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Which stock wheels are the most aerodynamic?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ratsbew, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. ratsbew

    ratsbew Member

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    The base wheels or the turbine style? They should offer dork disc wheels.

    Has anybody done testing on the wheels' aerodynamics?
     
  2. Billah

    Billah Member

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    "Range decreases slightly with larger wheels. 21" wheels have more contact with the road and are made of stickier rubber. Both characteristics increase friction."
    Taken from Tesla's website.
     
  3. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    Dork Disk= Aero Wheels!! :rolleyes:
     
  4. SwedishAdvocate

    SwedishAdvocate Active Member

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    Tesla used to offer these Aero wheels. Though as far as I can gather they don't sell them anymore. But perhaps someone is willing to sell you a set if you post in the Marketplace/Want to buy section here on TMC...

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    You can find a larger, higher definition version of this image (as well as more images) here:

    Aero wheels - Post #533 | TMC

    (And more images still in the rest of that thread.)
     
  5. jerry33

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

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    I think you can still get them through the service centre.
     
  6. SwedishAdvocate

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    Can you order new ones from the factory (in Italy?) from the service centre? In that case I would order a set without the paint. Then I would powder coat (or some such) those wheels in some gun metal finish. That way I wouldn't get that IMO unpreferable dark grey contrasting polished aluminum look.
     
  7. jerry33

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

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    Sorry, don't know whether or not you can.
     
  8. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    I know I would have been dissappointed beyond belief if Tesla had tried to give me those for my winter tires last year. I would have refused to take them. I think at lot of those who got them will gladly trade for a regular 19" or sell i cheaply? I know a lot of these were delivered late last year to Norway since many people had orderer factory winter wheels with their cars and it was on back-order.
     
  9. jerry33

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

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    I would have like a set of those wheels without the winter tires (but not at $3200).
     

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