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Model 3 aftermarket rims

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by pawelf, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. pawelf

    pawelf New Member

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    I am planning to put new Touren TR65 rims with NOKIAN R2 winter tires.
    One issue that came up after I got the rims is that Model 3 wheel hubs have a mounting screw protruding from the hub assembly.
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    Tesla stock rims have depressions that can accommodate this protrusion. Unfortunately TOURE rims like most aftermarket rims don’t.

    So the question is: can this mounting screw be removed to allow the installation of the aftermarket rims?


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  3. Msjulie

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    Often the main purpose for a fastener like that is to hold the rotor to the hub (for alignment not strength) - the rim w/lugs will do that as long as you get it flush, and evenly torqued
     
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    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    That's only a concern for the Performance model. OP's pic shows a non-P.
     
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  6. Xenoilphobe

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    you have three options:

    remove the screw
    grind it down and leave a "dowel pin"
    drill a recessed area in the new wheel.

    Or get a custom made wheel for the 3 like the TST or Titan7's
     
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    Typically the screw is there to align the rotors during manufacturing, however with regen braking, I'm wondering if it does matter so it doesn't shift and touch one side of the pads. The flange might work around the issue as it extends past the screw.
     
  8. Msjulie

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    If the rotor is moving then I'd submit it's not properly secured with the lug nuts/wheel...
     
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  9. ftlum

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    I can’t rewatch the video at the moment but I think this guy is pointing to that screw at the 23 minuet mark.
     
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  11. timk225

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    In regards to the above video - this must be this guys first time working with different tires. The measurements aren't complicated, it is simple math. At 12:45, the aspect ratio is a percentage of the tread width. Not that hard to understand, at least not for me.
     

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