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Need advice: Grey P3D- wheels and tires

Jdizzlep3d

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Feb 11, 2021
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Santa Fe, NM
Looking for some advice. My knowledge of cars, wheels, tires, etc. is not deep. I have a grey 2019 P3D- (Performance Model 3 with non-performance trim) with the original 18” wheels and tires. The tread on the tires is getting low and I’d like to upgrade the look of my wheels to something sportier. I’m open to pretty much anything, but I would like tires/rims that aren’t so easily curbed. I’ve managed to chew up the original wheels rather badly and I’ve never had that problem before. Ideally, I’d like to get all-season tires since I live in a snowy climate and want to keep things simple. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated!
 

showbbq

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Jan 8, 2021
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Maybe practice pulling into a few parking spots and check to see where the wheels end up and how close they are to the lines. Not being sarcastic either. You can roll down your window and stick your head out to see without getting out of the car. People like to blame the car. o_O

There are also rim protector products if you wanna go that route. Also some tires have more lip protection despite being the same width as stock. In any case your new wheels are probably gonna get chewed up if you don't do one of the two things above.
 

Jdizzlep3d

New Member
Feb 11, 2021
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Santa Fe, NM
Not blaming the car at all. And, I am aware of the rim protector products available. Just looking for some specific recommendations that are (a) sportier than the 18” Aeros that would look good on a grey Model 3 and (b) tires that afford a bit more lip protection, wear well, and drive well.
 

Bigtuna00

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Jun 12, 2019
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There are literally thousands of wheel designs out there and whether or not they look sportier is completely subjective :p Check out Signature's gallery for a lot of Tesla-specific shots (or just do a Google image search).

Keep in mind that most wheel designs are copies of high-end wheels, so if you see something you like from one vendor, but you think it's too expensive, you can probably find the same design from another vendor. Naturally you get what you pay for, the cheaper wheel will be heavier and not as strong in most cases.

For all-season tires I like the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 a lot. It's a light tire with good dry performance. I can't vouch for snow performance personally as I don't have any snow to drive on. But there are many options there too, just check the reviews. Also keep in mind major brand all-season tires include a warranty whereas "performance" tires usually don't, Michelin being the exception. Off-brand tires will have no warranty (this is why they're cheaper, and often made by the same company). Whether or not this is important is up for debate, I've never had a tire warranty actually pay off in my 46 years :p
 
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TwoK4drSi

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There are literally thousands of wheel designs out there and whether or not they look sportier is completely subjective :p Check out Signature's gallery for a lot of Tesla-specific shots (or just do a Google image search).

Keep in mind that most wheel designs are copies of high-end wheels, so if you see something you like from one vendor, but you think it's too expensive, you can probably find the same design from another vendor. Naturally you get what you pay for, the cheaper wheel will be heavier and not as strong in most cases.

For all-season tires I like the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 a lot. It's a light tire with good dry performance. I can't vouch for snow performance personally as I don't have any snow to drive on. But there are many options there too, just check the reviews. Also keep in mind major brand all-season tires include a warranty whereas "performance" tires usually don't, Michelin being the exception. Off-brand tires will have no warranty (this is why their cheaper, and often made by the same company). Whether or not this is important is up for debate, I've never had a tire warranty actually pay off in my 46 years :p
I second signature wheels. Best fitting and true weight wheels out there. People have bought the copies and the quality and finish is subpar. This is a weight of a complete 20” sv104 wheel. DM @SignatureSales if you’re interested in a set.
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