Aftermarket wheel center caps and lug nuts?

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  1. theloneranger08

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    I ordered Model 3 wheel center caps and lugnuts almost a month ago but still haven't gotten them. Apparently they are on backorder for 2 months. Does anyone know of any aftermarket center caps and lugnuts for the Model 3? TSportline is the only option I've found but they charge $110 which is more than twice what Tesla charges...

    https://tsportline.com/collections/...ay-center-cap-set-and-wheel-lug-nut-cover-set
     
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    I was in the same boat, but to my surprised I called our local Service Center here in San Diego and they had a couple of sets there so I hopped into my car and grabbed one. Maybe you can try that too.
     
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    I got impatient and ordered some black center caps and lug covers off ebay while I wait for the official ones to ship. If they aren't terrible I'll post pics. Considering getting some Tesla stickers to throw on there.
     
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    Did they have alot in stock?
     
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    Yep, I tried 3 different service locations in Georgia but no luck. Everyone is out. Kind of surprised they're struggling to produce/find a supplier for something as basic as wheel center caps and black lug nuts...

    Keep us updated. I pickup my Model 3 next Saturday but I'm not expecting to get anything before then.
     
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    I bought the black ones off eBay for $25 (couldn't find anything elsewhere). They claim to be an Italian brand but we'll see how quality they are when they come on Saturday. 5 more days until I pickup my 3!
     
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    You will be happy with them. They fit just like the factory ones do and look very similar if not identical. That's why when I found them it made sense to start carrying them especially at the price point vs. Tesla or TSportline.
     
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    I just bought these off Amazon.



    Nothing special, but they did the trick. No complaints yet. Doesn't come with a removal tool though.
     
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    Thanks for the info! Yeah TSportlines prices are outrageous. I got them yesterday and they look good. Are all lug nut covers plastic though?

    Now I just need to find some Tesla center caps that won't break the bank. Still can't believe it's taking Tesla this long to get them in stock. Why can't they just find another supplier?
     
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    It's really hard to compete with Telsa OEM. I'm surprised they did not order a set from another location for you.
     
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    Yea Teslas pricing isn’t really out of line. However supply chain is always their weak link. Tsportline is a matter of supply and demand as well as having a unique product. If I have an option and knew people would pay a premium I would be a bad businessman not to try and capitalize on that. All the lug nut covers are plastic and there are several alternatives. Center caps are the hard part to find.
     
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    There is a set for sale in the marketplace - https://model3ownersclub.com/posts/102209/
     
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    Finally got my ebay cap kit in and installed. Here's what I ordered :

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/20Pcs-Black-...rotect-Caps-/132219050013?txnId=1469915525003

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/High-Quality...m-Black-ABS-/253524565001?txnId=2261073694015

    They took almost 2 weeks to get here. Not bad for $18 total from China.

    The lug caps went on no problem, they stick out a little so I might cut them down a bit but we'll see.

    The center caps were too tight to fit, so I just sanded down the clips a little with 100 grit sandpaper and they went right in. The picture still has the anti scratch film on the center caps.

    Here are some photos for reference :

    IMG_20180523_091130.jpg IMG_20180523_091309.jpg IMG_20180523_091351.jpg

    I'm pretty pleased considering I ordered the Tesla ones almost 2 months ago. I might buy some red or white stickers from etsy to complete the look.

    Tim
     
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    I ordered the chrome lug nut covers on Monday. Very excited, but haven't seen any update. When and where do they ship from?
     
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    Sorry about that. They are leaving today from NH. So should have them by Monday-Tuesday.
     
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    The day I installed the ebay caps pictured above, my Tesla caps shipped.

    If anyone wants these ebay caps just send me a PM.
     
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    Thanks! Any luck on the center cap? I finally broke down and ordered the kit from Tesla to get the gray center caps (wanted silver but wasn't getting anywhere with local service center). Surprised that I ordered those on Monday as well and received them Thursday!
     
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    FWIW if someone is looking for a cheaper alternative to the Tesla center caps the Tesla caps measure just under 58mm at the widest point (the face) the "fingers" on the back have a 50mm diameter and 53mm for the "notch" on the fingers. The center of this notch to the back of the face is 9mm.

    Also I don't know if it's been mentioned but 4 centercaps cost $60 where the kit with nut covers is only $50.
     
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    I got these chrome ones on eBay and the insides are so poorly finished that they all sit at different heights.
    I just wanted them to be flush like the Tesla ones seem to be.
     

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