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Aftermarket wheels

I have narrowed my wheel choice down to two options. Finally found a couple I think will look good on the car and suit my taste. I'm sure a lot of others won't like either

But my question is, do I have to order more TPS sensors from Tesla for the new wheels?

Bighorn | 25 juli 2014

Tire Rack sells the TPMS sensors, so I assume any tire place would as well, since it's their stock and trade.

Drakester347 | 25 juli 2014

ahhh so they are not some exclusive ones you have to get from Tesla? One wheel place said I did and they are $500

Bighorn | 25 juli 2014

$97 each for 433MHz Tire Pressure Sensor

AndyO | 25 juli 2014

I bought Rial Lugano from TireRack with their TPMS sensors for $~400/set of 4. They work fine on my MS. And I love the machined gun metal on my Dolphin Grey MS.

2050project | 26 juli 2014

@AndyO - Another option for 19s... these TST aftermarket wheels also have the turbine look and already fit factory lug nuts, center caps, and tpms:
http://evannex.com/products/model-tst-19x8-5-front-19x8-5-rear-aftermark...

TeslaLandShark | 26 juli 2014

I also bought the gun metal grey 19" Rial Lugano rims from tire rack. I reused the TPMS sensors from the stock 19" Tesla rims. That works also. The rims were just over $1K including shipping plus $200 to have them installed at Americas Tire. Be advised that Tesla service centers will not install aftermarket wheels on your car.

Drakester347 | 26 juli 2014

I plan to keep my stock wheels. Actually may use them 50% of the time. I have a pretty far commute to work so thinking of only putting the 22s on every now and then. I know it sounds crazy but that's the plan.

TeslaLandShark | 26 juli 2014

Yea, that does sound kind of crazy. ;o) Anyway, you can move the TPMS sensors between your two sets of rims, you don't need to buy a second set, at least I didn't.

Carmine | 26 juli 2014

I have the 19" TST turbines in grey that a near match (one shade lighter) than my grey 21" OEM turbines. The Rials are very nice but I prefer the TST's. It's just a matter of personal taste. You can't go wrong with either one. The TPMS's are $97 from tire rack as opposed to $125 from Tesla. The TPMS's from American Tire are not compatable with the MS. You can either buy new TPMS's & center caps or use the ones that you have. Again, there is no right or wrong answer.

Grinnin'.VA | 26 juli 2014

@2050project | JULY 26, 2014:

"Another option for 19s... these TST aftermarket wheels also have the turbine look and already fit factory lug nuts, center caps, and tpms:
http://evannex.com/products/model-tst-19x8-5-front-19x8-5-rear-aftermark..."

Do you have anything to report on the performance of these wheels/tires?
- Handling?
- Wear?
- Mileage per kWh?

Ron :)

2050project | 27 juli 2014

@Grinnin' - saw them in-person at the TMC Connect event (they definitely look sharp) but any handling and wear performance testing noted appears to be the "SAE J2530" tab reports posted at the link I posted above (it's the last tab). In the "Specs" tab it appears they are are about the same weight (possibly a little lighter) as the factory wheels so I'm assuming the mileage per kWh is probably pretty very close.

It looks like these TSTs and the Rials are the two "go-to" aftermarket wheels for that turbine look on 19s.

JonathanL | 27 juli 2014

I have the Rial Gun Metals and I think they look great. I do not like the TST grey.

I went with a 5 tire package from TIre Rack which included 5 Rial rims, 5 Bridgestone summer tires, road hazard warranty, and 5 TPMS for $2800. The TPMS from Tire Rack work fine as I found out recently. I was about to get in my car the other day and I noticed the left rear looked soft. Sure enough pressure was 25lbs. I pumped it up to 40 and took it to my local tire shop. They found a small leak, plugged it and everything seemed fine. The next morning after driving around for about 30 minutes, I got a tire pressure low warning. Got out of the car, all looked fine. However, when I got home, the tire that was plugged was down to 30lbs. I went back with my spare tire and rim this time and just had them swap it out. Also got a rotation as the rears were down to 6/32nds after 4k miles and the fronts were still at 9/32. No uneven wear, just lots of fine driving on summer tires.

JonathanL | 27 juli 2014

Meant to say fun driving, but it was fine driving too.