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Searching for suitable 18 inch wheels...

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by timk225, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. timk225

    timk225 Member

    Mar 24, 2016
    I've decided what my 3 will be configured as. Base model, white paint, nothing else. $36K plus shipping and taxes. That means I get the ugly Aero wheels. I will not be extorted into getting Tesla's ridiculously priced 19 inch rims, nor do I want 19s in the first place, for their harsher ride.

    So I am searching the aftermarket for suitable OEM wheel replacements. The important specs are:

    18 X 8
    5 X 120 bolt circle
    +40 mm offset
    64.1 mm center hole

    Post here with whatever wheels look good on a 3. I am also going for minimal cost, so anything over $150 per wheel is too expensive.

    When I get my 3, and have the new wheels, I'll pull the OEM tires and tpms sensors off the Aero wheels and put in the new wheels.

    Will Tesla TPMS sensors be interchangeable? Will aftermarket wheels work with them?
  2. Sportstick

    Sportstick Member

    Aug 8, 2017
    Las Vegas
    Give Tire Rack a chance to get up to speed on the 3. They usually have a great range of choices...bought several sets from them over the years.
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  3. Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison Member

    Apr 3, 2016

    I think tesla hurt their own profits by putting wimpy 18's wheels on the car forcing you to buy better ones or pay $1500 for the factory 19's. :D
  4. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

    Sep 23, 2012
    San Diego
    Good news is that with that configuration, you'll have lots of time to find the right set of wheels.
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