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Is "Liquid Metal" a legitimate wheel manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Colgate2004, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. TomB985

    TomB985 Member

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    Just wanted to say thanks for the informative post and photos!

    Much of this is basic knowledge for those of us who’ve been wrenching awhile, but it’s guaranteed to help a lot of people we haven’t done this much before. I especially like your note about low ground clearance and jack compatibility.
     
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  2. The Swede

    The Swede New Member

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    Helpful post.

    I bought a set of 17” Liquid Metal Shift rims with Ice-X rubber. Purchased them from a non Performance M3 owner who barely used them as he returned it to Tesla due to Apt landlord charging limits.

    Anyhow, the rims did not come with hub centering rings.

    I purchased a set of 70.1-73.1 hub rings and my tire shop put them on, but said not a good solution because of that lip (67.1-73.1 are a no go). He said the “barely fit”.

    So, his machine ship is going to custom make them.

    Does Discount Tire install these on performance 3’s without a hub centering ring? I spoke with one shop in my area and they were more than happy to do it w/o them.

    My guy said that this is not a good idea (a guy who has been in biz for decades and works on very high end cars.
     
  3. The Swede

    The Swede New Member

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    Edit: they are 18” rims !




     
  4. MRGEDU

    MRGEDU Member

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    Discount Tire will ship you the correct ring, did you call them?
     
  5. The Swede

    The Swede New Member

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    yes, I went into a shop near me. They seemed confused, but ordered a set. Never called me back. When I swap on the winter rims next season, I’ll call another location that is more competent. Thanks
     

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