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    $550 to be able to reset the TPMS yourself? Yikes. Hopefully they add this to the touchscreen with a future software update so the Model S can be like every other car with TPMS I've ever had - simple button press or UI option to reset yourself.
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    Why do you need an extra set of Tesla caps? The ones on my Mercedes just pop out and pop back in to the spare wheel for example, which does not have it's own cap. A tap from behind with a screwdriver head and they are out. replacing involves pushing back in with the hand.

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    I like these a lot more than the Tesla 19" wheels. Now if only I could get them in grey or black...

    Quote Originally Posted by NJS1207 View Post
    I took delivery of VIN 660 Tuesday evening. It is a Performance Sig equipped with 21" tires. I live in the Northeast and needed a 19" option for winter tires, but I want to maintain the look of the 21" wheels. I think I have come up with a pretty good solution that I wanted to share with the group.

    Below are pictures of 19" Rial Lugano wheels I acquired through Tunershop.com. The wheels are 19" Rial Lugano 5x120ET32 and cost $1388 for a set of 4. Shipping is free. I had them shipped to the local Tesla service center, which installed TPMS and mounted the Pirelli winter tires. Note that Tesla cannot deliver your car with anything but OEM parts, so I am going to have a local tire shop mount them, probably this weekend.

    If we can find someone to supply a Tesla center cap, they will be virtually indistinguishable from the factory wheels.
    I think they are a really good match, let me know what you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dborn View Post
    Why do you need an extra set of Tesla caps? The ones on my Mercedes just pop out and pop back in to the spare wheel for example, which does not have it's own cap. A tap from behind with a screwdriver head and they are out. replacing involves pushing back in with the hand.
    Because the Tesla caps don't fit the Lugano wheels. There's a 3 or 4mm difference in the diameter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnx View Post
    I like these a lot more than the Tesla 19" wheels. Now if only I could get them in grey or black...
    The Luganos are available in black. Here's the link: Tunershop - Wheels - 19 inches - RIAL Lugano - tuning - german wheels and tires - spacers - coilovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnx View Post
    I like these a lot more than the Tesla 19" wheels. Now if only I could get them in grey or black...
    The are available in black, front polished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm363 View Post
    Is it true that you need the Tesla to reset the TPMS sensors every single time the rims are placed on the car? My parent just had 19" winter wheels placed on (bought from Tesla) and were told when then put the 21" wheels back on in the summer that Tesla would have to come back out to reprogram the rims. Not sure why they didn't make the auto-learn tires that had already been paired to the car.
    I will be able to answer that definitively over the weekend, after I have the 19" wheels put on. Tesla installed TPMS when they originally mounted the tires, but they may well need to reset it. I will keep you posted.

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    How did you know the exact size to buy? If this sounds uniformed, sorry. Does this change the speedometer etc? What tires did you go with?
    I went with the winter Pirelli's tires offered by Tesla. Since everything is the same size, there should be no effect on the speedometer. All of the dimensions have been determined through a lot of hard work from folks on this forum, who have either spoken directly with Tirerack.com or Tesla service.

    Keep in mind that not every 19" 5x120 wheel is created equal. It is possible to get a wheel of that dimension that is not appropriate for this application either because it does not have a sufficient load rating or brake caliper clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJS1207 View Post
    Keep in mind that not every 19" 5x120 wheel is created equal. It is possible to get a wheel of that dimension that is not appropriate for this application either because it does not have a sufficient load rating or brake caliper clearance.
    Not to mention offset and centre bore. You really want an exact fit, not an approximate fit. Maybe if you getting wheels for a Yugo an approximate fit would be good enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by artsci View Post
    The are available in black, front polished.

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    Getting close, need an unpolished option.

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    $550 to be able to reset the TPMS yourself? Yikes. Hopefully they add this to the touchscreen with a future software update so the Model S can be like every other car with TPMS I've ever had - simple button press or UI option to reset yourself.
    Totally agree. Having a separate tool makes no sense when everything else can be accessed through the touchscreen. I'm not taking my car into Tesla service just to reset the TPMS (especially when there's no service center within 300 miles...yet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJS1207 View Post
    Keep in mind that not every 19" 5x120 wheel is created equal. It is possible to get a wheel of that dimension that is not appropriate for this application either because it does not have a sufficient load rating or brake caliper clearance.
    There would be some wiggle room on things like offset, but changing the offset will require redoing the wheel alignment. So it's not that practical for a winter tire set.
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