Aero Wheel Lug Nut Covers and Center Cap

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  1. danzgator

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    I know a couple people have asked how to get the lug nut covers and the center cap to finish off the wheel under the aero hubcap. I asked my local Parts Advisor and he ordered them for me. One small caveat - you have to have a VIN number to order parts. So, you have to be a current owner, or possibly have a VIN assigned in order to order. You shouldn't need the part numbers, but just in case here they are with the pricing:

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    I am considering this, but for the sport wheels. Now why the Lug Nut covers? It seems TESLA uses more of a NUT than a regular Capped Lug nut for lack of a better way of saying it. Could I just swap out the nuts for chrome Lug Nuts?
     
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    I don’t know if this would work for the sport wheel. It works for the wheel under the aero hub cap. I suppose you could swap for a chrome but, but at $0.39/ea it’s probably the cheapest thing that Tesla makes. I don’t know why you’d waste your time with something else.
     
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    I was thinking of chrome center caps. They make those vs Grey, Right?
    Ya know with a chrome center cap, the black lug nut covers may look really good.
     
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    Yes. He said they have metal and grey on the center caps, but no grey lug but covers. Only metal or black.
     
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    So Tesla has chrome lug nut covers?
     
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    Isn’t that what’s on all standard Tesla wheels?
     
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    IDK. I figured they were regular chrome lugs
     
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    #9 Sandy, Dec 9, 2017
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    If your looking for high quality Gorilla is great. Their ‘Lifetime Lugnuts’ are really good. More expensive but worth it to me. Gorilla makes cheaper ones as well but I like these the best. I’m not a fan of plastic caps or of OEM steel lugnuts with stainless steel caps on them.

    M3 Specs are: 13/16 Hex, 14mm x 1.50 thread.

    http://www.gorilla-auto.com/lifetime-lug-nuts

    The first one is the one that works.
     
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    I'd love to see the 18" alloys with the various cap/lug colors. I don't know what would look best.
     
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    I was thinking Sports with the chrome center cap and Red decal in the T since Red car and maybe now Black Lug covers.
    Now I am leaning towards just getting the Aero wheels and buying the 18" TSTs from T Sportline and doing the same.

    I love the look of the 19" sports but am wondering about tread wear and ride quality. If 1/2 inch of extra sidewall (all around) would make that much of a difference
     
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    #12 chojn1, Dec 17, 2017
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    Doesn't the sport wheel already have the single piece lug nut cover? I thought that looked better than the five individual lug covers.

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    It does come with that black cover. I was just thinking of the chome cap to clean things up. But with the red on black, that looks sweet.
    I have been going over and over the Wheels thing. Driving wife nuts :rolleyes:.
    I’ve decided against the TSTs and am gonna go with the Sports but now I gotta add the red to the black center cover!
    I decided that I want the model 3 to look like a model 3 and not trying to look like an S with the turbines
     
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    What do you think of this option on a red 3?

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    Haha! Don’t think that will really fit cuz it is different shape. But honestly I am not a fan of that wheel.
     
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    That's not the cover from the sport wheels. That's @chojn1's own design. I think it looks great.
     
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    It does look good. I am just not a fan of the 18s
     
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    I like it a lot! Excellent job.
     
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    I got the same center caps and lug nut covers at the San Diego Tesla Service Center this past week. When I was checking out, they presented me with a bill for $97! Seems their computer threw an installation labor charge in for good measure. I managed to escape with the same $27.80 charge that @danzgator paid.

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    I am going to call a Service Center in Cali to see if they will ship them to me since I am in Central Cali. I sure hope they do because I think this option looks great!
     

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