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Silver turbines discontinued

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jjdsyd, Jul 30, 2017.

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  1. Jjdsyd

    Jjdsyd Member

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    I see Tesla no longer offers the 21" turbine wheels in silver. I guess they pulled them when they made the other changes (no tan, no leather etc...)?

    As sign of the times - everybody wants black/ dark wheels these days. I must be old school but I think the midnight silver looks really good with the silver wheels.
     
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  2. AnxietyRanger

    AnxietyRanger Well-Known Member

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    You are not alone. I would really have a hard time selecting wheels for a new Tesla order and am glad that I had more choice for my previous cars. I really dislike dark wheels on darker cars (they do have their place on lighter colors).

    I understand many like them and appreciate those choices are available, but I would welcome the return of more silver wheels and more wheel designs. As an additional problem I dislike the turbine type of design, so there is nothing "for me" in the current factory selection.

    I really like the Arachnids, though. Those or something similar in silver for both Model S and X in the Design Studio would work great for me.
     
  3. Thorbjorn

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    I asked a Tesla sales rep about this and he said it was because dark was so much more popular, and no one bought silver.
    I think this is obviously sales BS and that he has no clue about the real reason. The demo car he was standing next to
    had silver 21"... :D

    My take on this is that they are phasing out the current wheel design.
    They are now out of silver and once dark is out, they will introduce the new design.
     
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  4. kev1n

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    i dont know if that is total bs. every modded tesla i see these days is usually black out everything... seems to be the trend for tesla owners but it is definitely not my cup of tea
     
  5. Thorbjorn

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    Hmm okay. Maybe different in the US then. Here in Norway I see mostly silver 21/22
     
  6. Buster1

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    I won't do black wheels. Ever.

    Tesla pulling the silver 21s made my decision easy for my upcoming order.
     
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    Wow, for $6k!!! It was a $4500 option at the time of purchase.
     
  9. artsci

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    The one advantage of black wheels is that they look dirty all of the time;)
     
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    Dark is apparently so popular Tesla can get away with charging $2500 to change nothing but the color on the wheels. Or you could just get it professionally powder coated for $200-$400 after purchase.

    WTF.
     
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  11. kev1n

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    or just buy a set of steelies, its pretty much the same thing haha
     
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    It would be really awesome if Tesla changed the trim to match your wheel color! Would love a stock, all black X or S. I think the black wheels with chrome trim looks off.
     
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