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PSA: 19 in rims without black lug nut plate

dhu1

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I did not like the black lug nut plate, so I went to go get some silver center caps from the service center and chrome lug nuts (you can also purchase chrome lug nut covers). Anyways, just thought I would share that this is an easy hack if you wanted a different look.
 

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Henry82

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Looks great! Have you considered getting the Tesla “T” logo decal for the center caps? I think that would really complete the OEM look.

@dhu1 what % tint did you get?

Side question: anyone know if there’s a vendor that makes the center caps with machined “T” logos? I’ve only seen vinyl decals so far.
 

dhu1

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Looks great! Have you considered getting the Tesla “T” logo decal for the center caps? I think that would really complete the OEM look.

@dhu1 what % tint did you get?

Side question: anyone know if there’s a vendor that makes the center caps with machined “T” logos? I’ve only seen vinyl decals so far.

Nope. I like the silver center caps. They are OEM with the T logo, just not colored. I got 35% on the back and rear windows. 45% on the front and 75% on windshield.
 

Mod Y Guy

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A few questions @dhu1, if you would be so kind to answer.

This is my exact configuration and I'm loving the look without the black lug nut cover! Nicely done sir! I think I might have to do the same.

Question #1: Did you buy the lug nuts and the center caps at the Tesla Service Center?
Question #2: How much did it run you?
Question #3: Did they install them right then and there?
Question #4: How much did the tint run you?
Question #5: Did they tint the entire back glass or did they stop at the part that was factory tinted?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm taking delivery of the car in a couple weeks and I'm beyond excited!

Thanks so much for your input!
 

dhu1

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Mar 9, 2017
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A few questions @dhu1, if you would be so kind to answer.

This is my exact configuration and I'm loving the look without the black lug nut cover! Nicely done sir! I think I might have to do the same.

Question #1: Did you buy the lug nuts and the center caps at the Tesla Service Center?
Question #2: How much did it run you?
Question #3: Did they install them right then and there?
Question #4: How much did the tint run you?
Question #5: Did they tint the entire back glass or did they stop at the part that was factory tinted?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm taking delivery of the car in a couple weeks and I'm beyond excited!

Thanks so much for your input!
Sent you PM
 

dhu1

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Mar 9, 2017
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View attachment 295716 I did not like the black lug nut plate, so I went to go get some silver center caps from the service center and chrome lug nuts (you can also purchase chrome lug nut covers). Anyways, just thought I would share that this is an easy hack if you wanted a different look.
If anybody is interested, I have chrome lug nut caps that I don't need and I can sell to you at my cost which was $18.
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Sam G

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Jul 25, 2018
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I am doing this exact mod. I have the center caps now, but need lugs or covers. Are those Model S lug nuts? How much did they run from Tesla? I may be interested in the covers you have.
 

dhu1

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Mar 9, 2017
816
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Berkeley
I am doing this exact mod. I have the center caps now, but need lugs or covers. Are those Model S lug nuts? How much did they run from Tesla? I may be interested in the covers you have.
You can get lugs from evannex--gorilla lug nuts for ~$60. If you just want the caps, you buy them off eBay--just make sure to get 21mm caps
 

Sam G

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Jul 25, 2018
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You can get lugs from evannex--gorilla lug nuts for ~$60. If you just want the caps, you buy them off eBay--just make sure to get 21mm caps

The ones in your pic look to be smooth and shorter than the evannex lug nuts. The gorilla ones they sell stick out too far and I don't like the extra raised circle that's added to the end. The ones you show in your pic are the exact thing I am trying to find with a simple domed end. I found another Gorilla style that might work if they're not too short. Thanks for any help.
 

Sam G

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Jul 25, 2018
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The ones in your pic look to be smooth and shorter than the evannex lug nuts. The gorilla ones they sell stick out too far and I don't like the extra raised circle that's added to the end. The ones you show in your pic are the exact thing I am trying to find with a simple domed end. I found another Gorilla style that might work if they're not too short. Thanks for any help.

The ones in your pic actually look like covers to me since there is almost no room around them to fit a socket.
 

dhu1

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Mar 9, 2017
816
604
Berkeley
The ones in your pic look to be smooth and shorter than the evannex lug nuts. The gorilla ones they sell stick out too far and I don't like the extra raised circle that's added to the end. The ones you show in your pic are the exact thing I am trying to find with a simple domed end. I found another Gorilla style that might work if they're not too short. Thanks for any help.
the one in the picture were the caps. I eventually switched to the gorilla lugs when I changed out my springs.
 

Sam G

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Jul 25, 2018
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the one in the picture were the caps. I eventually switched to the gorilla lugs when I changed out my springs.

OK it makes sense now. Your original post made it sound like you had purchased caps and nuts and they were all in the pic. I appreciate it.
 

dhu1

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Mar 9, 2017
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I need to actually purchase one of the original black lug nut caps (that came on the 19in rims), would anybody on this thread have one for sale or the entire set?
 

dhu1

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Mar 9, 2017
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Berkeley
I need to actually purchase one of the original black lug nut caps (that came on the 19in rims), would anybody on this thread have one for sale or the entire set?

Just to be clear, I need an extra one of these
 

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