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Tesla Model X New Wheel Option - 20" Sonic Carbon -$3000

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by commasign, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. commasign

    commasign Active Member

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    Looks like Helix is gone and replaced with a 20" Sonic Carbon option. Looks great, but pricey for just a different color.

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  2. FlatSix911

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    Much improved over flat black :cool:
     
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    commasign Active Member

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    Agreed. Would love to know the paint code for this.
     
  4. FlatSix911

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    Looks very similar to Midnight Silver Metallic ... :cool:
     
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    Am I the only one who thinks this is actually one wheel option less in disguise?

    Not really happy about Tesla continually diminishing the options available.
     
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    Looks Great. $3000, are you kidding me?

    I could buy a new set of wheels/tires for $3k, That's a ludicrous price.
     
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    AnxietyRanger Well-Known Member

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    What was the U.S. price for Helix, is the delta the same?
     
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    No, ludicrous price is $10K
     
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    I am liking those 20" Sonic Carbon wheels! Yes, they are pricey. I have no idea why they should cost $3K more than the silver 20" wheels as they look like the same wheel just with a different paint color. The 22" wheels are the same price in silver or black.
     
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    #10 steilkurve, Apr 17, 2017
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    I quite like 'em. Emailed my DS to ask about having them switched to for my current X order not yet in prod. Only hesitation is body color is Midnight Silver. Do folks think it'll look good?
     
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  11. spentan

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    Not worth the $3000 in my opinion,

    Also I think the Standard wheels would look better than the Sonic on Midnight silver. It'd look too uniform, not enough contrast.
     
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    unless the wheels are made of carbon fiber why would ANYONE pay $3000 for a simply different color on a wheel? I understand the desire to profit when possible on a change but this is just an completely unrealistic price to ask for what they are providing unless there is something VERY special about this finish. Unlike many options where the price might be inflated but ordering from Tesla is the only source (third row seats on the Model S come to mind) or the cost to replace something with the new "desired" option (for example adding OEM obeche to a car that comes without that option from the factory) this is something literally thousands of aftermarket places can do for a fraction of the price. Anyone think I am overlooking something here? I just can't get my logical side to understand why they would ask such an insane price for something that costs them likely zero dollars vs. the silver.
     
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    You didn't get your T-bong at delivery? Better ask your DS!

    Yes, there are a lot of things I'd rather spend 3K on. I think this is just for those people that want to max out their car on delivery but max out the range as well.
     
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    I see what you mean though there are plenty of dark cars with dark wheels though. Lots of black obsidian Model X with the black onyx 22s or black obsidian Model S with the grey 21s.
     
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    *Technically*, you can't purchase Ludicrous separately recently.... a PxxD is a PxxD. ;)
     
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    Personally, I think the Sonic looks great with the Midnight Silver. Mind you, I powder-coated mine dark gray to match the paint, so I am biased. :)
     
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    Thanks. Do you have photos of your car?
     
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    I have a black on black X and love it. And I think your monochromatic design would also be a looker. I've seen the @vandacca look, and it gorgeous. Buy what pleases you, and you'll enjoy it more. ;)
     
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    I've already posted photos in other threads, but here it is again.
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    But @NikeWings is right, it's all personal preference. Do want you think looks best.
     
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