Tesla Model 3 can now become a rugged electric off-road machine with a new lift kit with off-road wheels and tires.
After Tesla launched the Model X, we saw a surprising number of owners using their electric SUV off-road.
It was pretty surprising considering its primarily considered a luxury vehicle starting at $80,000
For example, we have seen a Tesla Model X used off-road as a tractor on a vineyard in Austria, another one drifting off-road in the desert, and popular Norwegian Tesla owner Bjorn Nyland has been known to take his Model X off-road from time to time.
It inspired Delta4x4, an off-road tuner based in Germany, to offer an off-road kit for the Tesla Model X:
After some Model 3 owners being interested in a similar solutions, Delta4x4 developed a special off-road kit for Model 3.
The company says that its lift kit combined with its rugged tires and wheels result in an extra 40mm of ground clearance:
Our Delta4x4 +35mm lift kit for the Tesla Model 3. It is mounted between the original shocks and the Body – so the Suspension won’t be changed at all. Everything needed is included in this lift kit. In combination with bigger tires (TÜV approved), you´ll receive +40mm more ground clearance!
That’s 1.5 inches on top of the Model 3’s 5.5 inches of ground clearance for a total of 7 inches.
Here are a few images from a modded Tesla Model 3 with the off-road kit:
The lift kit costs €480 and the wheels are €2,500, which adds up to about $3,500 for the off-road kit.
Here’s a video in German produced by Delta4x4:
It looks like a ton of fun, but keep in mind that it’s also going to badly affect your efficiency and therefore your range.
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