

    Duran New Member

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    Hello All,

    I recently put 20’ Vorsteiner VFF 103s on my RWD Model 3.

    After doing so I lost Battery Regen over 20ish MPH

    Has anyone heard of problems occurring with their regen due to oversized wheel diameter?

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  2. Msjulie

    Msjulie Active Member

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    Your car prompted you about noticing a new wheel/tire size right? When we switched the OEM 18 aeros for the OEM 19 the car was reprogrammed because of TPMS sensor changes and then about 3-5 miles later it said it noticed a new wheel size and wanted me to confirm...
     
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  3. Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison Active Member

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    I'm shocked that the car even has enough torque to move with wheels that large. They must weigh 3 tons each!
     
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  4. remlemasi

    remlemasi Member

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    These wheels are very, very light so I can't imagine the weight is contributing to any regen issues. I know the 19" x 9.5" and 19" x 10.5" are approx. 22.4 lbs and 22.8 lbs respectively.

    For context, the Tesla 18" x 8.5" Aeros are 21.6 lbs without covers, the Tesla 19" x 8.5" Sports are 25.0 lbs, and the Tesla 20" x 8.5" Sports are speculated to be over 30 lbs.
     
  5. Uncle Paul

    Uncle Paul Active Member

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    Maybe it is not the wheels. If you have charged up to 100% regen also goes away until you have some reserve battery storage.
     
  6. Josh@GYW

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    So far, all of my customers with the 20" wheel packages have had no issues so it may be what @Uncle Paul said.
     
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  7. TheLocNar

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    Yeah do you remember what your battery percentage was at?
     

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