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Tesla 3 Wheels -- Interesting Case #5167709 07/21/19 09:56 PM
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Re: Tesla 3 Wheels -- Interesting Case [Re: Y_K] #5167740 07/21/19 11:33 PM
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A friend of mine recently bought a 3. It's a neat car in all aspects. Makes a lot of sense for people whose driving consists of trips to work and the store.

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Sounds like a bad combination of tire, wheel, weight, and suspension. Roads decay …
As for the 20” trend … been there, done that, bought two vehicles with 18” next time …

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Many base model Corvette owners find the same thing. Namely that very low profile tires and lightweight rims tend to get easily damaged. It gets very expensive, very quickly.


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Performance wheels on nonperformance roads are a bad mix.

Currently none of my cars have low profile tires. I hope I'm never forced to buy such a car.

We just bought a 2015 BMW with no spare tire. I bought a full sized spare for it mainly because of the potholes around here.

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At least an average Tesla owner is in a, hopefully better financial position to eat the cost of this kind of damage. Now, people that buy regular econo boxes with low profile tires and big wheels, they will be in for a rude awakening

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Re: Tesla 3 Wheels -- Interesting Case [Re: Y_K] #5167955 07/22/19 09:31 AM
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His fault for ordering the Model 3 with the 19" wheel option. The standard "Aero" wheels are 18" wearing 234/45r18 tires.

Granted, I have previously run 235/40r18 tires on my old car, hit plenty of potholes and never damaged a tire or a wheel. (which the 19" option has 235/40r19 tires).

When I bought my Tiguan, I could have gotten the trims with 255/40r19, but didn't because I didn't want to pay the price for replacement tires, so I stuck with 235/50r18


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Originally Posted by KrisZ
At least an average Tesla owner is in a, hopefully better financial position to eat the cost of this kind of damage. Now, people that buy regular econo boxes with low profile tires and big wheels, they will be in for a rude awakening


But they'll look so cool in the process and that's all that matters nowadays.

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Re: Tesla 3 Wheels -- Interesting Case [Re: Reddy45] #5168010 07/22/19 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Reddy45
Originally Posted by KrisZ
At least an average Tesla owner is in a, hopefully better financial position to eat the cost of this kind of damage. Now, people that buy regular econo boxes with low profile tires and big wheels, they will be in for a rude awakening


But they'll look so cool in the process and that's all that matters nowadays.

Gotta look fresh with rubber band tires!


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Seems like he could trade in the low profiles for standard version. ought to be plenty of demand for them.


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Originally Posted by KrisZ
At least an average Tesla owner is in a, hopefully better financial position to eat the cost of this kind of damage. Now, people that buy regular econo boxes with low profile tires and big wheels, they will be in for a rude awakening


I suspect 99% of them are leased with Tire/Rim hazard insurance as an add-on.


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The sucker should have bought two 18-19" wheels, not another two 20".


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Originally Posted by zorobabel
The sucker should have bought two 18-19" wheels, not another two 20".


Guessing there's a caliper clearance issue doing that.

20's and lo pros are brutal.

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Re: Tesla 3 Wheels -- Interesting Case [Re: Reddy45] #5168238 07/22/19 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Reddy45
A friend of mine recently bought a 3. It's a neat car in all aspects. Makes a lot of sense for people whose driving consists of trips to work and the store.



Just not financial sense.

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