TSportline, Evannex, EvWheel, or Axis Wheels?

Which is the best option?

  • TSportline

  • EVAnnex

  • EVWheels

  • Axis


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Simon Says

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Ok so from all the posts on wheels these are the options for Tesla turbine looks on M3:

TSportline 1500$
https://tsportline.com/collections/model-3-wheels

EVAnnex 1700$
https://evannex.com/products/tst-wheels-for-tesla-model-3#tab-4

EVWheelDirect 1295$
https://evwheeldirect.com/products/evt-wheel-tesla-model-3

Axis 936$ (Staggered option)
https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/res...th+Staggered+Tires&autoYear=2018&autoModClar=

Now this is quite a price range for similar looking wheels. Any informed opinion on the quality difference? Is it all the same shop in China making it?
 

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I believe EVannex just buys Tsportline wheels and drop-ships them. EVWheelsDirect purports to use the same manufacturers in China that make a huge majority of all namebrands. I personally like to support Tesla tuner shops vs large national warehouse stores. But personally, I'm going to 18" and nobody is shipping 18" turbines yet :(
 

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I believe EVannex just buys Tsportline wheels and drop-ships them. EVWheelsDirect purports to use the same manufacturers in China that make a huge majority of all namebrands. I personally like to support Tesla tuner shops vs large national warehouse stores. But personally, I'm going to 18" and nobody is shipping 18" turbines yet :(
Actually Tire-rack has the Axis MS wheel in whichever size you want 18, 19, ad 19 staggered.
 

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Actually Tire-rack has the Axis MS wheel in whichever size you want 18, 19, ad 19 staggered.
Not according to my Internet machine. Selecting 18" wheels shows zero results for the Axis brand. But I would love it if you were correct...
Hum, I thought I saw it in 18 last week. Either my memory is playing tricks on me or they have sold out of it :S .
 

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Ok so from all the posts on wheels these are the options for Tesla turbine looks on M3:

TSportline 1500$
https://tsportline.com/collections/model-3-wheels

EVAnnex 1700$
https://evannex.com/products/tst-wheels-for-tesla-model-3#tab-4

EVWheelDirect 1295$
https://evwheeldirect.com/products/evt-wheel-tesla-model-3

Axis 936$ (Staggered option)
https://www.tirerack.com/wheels/res...th+Staggered+Tires&autoYear=2018&autoModClar=

Now this is quite a price range for similar looking wheels. Any informed opinion on the quality difference? Is it all the same shop in China making it?
EVWheels turbine knock offs get my vote any day :blush:
 

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TSportline's web page for the 18s currently estimates "May 2018 delivery", though that has already been pushed back a couple of times ("January 2018", "Spring 2018").
Exactly, they've already been delayed three times and each time they push it out further, I have not received any communication (as a person who preordered in Dec 2017) about it. I only get information when I've asked.
 

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We pre-ordered the silver 18" T-Sportline wheels. They won't arrive until early summer, but I'm really looking forward to them. They'll be on for most of the year. We'll put the Aeros on with winter snow tires November to March or so; if they do have added range, it'll be most needed in the colder months.
 

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We pre-ordered the silver 18" T-Sportline wheels. They won't arrive until early summer, but I'm really looking forward to them. They'll be on for most of the year. We'll put the Aeros on with winter snow tires November to March or so; if they do have added range, it'll be most needed in the colder months.
That's my default plan as well -- TST 18s in the warmer months, aero wheels in the winter. I'll be curious to see what the final weight of the TST 18s ends up being, seeing as how they are looking to match the weight the aero wheels, which are fairly light for their size.

And on that topic, to address @Simon Says's original question: my advice would be that, if the aesthetics of these wheels are more-or-less equal in your eyes, then in the absence of any construction concerns, give ample consideration to the weight of each design (and ask the vendor for numbers if they are missing). Heavier wheels will have a negative impact on range and acceleration, and turbines can easily run on the heavier side.

Also, for a deeper dive, check out some of the other wheel-tech related threads (here, here and here) if you haven't already... resident wheel guru @Mad Hungarian has some very informative posts there (as well as elsewhere). This post in particular addresses a question I asked about construction quality, load ratings, etc.