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Why Tesla choose 21" wheels instad 20"

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by EVDR, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. EVDR

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    Can someone tell me the reason of why TM choose a wheel size that is poor in tires options? 20" has all kind of tires available.
     
  2. Gizmotoy

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    To give a better appearance by filling the wheel wells, most likely.

    From most other standpoints, 20" would have been the better choice. Indeed, that's what the Model S's competitors use.
     
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    Because everything else looks small on the Model S. It is such a big car it swallows up smaller wheels. 19s on most other cars look huge but on the MS they look dinky.
     
  4. ElSupreme

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    Yeah when I speced 19" rims (had never seen them) I thought no way they could look small. And well I was wrong. Still think they are the smarter move.

    I would agree that 21" are purely aesthetic, and looked better than 20"s.
     
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    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    My setup in 19s will be done next week and I will post up pics. I like the way it has come out so far.

    A more aggressive offset fixes the looks too small problem a bit
     
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    What size spacers are you using and where are you getting them?
     
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    Why did they went 21 vs 19? 18?... Its all about looks...
     

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