Wheel Spacers: The not so final frontier

Obviously you cannot increase the width of a factory wheel, but you can change the offset with a wheel spacer. Knowing that all the factory wheel options are the same widths and offsets, we can easily recommend wheel spacers to achieve a more “flush fitment” very cost effectively.

We will be recommending anything between a 10-20mm spacer front and rear. We do not recommend running staggered spacers as changing the wheel track on a non-staggered wheel setup is generally not ideal for handling. 10-15mm will be better suited to a stock height Model 3 and 15-20mm will be recommended for a lowered Model 3 (the suspension moves inboard as the car in lowered creating more room to move the wheels out – reference the diagram in the “Effects of Lowering on Fitments” section). A 15mm spacer on a stock height Model 3 and a 20mm on a lowered one will be on the more aggressive side so keep that in mind. It is also important to note that 10mm spacers will require or come with extended lug studs so the install cost of these could be significantly higher. Most 15mm + spacers can be purchased as a “bolt on” type so they are quick and easy to install.

If you have a performance model you will not be able to use anything larger than a 5mm spacer because of the stepped hub ring. Because of the lower offset of the performance wheels though it will still improve the look and be similar to adding 10mm spacers to the non performance wheels. For the performance model you would use a 5mm spacer with a 70.1 mm center bore.

Stock Fitments (Page 1)
Effects of lowering on fitments (Page 1)
How different setups will affect the Model 3’s Performance and Range (page 2)
Wheel Spacers (page 3)
Stock Height Fitments (page 4)
Lowered Fitments (page 5)
Aggressive (lowered) Fitments (page 6)
Recommended Wheel Brands & Models (page 7)
Tire sizing & types (compounds) (page 8)

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