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Wheels / Rims for a Roadster 2.0?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by visionik, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. visionik

    visionik Member

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    Hi - I'm in the market for a second set of rims for a Tesla Roadster Sport 2.0. I read through some old threads and didn't see much. Is the only option to go to Tesla direct and see what they have?

    Anyone on the forum have anything they recommend or want to sell?

    Best,

    -Jonathan
     
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    Shrink - sent you a PM.
     
  5. EVsport

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    Brabus! before and after pics...made a huge difference in style. DSCN3119.JPG DSCN3357.JPG DSCN3355.JPG
     
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    do you know the weight of the Brabus rims? What's the price tag?
     
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    Also curious what the front/rear rim sizes are. Any issues with the TC light coming on?

    How did the handling / braking become effected as well as energy consumption since the front went up in size and presume the rear too?
     
  8. visionik

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    Wheels / Rims part II

    Hi all -

    after looking into it a bit, I've found 15 wheels Amazon claims fit on a 2010 Tesla Roadster (Sport):

    2010 Tesla Roadster: Wheels: Part Finder: Automotive: Amazon.com

    I know my existing wheels are 16x6 in the front and 17x7.5 in the back. Has anyone put on larger wheels, front or back?

    Amazon options range from 16x7 to 18x8 on that link. I'm just trying to figure out what might work before I dive in and try some.

    -J
     
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    #10 smorgasbord, Jul 10, 2014
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    Let us know how it goes. From what I've read, nothing stock fits Roadster. Sector111 had some modified Stella Corse wheels at one time, but that appears to have been a one off.

    And, you may need different lug nuts, btw.
     
  10. visionik

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    I will absolutely update here. I ended up ordering the same wheels from Wheelkreations.com; whose site also says they fit the Roadster. And they had a specific set of lugs that their system said were the right ones for the Roadster + those wheels. So we shall see. The wheels are already at the shop doing work on my Roadster, so hopefully I'll have an update soon.
     
  11. visionik

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    Verdict is in...

    They fit!

    Had to put a small spacer on the front wheels and the back wheels fit perfect.

    Total with shipping was $589.36 including 32 lug nuts (they came in sets of 16) from Wheel Kreations :: Wheel Kreations


    This is a great option for inexpensive wheels. Motegi MR107 16x7 5x110.00 on the front and MR107 17x7.5 5x110.00 on the back.

    Especially for racing, which, uh, I might need in a week or so ;-)
     
  12. smorgasbord

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    Pics, please.

    What thickness spacer did you use on the fronts?

    What tires and tire sizes are you running? The 7" rim width at the front should give you lots more options than the stock 6" width, such as 205/45-16s, which are really close in rolling diameter to the stock 175/55 (see this post).
     
  13. visionik

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    I will post pics soon. The car is in Mountain View and I'm in Orlando until Thursday. I (and the car) will also be at TMC Connect, if you happen to be going.
     
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    hopefully no problems with the TPMS!
     
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    Does anyone know what offset the Tesla rims have?
     
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    First let me apologize for the delayed response, I work overseas and tend do drop offline for long periods of time. I purchased the Brabus wheels mounted with Pirelli tires USED as a package deal so the amount I paid may not help. The wheels are a little wide for my current front end setup and makes the car track differently. I'm sure I can have the suspension adjusted slightly to fix the issue. As a side note....I purchased aftermarket TPMS so I had and to have the tires dismounted to facilitate installation. Most off the cuff tire places will not touch low profile wheels like these, call around before you venture out.
     
  17. visionik

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    Here is the pic with the wheels. They worked great. Still waiting for info on the spacer, but it was about 3/16th of an inch.

    2014-refuel.jpg
     
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    Thanks - they look great. When you get the spacer info, would you be able to determine the offset? Your Amazon search has a few other interesting wheels, but I'd like to find out whether they really fit.
     
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    On the Tesla gear shop website it shows separate forged wheels for 1.5/2.0 and 2.5. Does anyone know the difference between the two? Will the 2.5 wheels fit on my 2.0?
     

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