Don't ask why, but all the excitement over non-owner invitations yesterday (to which I was merely a bystander

) somehow triggered a desire to completely re-evaluate my wheel/tire options. And that led me back to this thread, because, as others have pointed out, Tesla's winter wheel/tire packages for the Model 3 actually seem reasonably priced given that they include shipping, installation and TPMS.

So, this may be completely nutso under the maxim of "don't buy wheel upgrades/packages from Tesla", but I'm now considering this option (B):

Purchase:

(1) Model 3 with 19" sport wheels

(2) Tesla's 18" aero winter wheel/tire package

Spring/summer/fall: 19" sports + stock Contis (replace with Primacy MXM or similar when they wear out)

Winter: 18" aeros + included winter tires (Pirelli SottoZero IIs)

Contrast that with option A (which is still what I am leaning toward at the moment):

Purchase:

(1) Model 3 with 18" aero wheels

(2) TST 18" turbines + TPMS

(3) Winter tires (Michelin X-Ice?)

Spring/summer/fall: 18" TST wheels + stock Primacy MXMs

Winter: 18" aeros + winter tires

One thing that I find interesting about Option B is that it provides the aesthetic upgrade of the 19" sport wheels -- which I prefer slightly to the 18" TSTs -- but the overall difference in price versus Option A (including shipping and installation) is less than the $1500 upgrade price for the 19" wheels alone. (This holds true even if you assume that you'll buy the TST wheels at a 20% discount during one of TSportline's periodic sales.) Obviously, there are other tradeoffs to consider apart from price, but I thought it was interesting that the math worked out this way.

Anyway, just thought I'd share. One more thing to think about during this hurry-up-and-wait period.