Yes, trying to figure out the same thing for the weekend trips to go skiing in Colorado. 21, or 22 - that is the question. Or 20, because ethe options for snows is much greater (and cheaper)Glad someone brought this up. I think the 21" hits a sweet spot between on-road vs.off-road performance. That plus the increased range is enticing. The only problem is that (in my opinion) it is by far the ugliest wheel design/option. My wife and I even photoshoped our final configuration with the 21" painted black to see if it was more bearable. Wish the 22" design came in a 21" as well but oh well.
The other concern I had was reading the Pirelli Scorpian tires (21" & 22") are good for "light snow" driving which is less than comforting for us here in Colorado.
Is anyone else having the same concerns?
Hi There! I just placed my order and included the standard 21" wheels. I like them in black how you photoshopped....Could you please share some side view images of this SUV with the same black wheels? We are thinking of getting these 21" standard wheels and having them painted in satin black. I just found out the Aero caps can also be removed.View attachment 956 View attachment 955
This is what we whipped up for the 21" dipped in black if you wanted to see it. I looked further into the 3 tire options (Scorpion All Terrain+, Verde, and Zero). The Zero is on the 22" and it looks manageable in snow but not ideal given the short sidewall. The 20" All terrain+ seems best for snow but that's just a lot of tire for us at 99% on-road usage. Still undecided.
Anyone else in this situation? Live in the city but need something that can get up a Mtn pass when its dumping snow? What wheels are you going with?
Welcome to the forum @KP1! did you consider the 20 or 22 inch black wheels at all? Or are you set on the 21s?Hi There! I just placed my order and included the standard 21" wheels. I like them in black how you photoshopped....Could you please share some side view images of this SUV with the same black wheels? We are thinking of getting these 21" standard wheels and having them painted in satin black. I just found out the Aero caps can also be removed.
R99, That is a great question. I have spent so much time researching this vehicle the past weeks and the topic of wheels/tires just keeps popping back in my head..... No question about it, the 20s or 22s in black may be more appealing from an aesthetic standpoint but right on the front page of the RS1 website they give the limitations of the 20s and 22s which makes me balk at the idea. The tires on the 20s are great for the offroad because of the tire tread but not ideal for the highway etc. Also 99% of my driving will be city and highway driving and the 21s will ....or should I say should feel and drive better on the road + get more mileage etc. 22s in black are about a $3,500 upgrade and not ideal for the all season environment I have had wheels painted in satin black in the past (about $1,000 for a set of 4 by a shop) which is what I am leaning towards...... I would love for someone or Charlie_5280 to show the standard wheels in all black. I think that will get more users to go towards that wheel as well?
eHauler, Absolutely. Wheel size not only affects an SUVs performance but it also has an impact on noise levels, comfort and fuel/battery economy.