Aftermarket 21" / 22" Variant Wheels for the R1T & R1S

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That guy is on here with those wheels he had a thread about them if I recall.
 

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$9k for 5 wheels. Ouch. I wonder if Rivian will end up being less expensive for OEM wheels?
Damn.. I forgot about the spare but I guess if I was buying a second set of 21s I wouldn't need a spare.
 
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Yes, those are my wheels and I worked with Variant in Chandler,AZ. I've know the owner Robert for years as I've run a good sized performance business for 20+ years. I can save you a little in cost on the wheels, if you want to PM me directly.

https://www.suprastore.com/rifowhbyvafr.html

In regards to Jack Pucks for the R1T, I have designed and built two versions and will be selling them on my new business RivianStyle.com (coming online in a month or so). Version one of my Jack Puck (already designed, already built, now in production) is a High-Lift version, which you really need to change a tire yourself, as the 1EV product is too short for many floor jacks. It's $45 free shipping in the Lower 48.

I'll make a separate post on Rivian Style Jack Pucks, but I think the o-ring versions are not the best solution, because Rivian hasn't done a great job on tolerances on the four (4) jack locations. Hole punch sizes lightly vary (big deal for o-ring) and the front two jack points have an extra .100" metal plate to compensate for which the rear two jacks points don't have.

I also have a version that is a little taller than the 1EV for those that want to use four (4) to rotate tires at any shop. Both the High Lift and regular pucks have a solution that is better for attachment to any R1T or R1S.

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In regards to Jack Pucks for the R1T, I have designed and built two versions and will be selling them on my new business RivianStyle.com (coming online in a month or so). Version one of my Jack Puck (already designed, already built, now in production) is a High-Lift version, which you really need to change a tire yourself, as the 1EV product is too short for many floor jacks. It's $45 free shipping in the Lower 48.

I also have a version that is a little taller than the 1EV for those that want to use four (4) to rotate tires at any shop. Both the High Lift and regular pucks have a solution that is better for attachment to any R1T or R1S.
Have you considered making a modular design so that one could have a set of 4 pucks for use with shops/lifts, but also an adapter that extends a puck for DIY use? Or do you think it's better to buy 5 pucks?
 
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Yes, those are my wheels and I worked with Variant in Chandler,AZ. I've know the owner Robert for years as I've run a good sized performance business for 20+ years. I can save you a little in cost on the wheels, if you want to PM me directly.

https://www.suprastore.com/rifowhbyvafr.html

In regards to Jack Pucks for the R1T, I have designed and built two versions and will be selling them on my new business RivianStyle.com (coming online in a month or so). Version one of my Jack Puck (already designed, already built, now in production) is a High-Lift version, which you really need to change a tire yourself, as the 1EV product is too short for many floor jacks. It's $45 free shipping in the Lower 48.

I'll make a separate post on Rivian Style Jack Pucks, but I think the o-ring versions are not the best solution, because Rivian hasn't done a great job on tolerances on the four (4) jack locations. Hole punch sizes lightly vary (big deal for o-ring) and the front two jack points have an extra .100" metal plate to compensate for which the rear two jacks points don't have.

I also have a version that is a little taller than the 1EV for those that want to use four (4) to rotate tires at any shop. Both the High Lift and regular pucks have a solution that is better for attachment to any R1T or R1S.

variant rivian web.png


Rivian Jack Pad Blue.jpg
I assume you are happy with your rims then?

Second question: Were the rims plug and play or did you need custom hub centric rings?
 

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@CommodoreAmiga , I don't know if you saw the thread from @bkswede , but his MN service center would allow him to purchase an AT 20" Forged and included AT Scorpion Tire mounted for about $1200.
Deducting $400 for the value of the tire (according to TireRack) that's ~$800 a wheel, or $4,000 for a set of 5. Less than half of the aftermarket. Nice.
 

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Have you considered making a modular design so that one could have a set of 4 pucks for use with shops/lifts, but also an adapter that extends a puck for DIY use? Or do you think it's better to buy 5 pucks?
What I love about this forum, is the combined brain power and creativity is through the roof. I can make anything that makes sense overall, so I'm open to ideas. Mine also have a hole in the bottom to stack them (already in place).

Thank you for your input! You're obviously one of the bright minds here!
 
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