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18" Aero Wheels now available for Model 3 Performance AWD

MP3Mike

Well-Known Member
Feb 1, 2016
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Oregon
With the price drop today I see that you can now request 18" Aero wheels on your P3D:

18 inch On Request.png


I wonder if the wheels have been redesigned to fit the larger brake calipers, or if the calipers have been shrunk...
 

phantasms

Supporting Member
Jan 30, 2019
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8,511
Westchester, NY
It costs $1500 on the AWD to go from 18 to 19. If they drop the price that amount it would be awesome. P with 18s is the way to go in my opinion.

Why the price drop do we think?
 

MP3Mike

Well-Known Member
Feb 1, 2016
15,538
33,987
Oregon
Does anyone know how much price will drop if you select the 18" Aero?

My guess is not at all. They already drop the price by almost $5k. (Unless you wanted blank in which case they only dropped it about $4k.) If you wanted pearl white they dropped it even more.
 

John S.

Member
Mar 31, 2016
32
22
Sacramento
If they don’t price adjust for the 18s, then wouldn’t we just take delivery of the 20s and sell them aftermarket? I know the 20s are a bit brittle, but they must have some market value. The tires alone are worth nearly $1k.
 

SD_Engnr

Active Member
Mar 24, 2016
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1,491
San Diego
I also had an online chat with a Tesla rep:

T: From my understanding, you are looking to know whether the performance brakes and carbon fiber spoiler will still be included if you opted for the Aero Wheels?

Me: Yes, correct.

T: Got it.

Me: In the past they were not, because the aero wheels do not fit the performance brakes

T: Allow me to check on that for you.

3 minutes later...

T: I checked on this for you.
T: The Aero wheels will not come with performance brakes.The vehicle pricing will also stay the same, regardless of the wheels.
T: I'd recommend to stay with the Performance wheels unless you are looking for more efficiency.

Me: Ah, ok. So, the best bet/value is to stick with the "full performance package"

T: Yes, that's what I'd go for, honestly!

Me: I currently have one, and agree. I'm just thinking of our next car, and whether or not it was possible to get one with Aero's for road trips...

T
: Got it.
T: Yes, you may be able to do that.
T: I'd work with your local service center on that.
T: I'm with the sales team and I best assist with pre-order sales!
T: Please reach out to your service center who may have more details on getting Aero wheels for your Performance Model 3.
T: Thank you for being a loyal and valued Tesla [email protected]!
T: Sorry for that typing mistake, got really excited there!
 

phantasms

Supporting Member
Jan 30, 2019
1,469
8,511
Westchester, NY
The above is fascinating.

So you can essentially get a P3+ or P3- now but they’re both the same price. Uhhh wow. lol. Wasn’t that a $5k difference back in the day?

Maybe they’ll lower the P3- a bit more and give us AWD folks what we crave!!! lol
 

SoCalLawyer

Member
Aug 24, 2016
167
105
So Cal
Funny how Tesla is denying they exist yet our Facebook group - TeslaShowroomDeals helped at least 30 people get into one yesterday.

Just sad you can’t find and order it directly. Pm if you need a contact.
 

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