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Why hasn't anyone put the 22 inch Model X turbines on a Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by skhenry81, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. skhenry81

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    I've looked all over and can't seem to find any images of the 22 inch X Turbines on an S. From what I've read they should fit easily as the offset is almost exactly the same. Seems like all you would need to do is run a 245 or 255 tire up front to make it work. Chime in if you've tried this, have this or you can point me to pics or video.

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    Better buy 5 so you have a spare to swap out during your monthly dented rim repair.
     
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  3. skhenry81

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    Roads are good where I live and I've had 22's on all my cars so I've learned how to take care of them well.
     
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    why would it matter? if hes using a 21 or 22 with the same tire depth, either one would "dent" from a pothole regardless.
     
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    in theory, the 22" turbines should fit but good luck finding tires because you're going to be very limited. you'd have to come close to the 21 specs in terms of overall wheel size in your tire choice but i have a feeling the fronts are going to rub on the liner.

    21" Turbine non-stag: 21x8.5 +40 Front and Rear 245/35/21
    22" Turbine: Front 22x9 +35, Rear 22x10 +35 265/35/22 & 285/35/22
     
  6. skhenry81

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    245 30 22 and 295 25 22 are the same spec as 245 35 21.
     
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    I meant the same rolling diameter.
     
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    is there anything that runs closer to 265-275/30-35/22? id be a bit skeptical to run 20 series
     
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    I ran 25's on my BMW 750i for years without issue. You just need to be aware of your surroundings.
     
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    Yes there is a guy in Denmark. Check this thread post #15
    22 inch wheels lowered ?'s

    I’m also interested in this just haven’t come across a deal on X 22s to try it out
     
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    I only wish the roads here were smooth enough to use 22" wheels. There is so little rubber any rough surface has the potential of causing bubble sidewalls or destroying the rims.
     
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    Hey I run Model X 22 on my S...

    I will get them back from the paintshop monday and then i wille take som better photos... But i have this
     

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    I will get 22" when I get my track car:)

    Four seasons, the water expansion anomaly open potholes every spring.
     
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    New photos
     

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    Thanks for posting the photos. It's all a matter of personal preference, but I have to say it's fugly. It's what boy racers would do.
     
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    Nice man! Prefer the matte finish over the gloss though. Looks like your car has been lowered a lot...
     
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    Yep it's slamer 4 cm in every setteing in the airsuspenssion.....
    So my Very high is the same as Standart in a normal model S
     
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  18. Kandiru

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    Because we don't drive on bowling alley floors.
     
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    You would not use the same tire depth on a 22" wheel as what is on a 21" wheel.
     
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    #20 Sunshine State, May 3, 2018
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    Here are the specs on very similar 22 inch vs 21 inch tires in both 245’s and 265’s. The two important things in this case are to keep the same rolling diameter by reducing the 35 profile to a 30 profile (percent of tread width) so you have a smaller sidewall to keep the tires the same effective size, the other is to have a tire intended to fit on the width wheel you are using. The white car in the photos with the 22" wheels has tires that appear to be not wide enough for the width wheels and are stretched to fit wide enough to the bead. That size tire appears not designed or intended to be on that width wheel. The car thinks everything is the same if done correctly and the tires rotate about the same number of times per mile, so your performance remains the same
     

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