EU aftermarket wheels options

Discussion in 'Customizing & Modifications' started by Michael Russo, Mar 25, 2018.

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Which wheel would you like for your T≡SLA (multiple answers permitted)

Poll closed Apr 24, 2018.
  1. Wheel #1

    5 vote(s)
    45.5%
  2. Wheel #2

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Wheel #3

    7 vote(s)
    63.6%
  4. Wheel #4

    1 vote(s)
    9.1%
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  1. Michael Russo

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    Dear friends... as you all know, I’m in Europe... ;)

    Since we don’t seem today to have the luxury of TST Sportline, Evannex or Fastco wheels available in our region todate, I went ahead scouting the net to see what EU suppliers of aftermarket for T≡SLA I could find... I know it’s premature for us. Yet you never know what the future brings... ;)

    It does not seem like there are any T≡SLA ‘specialists’, like the NA ones mentioned above, on this side of the water that I could find easily. Typing ‘Aftermarket wheels for T≡SLA in Europe’, all I got are these guys in the UK, Wheelbase, who seem to be a distributor yet with some technical knowledge... and they ship all over Europe.
    https://m.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/tesla/model-s/2012-2018/19-inch

    Looking at styles that I could imagine on my T≡SLA... I selected these four which I submit to your feedback! One of them is a turbine style which looks kinda familiar, yet try to think out of the box...

    Here are your choices:
    Wheel #1
    https://m.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/zito/935/grey-polished/19-inch

    Wheel #2
    https://m.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/inovit/force-5/silver/19-inch

    Wheel #3
    https://m.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/wolfrace/lugano/shadow-chrome/19-inch

    Wheel #4
    https://m.wheelbasealloys.com/alloy-wheels/1av/zx1/black-polished/19-inch

    By the way, besides voting for the poll, there’s another one from the 13 pages that you like besides the 4 that got my IHMO attention, please just post the link in a post...

    And if now or in the future you find other suppliers with wheels of interest, let’s use this thread as regional reference. I’ll relabel the other one as valid for NA...

    The Europeans, particularly this European... ;), thank you in advance...!
     
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    3333333333!!!!!! :p
     
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    Michael, forgive me if I'm missing something, but doesn't TSportline ship to many European countries? (I'm looking at this list here.)

    Good idea for a thread in either case, of course!
     
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    Oh, thanks! Hadn’t seen that... super alternative then, I’ll have to check prices! :)
    Please vote anyways - trying to get wide feedback on these affordable options !
     
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    I voted for 1 and 3, though 4 could be pretty interesting too.

    I had to pick 3 because I like turbine wheels on Teslas, but make sure you consider the weight. The similar Rial Lugano 19" turbines weigh in at 32 lbs (14.5 kg), which I believe is heavier than many other wheels of the same size. (For reference, the stock 19" sport wheels are 25 lbs / 11.3 kg). More weight = less range + less zip.

    I picked 1 as an alternative that I also liked and that will *probably* weigh less.

    4 is visually striking and will definitely get noticed, if that's the goal. The way the spokes don't point toward the center makes me wonder about how well they'll work with a heavy car on rougher roads (but those sorts of wheel physics are way, WAY above my pay grade, and it's likely I have no idea what I'm talking about).

    2 strikes me as a run-of-the-mill lots-of-spokes design. It's probably very light weight, and looks okay. But nothing special.
     
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    Bokonon, thanks for taking the time to respond in full and elaborate a bit.
    I can (as is often the case ;)) totally relate to your perspective. #3 is a natural choice yet good point about the weight! In any case, doesn’t it seem a lot cheaper than a corresponding 19’’ TST turbine?

    #4 intrigues me tremendously yet I’d love to hear @Mad Hungarian ’s take on it as well as the others!

    Thanks for another good question to address in due course... Chinese supply? I dunno...

    In any case, we Europeans still have much time, normally... ;). Keep these alternatives coming!
     
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    I like #4;).
    I think it looks good on Midnight Silver M3 very well.
    I still have a lot of waiting time, but it is very fun to think about various things of after delivery, right?
     
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    Well if those were my four available choices I'd say my first pick would be #3. Obvious, I realize, but just goes so damn well with the whole Tesla family, plus I have a lot of faith in Wolfrace/Rial wheels.
    #4 would be second, a nice modern interpretation of the classic multi-spoke and I've also spend time at the factory in Thailand that makes them (Lenso) and it's a sharp operation, they produce for a number of reputable brands worldwide.
     
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    Just my personal opinion on looks. :) Not familiar with the brands and would like to see the weight of each first but just on looks #1 for me. #3 classic is very nice but looks heavy. #2 too many spokes. #3 doesn’t suit the vehicle imo.
     
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    Purrrfect, just what I wanted to read! Thanks, Ian... now would #4 suit both the 3 and the S, aesthetically said, that is ?
     
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    Of course personal preference is the overriding factor, but there's certainly no risk of a fashion faux pas for this design on either vehicle.
     
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    voted #1, but wouldn't buy anything that doesn't have declared weight
     
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    Chinese supply or not, as long as they are able to service you in an appropriate matter due to your location. From what I have seen on the TMC Model S and X forums, T Sportline has a pretty good track record on service with their TST wheels.
     
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    The retailer linked above says those turbine wheels are not compatible with 2017-2018 Tesla Model 3.
    I also wish online retailers would provide complete product info and specs. Using the above retailer as an example, I could not find the specific bolt pattern specs besides the claim that they are compatible with "most 5 stud fitments".
    Also, I note the design is a directional design (will look different when mounted on the other side) and yet they do not specify whether a left and right version is available.
    I didn't check out the other wheels linked because time is limited. How do they expect to sell these when they make you spend so much time trying to find basic info?
     
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    When we import from USA the taxes for private persons are very high (customs, VAT, handling and freight costs). From UK we pay only bank tax for operations outside euro zone and shipping costs.
    I hope soon there will be more options since model 3 should arrive Europe later this year. My reservation was placed on 8th Dec 2016 and Tesla gave me an estimate for early 2019.
     

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