January 03, 2016
I purchased these 19 inch gunmetal Rial Lugano wheels along with Xi3 tires about 2 years ago. They are my dedicated winter wheel sets. Overall, I love them and have gotten many compliments about them. I installed them myself and swap them out every winter/spring and fall/winter with my OEM 19 inch wheels. In terms of looks, I think the gunmetal Lugano wheels are excellent. I wanted them to be more along the "anthracite grey" color of the OEM 21 inch grey Tesla wheels, but this was the best I could do at the time when I bought the Luganos. The gunmetal is a very nice color, and when clean and coated (coated with Gtechniq C5 and last year 22PLE), they really shine. My one gripe with the appearance of the gunmetal Luganos is the fact that I was given silver center caps. This really looked awful with the gunmetal wheels. Therefore, I matched the gunmetal with the Cadillac gunmetal paint and painted the center caps. I later found out you could separately order gunmetal-appearing center caps. The gunmetal coat scratches fairly easily. I have scratches from removing the lugnuts -- something I don't have on my OEM 19 inch wheels (even after I powder coated them). I have one Rial Lugano with curb rash, and the silver under the gunmetal sticks out like a sore thumb. Cleaning is a challenge due to the radial spokes, but it is what it is. Nevertheless, I love these wheels and would buy them again. I see now that Rial makes a grey wheel that looks more like the OEM Tesla wheel and that you simply use the Tesla OEM center cap. I would definitely buy these if I were to do it all over again.