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Grey wheels question -- noticed new plastic lugnut covers instead of painted lugnuts

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Musterion, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Musterion

    Musterion 18h 03m 37s −24° 23′ 12″

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    #1 Musterion, Sep 3, 2013
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    Grey wheels question - CONFIRMED new plastic lugnut covers instead of painted lugnuts

    I was looking in detail at some new Model S cars with grey wheels as I am planning a 19" powder coat, and noticed that some new cars with the 21" grey wheels now have plastic matte grey/black covers (shaped like a bigger nut) press fit over the standard chrome lugnuts which normally come with silver wheels. Other cars I found have proper lugnuts painted a gloss dark grey to match the wheels. What do others have? (If anyone interested I can try to remember to take a photo next time).

    Also could someone please tell me if I can interchange the lugnuts and center caps between 19" and 21" wheels?
     
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    Musterion 18h 03m 37s −24° 23′ 12″

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    Update: I confirmed today at Menlo Park service center that new cars with grey wheels will be shipped with standard chrome lugnuts covered with the press-fit plastic black caps. No more nice grey matching lugnuts if that's your thing. I bought their last stock of 20 painted lugnuts for my project...
     

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