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I'd love the extra range, but am still digging the dark 20" wheels with the factory AT tires. They look great, and I don't notice the noise. In the words of Billy Crystal imitating Fernando Lamas, "It's not how you feel it's how you look, and darling, the 20s look marvelous."
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Quick update: I secured an R1S from the shop in midnight with ocean coast interior and the 20 inch all terrain dark wheels. It came with the underbody shield at a charge, which I didn’t really care for but figured it evens out since the ocean coast is included at that price. Thanks to all for your advice! Much appreciated.
 

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Quick update: I secured an R1S from the shop in midnight with ocean coast interior and the 20 inch all terrain dark wheels. It came with the underbody shield at a charge, which I didn’t really care for but figured it evens out since the ocean coast is included at that price. Thanks to all for your advice! Much appreciated.
Congratulations! You're gonna love it!
 

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This thread is discriminatory towards childless Rivian owners with ATs who also have opinions:stop:
 

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I got the 21's. I do not want the 20" ATs but I'm probably going to switch to those anyhow. Why? Because I have 16K miles on my truck and I need new tires. The 21's wear terribly and cost a fortune. There are way more non Pirelli options in 20" than the 0 that are available for the 21's. Although I am hearing Michelin defender is coming out with a 21" tire that will fit the Rivian.

If that's the case, I'm still waiting to get some confirmation, I will just get those tires instead of new rims too.
Following this closely. I have 28K miles on my 20” AT tires, although I have a good 30-40% tread left, The road noise is becoming an issue. I have a full size spare so id likely just grab three new tires in the next 10K miles, but after that I am hopeful some smoother riding tires will be available.

Problem is, even though there are plenty of tires for the 20” rims, there are almost zero that will meet the Weight load and speed rating and most tire shops will not install.

I will say, I think the key to extending tire life is to make sure you are running at the recommended 48 psi. Ive heard many people posting about under 20K miles. Based on my usage, i cannot see how this is happening.
 

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Following this closely. I have 28K miles on my 20” AT tires, although I have a good 30-40% tread left, The road noise is becoming an issue. I have a full size spare so id likely just grab three new tires in the next 10K miles, but after that I am hopeful some smoother riding tires will be available.

Problem is, even though there are plenty of tires for the 20” rims, there are almost zero that will meet the Weight load and speed rating and most tire shops will not install.

I will say, I think the key to extending tire life is to make sure you are running at the recommended 48 psi. Ive heard many people posting about under 20K miles. Based on my usage, i cannot see how this is happening.
Its happening because we have a different tire than you do. The 21's wear terribly and that seems to be the consensus on it. I don't find it at all suspicious that the by far worst wearing tire is also the one in the size with no other options. I'm sure that's just a coincidence and not a deliberate attempt by Pirelli to soak the end user.
 

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I debated the same thing before taking delivery and I wish I had stuck with the 20". They are definitely more comfortable to ride on, they give a softer ride than 21s. I'm assuming most of the "first rides" are done with 20's because of this? I've got almost 30,000 miles on my 21" wheels and I'm going to have to get new rubber before the winter. I'm trying to decide whether I change to the 20" now but the extra $4k is holding me back. Most of my driving is done on pavement but we get snow in the mountains (Seattle area) that would make the 20s a better choice.

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I have decided to stick with the 20s. If i feel it necessary, ill get some all seasons or worst case, sell the all terrains when they run their course and get the 22 inch sport brights - seems to be an easy enough thing to do with people looking for those wheels. Looking forward to driving the 20s and experiencing them!
 

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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
Love the 20's. Originally went with the 21's for the milage and ride... but the 20's just look so much better. Plus, i do a fair amount of off roading. You will lose about 15% in battery economy ..
 

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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
The 20” ATs are great. More comfy on the road than the stiffer 21s or rock hard 22s
 

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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.
Agree with this comment. I got the 20’s as I plan to drive in snow. 20’s give the most choices down the road and road noise is not bad. Mileage is ok too.
 

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I’m in NY Long Island and don’t have an R1S yet but hopefully soon. I don’t do off road driving, all pavement. We get some snow but the roads are cleared pretty fast, even with heavy accumulations. The last two seasons have been warm with little or no snow. I’m on the fence with ATs. I like how they fill the wheel wells but on the fence with the look. I like the black and bright 22s. What would others do?
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