Submitted by Toocool on Fri, 2019-10-25 08:44
My first post here so in advance if this has been much discussed please direct me to the thread. I did not see a search function readily.
I have been looking into getting wheels for winters and after spending much time trying to see if anyone had used 18 inch aero rims without much success (i am in michigan/near detroit), have been planning to put on aftermarkets. Tesla originals from tesla are 220 plus potentially shipping (per service center) which are reasonable in price but I was hoping to save more for winters. Discount tire has some reasonably priced choices. However i read somewhere that there were some canadian wheels that were hubcentric and so i called canadawheels where a rep appraised me of a 'retaining bolt' on the model 3 which prevents installation of most aftermarkets except a select few custom made for the model 3 that are out of stock. He was kind enough to send me a picture and it looks like a little nut protruding from the face of the hub. He also went on to say that the retaining bolts can be removed (and some do for tracks etc) but that could void your warranty if I were to be in an accident etc. I have not been able to confirm this so wanted your advice.
Is the bolt just there to hold the hold the rotor when the wheels are removed? Is there a safety or other issue of not having it on if I use aftermarkets? I am also trying to reach tesla over the phone but lines are busy.
ps. M3 Dual motor (not performance)