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    Wheel Bolt Pattern?

    Has anyone been able to get any information about this? We have an extra set of 20 in wheels and tires that we have for our Sl500. I seem to remember someone saying that Tesla might use the same pattern. I would love to be able to swap back and forth between these and the stock 19's.

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    I believe it was stated as 5x120 with 40mm offset
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    I think you meant 40mm offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goyogi View Post
    I think you meant 40mm offset.
    No. They are monster truck wheels.


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    I see Tire Rack has the 2013 Tesla Model S as a selectable model in their search engine, but no data or wheels come up yet. Step in the right direction.

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    Looks like a no go on MB compatibility.
    http://reviews.ebay.com/ebaymotors/W...00000009550010

    It looks like BMW may be the winner

    http://www.discountedwheelwarehouse...._Reference.cfm

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    So, will any 20" 5x120, 40mm offset wheels work? For instance:

    Prado Paladine 20 Black Chrome Wheel / Rim 5x120 & with a 40mm Offset and a 72.6 Hub Bore.

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    I'm thinking that with 20" wheels we'd be using 40 Aspect tires - not as agressive at the 35 Aspect for the 21" wheels, but not as ugly as the 45 aspect on the 19" wheels.

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smorgasbord View Post
    So, will any 20" 5x120, 40mm offset wheels work? For instance:
    The wheel will need to have the correct centre-bore (which I don't know the dimensions of, but it appears wheels that fit BMW should work--meaning no one has actually tried it). On some cars the wheels are centered around the centre bore so getting the exact size is important. On other cars it's the bolt circle that the wheel is centered around so the centre bore just needs to be large enough to go over the hub. I don't know which of these the Model S uses.

    Also some wheels use a square nut and some use a chamfered nut. The pictures of the wheels look like they are chamfered (as are most wheels so that shouldn't be a problem).
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry33 View Post
    On some cars the wheels are centered around the centre bore so getting the exact size is important. On other cars it's the bolt circle that the wheel is centered around so the centre bore just needs to be large enough to go over the hub. I don't know which of these the Model S uses.
    I believe the term you are looking for is "hub-centric" vs "lug-centric" wheels. Everything else you stated is spot on!

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