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Tesla (or aftermarket) MS wheel will not fit M3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by 03DSG, Sep 8, 2017.

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  1. 03DSG

    03DSG Member

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    It turns out that Tesla has most likely changed the bolt pattern for the M3. The MS 19 inch wheels use a 5 x 120 bolt pattern. We now have an indication that the M3 will use a 5 x 114.3 bolt pattern.

    TSportline has a M3 wheel guide:

    The Tesla Model 3 Wheel and Tire Guide

    Bolt Pattern

    TSportline and Tesla sell MS wheels with a 5 x 120. This makes sense to me. As the M3 is much lighter than the MS the disc brakes and corresponding hubs don't need to be as large. Using a smaller bolt pattern may keep the design in scale. Both 5 x 120 and 5 x 114.3 are very common in the industry. I'm contacting TSportline to verify.
     
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    Just spoke to TSportline and they said the information they have from Tesla is the M3 bolt pattern is indeed 5 x 114.3. They will be confirming this later this month an a customer car. If true this locks out using ANY MS wheels on M3.
     
  3. thelastdeadmouse

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    Well there goes my plan to use the standard aero wheels for winter wheels and picking up Rial Lugano faux turbines for summer tires. 19" 5x120 only.
     
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    Not that I am advocating their use but adapters are out there to change 114.3 to 120 pattern. However they are probably too thick and wheel offset will be thrown way off.
     
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    You would have to machine the back of the wheel hub the same thickness as the adapter plate. Not for me.
     
  6. gaswalla

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    that's too bad... was going to put stock MS 19's on the 3 and upgrade the MS wheels.
     
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    thats actually pretty awesome. 5x114.3 is more common and will be a wider selection of wheels to choose from.
     
  8. run-the-joules

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    Hellfire and damnation. I was hoping that a bunch of Bay Area resident swould buy with the Aeros and swap on some Model S wheels immediately after so I could pick up a cheap second set of Aeros with brand new tires. Hopefully enough people go aftermarket to still make this possible.

    My thinking is that I'll unmount the rubber from the second set of Aeros, store the tires until I burn through my first set, put snow tires on the second set of Aeros and have my tire needs covered for as long as I'll probably have the car.
     
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    Yes, if you wanted to keep the same effective wheel offset. Looking at pictures of the 3 though, to me I think it would look slightly better with the wheels pushed out slightly and was contemplating spacers anyway. Offset could be compensated with whatever

    Is 114.3 pretty common? I'm used to 112 for my Audi and I know BMW and Tesla use 120.
     
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    I hope this is true, both my existing cars have 5x114.3 PCD, one even has the correct offset. it's a much more common pattern than 5x120. Aftermarket availability will be much better.
     
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    Very common on Japanese RWD cars. Nissan GTR & Z cars , Mitsubishi EVO, Honda S2000 etc. The tuner crowd will have plenty of options.
     
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