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widest front wheel?


Sep 27, 2013
Chicago, IL
considering getting new wheels for my model s to make it feel new again.
what is the WIDEST front wheel that someone has fitted successfully?
I know the stock size on my car is 19x8 et 40.
I know that several have fit 21x9 et 35 in the front and 21x10.5 et 38 in the rear.
I was considering getting 20x9.5 et 40 in the front and wasn't sure if it would fit.


Active Member
Apr 22, 2013
Just guessing here since I have not attempted to stuff a 20x9.5 ET40 on the front of one these electricity powered cars.

A 20x8.5 ET40 provides ~.500" of clearance between the rim and front strut, (remember, the strut angles outboard as it moves downward from the upper a-arm ball joint attaching point to the steering knuckle/hub) so no, a 20x9.5 ET40 will not provide the necessary clearance for proper/safe fitment IMO.
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