Tesla Model S P100D – Lowering Links On Titan 7 T-S5 Wheels Wrapped With Nitto Tires

The Tesla Model S P100D, weighing in over 4900 lbs., delivering over 700 ft-lbs. of torque and horsepower, it’s a whale of a car strapped with rockets.  We took Project Tesla P100D and fit it with a new stance and new shoes.  We went with Titan 7 T-S5 forged wheels (exclusive for Evasive Motorsports) and had them wrapped in two different Nitto tires and sizes, while further lowering the Model S’ air suspension with Blox Racing lowering links.

Due to the Model S weighing in over 2.5 tons, most wheels are heavy cast aluminum, where some aftermarket wheels weigh up to 25 lbs. and the stock wheels can weigh between 30-38 lbs.  Titan 7 took their T-S5 wheel and specifically designed the wheels to support the load rating of the Tesla Model S weight and torque.  While standard Titan 7 T-S5 19×9, +35 offset, 5×120 wheels weigh 19 lbs., these weigh in at 20.8 lbs.

TITAN 7 produces performance wheels that are fully forged and pressurized with 10,000 TONS to give you a wheel that is incredibly strong with performance attributes by design.  This wheel features strategically placed ribbing on the spoke that provides improved wheel stiffness while keeping weight to a minimum, gear cut knurled bead seat for the optimal tire to wheel contact for better traction, and beefed-up inner rim flange for durability and strength while passing JWL standards and a lifetime structural warranty to ensure the safety and peace of mind you need in a track-focused wheel.

Titan 7 also produces titanium race lug nuts.  These lug nuts are machined from forged titanium and are super light and super strong.  The design is unique in which they look like you need a spline key to operate, but they use a 17mm or 19mm, hex socket depending on your thread application.  My old lug nuts weigh in at 10.4 OZ, and the Titan 7 Titanium lug nuts weigh in at 3.8 OZ.  They are 2.7X lighter but do they provide a noticeable performance difference.  Not really… but they are cool to have!

3 comments

  1. The sprung/unsprung weight ratio on this car is tremendous. There’s no reason that you should not be able to get some decent ride quality, although I wonder if the stock air suspension would need some tweaking. I have heard that the stock car suffers in the damping department.

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