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Thank you for reply!
Please show it here when the actual photo can be posted.
Is the grey version glossy Or matt?
Is this color like the gray turbine wheel of Model S?
Will definitely post pics as soon as real samples arrive.
Base colour is exactly the same Titanium Silver with a gloss top coat that we use for our popular FC04 competition wheel...
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I am planning to buy 19" wheels with size 19x8.5 +45 and tire size 245/40/19.
Is offset +45 going to fit front wheel? Should I use tire size 235/40/19? Thx.
 

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I am planning to buy 19" wheels with size 19x8.5 +45 and tire size 245/40/19.
Is offset +45 going to fit front wheel? Should I use tire size 235/40/19? Thx.
No, on a non-Performance Model 3 a 19x8.5 at +45 fits just fine, even with a 245/40.
As a bonus the additional +5 mm of positive offset will keep the outer tread shoulder surface of the wider 245/40R19 in approximately the same position as the OE 235/40R19 with the standard +40 offset. Because of the way the front bumper ducts are designed to promote a laminar airflow over the front wheels/tires (see my haphazard garage pic below of this) maintaining that positioning is important if you want to avoid losing any highway range.

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Both are indeed flow-formed and the final weights for both in 18x8.5 is expected to be a few ounces under the naked OE Aero, so a bit less than 21.5 lbs. Both have +40 offsets.
Should have the 19x8.5 and 20x8.5 specs for the R241 shortly.
Any specs on the 19x8.5 r241's??? Looking to find out the weight of them. Thanks.
 

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Any specs on the 19x8.5 r241's??? Looking to find out the weight of them. Thanks.
Got 'em, weights for R241 are as follows:

18x8.5: 21.3 lbs
19x8.5: 23.8 lbs
20x8.5: 26.0 lbs

Note these are the projected final values, but we expect the production units should be within a few ounces of that.
 

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No, on a non-Performance Model 3 a 19x8.5 at +45 fits just fine, even with a 245/40.
As a bonus the additional +5 mm of positive offset will keep the outer tread shoulder surface of the wider 245/40R19 in approximately the same position as the OE 235/40R19 with the standard +40 offset. Because of the way the front bumper ducts are designed to promote a laminar airflow over the front wheels/tires (see my haphazard garage pic below of this) maintaining that positioning is important if you want to avoid losing any highway range.

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You are correct. It fits fine. Thanks.
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@madhungarian, can tire size 255/40R19 be used in the front with the rim offset +45? Thanks.
 

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No, I'm pretty much certain that size and offset combo will cause the inside shoulder of the tire tread to rub against the upper portion of the upper front steering knuckle (have a look back through this thread, we talk about this fitment issue a lot), mostly because of the extra height.
A 255/35R19 at +45 on a non-Performance car should be no problem though.
 

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I am considering putting some 255/40R18 on my stock 18" wheels.
Any idea how much range loss I may see?
Hi there, and welcome to the forum!
I'd love to discuss this issue (I'm running that same size myself) but as I said at the intro to this particular thread I'd really like to keep this one strictly to discussions of replacement recommendations of the three OE sizes available for our cars.
But please come over and join me with this same question at the Aftermarket Tesla Model 3 Wheels thread and we can dig into it!

(note to @garsh and mod team: maybe we could change the title on that one to be Aftermarket Tesla Model 3 Wheels and Tires? 'Cause we do spend a lot of time on both. Please and thank you :))
 

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Hi there, and welcome to the forum!
I'd love to discuss this issue (I'm running that same size myself) but as I said at the intro to this particular thread I'd really like to keep this one strictly to discussions of replacement recommendations of the three OE sizes available for our cars.
But please come over and join me with this same question at the Aftermarket Tesla Model 3 Wheels thread and we can dig into it!

(note to @garsh and mod team: maybe we could change the title on that one to be Aftermarket Tesla Model 3 Wheels and Tires? 'Cause we do spend a lot of time on both. Please and thank you :))
done
 

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Hi there, and welcome to the forum!
I'd love to discuss this issue (I'm running that same size myself) but as I said at the intro to this particular thread I'd really like to keep this one strictly to discussions of replacement recommendations of the three OE sizes available for our cars.
But please come over and join me with this same question at the Aftermarket Tesla Model 3 Wheels thread and we can dig into it!

(note to @garsh and mod team: maybe we could change the title on that one to be Aftermarket Tesla Model 3 Wheels and Tires? 'Cause we do spend a lot of time on both. Please and thank you :))
OK @804son now that we're here, my estimate on this would be you'd lose at least something in the 5% range or possibly a bit more, depending on which specific tire you choose for the larger size. As I mentioned I have this size myself, and I'm going to be running a whole slew of energy consumption tests next week for our new Aero wheel program, so while at the track I'm going to see if I can squeeze in some comparisons of the 235/45R18 vs 255/40R18 on my car. Stay tuned...
 

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We have no real pictures (yet) but you can see a digital render on a Model 3 with our visualizer software (once you see the wheel image, just click on the little car icon below it).
First batch of the grey version shown will arrive in early August, we have now also added a Satin Black version that's expected sometime in late October or early November.
Do you know when I can buy R241 in Toronto area and where.
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So here is my impossible ask.

Looking for a square 20" fitment (20x8.5 40-35mm) that is lightweight (20-22lbs) and 1.5k-2.2k (The lower the better)

Not in a huge hurry but does anyone know of wheels that would check each of these boxes?
 

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So here is my impossible ask.
Looking for a square 20" fitment (20x8.5 40-35mm) that is lightweight (20-22lbs) and 1.5k-2.2k (The lower the better)
FastWheels FC04

Available in 20"x8.5", and either +35 or +45 offset
Weight is 23.8 lbs
CanadaWheels shows $1094.80 CAD (about $824 USD) for a set of 4.

If you go with the 19"x8.5" wheels instead, then weight is 21.4 lbs, and price is $938.40 CAD ($707 USD) for a set of 4.
 

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So here is my impossible ask.

Looking for a square 20" fitment (20x8.5 40-35mm) that is lightweight (20-22lbs) and 1.5k-2.2k (The lower the better)

Not in a huge hurry but does anyone know of wheels that would check each of these boxes?
Not really... the same TSW Bathurst's discussed here a few times fit the bill... 20X8.5" +40 / <23lbs per TSW / about $400 each ;)


https://www.tsw.com/alloy_wheels_bathurst.php#wheel-specs