TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Speculative Wheel Options

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by e46jb, Jan 25, 2017.

Tags:
  1. e46jb

    e46jb Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Calgary
    Just thinking of what I will be doing for accessories on the Model 3, I know I will be buying a second set of wheels/tires to be used for winter driving as I live in Canada. This is a necessary evil of living so close to the Rocky Mountains and being able to enjoy a vehicle year round.

    I see the Model S is using BMW wheel offsets and bolt patterns, is this likely to be the same for the Model 3? Also, what would the default wheel size be 18/19/20 inches?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. CT200h

    CT200h Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    Warrenton, Va
    16 " 215/60/16 base model
    17" 225/45/17 optional (most cars?)
    18" 225/40/18 fr 255/35/18 rr stagger setup
    19" Top of the line P models ? Stagger set up
    ?
     
  3. e46jb

    e46jb Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Calgary
    All seem logical, but I really doubt there will be a 16" option. 17" is also a bit questionable as most luxury cars start off at 18" for base model (BMW, Mercedes, etc)
     
    • Like x 1
  4. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,521
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Likely, probably, but all we can do is speculate at this point. My belief is base wheel size will be 18" and optional wheels will be 20". We know the silver prototype had staggered 20" wheels. Don't recall what the other two had, but believe 20" as well (even though the red prototype was non-functional).
     
  5. e46jb

    e46jb Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2017
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    Calgary
    I know this thread is based purely on speculation, but for a 20" to be the default, that is a bit aggressive. I mean, the Panamera has 19" as standard wheels on the Panamera 4S, the Panamera Turbo will default to 20" as standard. Even when we look at other performance sedans, they use an 18" or 19" wheel as standard and offer upgrades to 19" & 20" (C63, M3, M4, S4)
     
  6. CT200h

    CT200h Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    Warrenton, Va
    I prefer same size all the way around , 235/45/18 would work for me. I deal with tire issues at work and the stagger setups are a pita. No rotations leaves you putting frt tires on every 10 to 15 k .
     

Share This Page