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Aero wheel cap kit question

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by KL670, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. KL670

    KL670 Member

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    For those of you who have purchased the aero wheel kit, is the center cap the same as the one on the original aero wheel? If so, is it possible to just take it off of the actual aero wheel and just slap on a few black plastic lug nut covers? I’m not sure I’m patient enough to wait months for a kit.
     
  2. robaross

    robaross P4550

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    No, the center cap on the aero wheel is not removable.
     
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  3. Francis_Beland

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    Maybe I was lucky but I ordered it last Monday and received it last Friday. I'm in Canada but this was shipped from San Jose so maybe you can receive it sooner.
     
  4. TexasTeslaRacing

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    Looks nice when installed. If I ever need to remove the center caps without taking off the wheels, it will be tricky.
     
  5. akidesir

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    Use a suction cup, or make a ball from duct tape and you should be able to take out the center cap.
     
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  6. AZatul

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    I ordered last week and got it within 5 days. The inventory backlog seems to be over.
     
  7. eSpiritIV

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    Do you have to remove the cap and lug covers before putting the aero covers back on when going on a road trip?
     
  8. dimsumx

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    Just the center cap. Lugs can stay.
     
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  9. noicepls

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    cap: yes
    lug covers: no
     
  10. Robert2on

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  11. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    I would cancel and get another one. There are a bunch of them on Amazon and other vendors will ship them faster than one from China.

    This is the one I got and they delivered it within a few days of my order.
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015T58AUW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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  12. WileyTheMan

    WileyTheMan Peanut Gallery Member

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    You can just pop the cap out with a screwdriver or some other flat blade. It's not tricky at all.
     
  13. CuriousM3

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    Same here , was thinking it will be a while after ordering last week, it came today
     
  14. Tony_YYZ

    Tony_YYZ Active Member

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    Works like a charm.

    743120A1-0D9B-4A20-A8C4-F3E359D24B4A.jpeg
     
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  15. superh0

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    Did you order it online? I checked the online shop and it says 8 weeks minimum.
     
  16. CuriousM3

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    Online , it said 8 weeks too but came in a week
     
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  17. jruiz510

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    Does the model 3 cap kit also work for the Model S wheels?
     
  18. Reeler

    Reeler 8th Year of Pure EV

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    Will Model S center caps fit a Model 3?
     
  19. Joby619

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    1FEC631F-39DC-42D6-B6CE-76DDEA39607F.jpeg They almost fit the 19” rims
     
  20. Reeler

    Reeler 8th Year of Pure EV

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    Looks like they stick out a couple millimeters, but will they fall off?
     

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