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SamDean

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Feb 4, 2019
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Kansas City
I am not going to one of the model specific boards because I feel that the marketplace has a more eclectic understanding of Tesla bits and pieces.

I am going to pick up a set of Winter wheels/tires for my MX next week. If I take my wifes M3 it will save me about an hour round trip as I am able to skip one charging stop each way.

The question: Will 4 MX wheels w/ tires fit in an M3 with the seats down?

Thanks in advance.
 

UCF3

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Sep 1, 2017
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What size wheels? I’ve seen pictures of 18s and 19s fitting fine. Three in the back seat and one in trunk seems common
 

HankLloydRight

No Roads
Jan 18, 2014
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Connecticut
Maybe this helps, maybe not.

I had to transport 4 MX 22" arachnid referral award wheels+tires in my MS... and they BARELY fit. And I mean BARELY. If the outside diameter is the same for your wheels, I don't think they'll fit in an M3.
 

SamDean

Member
Feb 4, 2019
105
103
Kansas City
Maybe this helps, maybe not.

I had to transport 4 MX 22" arachnid referral award wheels+tires in my MS... and they BARELY fit. And I mean BARELY. If the outside diameter is the same for your wheels, I don't think they'll fit in an M3.
Good to know. I have moved 19s in my old MS and it was tight, but I may have kept the car seat in. I don't recall.
 

DannyHamilton

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May 20, 2018
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If you can't fit them all in the back with the seat down, I'd be very surprised if you couldn't still get them home (Worst case: One in the trunk, 2 in the back seat (with the seat up), and 1 in the front passenger seat). I can't say definitively though (haven't tried it myself yet).
 

davidrmay

Roadster 1382; S85 Sig #117, P90D, 100D, P3D+
Oct 5, 2011
34
9
Chicago
one idea to get them to fit. in your model 3 remove the trunk lid to the lower trunk section (you can put it upright behind the front seats) and see if you can stand the wheel upright and still close the trunk lid. Of course fold the seats down and put the other three wheels in first. Then you might just get all 4 in. I'm going to try this real soon when I switch out my M3 20s for my winter 18s
 

MorrisonHiker

S 100D 2021.4.15
Mar 8, 2015
9,447
8,605
Colorado
Good to know. I have moved 19s in my old MS and it was tight, but I may have kept the car seat in. I don't recall.
We shipped half a dozen sets of 21" wheels/tires and didn't have any problem driving them to UPS in the S, but we didn't have any car seat to worry about.

We actually managed to fit two sets of 21" Arachnid wheels and tires in a Model S, with barely room for the driver. We were going to drive them from Colorado to California. One of the buyers opted to have us ship them instead so we cancelled the road trip and ended up shipping both sets.

What tire size are you looking at? We have a set of referral 22" Model X wheels/tires that I believe we brought home in the 3 but I'll have to double-check.
 

Jaywlker

Former Vendor
Nov 8, 2018
287
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North Scottsdale
I am not going to one of the model specific boards because I feel that the marketplace has a more eclectic understanding of Tesla bits and pieces.

I am going to pick up a set of Winter wheels/tires for my MX next week. If I take my wifes M3 it will save me about an hour round trip as I am able to skip one charging stop each way.

The question: Will 4 MX wheels w/ tires fit in an M3 with the seats down?

Thanks in advance.


I have transported 4 20 inch Performance wheels with tires installed in the back of my M3 with the rear seats down. They’ll fit fine. I suggest making a stop at Discount Tires - aka “America’s Tires,” and kindly asking them for four extra large plastic tire bags, so that you can protect your interior.
 

SSedan

Active Member
Jul 24, 2017
2,948
2,309
Greenville Wisconsin
All this 18-19-20" discussion is pointless as one person said diameter of the tire is what matters a lot, width may change too.
MX tires are taller than S or 3 and I believe wider as well as such they will present a much bigger challenge. Going to need lots of interior protection and o wouldn't plan on a passenger. Heck the stacked ng time might eat up half your supercharger time savings so consider the X.
 

davidrmay

Roadster 1382; S85 Sig #117, P90D, 100D, P3D+
Oct 5, 2011
34
9
Chicago
one idea to get them to fit. in your model 3 remove the trunk lid to the lower trunk section (you can put it upright behind the front seats) and see if you can stand the wheel upright and still close the trunk lid. Of course fold the seats down and put the other three wheels in first. Then you might just get all 4 in. I'm going to try this real soon when I switch out my M3 20s for my winter 18s

Here's picture of my suggested method mentioned above - in my Tesla Model 3 (with white seats no less)

IMG_20191121_142643.jpg
 
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