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Stock wheels or EV direct?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by bartekr, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. bartekr

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    I debating getting the normal 19 inch wheels ($1,500) or going 20 inch EV direct with Michelin pilot 4s for about same price (after selling stock wheels of course).

    What should I do??
     
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    EV direct looks to be cast ..ie cheap ...buy forged wheels if looking for bigger ...or keep OEM..
     
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    What is cast vs forged?
     
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    Cast = metal poured into a mold ; forged is one piece of metal pressed into shape ..forged are stronger and lighter ..since this is a chinese wheel at low price I’m thinking it’s cast ...most vendors like to advertise as forged as that’s better quality ..strangely their website doesn’t mention either ...on an EV you want lightest wheels possible as weight affects range generally ...so if u are going to replace wheels shoot for lighter ,better quality
     
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    From their website.


    • The EVT 20” Turbine wheel is optimized to be within 0.8kg in weight compared to the factory 20" Model 3 Performance wheel
     
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    Still doesn’t say cast or forged u should send an email and ask ;)
     

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