I am lost again. I am sorry but I don't care about the appearance. I think both look fine to me. I need to know the pros and cons of each wheel completely. That way I can make a decision. I am sorry in advance to the experts if this sounds obtuse. However, I have had 8 new cars in my life and have never made a wheel tire decision. I took the wheels that came with the car on the lot that I saw that day. Thanks.
I'm also concerned about if the 21" wheels will be a bigger issue for using tire cables/chains in the snow. I haven't been able to get a confirmation from Tesla as to whether they will allow them on either tire size. Since this will be my only car that would be a big problem for my regular ski trips.
You can get 21" all-season tires, but they are harder to come by than those for the 19". Check tirerack.com or places like that to get a good general idea of what's out there at what price.
Sorry for keeping us off-topic. Maybe a new thread would be best.
checking prices on those tires the 19" are markedly less expensive, it seems.
EVan E. Fusco, MD
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The shorter stiffer sidewall on the 21s will provide a tiny cornering benefit that would take a professional driver to detect.
The only real advantage of the 21s is cosmetic.
Was there anything definitive on the impact of 19" tires on acceleration? I'm ok with losing a little (say, .2) with 19" tires, but I wouldn't want to lose a bunch or it'd make it pointless to get a Perf with 19" tires even though Tesla allows it.
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