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Would you buy 19 inch turbine wheels?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by richkae, Mar 16, 2012.

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Would you buy 19 inch turbine wheels?

  1. Want 19 inch turbine wheels

    136 vote(s)
    67.7%
  2. Want the exisitng 19 inch wheels

    20 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Want the 21 inch turbine wheels

    22 vote(s)
    10.9%
  4. Still waiting to see the 19 inch aero wheels

    23 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. richkae

    richkae VIN587

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    I don't want the 21s, I want 19 inch wheels.
    The roads here are too crappy for 35 profile tires.
    However I do like the turbines.
     
  2. Larry Chanin

    Larry Chanin Model S Perf Sig 1055

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  3. ckessel

    ckessel Active Member

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    Yea, same here.
     
  4. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Yes yes yes!
     
  5. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Not really. I like the default 19" wheels; seem slick enough for me and appear to be easy to maintain too (in terms of cleaning up the brake dust and such).
     
  6. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    :confused: Umm, let's not get too excited folks. If this was gonna be an option it would have shown up by now and it's a little late in the day to think Tesla will produce something overnight.
     
  7. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Except - you don't make wheels, you source them. It seems like Tesla has gone with Mercedes compatible wheels - bolt patterns, offsets. Can anyone confirm that? If so - new wheels could be sourced in a matter of weeks.
     
  8. Man_Utd

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    Is it possible to get 20" rims with 40 profile tires? My concern is the tread life is too low for 35 profile tires.
     
  9. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Tread depth does not change. The tread life on the 35s is low because they are a soft/sticky compound. 40's would likely be the same. the 19" all-weather are a better choice for long tire life.
     
  10. William13

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    If the bolt pattern is the same I will get Lorinser RS8 after market 19 inch turbine wheels. Check it out. I just hope they fit. $1000 each wheel.
     
  11. Man_Utd

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    Actually I've found the 40's have similar tread life to the 45's (19" all weather). In fact, this 40 is cheaper than this 45. Go figure.
     
  12. jcstp

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    I wonder how big the turbine-wheels on the model-x are! They seem smaller then on model-s, with larger tyre!
     
  13. Todd Burch

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    I don't expect it would be offered...but the poll is there, isn't it? :wink:
     
  14. tdelta1000

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    Not sure but it makes sense. The 19 inch wheel and tire combo will weight less than the 21 inch combo and will ultimately increase your range. Assuming they are direct fit, the drawback with going with the 19 inch wheels will be the $4K overall price minus tires as opposed to the $3.5K 21 inch Tesla option.
     
  15. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    The in-store range simulator shows about a 2% range loss with the 21" at 60MPH - that takes into account both the wheel change and the different tires.
     
  16. drbradfo

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    I was thinking about trying to get a group together and see if we can get a volume discount on the Lorinser 19" fans. Anyone interested?
     
  17. Lloyd

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    I noticed online that they had 20" wheels. Is there a tire combination that would split the difference between the 21" and the 19 inch and still give the look and sidewall stiffness that the 21" wheels provide, and still give some better poor road protection?

     
  18. Sig698

    Sig698 Model S Sig Perf #698

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    245/40-20 would do a pretty good job. There are numerous tire plus-sizing calculators around that help a lot to ensure your speedo reads close to the same when getting aftermarket wheels and tires. Here's one: Tire size calculator
     
  19. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    You're assuming that someone makes them in 19". I was suggesting that if this was possible then Tesla would have likely offered it already.
     
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    I am in!
     

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