Trade Wheels, Anyone?

Trade Wheels, Anyone?

I'm looking for a regular production model reservation holder who wants the 21" rims. I would like to work out a deal in which I trade them the 21" rims from our Signature and I get the 19" areos and $1,000 boot. That way each of us saves $1,000. Tesla will not do the switch for us, so there might be insurmountable logistical obstacles, but there it is... I will be taking delivery in the U.S., or maybe in Toronto. If anyone is interested please post to this thread.

bjohnson1911 | May 21, 2013


I have the 19's coming in June or July, but would like the 21's so if we can work that out email me

bjohnson1911 | May 21, 2013

Oh I'm in the Bay Area

calbeach95 | May 21, 2013

FYI, I chose the 21" because I love the look AND the ride. I received my P85 the first of March and decided to sandblast & powdercoat the 21" in a matte black and it really looks fantastic. Meanwhile, the local Tesla service center gave me 19" loaners for the week while the work was done on the 21" wheels. While the drive was a slightly different, the thing that stood out the most is that I didn't feel as cautious about getting too close to curbs! On the highway I definitely preferred the road hugging feel of the 21". But that is just a personal opinion.

Meanwhile, a few weeks later while at the service center I asked about buying an extra set of 19" wheels. I live in Denver and, after more than a few late season snows, thought it would be good to have an extra set of 19" wheels to use with winter tires and not have to worry about using my "Sunday best" 21" wheels during the winter. It just so happened that several Teslas had been delivered with 19" wheels that were replaced with 21" wheels because they had been on backorder. They sold me a set of 19" wheels - complete with the tire monitors/sensors & tires that had less than 200 miles wear (measured at full treads!) for $1000 all in.

Another Tesla owner had purchased new wheels through Tire Rack, so I researched there too. The cost was far more than $1000 for even a basic set. I feel that buying the tires thru Tesla was a complete bargain after having looked at what is available new at Tesla and what I would pay through Tire Rack. And I got to hand pick through about 7 sets of wheels to be sure I got a perfect set.

And one Tesla owner who bought new wheels was able to sell his set within a week on this forum. I called but was too if you are worried, don't be. There are options!! And once you drive the car I don't think you will be thinking much about your wheels - the car is much too fun!!

calbeach95 | May 21, 2013

To be completely upfront here, the Tesla service center did charge me $200 to remove the 21" wheels & the sensors & tires from the wheels, put loaners on my P85, allow me to use them for a week and then replace the tires & sensors on the newly refinished wheels and mount on the car. And the guys at the service center were nothing but extremely willing and able to help. Had I thought about buying the 19" wheels at the time, I would have saved the $200!

MIDI 1066 | May 21, 2013

Is anyone in Vancouver Bc interested in a straight swap of 19" tires/rims for 21s The 21" tires are virtually unused but one rim has some curb damage At the present time I am driving on a second set of 19 " rims and winter tires

Ramy | May 24, 2013

I don't know if anyone is still looking, but I'm about to place my Tesla Model S order within the week and I don't mind swapping my 19" wheels with either the Silver or the Dark Grey 21" Turbine. I'm in Toronto, Canada
Please contact me directly.

akikiki | May 24, 2013

@calbeach95, I think you got a great deal. And the $200 for the temp swap was a bargain too.

ensnexus | May 30, 2013

Hey there I'm interested in exchanging my 19" to 21" so anyone with 21" shell want to get the 19" please email me Thanks

MR.T 75 | May 30, 2013

I am willing to trade 19' for 21'.

I live in OC...

MichaelN | June 26, 2013

Looking for a set of 21" to buy, with or without tires -

mark | February 23, 2015

I'll soon have a set of 19" wheels for sale. Anyone interested please e-mail [mark at marklange dot org , no spaces]