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Value of new 18" tires, rims and Aero caps? Trade-in or cash sale?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by StaceyR, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. StaceyR

    StaceyR Member

    Apr 23, 2018
    Foothill Ranch, CA
    I plan on replacing our stock 18" tire/wheel/Aero combo with 19" aftermarket wheels and tires this week. I just picked up our M3 today so the tires will be virtually new. How much would they be worth either as trade-in or selling for cash?
  2. Knightshade

    Knightshade Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2017
    The tires? Probably 0 if left on the rims.

    Anyone already buying a model 3 would already have a set of wheels/tires that came on the car... unless they need a second set... in which case the only reason they'd want them would be to throw seasonal tires on... in which case the tires on yours are literally worthless to them....

    I think you'd get more $ separating them- so you can sell the wheels to a model 3 owner wanting to run seasonal tires (but you appear to live southeast of LA- so dunno how many local buyers you'll find even then- maybe someone who takes a lot of roadtrips to ski in the winter?)... and you can sell the tires to some other sucker with a different car with worn out tires who isn't aware how mediocre all-season tires are...

    (that second one is the type of buyer I'll be looking for when I swap summers on my 18s post-delivery)
  3. Fusion

    Fusion Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    San Francisco
    $800-1000 for a new set. That's how much they are pretty much selling in the used market for take offs right now.
  4. WallyP

    WallyP Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    Orange County, CA
    Upon delivery I immediately swapped my 18" aeros for 19" aftermarket turbines. Here's how it worked out:

    TST 19" Turbines $1550
    19" Pirelli P-Zero Nero plus certificates and mounting $1064

    Pirelli mail-in rebate $80
    18" Michelin trade-ins $360
    18" Aero rims sold on E-Bay net of shipping $700

    Net cost: $1474

    The net result was a cost less than the Tesla OEM 19" or 20" sport options, but with the turbine look of the Model X and S wheels. The wheels are definitely heavier than the Aeros so I do take a noticeable hit in mileage range, but that's the price to pay with any sport wheel options.

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