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Wheel fitment to M3

88dleung

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May 2, 2019
28
3
Toronto
Hey guys,

Wheel virgin here. Wanted to ask some more experienced owners to see if these rims are a good fit for the M3?

I already bought some contenental tires but need to get a set of rims. Thinking maybe to use original aeros for winter and these new ones for summer. What do you think?

Thanks!
 

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pcons

M3 AWD+
Jul 5, 2018
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1,697
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Hey guys,

Wheel virgin here. Wanted to ask some more experienced owners to see if these rims are a good fit for the M3?

I already bought some contenental tires but need to get a set of rims. Thinking maybe to use original aeros for winter and these new ones for summer. What do you think?

Thanks!
I believe with that centre bore you will need to have some wheel spacers for the hub to fit....I wanna say the centre bore is around 67mm if I remember correctly. I bought rims that also had a bigger bore, and use the spacers. Just make sure you get them. These look like wheels from costco? Have you looked at other places? Try pmctire, partsengine, there are a bunch of other ones I forget. Last winter I got some nice rims and they were only ~150 each delivered, then I bought stainless steel nuts and the spacers from them as well.

The wheels you selected look quite heavy for an 18" rim. Stock aeros are around 19 lbs, and the ones I got are slightly less I believe. You'll take a small hit in efficiency with heavier wheels. Just my $0.02.

Also, I recommend use the new wheels in summer and aeros in winter as you are thinking. I run the same setup with continental on aeros in winter.
 

88dleung

Member
May 2, 2019
28
3
Toronto
I believe with that centre bore you will need to have some wheel spacers for the hub to fit....I wanna say the centre bore is around 67mm if I remember correctly. I bought rims that also had a bigger bore, and use the spacers. Just make sure you get them. These look like wheels from costco? Have you looked at other places? Try pmctire, partsengine, there are a bunch of other ones I forget. Last winter I got some nice rims and they were only ~150 each delivered, then I bought stainless steel nuts and the spacers from them as well.

The wheels you selected look quite heavy for an 18" rim. Stock aeros are around 19 lbs, and the ones I got are slightly less I believe. You'll take a small hit in efficiency with heavier wheels. Just my $0.02.

Also, I recommend use the new wheels in summer and aeros in winter as you are thinking. I run the same setup with continental on aeros in winter.

Thank you for your suggestion and reply!

Oh I didn't know about needing spacers. To keep things simple would rims like the R171 and R187 be more exact to the OEM and simplier? Thanks again
 

RSR.M3

Member
Jul 28, 2019
101
59
Toronto
Here is a good website for OEM wheel size:

The Tesla Model 3 Wheel and Tire Guide

If you're going with 18's try to get bore size of 64.1 (otherwise you will need a centre bore piece as the above post says) also offset is important as you don't want the rim to stick too far in or out and need it to clear the brakes.

The r187 has a version that is identical dimensions to the oem rims so ya that would probably be easier.
 

88dleung

Member
May 2, 2019
28
3
Toronto
Here is a good website for OEM wheel size:

The Tesla Model 3 Wheel and Tire Guide

If you're going with 18's try to get bore size of 64.1 (otherwise you will need a centre bore piece as the above post says) also offset is important as you don't want the rim to stick too far in or out and need it to clear the brakes.

The r187 has a version that is identical dimensions to the oem rims so ya that would probably be easier.

Thanks a lot for your help!
 

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