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My 3 and I are new here - Hello

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by RBiii, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. RBiii

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    Picked up my 3 in April and we've been in love ever since! He's my daily driver, and my best friend. Here are a few photos from this past weekend, and down at the bottom are some details about my aftermarket items.

    -RBiii


    IMG_9747.jpg IMG_9751.jpg IMG_0277.jpeg



    EXTERIOR
    INTERIOR
     
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  2. ba2002

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    Very nice.

    What do you think of that RPM spoiler? Fitment? Saw some people complaining of the edges not seating well.

    What is the weight of those wheels?
     
  3. RBiii

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    Thanks, my dude.

    The spoiler fits seamlessly. I was very careful and took my time mounting it with painters tape as my markers. I don't know anyone who's had fitment issues, but I'd imagine it's due to a rushed install (maybe they're overly excited?). My buddy has an S, he saw my spoiler and ordered on for himself - I helped him mount his and his was also seamless.

    I honestly don't know the weight of these wheels - definitely heavier than the stock wheels. I can feel the wheel's additional rolling-weight compared to stock wheels, but that doesn't bother me. The additional weight doesn't make a difference to me because it's not like I race my 3 on a daily basis (I'll put on my stock wheels if I do a track day) and I get to charge for free at work (so I'm not worried about range optimization)
     
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    niice, this is the most aggressive offset fitment thus far :)
    are you sure the rears are 10.5 +18? looking at online calculators and it blew up, says it should be sticking out almost 2 inches over stock, are the rears cambered at -2?
     
  5. RBiii

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    Don't trust everything you see online!!! ;)

    I purchased the wheels used so I can't be 100.00% certain the rear offset is actually is +18, but I have a report from the shop who installed my lowering springs - they measured all angles/degrees and gave me a detailed spec sheet. I'll take a look at this sheet when I get home from work today and reply back.
     
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    Wow that is one beautiful looking ride!
     
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    nice! welcome to the forums :cool:
     
  8. RBiii

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    I say the same thing every time I wake him up in the morning
     
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    appreciate it - thanks!
     
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    nice car and excellent photography.
     
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    Well done! Thanks for uploading your photos and including your options. I'm lamenting the need for the HOV stickers. Necessary evil in CA but still...
     
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    Did you cover the body in Xpel, or just the front end?
     
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    Very nice! Is that Solid Black? Do you find it pretty manageable with the PPF on?
     
  14. JGard

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    Looks great. Now you've given me new wheels to check out for my own whenever it gets delivered
     
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    Looks great. 265 wide tires on the front? This is the first I have seen that wide. With the springs lowered, isnt the tire making any contact with the the fender/body especially when making turns? I'm planning to go with 245 (front) and 285 (rear) width. It ofcouse depends on the tires and the fitment.
     
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    265 is way to wide for a 8.5" width wheel in the front. If that was correct the tire would be bulging out but since its not I suspect the wheel is probably 9.5" in the front especially with that offset.
    Rim & Tire Size Calculator. Custom Offsets
     
  17. RBiii

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    Thanks!
     
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    Yes, It's the factory black. It's high maintenance, but it's worth it in my opinion. I have PPF on the front half of the car (and under each carpool sticker, so I can easily remove them). I wash every ~2 weeks and wax every ~4 weeks. The wash/wax cost adds up if you pay to get it done professionally, & it's time consuming to DIY wash/wax... but to me, both options are well worth it given there aren't too many black 3's on the road (compared to white, silver, grey, etc).
     
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    I did the front half and the side view mirrors.
     
  20. RBiii

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    As my daily driver, in the Bay Area, these stickers are a life saver!! Sure, it'd be nice to not have 4 f**king stickers, but it's totally worth it as it cuts my commute time by more than 1/2.

    Btw, I put PPF behind each of the carpools stickers for the sole purpose of easy removal (no residue left behind.
     

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