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Slipstream wheels are all left-handed

Discussion in 'Model S' started by divesturner, Apr 26, 2017.

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  1. divesturner

    divesturner Member

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    Slipstreams are not symmetrical and they all go one way. I will call this left handed because it means that on the left hand side of the car they pass through the air from narrow edge to wide edge. On the right hand side they pass from wide edge to narrow, seemingly not so slippery to the air as on the other side. Wish I could get a set of right-handed ones.

    Organic chemists would designate these as the S-stereoisomer. The study of chemical chirality has ruined the aesthetic.
     
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    ...and the cyclones, and the turbines...
     
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    Does your car therefore veer to one direction? ;)
     
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    On my daily commute on 280 in the South Bay, once I hit 140 mph or so, I notice a slight pull to the left.
     
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    That's the Coriolis force. Aussies feel the pull to the right.
     
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    So does that mean that our Slipstream wheels are all going to be right handed?
     
  8. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    Honestly the best Tesla wheel is the original 19" 5x2 spoked wheel.
    Arachnids are pretty nice too, if you can get your hands on them.
     
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    Most drivers sit on the left side with the slipstream wheels moving the weight of the driver more efficiently. For solo drivers with the steering wheel on the left side, that may help balance the difference. ;)
     
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    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    I agree. My Model S had those which is why we upgraded to the Helix wheels when we got the Model X. It's hard to believe those Model S original wheels were standard and I was surprised to have to pay $2500 extra for essentially the same wheels.
     
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    I will swap one side with you so we can both have directional wheels. :):):)
     

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