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What do you think of these wheels?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by antochat, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. antochat

    antochat Pearl White P85

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    I love the turbine wheels from the side but they are just way too thin for the MS and from the front or rear they look undersized for such a big car. What do you think?
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  2. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    The later 5-spoke would be my subjective preference in more of a 20".
     
  3. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    I like them both, but prefer the top one.
     
  4. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

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    The 5-spoke for me as well.
     
  5. JohnnyMac

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    Generally, I am a 5 spoke fan. In this case, with the apparent 22" wheels pictured, I actuallly prefer the first pic. It is more balanced to my eye and minimizes the look of the very low profile sidewall of the 22". Tough call though and always very subjective. The good news is that you cannot go wrong between either of these options or the oem 21". What tire width are you considering here, 255? Staggered? Good luck in your decision either way!!!
     
  6. Ocelot

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    Top one...and have five spoke on mine...not a tesla though.
     
  7. Soflason

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    I'm leaning towards the top one, but, both offer a different flavor...
     
  8. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Seeing as you ask, I don't like either of them but its just personal taste.
     
  9. RNG

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    Personally I don't like any of the larger wheels (personal taste of course) and find both of these not appealing with the great lines of the car. But then, it is your car and your driving style. RNG
     
  10. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    No, i just never have my browser set to fullscreen. If I can't get two decent sized apps and a dozen others peeking around the two main ones, the screen is too small.
     
  11. artsci

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    Agree. IMHO, most 22' wheels on this car look pimp.
     
  12. kinddog

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    me gusta 5-spoke
     
  13. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    I like both sets but I would go with the 5 spokes.
     
  14. tdelta1000

    tdelta1000 Active Member

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    After looking at the wheels again I think the 10 spokes would look better if they are painted silver instead of black and silver.
     
  15. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    I prefer the first set of wheels...
     
  16. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    5 spoke hands down the better.

    I prefer 'smaller' rims but love 5 spokes and the thinner the spoke the better.
     
  17. gray

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    #2 looks ghetto.
     
  18. logan

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    First set of wheels for sure. Not only do they go better with the lines of the car, but the Model S brakes are simply too small to have wheels like the second set as they make the brakes look even smaller.
     
  19. meloccom

    meloccom Moderator Aus/NZ

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    I vote for the 10 spoke versions, they look classier to me. :cool:
     
  20. antochat

    antochat Pearl White P85

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    I like the looks of both. I am thinking 20" or 21" as 22" might look too "pimped out". As I said I love the Tesla turbine wheels ones but they are just too thin and actually looks silly from the front or rear. if they made it in a 9.5" or a 10" I would keep them. So thinking 10" on rear and 9.5" on front or 10" all around. Thanks everyone for your input.
     

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