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18in Model 3 Performance wheel options for track use?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by cOoTeR, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. cOoTeR

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    I've searched and only been able to find wheel and tire threads with multiple posts arguing about tires making it hard to get a grasp on the wheel options.

    I'm looking to buy a set of wheels for my Model 3 Performance for track use. The 18s seem to have more tire options so I'm leaning towards the 18x9.5 size. These wheels will basically be used only on the track so I don't care how they look since they will likely get beat up anyways. Lighter weight and lower price are preferred and I would prefer to not have to run a spacer. I like the Tsports but those seem too nice and pricey for track only use.

    What suggestions do you all have for wheels? I'm located in the US southwest.
     
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    Konig’s, Apex Ec-7, fastwheels FC04,FC08. All are inexpensive flow formed lightweight about 20lbs in 18x9.5
     
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    Real happy with my Konig Hypergrams in 18x9.5. Hard to beat the price and weight.
     
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    @mcbarnet007 was testing some 18's at the track one day...i remember they fit but can't remember what they were :p
     
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  7. cOoTeR

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    That's what I'm leaning towards now. Do they got without adapters/ spacers? What size tire are you running on those?
     
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    #8 destructure00, Dec 31, 2019
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    The hub bore is larger than the lip on the P3D hub. You can run them lug centric with no adapters or anything. If you want them hub centric you'd have to get a hub ring that works with the lip. I have thicker RB rotors that cover the lip and then run a standard aluminum hub ring.

    For track I have Hankook Ventus RS4 in 265/40-18.

    Rear caliper clearance
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    Stock PS4S/20" wheel weight
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    Hankook/Konig weight
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    Stock/track tire side x side
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    265 front clearance
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    I've been happy with my APEX EC-7's. APEX also lets you buy replacement wheels for 50% off if you damage one.
     
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    I've been running all my wheels without hub centric adapter and no issues off or on track. Just make sure you tighten the nuts in star pattern when the wheels are off the ground. You can do the final torque on the ground.
     
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    Glad you said this! I was telling someone else about running wheels lug centric and they swore it would cause problems...there are plenty of other cars out there that are lug centric too, I didn't understand what the problems was.
     

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