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Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by ohmman, Jan 11, 2016.
Nice Mark Z...
Gorgeous! And the dipped wheels look super.
The job came out really nicely, Joel. What color plastidip did you put on the rims?
Have you got anything to say about the OEM Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires? I assume that's what mine will come with and the reviews on Tire Rack are good, but not great. I also note just how much better the car looks on the 22" wheels than the 20" wheels...and I say that as someone who opted for 19" wheels on both my Model S. The X's OEM 20's look almost like hubcaps, with the way the spokes flatten out to meet the outer rim. We'll see how the new 20" TSportLine wheels look when they arrive; I've got a set of those on order for my winter tires.
I'm curious on the color used on the wheels as well.
I'd like to see the 20" wheels in a black or dark gray color. I think they will look much better.
I also went with the 19s on my Signature Model S (even though we paid for 21s). I believe the Model S looks much better with 21s than 19s; however, Michigan winters (and potholes) made 19s the way to go. It was too much of a choir to buy both and swap the 21s out every fall. With that said, I do find the 19s to be a much better ride (smoother and much more quiet).
Since I do not need to tow 5K LBS and there are more tire options for SUVs, I could not wait to order my Signature X with 22s. And then Tesla limited Signatures to 22 silver (no black or grey option). So, I had to Plasti-dip or powder coat these rims. I decided to plasti-dip because it was more cost-effective and allowed the opportunity to see the preferred color (or change if need be). My 22s are Anthracite Grey. I find the OEM Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires to be good. They are more on the performance side, and it is difficult to determine because I am coming from a Model S with 19 (I had the Michellin Primacy MXM4s). Overall, I find these tires to be good, but I will swap them out for an all season tire after I wear them out. I have driven the Model S on 19s and 21s, and I am the only Model X in Michigan so I have no basis for comparison. However, it feels as if going from 19s on the S to 22s on the X was not as dramatic as going from 19s on the S to 21s on the S. I am probably biased because I love the way the X looks with Dark Grey (Anthracite Grey) 22s. I love the dark grey because they look dark grey in bright light and almost black in low light.
Did you order 20s or 22s?
Sig red X step by step new car prep!
Thanks for looking!
Great stuff! Thanks for the up close pictures of the paint correction!
One from Big Sur area....On the way to Post Ranch...
Took a wrong turn and ended up at the end of the cart path near the 18th green at Pebble Beach while they were setting up for the ProAm, I still don't know why they didn't let me drive on the green for a honey shot before they escorted me off the property.....
yes...I am infatuated with this car....Another from the 17 mile drive...
I have created albums as a more concise repository for these photos. Please upload any subsequent photos to the albums in the Model X group, located here.
Any Trojan fans here?
First Shampoo after the completion of all the detail work...
Full wrap from premier protective films... Premier Protective Films International (aka Premier Mobile) clear bra, paint protection film, tint, auto tint, safety film, chip paint, kits, custom, car
- They did an outstanding job....not one seam visible save the inside cover of the side mirrors - people can't believe its wrapped
Thick coating on cQuartz from Immaculate Reflections - Jeff did a great Job Immaculate Reflections
Car looks and feels so nice...water just beaded off.....LOVE IT
I'm a trojan, but I can't post my Model X pictures here. I'll create a new thread just for the Ultra White beauties.
TST 20x9.0" / 20x10.0" Matte Black. Factory tires.
Ohmman you are absolutely awesome for the high volume and quality of your posts- on behalf of new members needing to to get their fix, I thank you!
While I am here, do you know how many sigs are out there. Here in Australia they tell us there will be about a dozen, roughly. Seems you have a lot in the USA?
All black abs plastic painted in Sig Red.
More pics this coming week (21 Aug) here.
Here is our Signature with it's great grandfather, a 1912 Victoria Convertible--all electric, of course.
Is the gloss that high due to any coating or wrap.? Surely they don't come off the line that glossy?