March 30, 2020 | Hunter Lea
Many of today’s Tesla owners could easily be classified as enthusiastic, early adopters of emerging car tech. They love everything about them: the unique styling, the cutting-edge tech and hardware integration, even the notoriety of founder Elon Musk. As trust in the company and its core features grows (we’re looking at you, Autopilot), we expect the cars to only grow in popularity. Incredible stories like this one in which Tesla Autopilot saved 8 from being crushed are becoming more common and Autopilot is performing more and more like a human driver with fewer accidents per road mile than drivers without autopilot. Now more than ever, there are plenty of good reasons to get a Tesla.
We also know that styling matters a lot to a majority of consumers and, needless to say, not everybody wants a Cybertruck. The Model 3 has been a best seller and we can understand why: it’s approachable while still being so obviously Tesla and has a growing number of vendors for aftermarket parts and mods.
With that, we are proud to present our list of favorite Tesla Model 3 mods:
The Best Tesla Model 3 Mods of 2020
For some, the lack of an internal combustion engine is a good thing: less noise, fewer emissions, etc. But that controlled explosion that propelled you through space also covered up the sound of air distorting around you. Without it, wind noise is painfully apparent. With a wind reduction kit, you can sleep more soundly while Autopilot takes care of your commute (we’re kidding. Please don’t nap or do anything else on the naughty list while running Autopilot.)
This simple but convenient upgrade allows you to take advantage of all the available space in your center console and have direct access to your Model 3’s integrated USB charge ports.
Frunk Lift $49
Front + Trunk = Frunk. Front trunk. Now you know. No combustion engine equals more storage space, equals more junk in the trunk–erm, frunk? The standard opening mechanism only opens the frunk a crack. Upgraded pneumatic hood supports aka “frunk lifts” open it all the way so you can manage the task of loading and unloading, hands-free. Just like you handle Autopilot (SERIOUSLY. WE’RE KIDDING. Keep your hands on the wheel. That’s not how autopilot works… yet).
For all of Tesla’s finely-tuned futurism, chrome seems so last century. Professional chrome delete services can cost thousands of dollars, but if you have the manual skills, time, and a little patience, you can pretend that chrome never existed.
You can achieve custom-level styling with a few careful purchases and some DIY spirit. You can tie your car’s styling together from top to bottom with Tesla brake covers that look perfect, are built to last, and won’t interfere with Autopilot’s life-saving emergency braking feature!
Rear Lighted T $325
Part of the appeal of owning a Tesla is being seen in your Tesla. We know you’re working long hours to pay for that cutting-edge tech, hence the napping on Autopilot and commuting in the dark. And, since you deleted all the chrome and are on permanent EV stealth mode, it’s even harder to see you zipping silently by in the dark. Solution? A logo that lights up! Obviously.
As with the frunk, so it is with the trunk. Open your trunk with the push of a button, integration with the Tesla app, and without compromising any of the onboard safety features that prevent you from driving away with an open trunk.