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I wanted to get everyone's take on the wheels being offered. So far there aren't any details on other wheel/tire spec's to be offered, leaving both R1T and R1S models to be mostly monospec. Its one of the few areas I hoped to have some choice on. How many of you are satisfied with what we're getting? If not, and you've looked into aftermarket options, let everyone else know what you're planning to get.


 

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I like the simplicity of the rim design but was hoping we would see a variety of sizes on offer. It sounds like Rivian has done lots of off road testing for their products however. 20's just aren't typically the ideal setup for adventuring.
 

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Should mention that the R1T has a 275/65R20 wheel setup, at least on the demo model. Not sure if that will change for production, but I think the more options the better. Tires were Pirelli Scorpions.
 

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Should mention that the R1T has a 275/65R20 wheel setup, at least on the demo model. Not sure if that will change for production, but I think the more options the better. Tires were Pirelli Scorpions.
I always though these Rivians could use some more off-road appeal. Maybe in 3-6 months we'll find out, initially with a customized version for SEMA. If something shows up in production form then expect a more rugged wheel/tire setup!
 

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So few pickup owners ever venture off the pavement, even in models like the F150 Raptor. The main reason people will go for a more aggressive wheel setup is for aesthetics. Really glad that they placed a full-size spare in the bed as well.
 

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So few pickup owners ever venture off the pavement, even in models like the F150 Raptor. The main reason people will go for a more aggressive wheel setup is for aesthetics. Really glad that they placed a full-size spare in the bed as well.
For those of us that actually put them through their paces, it sure means a lot of good parts and supply for years to come. Not just here but many other segments as well.
 

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Buyers these days want personalization options and by going monospec with the wheels, that means more will have to rely on aftermarket. If anyone can find the official dimensions (offset, bolt pattern etc) for the factory set then we could begin to look into alternatives.
 

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Perhaps now would be a good time to revisit the question of what the wheel bolt-pattern and off-sets are going to be. I've searched on the web a number of ways and can't find any specs at all. Anything definite?
 

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All the wheels I've see on the images have 5-lugs, but I find that rather odd given the very close tie Rivian has with Ford. The F150 have been 6 lug for years (6x135mm), so why aren't they using the same wheels?
 

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All the wheels I've see on the images have 5-lugs, but I find that rather odd given the very close tie Rivian has with Ford. The F150 have been 6 lug for years (6x135mm), so why aren't they using the same wheels?
Not to sound like a smartass, but the Rivian was designed before the arrangement with Ford was announced. I personally don’t want to see Ford’s handprint on every little detail of the Rivian, much less make it a knock off F150.
 

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Not to sound like a smartass, but the Rivian was designed before the arrangement with Ford was announced. I personally don’t want to see Ford’s handprint on every little detail of the Rivian, much less make it a knock off F150.
Of course none of us want an F150 knock-off; that's why we've put down our deposit $ on it because the R1T is such a game-changing adventure truck. That doesn't mean Rivian shouldn't leverage every advantage possible. In fact the skateboard was dimensioned so they could just drop an F150 body directly on it for early testing. Nothing wrong with that. What I am saying is just publish the bloody specs as soon as possible so we can prepare how we want to customize our rides, and if that means copying the F150 bolt pattern for, all the better because there are a myriad of aftermarket wheels immediately available. Tundra bold pattern would be fine too. Just tell us please.
 

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Of course none of us want an F150 knock-off; that's why we've put down our deposit $ on it because the R1T is such a game-changing adventure truck. That doesn't mean Rivian shouldn't leverage every advantage possible. In fact the skateboard was dimensioned so they could just drop an F150 body directly on it for early testing. Nothing wrong with that. What I am saying is just publish the bloody specs as soon as possible so we can prepare how we want to customize our rides, and if that means copying the F150 bolt pattern for, all the better because there are a myriad of aftermarket wheels immediately available. Tundra bold pattern would be fine too. Just tell us please.
Is there a specific set of 6 lug wheels you want to put on your R1T?
 

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No. I haven't even started looking because I'm pretty particular about the spoke vs lug number and orientation. I'd just like to know what the spec will be.
 
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