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Tesla Stock 18" Rims Actual measurements

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by LordMelkor, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. LordMelkor

    LordMelkor Member

    Aug 12, 2019
    Rockville, MD
    I'm trying to get reflective rim tape for my model 3, and I have the stock 18in Aero wheels.

    So no-brainer I should order 18" rim tape so the tap can fit over the outer most expose metal border right? Well I took a tape measure to it just to be sure and I'm measuring 19.5" from the outer most metal edge end-to-end.

    What gives? Do I need to order 19" rim tape if I want to apply it to the outer edge?

    How are you supposed to measure rim size... am I doing it wrong?
  2. holmgang

    holmgang Member

    Sep 9, 2019
    It has to do with the mounting bead, that's how they can be standardized to tires, because the actual rim/flange design is individual to each wherl
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