Winter wheel/tire options for Performance Model 3 with Performance Upgrades

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Performance + M3 in Minnesota here. We went with a set of 19" Braelin BR-09, with 4 porsche spec Pirelli Sottozeros, and used 3mm spacers. They are working great so far and i think the wheels look very good on the car.
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FYI, there is no reason to be afraid of spacers as long as you have enough thread engagement. 3mm spacers still allow for more than enough in this application because it's no different than having the non-performance upgrade rotors (thicker hats). I would highly doubt they have different lug nuts for peformance upgrade cars vs standard brakes. I also counted turns of engagement and it's plenty. I've run 30mm spacers on a racecar for 8 years, never had a wheel bearing fail, much less a wheel loosen up.
 
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FYI when I was considering 3mm wheel spacers for a different car, Discount Tire said they would not work on anything with wheel spacers. Period.
Other tire shops may.
 
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Yeah, discount tire would also not mount brand new DOT race tires, because they "Didn't have enough tread". They have some overly cautious company policies. I just go elsewhere.
 

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Anyone have experience with Lexani tires? They have 235/35/R20 in all seasons and have good (although very few) reviews on Amazon.
 
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FWIW I went with a set of oem take off tires from eBay for $500 and Stance 18” /21lb wheels.
These wheels are milled to fit the performance model.
No spacers or hub rings needed.
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Performance + M3 in Minnesota here. We went with a set of 19" Braelin BR-09, with 4 porsche spec Pirelli Sottozeros, and used 3mm spacers. They are working great so far and i think the wheels look very good on the car. View attachment 18749
FYI, there is no reason to be afraid of spacers as long as you have enough thread engagement. 3mm spacers still allow for more than enough in this application because it's no different than having the non-performance upgrade rotors (thicker hats). I would highly doubt they have different lug nuts for peformance upgrade cars vs standard brakes. I also counted turns of engagement and it's plenty. I've run 30mm spacers on a racecar for 8 years, never had a wheel bearing fail, much less a wheel loosen up.
What size wheel spacers did you use? For a 64.1 mm hub? Or was it different because of the hub lip?
 

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Here are a few more shots of the 18" FC04 wheels, +40 offset with 3mm spacers on my car, including a rear caliper clearance shot (not quite the perect angle, but you can get the picture. . . there's a few mm of clearance).
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I'm getting these in silver for my matte blue 3 and lowering the car. Please enjoy my amateur photoshop so that I could imagine what this would look like lowered. Thanks for the tips on the offset. Because of you I went with the +30s. Thanks.
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Here are a few more shots of the 18" FC04 wheels, +40 offset with 3mm spacers on my car, including a rear caliper clearance shot (not quite the perect angle, but you can get the picture. . . there's a few mm of clearance).
Thanks for the info.
Where did you source your spacers?

TIA,
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@RallyRex , I am interested in that setup as well and have the same question as above, where did you get the spacers?
Also, did you need to use any centering rings? How did you deal with the wider lip on the hub?