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Tesla won't install winter aftermarket wheels: Non-Tesla Service recommendation?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by SheldonCooper, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. SheldonCooper

    SheldonCooper Member

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    Was called back by Toronto Telsa Service today - THEY WILL NOT INSTALL AFTERMARKET WHEELS (even if already w tires mounted). They will calibrate the TPMS but these need to be bought, taken, installed elsewhere and then the car brought to them.


    They are for all intents and purposes -- because they are THE COMPANY and not a franchisee dealer, dissuading customers from the entire aftermarket industry. I'm frankly dissapponited with this position.
    Why not support their customers to make their 130k purchase all they want (within the bounds of safety of course).


    Therefore.... ANYONE KNOW A RELIABLE NON-TESLA SERVICE PLACE IN THE MIDTOWN TORONTO AREA WHO CAN capably swap the 21" for the 19" when they arrive? Am aware one needs to take delivery with full OEM parts first.


    Thanks All.
     
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Probably their legal department has nixed it. I think the issue is that, as a manufacturer, they would be implicitly approving your choice of wheel without having their engineers approve it first.
     
  3. SheldonCooper

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    So do you or does anyone know of a reputable non-Tesla place to get this done.
    and BTW..... There are plenty of instances where this has already BEEN done BY Tesla Service up to now, so the precedent exists and the tacit approval of non-Tesla wheels argument 'horse has left the barn' already.....
     
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    If the tires and wheels are complete, why don't you do it yourself and avoid the headache?

    Assuming you don't have a physical limitation....
     
  5. texex91

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    I can't blame Tesla for not doing it (just from a legal perspective--nothing else).

    But good news is, there are probably a ton of tire shops in Toronto that can help. Don't know if you have Yelp there, but check out review on whatever site in Canada for a tire store and make it happen.

    Post some pics when finished.
     
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    Anyone can mount a Rim. It's not rocket science. I think Tesla is just CTA. They probably don't want to make a passive endorsement. Most companies are the same with regard to aftermarket parts.
     
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    Almost all--don't know of a dealer that will touch aftermarket stuff (unless they sell)--at least on the higher end brands.
     
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    #8 stopcrazypp, Sep 13, 2013
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    Well it exists for those specific cars (or wheels). But if they stop now it means it doesn't apply to any cars afterwards (and any new tire/wheel combination).

    As for something more helpful. Googled it a bit and it seems people recommend Gofortires but they seem to have shut down.

    tires23 seems to get good ratings. Joycitytires was also recommended. Both have a road force balancing machine.
    http://forums.redflagdeals.com/archive/index.php/t-1130479.html

    You can also search "tires near toronto" on Google maps:
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=tires+near+toronto
     

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