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Will a set of wheels fit inside a Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by mekberg, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. mekberg

    mekberg Member

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    I know I'm getting a bit ahead of myself here...

    I plan on picking up the 18" winter wheel and tire set from the Tesla online store in a few months. I live in WI so I'll have to drive to Highland Park to get them installed (unless Mobile Service can bring them to me?).

    Think I can get the all-seasons in the car for the return trip with the rear seats down?
     
  2. jmp3000

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    Yes, I did this but it was a close fit. I had 4 new 19" wheels and separated tires inside. In addition to the trunk and back seat (with the seats folded down), I also needed to use the front passenger seat. I'd recommend an old sheet or something to keep your new car from getting dirty!
     
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  3. mekberg

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    Do you think it would be easier with the tires on the rims?
     
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    Yes. I carried the four assembled wheel/tire combos home in the car and it was a bit less tight.
     
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    I somehow managed to fit 2x 20x8.5 & 2x20x10 wheels along with a separate set of tires in the car at the same time, so you should be fine ;)
     
  6. Robert831

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    Is it worth it to get winter tires for someone who lives in California? I've never had winter tires before, but I just moved to an area that's a little cooler, wetter, and muddier. I like the idea of safety, but I don't like the idea of wasting money if it's not really going to make a difference. Maybe just for January-February?
     
  7. CNC1

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    Can you just use a tire totes and place wheels on the back seat?
    I do it every time I need to change tires on my 328. But my tires are 17"
     
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    I had no issues with 20" tires. I had my summer tires swapped out with winter tires and they put 2 in the trunk and the other 2 in the back seat without putting the back seats down. They were wrapped in plastic so my white interior didn't get dirty.
     
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  9. Jedi2155

    Jedi2155 Model 3 has Arrived.

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    Recently bought a set of 18" MXM4s from another owner. I'm sure if they were any wider, you can also angle the two side by side ones too.

    They all fit in the back if you stack one. received_2281564915410036.jpeg
     
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  10. limmerguy

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    In case anyone else needs this info in the future, you can fit a complete set of aero wheels and tires across the back seat. The 19” sport wheels and tires also fit. I pad them with blankets and jackets so they don’t roll forwards and back.

    The trunk space is pretty much unused.
     

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  11. jjrandorin

    jjrandorin Another BMW convert

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    I just use summer tires year round. I live in Temecula CA where in Dec / Jan / Feb, the nightly temps can get into the mid 30s, but temp during the day is usually in 50s-60s. Unless you drive to someplace with snow, I think winter tires for most californian's would be a waste. Now, if you have a vacation house in the mountains, or go ski'ing, or drive through the mountains on road trips... then yes, winters would help you.
     
  12. 3TRAY

    3TRAY Former Vendor

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    I have stacked 4 wheels as a complete set in my car with the back seats down several times. No issues fitting them. But I did buy tire totes to put the wheels in, to protect the interior of my car. Worth $40 imo.
     
  13. SD_Engnr

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    #13 SD_Engnr, Feb 5, 2019
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    I concur. Those totes are worth the money.

    I fit four 19x9.5 with 265/35 tires in the car. I opted to go three in the back seat, and the fourth in the trunk.
     

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