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

playoutside

Member
Dec 22, 2015
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238
Seattle, WA
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:
 

ebmcs03

Active Member
Dec 22, 2017
2,186
1,130
So Cal
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?
 

PapaSlabes

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Apr 7, 2017
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14
Milford, MA
Actually . . .
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playoutside

Member
Dec 22, 2015
442
238
Seattle, WA
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.
You can buy color matched spray paint and paint the lug nut covers to match. I may try that when the weather gets warmer.
 
Oct 12, 2016
1,086
962
MD
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
 

sooner

Member
Aug 19, 2016
222
225
Ohio
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...)
 

insaneoctane

Active Member
Apr 6, 2016
3,723
8,627
Southern California
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.
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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