Frequently asked questions
You ask the questions, we give the answers!
Why do some people buy custom wheels?
Custom wheels add to the overall appeal of any vehicle. They can also add performance by being lighter, stronger and have a wider contact patch.
What's so special about alloy wheels?
Alloy wheels are, for the most part, lighter than steel wheels. They also come in many more sizes and styles than can be found with steel wheels.
Can wheels and tires affect gas mileage? How?
Yes, the size, weight and contact patch all factor into how efficient your vehicle is. Lighter wheels can reduce rotational mass leading to improved acceleration which would positively effect efficiency. The tire compound is also responsible for some of the efficiency of the vehicle. A softer compound, like race tires, have more grip and more grip equals more friction which can lead to diminished efficiency.
How to know if I can change the rims on a certain vehicle?
Any car can have the wheels (aka rims) changed.
What are good brands for rims?
A good brand is one that spends time designing their wheels (aka rims) to have maximum strength and optimum weight and gets them certified with independent certification organizations like VIA and TUV .
Why do people buy wheels for their vehicles?
People buy wheels for their vehicle to improve the look and performance of it.
What's the difference between hubcaps and rims?
Hubcaps clip onto the outside of a steel wheel. Rims, or Wheels, are stand-alone items that require no hubcaps.
How to know which rims will fit my car?
There are plenty of resources online to help you find wheels that will fit your car. If you’re looking for wheels from the brands we carry you can always just call us for fitment questions.
Can you order custom colors for a Tesla Model 3?
The Tesla Model 3 is only available in 5 colors. Pearl White Multi-Coat, Solid Black, Midnight Grey Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic and Red Multi-Coat. With the plethora of awesome colors available in the vinyl wrap world, though, just about any color combination is possible. A vinyl wrap is a sticker that covers each panel of the vehicle and can be removed later on. It usually has a lifespan of 5-7 years and offers some protection from road debris so the original paint stays looking good.
Whats the largest wheel I can put on a Model S?
The largest wheel you can put on the Model S is 22”x11” with a 295/30/22 tire. We ran them on The Green Goblin Model S
How do Tesla's not have tire spin when you floor it?
Teslas have a very advanced traction control system that eliminates the majority of tire spin while still applying the maximum amount of torque and kW to the axles
What are the best tires for a Tesla Model S, 19 inch wheels?
The “best” tire is the that accomplishes what you need it to within your required price range. There are tires for high range, tires that improve grip in dry conditions, all-weather tires and tires that are great in winter weather just to name a few. You have to evaluate what it is that you’re looking for and research the options.
Or favorite tires for High Range are the Michelin Energy Saver A/S. They’re an all-season tire that has an excellent tread life of 65,000 miles and the construction promotes high range by having low rolling resistance.
Or favorite tires for Improved Grip are the Michelin Sport 4S. This is a sport compound tire that offers excellent grip while still achieving a very good tread life of 50,000 miles.
Our favorite All-Weather tire is the Michelin Cross Climate. It has maximum grip in the wet and in snow and has a 50,000 tread life.
Our favorite Winter tire is the Michelin Pilot Alpine 5. It has excellent grip in cold and snow and 30,000-mile treat life.
What about Tesla Aftermarket Wheels?
When it comes to Tesla Aftermarket Wheels nobody has more experience than we do. From Cast wheels to Hybrid Forged to Forged wheels we have installed them and know what you’ll need.
Aftermarket Wheels on Model 3
The Tesla Model 3 just begs for aftermarket wheels. We have the most experience in the industry when it comes to selecting the correct setup for our Tesla Model 3 clients.
What about Tesla Model 3 Wheels?
A great set of aftermarket wheels are the foundation to building your unique and stylish Tesla Model 3. We have the most experience in the industry with setting our clients up with aftermarket wheels.
What about Tesla Model 3 Rims & Custom Wheels?
The Tesla Model 3 is ready for custom wheels right out of the gate. Whether you call them rims or wheels we’ve got the experience with all of the Tesla vehicles to set you up with what’s going to make your car hot.
Do you think Teslas are good looking cars?
Teslas are a great looking car and protecting the good looks with protective coatings is a must. Clear Bra is a great way to protect the high-impact areas of a Tesla and Quartz Coating increases the strength of the paint so you can avoid scratches and swirl marks. To enhance the look of a Tesla and make it unique looking a stylish set of aftermarket wheels is just the ticket to set you apart from the crowd.
Is the Tesla Model 3's interior cheap?
The Tesla Model 3 interior uses very high-quality materials but it’s spartan and sleek. Despite being very simple-looking the Tesla interiors are very technologically advanced. They have a massive touch screen which is the information center and user interface. Just like all touch screens, the Tesla touch screen benefits from adding a protective layer of a film called a “glare shield” that blocks glare, fingerprints and protects from scratching. The seats in the Tesla Model 3, and the S and X, are made from a synthetic leather-like material called Ultra Leather. It’s more durable to wear and tear than leather but it still benefits from the addition of aftermarket protective coatings.
What are the best accessories for a Tesla Model 3?
The “best” accessories for a Model 3 are any that make your car unique and offer more convenience for you. These include:
- 3D Floor Matts
- Glare Shield Touch-Screen Protector
- Color-Matched Door Handle Wrap
- Window Tint and Windshield Tint
- Power Liftgate (Auto Trunk)
- Chrome Delete
- Powder Coated Wheels
- Lowering Springs
- Performance Brake Rotors
- Carbon Fiber Console and Dash
- Carbon Fiber Spoiler
Why Choose Speed Shield
We’re not like those other guys in the industry. At Speed Shield, you can expect to receive quality service, premium products, and unmatched craftsmanship unlike the rest of them. We are passionate about what we do, which means we are 100% focused on delivering something our customers love!
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