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Any regrets on 20" All Terrain tires for suburban parents not off-roading?

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Hi All - I’m an early reservation holder and wondering if I should accelerate delivery by considering the all terrains in the shop. There seem to be a number of them in black, white and silver, even a couple grey. Any owners living in not super snowy areas doing almost entirely road driving regret getting the 20 all terrain? I understand the tires can be swapped also for all seasons. I do love the look of the 20, but not sure I want to deal with increased road noise, decreased range and more $ when I mainly drive around town with the occasional road trip. For me, Off road obstacle would be driving over a baseball bat in my driveway. Thanks in advance
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They're awesome on-road and off-road and the ride is super smoothe. I don't think you'll have any regrets.
 

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we live in PA and the roads are crap. I've bent a rim on our model 3 on a pothole on a major road in suburbia. We went with the 20's because having more sidewall and a forged rim on a 7k pound vehicle is only a good thing.
 

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Like the others said the ride is great with the 20s. I had the 22s and the ride is way harsher. Added bonus if you find yourself in a situation where you need to drive off-road in an emergency you will be good to go. I would consider driving off-road some time even if it is a forest service road or something easy it is a lot of fun maybe you will find a new hobby.
 

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No regrets. The 20's have the most options for tires right now, so you can either instantly switch the tires for something more road worthy, or you can wear out the Pirellis it comes with and then switch to something else. Either way, you wont be disappointed in the 20s.
 

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If I wasn’t planning on doing any off road I’d wait for 21” wheels. You will save a lot of money and you will have much better efficiency/range. I agree with others that the AT 20” are great on and off road, but it doesn't really make sense if you don’t need it.
 

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I was in the same boat, and it was actually my wife and kids who insisted I get the 20” AT darks after they saw a picture! I’m sure they are louder than the 21” A/S but the sound deadening in the Rivian is pretty good and I don’t find the truck much louder than other vehicles from inside. Wind noise is more noticeable than tire noise.

The 20” wheels are forged vs. the cast 21” wheels, so if you really hate the AT tires you can swap them for A/S and end up better off anyway.
 

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If anyone has driven both, is the ride slightly bumpier or smoother in general road driving in the all terrain?
 

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I debated the 20s vs 21s for a long time, ultimately going with 20s for a few reasons: There are so many more tire options for the 20s than 21s; @Riviot and others have had great efficiency results with switching to AS3. The 20 is a stronger wheel being forged. I took delivery a year ago and the three peak snow rating of the 20s made me feel more comfortable using them for ski trips and mountain passes (I thought they did pretty well, especially after the snow mode update). Lastly, I think they fit the truck appearance better. I had to wait a bit longer to get a truck with 20s, but am ultimately glad I did.
 

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If road noise bothers you, take the 21s and spend the money on the RUS. Then sell the 21s IMMEDIATELY as nearly new and spend money on aftermarket 20s with AS.
 

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If anyone has driven both, is the ride slightly bumpier or smoother in general road driving in the all terrain?
I/we have a T with 20s and and S with 21s. I can't tell the difference, road noise, smoothness, etc but I am not the most discerning of drivers.

I will say I am regretting getting the 21s. I hate not having options and you can find and put lower rolling resistance tires on the 20s if you absolutely need/want that where with the 21s if you need anything else but crappy Pirellis you are out of luck.
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