My Model 3 with 20 inch VMR aftermarket wheels

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Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share my current setup with 20 inch after market wheels. Since the model 3 is still a new car, I found that a lot of aftermarket wheel companies did not know if their wheels would fit the model 3, because they did not have a car to measure the specifications yet. So I did some research and found some various useful information, including the wheel fitment thread found on this forum. But still there were not many Model 3s yet that actually put aftermarket wheels on to see if the estimated specification actually would work.

So I found VMR wheels during my research and worked with them to get the setup that I wanted. They were great to work with and hence I wanted to share what specs I chose to help others in their search for their own aftermarket wheels!

I decided to go with the following specs and I couldn't be happier about it!

VMR 710 wheels gunmetal
20x9 et 35 on Michelin PS 4S 245/35
20x10 et 45 on Michelin PS 4S 275/30
Center bore 64.10
PCD 114.3 x 5
Unplugged Moderate Lowering Springs

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Could you take a picture from behind, to see the angle of the rear wheels with that drop? It almost looks like your wheels have quite a big negative camber after the springs. Was considering lowering springs.

BTW: Love the look. Great choice! :)
 
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BTW, gonna run staggered as well. Any issues with the setup? Road noise, feel, etc?
I have not noticed any issues of rubbing with this setup. The springs and 20 inch wheels do make the ride more stiff, but I wouldn't say it's uncomfortable or that noticeable. I had a 3 series bmw before and with that drop it was much more bumpy. It certainly handles better than before. I personally really like how it feels.
 
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Could you take a picture from behind, to see the angle of the rear wheels with that drop? It almost looks like your wheels have quite a big negative camber after the springs. Was considering lowering springs.

BTW: Love the look. Great choice! :)
Will do when I get home from work. There is negative camber with the drop, but I expected that. The moderate springs actually dropped it more than I expected, but it's likely due to 20 inch wheels. But I actually like it this way. I prob wouldn't prefer going lower though, which is an option.
 
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How was the lowering spring install? Is it pretty straight forward?

I had unplugged performance install my springs. It's their springs and they work on tesla so they had no issues. If you are out of state or out of town, you may need to contact a local installer to do it. I had a friend in San Francisco do that and it was more expensive than unplugged's price b/c the installer said they didn't know how hard it's going to be.
 
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Could you take a picture from behind, to see the angle of the rear wheels with that drop? It almost looks like your wheels have quite a big negative camber
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Thanks for the pic! It doesn’t look like it’s too bad of a neg camber. I do like how yours sits now way better than stock. Looks more like the concept pictures. The gaps are really large at stock height. Heh.
 

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Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share my current setup with 20 inch after market wheels. Since the model 3 is still a new car, I found that a lot of aftermarket wheel companies did not know if their wheels would fit the model 3, because they did not have a car to measure the specifications yet. So I did some research and found some various useful information, including the wheel fitment thread found on this forum. But still there were not many Model 3s yet that actually put aftermarket wheels on to see if the estimated specification actually would work.

So I found VMR wheels during my research and worked with them to get the setup that I wanted. They were great to work with and hence I wanted to share what specs I chose to help others in their search for their own aftermarket wheels!

I decided to go with the following specs and I couldn't be happier about it!

VMR 710 wheels gunmetal
20x9 et 35 on Michelin PS 4S 245/35
20x10 et 45 on Michelin PS 4S 275/30
Center bore 64.10
PCD 114.3 x 5
Unplugged Moderate Lowering Springs

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First, I agree, this setup is fantastic!

Second, are most center caps universal in diameter/fit so I could swap out the VMR for the Tesla ones?
 
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First, I agree, this setup is fantastic!

Second, are most center caps universal in diameter/fit so I could swap out the VMR for the Tesla ones?

These center caps are not universal and they won't fit the Tesla ones. I am working on some custom Tesla ones to see how they will look. If it looks good I'll post them when I put them on.
 

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These center caps are not universal and they won't fit the Tesla ones. I am working on some custom Tesla ones to see how they will look. If it looks good I'll post them when I put them on.
Cool, are you using blank ones from ebay or something? Or are you machining your own?
 

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OP, looks good, but your front tire size is off - should be a 235/35/20

245/35/20 is about 1/2" too tall