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    Thanks for all the info, I love the turbine look but didn't want 21", now I've got all the info in one place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William13 View Post
    BTW, the "deliver" with OEM meant that I signed for the car at the service center and drove around the block. I then remarked the car and they exchanged my wheels and tires.
    Amazing and cool!

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    wheel weights of these 19's vs oem 21's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJS1207 View Post
    Xhawk101-

    My experience was that I was able to ship aftermarket wheels to the service center, and have them mount tires and install TPMS. I cannot say for sure that this is corporate policy, or whether the service center was just being accommodating. I can tell you for sure that they will not deliver your car with anything but OEM equipment. You will have to take delivery with Tesla wheels, then have the aftermarket wheels put on. Since I have had a few inquiries about my experience getting aftermarket wheels put on, I thought I would lay out the details for everyone.

    Wheels
    Tunershop.com sells the Rial Lugano wheels. The representative, Alexander Moll, was very responsive answering my questions, although he is much easier to contact by email than phone (alexander.moll@tunershop.com). You want to order 8.5x19 5x120ET32. Following is a link to the website page where you can order the wheels:
    http://www.tunershop.com/Wheels/19_i...x_p235966.html
    I had the wheels shipped directly to my local Tesla Service Center. Shipping is free anywhere within the U.S. (the wheels get shipped directly from Germany).
    Total cost including shipping was $1,388 for the wheels.

    Tires
    I opted to have TM mount the Pirelli Sottozero Serie II tires that they put on the OEM 19” wheels. The total cost for the tires and installation of the TPMS was $1,459.
    Tunershop offered to mount 245/45 R19 Hankook W310 winter tires on the wheels. If you order the tire/wheel package, the total cost shipped from Tunershop would be $2,670. In other words, when you figure in the cost of TPMS, the price of the wheel/tire combo is a wash as between Tesla and Tunershop, and you can pick whichever tires are preferable for you. If you can find a better deal on tires elsewhere, you could have them shipped to the service center as well.

    TPMS
    I am having trouble locating my receipt from the service center for installation of the TPMS, but my recollection is that the price was rather nominal (i.e. < $200). I should note that even if you get TP sensors somewhere else, Tesla still has to physically set the sensors so the car recognizes them. In other words, you have a trip to the service center or a ranger visit in your future even if you source the TPMS elsewhere.

    As noted above, I want to stress that TM will not deliver your car with any non-manufacturer equipment installed. So although they got the tires/wheels all ready to go for me, I still had to take delivery with the 21” wheels and get the 19” wheels installed after the fact. There may also be some service center to service center variability. I am not sure that the extraordinary efforts the NY service center took to accommodate me reflect corporate policy.

    Lug nuts
    If you order wheels from Tunershop, you should specify in the notes that you need M14x1.5 lug nuts, otherwise they will ship the wheels with M12x1.5 lug nuts, which will not fit. Because of a timing issue, I ended up buying lug nuts from Summit Racing, Gorilla Small Diameter Lug Nuts 26144HT - SummitRacing.com, which were suggested by the parts advisor at Tesla. They are only $56.99 for a set, and they are locking nuts, which is a bonus.

    Hope this is helpful. The wheel/tire combo has been working really well for me for the past 3 weeks.
    Thanks a bunch for the detailed experience and the note on the lug nuts. I wasn't aware of the specific lug nuts needed. Btw, what did you end up doing with the OEM19" rims? Sell or keep them? I'm guessing the Tesla service center did not buy them back. xhawk, let us know if your experience is similar! thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJS1207 View Post
    Xhawk101-

    My experience was that I was able to ship aftermarket wheels to the service center, and have them mount tires and install TPMS. I cannot say for sure that this is corporate policy, or whether the service center was just being accommodating. I can tell you for sure that they will not deliver your car with anything but OEM equipment. You will have to take delivery with Tesla wheels, then have the aftermarket wheels put on. Since I have had a few inquiries about my experience getting aftermarket wheels put on, I thought I would lay out the details for everyone.
    ...

    Lug nuts
    If you order wheels from Tunershop, you should specify in the notes that you need M14x1.5 lug nuts, otherwise they will ship the wheels with M12x1.5 lug nuts, which will not fit. Because of a timing issue, I ended up buying lug nuts from Summit Racing, Gorilla Small Diameter Lug Nuts 26144HT - SummitRacing.com, which were suggested by the parts advisor at Tesla. They are only $56.99 for a set, and they are locking nuts, which is a bonus.

    Hope this is helpful. The wheel/tire combo has been working really well for me for the past 3 weeks.
    Thanks a bunch for the info! I need to get my winter wheels figured out this week. I'm going with 19" O.Z. wheels and Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D tires. Do you know if the lugnut sizes apply to all aftermarket wheels for the Model S, or were they specific to the Luganos?

    Anyone have experience driving the Model S with the TPMS warning light on? Does it reduce power or top speed? I may need to drive around for a while with the light on until the sensors can be calibrated (attention Tesla programmers - this really needs to be a software reset through the touchscreen, seriously).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4sevens.com View Post
    wheel weights of these 19's vs oem 21's?
    I read the OEM 21's were something like 61 pounds each with tires.
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    Thanks much for the info! I plan to order the wheels and when I get my car will sell the stock 19 inch wheels to someone who needs a spare in northern clime.


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    [QUOTE=Nikoli;228478]Thanks a bunch for the info! I need to get my winter wheels figured out this week. I'm going with 19" O.Z. wheels and Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D tires. Do you know if the lugnut sizes apply to all aftermarket wheels for the Model S, or were they specific to the Luganos?

    Anyone have experience driving the Model S with the TPMS warning light on? Does it reduce power or top speed? I may need to drive around for a while with the light on until the sensors can be calibrated (attention Tesla programmers - this really needs to be a software reset through the touchscreen, seriously).

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    Nikoli,

    14x1.5 is the lug nut size you need to fit the bolts on the model S. The lug nuts I used are narrower than you will need for most wheels, but they were required for the Luganos. Work with whoever is selling you the wheels and let them know you need 14x1.5.

    I drove for about a week with the new wheels before a ranger reset my TPMS. I did not notice any impact on performance associated with the warning light being on.

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    @bonehead,
    My car came with 21" wheels, which I will put back on in the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artsci View Post
    This is the solution many of us, including me, have been waiting for. The Luganos match the stock 21" wheels well. Better yet there are many all season and winter performance tire choices for this size wheel. I will order a set of the Lugano rims around the time my Model S is delivered this spring. Thanks for the photos.
    I'm planning to do the same thing. They are nice rims.
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    [QUOTE=Nikoli;228478]Thanks a bunch for the info! I need to get my winter wheels figured out this week. I'm going with 19" O.Z. wheels and Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D tires. Do you know if the lugnut sizes apply to all aftermarket wheels for the Model S, or were they specific to the Luganos?

    Anyone have experience driving the Model S with the TPMS warning light on? Does it reduce power or top speed? I may need to drive around for a while with the light on until the sensors can be calibrated (attention Tesla programmers - this really needs to be a software reset through the touchscreen, seriously).

    I had a nail and drove with toms warning for 2 hours 2 times til I could get to the shop. The TPMS is set very sensitive from the factory. Service plans to reset it a title less sensitive. As weather changes, I have had the sensor come on for 20 min at a time and talked to service and they said it was okay and advised of the recalibration the next time they visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJS1207 View Post
    Xhawk101-

    My experience was that I was able to ship aftermarket wheels to the service center, and have them mount tires and install TPMS. I cannot say for sure that this is corporate policy, or whether the service center was just being accommodating. I can tell you for sure that they will not deliver your car with anything but OEM equipment. You will have to take delivery with Tesla wheels, then have the aftermarket wheels put on. Since I have had a few inquiries about my experience getting aftermarket wheels put on, I thought I would lay out the details for everyone.

    Wheels
    Tunershop.com sells the Rial Lugano wheels. The representative, Alexander Moll, was very responsive answering my questions, although he is much easier to contact by email than phone (alexander.moll@tunershop.com). You want to order 8.5x19 5x120ET32. Following is a link to the website page where you can order the wheels:
    http://www.tunershop.com/Wheels/19_i...x_p235966.html
    I had the wheels shipped directly to my local Tesla Service Center. Shipping is free anywhere within the U.S. (the wheels get shipped directly from Germany).
    Total cost including shipping was $1,388 for the wheels.

    Tires
    I opted to have TM mount the Pirelli Sottozero Serie II tires that they put on the OEM 19” wheels. The total cost for the tires and installation of the TPMS was $1,459.
    Tunershop offered to mount 245/45 R19 Hankook W310 winter tires on the wheels. If you order the tire/wheel package, the total cost shipped from Tunershop would be $2,670. In other words, when you figure in the cost of TPMS, the price of the wheel/tire combo is a wash as between Tesla and Tunershop, and you can pick whichever tires are preferable for you. If you can find a better deal on tires elsewhere, you could have them shipped to the service center as well.

    TPMS
    I am having trouble locating my receipt from the service center for installation of the TPMS, but my recollection is that the price was rather nominal (i.e. < $200). I should note that even if you get TP sensors somewhere else, Tesla still has to physically set the sensors so the car recognizes them. In other words, you have a trip to the service center or a ranger visit in your future even if you source the TPMS elsewhere.

    As noted above, I want to stress that TM will not deliver your car with any non-manufacturer equipment installed. So although they got the tires/wheels all ready to go for me, I still had to take delivery with the 21” wheels and get the 19” wheels installed after the fact. There may also be some service center to service center variability. I am not sure that the extraordinary efforts the NY service center took to accommodate me reflect corporate policy.

    Lug nuts
    If you order wheels from Tunershop, you should specify in the notes that you need M14x1.5 lug nuts, otherwise they will ship the wheels with M12x1.5 lug nuts, which will not fit. Because of a timing issue, I ended up buying lug nuts from Summit Racing, Gorilla Small Diameter Lug Nuts 26144HT - SummitRacing.com, which were suggested by the parts advisor at Tesla. They are only $56.99 for a set, and they are locking nuts, which is a bonus.

    Hope this is helpful. The wheel/tire combo has been working really well for me for the past 3 weeks.
    Thanks NJS - really appreciate the information.
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    Blue Metallic, Grey, Obeche Gloss, Perf, 21", Pana, Armor, HPWC,Tech, Sound, Escort Radar
    Finalized: Jan. 10th
    Est. Delivery: Feb 28th - Mar 15th
    Delivered: Mar. 20th

    http://www.teslacountdown.com/models...ime=0000000000 http://www.teslacountdown.com/modelx...ime=1345435200

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