Check out my new wheels

Check out my new wheels

Had my P85+ for a couple of months and love it. After putting on my new wheels, it is even better and lighter by almost 50 lbs.

Mathew98 | 1 October, 2013

How much $$$ did the 50 lbs saving cost you?

carlk | 1 October, 2013

Wow... I wish Tesla offers a few more 21" rim options.

rickp | 1 October, 2013

I am one of the owners in the company so I didn't pay anything. Retail cost is about $1,300 each.

Galve2000 | 1 October, 2013


jat | 1 October, 2013

The stock 21" wheels are very heavy, and 19" ones aren't particularly light. I didn't even go to forged wheels for my track tires, went from 19x8.5 -> 20x9 wheels and 245->265 tires, and still cut out about 5 pounds/corner.

Looks nice, but the 10.5" wheels in the rear look really tight.

EVMD | 1 October, 2013

Sweet wheel nice I would get it in 20's

rickp | 1 October, 2013

They can made in 19", 20", 21" and 22". My 21" staggered are 21x9 +38 and 21x10.5 +40. Used the front factory 245 35 21 tires up front and 285 30 21 on the rear. No rubbing and fit perfect.

19" - 19x8.5 19x10
20" - 20x8.5 20x10
21" - 21x9 21x10.5
22" - 22x9 22x10.5

Fred O | 1 October, 2013

Very nice wheels.

NomoDinos | 1 October, 2013

Beautiful rims! If I wasn't insane about efficiency and getting the aeros, these would be near the top of my list.

cfOH | 1 October, 2013

I'm currently working on setting up a winter config with 20x9 on all corners and going with cheaper cast wheels. But, next Spring, I might replace my OEM 21" wheels with after-market 20" forged. Will keep this in mind, thanks...I hadn't heard of Niche wheels. My only concern is the 1-year warranty, which seems a little low for expensive, forged wheels like these.

xradr | 1 October, 2013


wolfpet | 1 October, 2013

omg what a bunch of BS

wolfpet | 1 October, 2013

oops! This was about FOX news link in a different thread. No idea how it ended up here. Sorry!

GDH | 1 October, 2013


rickp | 1 October, 2013

Be careful with cast or any other aftermarket wheels. Seems that Tesla has a design flaw in the manufacturing process. There is a small raised (almost 1mm)flat-head bolt between the two of the stud (at least on my P85+) on all 4 corners. This protrusion is dangerous unless the wheels have relief pockets to clear. The factory wheels obviously have lightener pockets on the back mounting surface so no big deal from their standpoint.

Make sure that any and all aftermarket wheels clear this protrusion or your lug nuts WILL become loose and possibly have the wheel fall off while driving.

I will post more details once I figure out how to show images on this forum. Any suggestions?

Brian H | 1 October, 2013

Maybe the best I've seen.

kwshepherd | 1 October, 2013

Wow! These wheels look amazing! Best set I've seen on a Tesla. Dare I say even better than the factory wheels? I've had many different wheels for my cars made by MHT brands and they all have been top notch! I just might have to get some of these wheels for my car when it arrives. Rick, do you guys make any 20" wheels that would for the MS?

Pianist | 18 October, 2013

Rick, does $1300 mean for a set of 4? (I hope that's not for one wheel...)

Gizmotoy | 18 October, 2013

@Pianist: They're forged, so that's certainly the per-wheel cost.

ramtaz | 18 October, 2013

Will 19s be less?
HRE wheels cost $2200 each

AmpedRealtor | 18 October, 2013

@ rickp - Absolutely beautiful! Have you approached Tesla to see if you can have them included as configurable options? If these were offered as a 21" option instead of the turbines when I ordered, I probably would have sprung for them.

lolachampcar | 18 October, 2013

OMG those are beautiful.....

gasnomo | 18 October, 2013

Very cool...great site, Car Builder section is neat although no Tesla MS...tsk tsk

rickp | 19 October, 2013

I have approached Tesla to offer the wheels as an option. Still no response. I don't see why they wouldn't consider with the weight advantage over cast, styling and strength options with forged, built to order in any size and finish and best of all "MADE IN AMERICA". It can't be because of my lack of wheel experience. I started in the wheel business in 1978 and MHT was founded in 1990.

Anyway, thanks for the nice comments on my wheels and website.

jeffpoel | 20 October, 2013

50 lbs difference on a 4500 lb car is 1%. Negligible.

lolachampcar | 20 October, 2013

its in the spinning up of the wheels where the weight difference will be felt together with handling improvements from reducing un-sprung weight.........

jat | 20 October, 2013

@jeffpoel - you would be surprised how much difference 12lb/corner in unsprung weight makes -- companies like Lotus go to extreme measures like moving the brakes inboard to reduce it.

However, unless you are driving it hard at the track, you are unlikely to notice.

Christianjacques | 22 October, 2013

is there a retailer in canada ????

SUN 2 DRV | 22 October, 2013

I do wish that Tesla offered a wider range of 19" wheel options....

This style would not be on my list though....

19" turbines would be perfect... even the Cyclones are too asymmetrical...

rickp | 23 October, 2013

Retailers in Canada? Please use the link below and put in your area code. This will give you a choice of authorized dealers in your area:

gasnomo asked why we don't have the car builder showing the MS on the site. We have now added for your viewing pleasure:

Alex K | 23 October, 2013

Thanks for the wheel configurator. It's really nice.

gasnomo | 23 October, 2013


thanks for adding the MS, sweet that you can chose actual OEM colors some of your black wheels, i ended up powder coating my stock 19's which I think look pretty good...

do you make 19's? i got rid of my stock 21's because here in NY the low profile tires last me only 5000 miles and I don't even drive my car that hard...

Brian H | 23 October, 2013

109 Model S options! Candy Teal, anyone?

Gizmotoy | 23 October, 2013

Very cool. An observation: the MC red on there looks very "Signature Red"-y.

Brian H | 23 October, 2013

109 styles, including Candy Teal!

Azouzd | 24 October, 2013

Any ideas about the 21 inch vs the 19 inch wheels? - I have the 21 inch now in a P85 model S, but find that the ride is a little harsh. Does anyone know if the 19 inch give a softer ride? I imagine they are a little lighter as the service manager says it saves power, and the 19 inch tires last longer.....

rickp | 25 October, 2013

No doubt the 19" would be a softer ride over the 21" but you give up handling, braking and style. I had 22" on my S-Class and went down to 21" and again to 20". I found the 20" was the best for me in that car. I will probably go down to 20" soon but never 19" on my MS.

Christianjacques | 25 October, 2013

how is the handling at high speed (90mph)on the highway ?

GEB | 26 October, 2013

@rickp, now that you've had your wheels for about a month, things still going well? I too have the P85+, and looking for new 21's. But, I have been worried about the fit since the MS is such a new car and most wheel manufacturers have little experience. Glad you're paving the way! Other than looks, any other differences you have noticed over the stock 21's?

rickp | 27 October, 2013

GEB, no issues at all. When I change my wheels again, I will probably lower the offsets by 5mm on the front and 3mm on the rear. If you buy someone else's wheels, don't forget about the protrusion between the lug studs I mentioned early on. This is VERY important and not something to ignore.

NomoDinos | 27 October, 2013

Rickp - would you mind keeping us updated on how your tires are wearing? Very interested on the kind of mileage you can get with 20's.

NomoDinos | 27 October, 2013

Ah, sorry. Jumped from a couple other threads addressing 20's, forgot you had 21's.

2050project | 28 October, 2013

I like this breakdown of aftermarket wheels, some sharp ones here:

Also, some mean ones in this blog post:

And, I love the wheels here almost as much as I love the video, very cool:

2050project | 28 October, 2013

Rickp - very nice wheels, very sharp indeed!

rickp | 8 November, 2013
illioilli | 22 June, 2014

@rickp - I'm definitely sold on these wheels, they are beautiful and seem high quality! What specs (width, offset, etc) would you recommend for ordering 20" on an 85 (non-performance w/ air-suspension)? I've been looking for a good dealer in south San Diego, but the Niche authorized one's I've tried haven't returned my calls. Any standouts you'd recommend near San Diego? In the spirit of Tesla, any chance I could order factory direct? ;) Thanks for all the posts and pics!

hcwhy | 23 June, 2014

Has anyone seen any aftermarket aero wheels? With a first rate designer I think they could be made to be very attractive.

o.pritzel | 21 March, 2015

Great wheels. Best I have ever seen

Brian H | 21 March, 2015