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Grey Sport Wheels Spotted on M3Ps on Car Carrier – An Option Soon?

FutureShock

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Aug 30, 2017
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Hi all, I live in the Silicon Valley, not far from Fremont. I can report that Tesla does this thing where they park car carriers full of Teslas in a big East Bay shopping center's parking lot (I frequent a restaurant in this shopping center).

I don't know why they do this, but I've seen them do this for months now at the same shopping center lot, which is only a few miles from their factory.

Last night, I saw some more Tesla car carriers there, and lo and behold, one of them had a lot of M3Ps on it, wearing 20" Sport Wheels... but in grey! They were all on black and grey M3Ps, and matched them very well, I have to say.

Aside from the color, they looked exactly like the current 20" Sport Wheels, no differences at all in shape. Thought about taking a pic, but it was night, and my phone frankly takes very crap shots in low light.

So, apologies if this was already known thing, but it's the first I'd ever heard (and seen!) of it. Just wanted to report it in case anyone was holding out for the option, as absent some kind of weird head-fake, it does appear to be coming sometime in the fairly near future (and does look good!).

Cheers.
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rtshefe

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I saw them on a facebook post yesterday in the model 3 group..looks like they are for a european shipment..I really hope they are going to be on the upcoming batch for US orders..I haver a m3p on order and id love those wheels :)
 

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FutureShock

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Aug 30, 2017
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I saw them on a facebook post yesterday in the model 3 group..looks like they are for a european shipment..I really hope they are going to be on the upcoming batch for US orders..I haver a m3p on order and id love those wheels :)

Looks like I don't have to take pics now. Nice catch!

Will say though that they look considerably nicer paired with black or grey M3Ps than the other available car colors.

IMHO, of course. ;)

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GTIceman

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These were shown when they unveiling the configuration for China I believe. I wish they existed for US orders. Until then, I think I will powder coat.

Nice spot though!
 

jonquiljo

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Look nice! Well, not an option on US order site. These are clearly going overseas (license plate frames). Does Europe have the option?

Perhaps use a VPN to Europe and look at the UK Tesla web page?
 

FutureShock

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Aug 30, 2017
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Look nice! Well, not an option on US order site. These are clearly going overseas (license plate frames). Does Europe have the option?

Perhaps use a VPN to Europe and look at the UK Tesla web page?
Don’t have to use a VPN, the Tesla site lets you change your location and ‘shop’ in other nations’ Tesla stores.

Looking around at many (not all- there’s so many!) of the other countries, the only new wheel option that seems to be showing up currently are the new aero wheels, and only for China and Taiwan.

But, I’m sure that’ll change in the weeks to come. Those dark grey Sport wheels are going somewhere. :cool:
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FutureShock

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Aug 30, 2017
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Aaand... the default wheels for the US M3P are now gray.

You’re welcome. ;)

It’s kinda bad in a way though... no silver wheel option now. Silver wheels did go better with some car colors.
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iaaaaan

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I ordered to 10/3 still waiting on vin but my order changed to 20’’ Gray Performance Wheels! My price also increased 1k on the car though...
 

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SupraDude

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I love the grey especially on the white, I may have sprung the extra 5k to get a car with the pup instead of my p3d- had this been available a couple of months ago.
 

Mr X

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Don't see what the excitement is about


They are just the color grey. Anyone can get silver rims painted grey or black or any color and you can definitely afford spending $250 to paint them on a $40,000+ car lol
 
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diggity

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Don't see what the excitement is about


They are just the color grey. Anyone can get silver rims painted grey or black or any color and you can definitely afford spending $250 to paint them on a $40,000+ car lol

Gonna cost more than $250. In the Bay Area here to get a good powder coat (say from OC Detailing who was less expensive than many shops), prepare to spend $800 on up.
 

FutureShock

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Aug 30, 2017
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Gonna cost more than $250. In the Bay Area here to get a good powder coat (say from OC Detailing who was less expensive than many shops), prepare to spend $800 on up.

Ouch. Knew it was more expensive than the $250 some other dude quoted, but didn’t know it was that expensive.

Yeesh. :oops:
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