In the UK, some of our country lanes are bumpier than others. We have lots of pot holes etc, which have never damaged any of my other cars (including 2 Model S', one with air suspension and one without).
Since taking delivery of my Model 3 Performance a couple of months ago with 19" wheels, I definitely feel the pot holes more than I did before. I've had a slow leak, so took it for service today. Apparently both nearside wheels are buckled, the front wheel so badly that it's leaking. It's nearly £800 to replace the wheel and I've been waiting 4 hours so far.
Whilst waiting I heard another lady complaining of the same thing. In fact she's replaced five tyres since December, and repaired two alloys. They're now telling her that both of her nearside wheels are buckled too.
They're said we'd be better off with 18" wheels, since the extra foam would lessen the impact. They've not acknowledged that the increased weight of the car might warrant stronger alloys, or that the stiffened and lowered sports suspension might cope worse with the bad roads. And apparently the suspension is not adjustable anyway.
Looking this up, I've found lots of examples of people repeatedly replacing their wheels, so it's not just me. Here for example, https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/p3d-20-bent-rims-please-reply-if... 30% of respondents had at least 1 bent rim.
Any thoughts on this?