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18" Wheel Look Options

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by GregRF, Jul 8, 2018.

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How are you configuring your 18" Wheels?

  1. Aero Cover

    38.9%
  2. Aero Cover Modified (wrapped, plastidip,etc.)

    5.6%
  3. Grey Center Cap and Black Lug Nut Covers (standard kit)

    50.0%
  4. Grey Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nut Covers

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  5. Silver Center Cap and Black Lug Nut Covers

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  6. Silver Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nut Covers

    0 vote(s)
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  7. Grey Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nuts

    5.6%
  8. Silver Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nuts

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Other (please share below!)

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  1. GregRF

    GregRF Squirrel Power

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    In my quest for getting the right look of the 18" wheels on my blue 3 I have acquired most available options for different looks so I decided to do a quick photo shoot to compare.

    Standard Aero
    aero.jpg
    Grey Center Cap and Black Lug Nut Covers
    (sorry for the different angle than the rest, my phone decides not to save some pics)
    grey_black.jpg
    Grey Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nut Covers
    (covers from EVTuning and are a bit taller than Tesla OEM)
    grey_chrome.jpg
    Silver Center Cap and Black Lug Nut Covers
    silver_black.jpg
    Silver Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nut Covers
    silver_chrome.jpg
    Grey Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nuts
    (Lug nuts are Gorilla 61148CH and $13 for 40)
    grey_lugs.jpg
    Silver Center Cap and Chrome Lug Nuts
    silver_lugs.jpg

    If you have your wheels looking good please share your photos!
     
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  2. GregRF

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    Some additional shots and info I gathered during my shoot:
    center_caps.jpg lug_compare.jpg weight_std_black.jpg weight_lugs.jpg
     
  3. GregRF

    GregRF Squirrel Power

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    Personally I'm going with the chrome acorn lug nuts. They don't photograph as well as they look in person. The shape looks a bit odd in pictures, but in person the many different curves and facets make them catch the light and look a bit more brilliant. With the blue car I really want to bring a bit more chrome look to the wheels to match with the chrome of the car and decrease the darkness of the wheel/tires. So that option I'm happy with.

    Right now the car sits with one half with grey center caps and the other side silver, still trying to decide. I'm leaning toward the grey center caps, but would like to see the silver caps with the Tesla Emblem filled in with a grey sticker.
     

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