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Slipstreams to Arachnids

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Stan Moraski, Jan 18, 2018.

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  1. Stan Moraski

    Stan Moraski Brownout

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    Just got my 21 inch staggered Arachnids and hope to put them on this weekend. Wondering what to expect with ride quality and handling. I know about tire wear and noise, looking for those of you who have gone fron 19s to 21 arachnids. Thank you all in advance.
     
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    Huge difference in handling and feel of the road. I noticed the ride quality decrease for the first 30 minutes, and then it was normal. None of my regular passengers noticed a difference.
     
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    @ Stan - Let us know your thoughts after you mount them.
     
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  4. Stan Moraski

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    Just got the arachnids put on. HUGE difference in the look; I get why people like the full wheel well look. Wheel comes way out compared to slipstreams, so rash is a concern, but worth every penny. Not enough noticeable difference in ride, but car handles like it is on rails. All in all, glad I got the larger sneakers, but will keep the chromed 19 inch slipstreams for backup.
     
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    The Arachnids are definitely more noisy than the 19's is my experience. The 19's were also a softer ride which I do sometimes miss.

    Overall the looks of the car with these wheels more than makes up for its downside.

    Not sure if anyone has bent an arachnid yet?
     
  6. Stan Moraski

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    Two days into the switch to beautiful arachnids, the screen now says tire pressure system problem, contact Tesla service. Did not think there would be a problem from old to new TPMS. Any insights?
     
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    slipstream>>arachnid: I’m going to do the same thing when I get my car in a few weeks. How about some pics?
     
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    I'm in the middle of this process right now. Had to (?!?) powder coat the Arachnids first...and get the calipers painted. What tires will you use? Suspect that will make a difference. I'm taking a shot at the Falken 510s. I am also going to hold on to the 19s but think the 21s will be great.
     
  9. Stan Moraski

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    So so so much better.
     
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  11. Stan Moraski

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    I thought the chromed slipstreams would be the final wheel I would consider. Boy, those arachnids are sweet.
     
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    Sorry but the chrome are not at all to my liking, love the arachnids. I have the grey arachnids on my P85D, wow, much more performance.
     
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    Before and after 86663164-B4EC-4104-8D92-159EE74CD2B5.jpeg 3B48112B-E398-4AC3-ADA7-36F32C593D99.jpeg
     
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    Now I’m getting psyched. Those before and afters are mmmmmm so sweet
     
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    It’s minor, but the Arachnids are much easier to clean. Especially inside the wheel.
     
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    #Nickell, are you a professional auto photographer? Great shots. BTW, why the wrap, what was the color before the wrap, and if you don’t mind me asking, how much $$?
     
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    Go to the main touchscreen and follow the directions to reset the TPMS :cool:
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  19. Stan Moraski

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    #Flatsix911, thanks for the info. I will give it a try. Is there a Tesla tutorial that did not come with my model s, or are you just very bright when it comes to all things Tesla? Either way, Bravo!
     
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    Glad to help... here is a link to the complete Model S owners manual. :cool: https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/model_s_owners_manual_north_america_en_us.pdf
    BTW, I just switched from my Arachnids w/summer tires to another set of BMW forged wheels w/winter tires
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