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Aero wheel hubcaps replaced with center caps and black lug nut covers

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by playoutside, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. playoutside

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    I took delivery of my Model 3 two months ago and ordered a set of gray center caps and black lug nut covers. I just picked them up and I'm very pleased with the results of the upgrade. It only took one minute to make the change.

    This upgrade is apparently so popular that Tesla has increased the price of the center caps from $4 to $15 each and lug nut covers from $0.40 to $1 each. So much for the service not being a profit center ;)

    Here's a video of the install:
     
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  2. ebmcs03

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    Wait so. That’s $60 for caps and like $20 for lug covers? $80???? If we want to buy it at the local service center?
     
  3. PapaSlabes

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    Actually . . .
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  4. ebmcs03

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    $50 online but $80 if bought separately in store?
     
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  5. playoutside

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    Looks like they got me good! They also didn't have/include the lug nut cover puller.
     
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  6. Tony_YYZ

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    And up until last week, this cost $35.
     
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  7. ebmcs03

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    Ouch. Talk about raising money. Taking advantage when they can.
     
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    Unable to see the difference while I'am driving, saved my self $50
     
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  10. Austindude

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    So I wasn't crazy about the look of the press on black caps so I installed some chrome lug nuts instead. Wish the wheels were chrome so eventually I may replace them. The picture shows what I did.
     

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  11. BillO

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    I was thinking about getting mine chromed. Though my Model 3 is in the distant future, having reserved on 4/7...
     
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    May be a dumb question, but do you have to remove the center cap and lug nut covers to put the aero cover back on?
     
  13. fr100

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    You have the take off the center cap because the Aero wheel has it's own that snaps in the same place. The lug nut covers can stay on.
     
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  14. playoutside

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    You can buy color matched spray paint and paint the lug nut covers to match. I may try that when the weather gets warmer.
     
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    How easily can that be removed?
     
  16. playoutside

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    Very easily when the wheel is off the car. Tricky, but doable when the wheel is mounted.
     
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    Like others here, I use a suction cup bought off Amazon - works well to extract the hub cover whilst the wheel is attached to the car
     
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    Since I have ordered these with no car to put them on, I am not sure what to do with them when they arrive (likely before the car does...)
     
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    Link?
     
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  20. insaneoctane

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    Can you provide a photo that shows your chrome lugs in the context of the whole car? I'd like to evaluate how the chrome lugs play with the rest of the car.....Thanks!
     

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