22" Tesla turbines or 20" Tsportline turbines

22" Tesla turbines or 20" Tsportline turbines

I'm curious what the differences are and which rim would be worth the money


MUSKeteer | April 12, 2017

If you are considering the Tesla 22" turbines, you can't reason with cost effectiveness because not only is there a range hit with the larger wheels, you have to consider that the tires on the lower profile 22" wheels won't last as long AND will cost more to replace.

jajabor | April 13, 2017

I just did SF-LA-SF on my MX with 22" turbines. At first I was very nervous about the range. But we did pretty well. Drove on average 80 mph all the way. I did not see any significant range hit. My wh/m for the trip was 422.

MUSKeteer | April 13, 2017

Sweet! Can you tell us which SC you stopped at along the way?

tjhappel | April 13, 2017

IMO there's a large range hit, I just switched to the 20's turbine wheel and had the 22's. I drive all freeway miles and the first 9k of the life of my model x I averaged 385 wh/mile with the 22's. About two weeks ago now I switched the 20's and over 1500 miles I'm at 337 and it still seems to be dropping a bit.

I no longer need to charge to 100% daily as I drive about 200 miles a day, makes a huge difference to me plus they last longer ride nicer and they're quieter. They do not look as good but that's the trade off for sure. It's weird how big of a deal an extra 35-50 miles of range is but it's really changed the car for me,

jajabor | April 14, 2017

@MUSKeteer, on the way to LA, I stopped at Harris Ranch and Tejon Ranch. Coming back to SF, I stopped at Button Willow and Gustine. Btw, I have a 100D.

MasterT | April 14, 2017

@jajabor - " I did not see any significant range hit. My wh/m for the trip was 422" - what are you comparing to when you say that you did not see any range hit?

jajabor | April 14, 2017

@MasterT, it was my humble opinion. I wasn't comparing with any scientific data. Considering the facts that MX100D is a very heavy vehicle + 22" wheels adds extra weight + driving on average 80 mph on a 900 miles round trip, 422 wh/m was pretty good in my opinion. It could have been worse.

MUSKeteer | April 14, 2017

Thanks jajabor!

steilkurve | April 17, 2017

Get the new Sonic Carbon 20s!

kokyeow1 | April 21, 2017

Any comments or experienced if I switch to a 22 inch forged light weight wheel ? Will the range hit be as bad compare to the stock 22 ?Thanks