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How do you update the wheels displayed in the car and app?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TurnFast, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. TurnFast

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    I’m thinking about ordering with the areos and upgrading the tires later. What is the process for updating the look of the tires on the virtual car in your app and in car display?
     
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    None. The only time I've heard of the "car" updating is if you get different wheels installed through Tesla. Otherwise, whatever you took delivery of is what you'll see.
     
  3. derekmw

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    But once I do my 'convertible' top conversion, slam it, and add 24" bling bling wheels, I want the display to reflect this correctly...
     
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    Tesla has to do this for you at a service center.
     
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    Would be nice if they were willing to let me send them a customized picture to use.
     
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    Not just the wheels, but things like chrome delete, custom wrap colors, interior colors, too? Hell, replace it with a Falcon heavy.
     
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    Is this your biggest problem? :rolleyes:
     
  8. TurnFast

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    Yes, I lead a blessed life.
    So sounds like people have gotten the graphic changed by talking to their SC, good to know it’s possible to be changed.

    I suppose when I eventually get around to doing this conversion I can just tape a picture of my bitch’n car over the center display as a constant reminder of how bad ass my car looks.
     
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    They'll only change it to a different TESLA product (i.e. you move from Aeros to 20s), just trying to help you know what to expect. (they're not gonna match your vinyl wrap, tint, chrome delete, lowering springs, etc etc etc)
     
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    Am I misremembering that the old MCU was hacked to the point that a way was figured out to specify an RGB colour for the vehicle? But the MCU 2.0 that's used in the Model 3 hasn't been rooted yet, right?
     
  11. gaswalla

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    correct: ask to have your car's avatar changed. It can be changed to any of the OEM wheels. If you're nice to the mobile service tech or service adviser, they'll be happy to make you happy
     
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    Anyone know if you can get naked aeros (with caps of course).
     
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    Well, yea, the old one could be hacked. But wasn't it the guy who basically hacked the whole car anyway? He had a Yellow S, IIRC.

    I don't think I've heard of a 3 being hacked yet.
     
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    #14 ℬête Noire, Jul 26, 2018
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    That sounds like my memory. It required root access.

    I'm a little surprised nobody has gotten to root in the MCU2, yet. Not as much in the Model 3, as it lacks a web browser (a typical source of required vulnerably) but AFAIK nobody [that's talking] has gotten in on the Model S/X. I guess it's only been 4 months or so on the S/X, Tesla seems serious about keeping it fairly tight for security reasons.
     
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    That's what I want.
     
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    This is why I keep it stock, to avoid first world problems.
     
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    Sorry, I had assumed most of my post would be taken with a grain of salt when I started saying things like chrome delete and vinyl wrap ;-) I was joking.

    I am curious though... i wonder if they could mix and match OEM Tesla Product images. For instance, Black Model S Aero wheels on a Model 3
     
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    If they'd fit, shouldn't be a problem.
     

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