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After market wheels and lugnuts question.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Dan60D, Sep 9, 2017.

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  1. Dan60D

    Dan60D Member

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    Can I use stock lug nuts for after market wheels?

    I tried using the bolts set from Vorsteiner because it says it's specifically for :BMW, Tesla.

    For some reason my mechanic said I can only use the lug nuts on MS.

    Vorsteiner Spline Wheel Bolts Set (14x1.25)
     
  2. finiteyoda

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    You'll likely need new lug nuts (emphasis on nuts, what you have are wheel bolts, which aren't compatible with the Tesla). The OEM lug nuts are conical, but have a large shoulder, meaning they're too wide to fit in the openings on most after market wheels. Look for a bulge conical / tapered type nut, that are right length for your wheels, can be torqued to 130 ft/lb, and you should be good to go.
     
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    Anyone share BLACK aftermarket lugnuts that are compatible with OEM 19s?
    Can be torqued to the factory spec etc

    Thank you!
     
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    #4 S3XYBack, Dec 30, 2017
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    answering my own question for newbie owner like me. I see people going with gorilla lug nuts.

    Gorilla Lug Nuts for Tesla Model S

    now to find who selling for best price...


    UPDATE:
    maybe not...
    WARNING: Gorilla Wheel Locks...

    and it sounds like oem lugs are garbage too based on some threads... Man this is an interesting car lol
     

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