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Shortage of Sport Wheels

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by the_danimal, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. the_danimal

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    I’ve barely seen any AWD Non-P deliveries with sport wheels. They seem to all have aero.

    Perhaps not the same for RWD due to stockpiling but I’m curious if there’s a drought or supply chain issue all around.

    I’m one of the few that really dislikes the aero look. Hoping holding out for sport doesn’t delay me too much.
     
  2. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    You know you can remove the aero covers and use a kit to make look real nice?
     
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    Sorry but I think aeros with and without caps still look hideous. I actually think the 20" EVWheelsDirect turbines look awesome and would have gotten them if they weren't so heavy.

    I prefer the turbine wheels to the 19s, and the 19s to the 18s.
     
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  4. hdAge

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    If you want lighter 20" wheels there are quite a few options, check this thread here.
    Vorsteiner VFF-103 aftermarket 20" wheels

    Tsportline makes M3115 19.75lbs and 21.45lbs in a staggered setup, reasonably priced. You can also look into Vorsteiner VFF-103, Forgestar CF series, Unplugged Performance (very expensive though).
     
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    Yeah I just don't like the look of the really thin rims. I wish they had forged turbines :/
     
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    I ordered AWD non-P with sport wheels and would have taken delivery today if there hadn’t been a problem with the car. So, hopefully, that means there isn’t a shortage.
     
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    Agreed, I have noticed that too. I ordered mine on May 20th but changed color to OBM on June 28th.

    I believe at first mine got delayed because of the color and now because of the 19" wheels.
     
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    What color?
     
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    MSM
     
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    Wow same config and location! Hopefully it comes soon for me.
     
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    Hope it works out for you.

    I am back to square one.
     
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    I can’t speak to any shortage but I’m still waiting on my AWD with sport wheels. That being said I think the obsidian is holding me up more than the wheels. I really wish the turbines at the reveal were available now!
     
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    Any idea what the problem was?
     
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    What are these nice looking kits you speak of?
     
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    They not that nice. The wheel lug caps should be gun metal silver to match the rim. Not black
     
  17. willa1975

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    Faulty airbag
     
  18. ChrisH

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    Dang. How long do you have to wait?
     
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    Good to hear of some AWD sport wheels in wild. What was your VIN #?
     
  20. Stacks

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    Ah gotcha, I thought you meant a whole new hub cap or something. I have one of those kits already. I was disappointed that it’s all plastic, but it does the job.
     

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