Categories
Spoilers & Body Kits

4 Aggressive Tesla Model 3 Side Skirt Kits To Set Your Car Apart

Complete the sleek, sporty look from all angles with a Tesla Model 3 side skirt set.

Model 3 with color-matched skirts and spoilers. Credit to TwoK4drSi.

You may have researched — or even bought — spoilers and diffusers at this point.

But great side skirts are harder to find.

We compiled the side skirt kits produced by brands worth their word and happy customers that back them up.

Only four brands emerged as winners. We list them all below.

Before Ordering or Installing Side Skirts, Consider This:

Mud flaps interference

Side skirt kits are likely to interfere with any aftermarket mud flaps.

Consider the possibility of having to remove the front mud flaps / splash guards to properly install the side skirts.

Screw length

If the screws your set comes with are too long, consider ordering alternative fasteners as they may drill in too far.

You don’t want to fear indenting your Model 3 chassis — or even worse, its battery.

Ground clearance

Despite the “no ground clearance loss” claims many brands make, I’d expect to lose at least 0.25″ or so of ground clearance.

Better to be pleasantly surprised than greatly disappointed.

A quarter of an inch loss on the side of a vehicle isn’t that big of a concern for most people.

With these quick considerations out of the way, let’s jump straight into the best products we found.

Best Tesla Model 3 Side Skirt Pair Overall: Maier Racing

tesla model 3 side skirt pair by maier Racing

Maier Racing is a 41-year-old Californian tuner that designs and handcrafts carbon fiber accessories for Teslas.

Coupled with their similarly-designed front lip and rear spoiler, you can have a full body kit that looks sick and it’s built for performance.

Their Tesla model 3 side skirt kit isn’t the most budget-friendly, though.

All the brand products are designed and manufactured in the U.S. — and this side skirt set also happens to have a marine-grade UV protectant for maximum durability as a $500 option.

At a glance, ground clearance does seem to be reduced a bit.

But the brand goes on to say that “these side skirts hang as low as the floor. They DO NOT go lower than the floor.”

… I just hope that this isn’t a joke and that they’re referring to the vehicle’s floor — not the ground! 😬

Maybe they should have specified.

Anyway, installing this Tesla Model 3 side skirt kit is straightforward:

It’s bolted through the factory mounting holes and uses double-sided tape to secure the side skirts in place.

Drilling your vehicle isn’t required — but drilling each side skirt is.

YouTubers review the product favorably.

Perry from Tesla DIY even installed a white vinyl wrap — cheaper and easier than paint! — on his Model 3 side skirt kit & spoilers.

If you’d like to do the same, you can easily find sufficient white vinyl wrap for both side skirts (and the tools to install them properly).

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 years and trims

✅ Performance-focused brand

✅ Genuine carbon fiber

✅ OEM attachments

✅ No need to drill your vehicle

✅ No ground clearance reduction (or so the brand claims)

Cons:

❌ Skirts need drilled

❌ Somewhat expensive

Runner-Up Tesla Model 3 Carbon Fiber Side Skirt: JC Sportline

Tesla Model 3 carbon fiber side skirt by JC Sportline

JC Sportline is a brand we’re familiar with as they produce some of the most affordable Tesla carbon fiber accessories on the market.

The lower price comes at a cost, though.

They’re a Chinese manufacturer that, like Tesla, only produces customer orders.

Expect your item to ship within 2-3 weeks — and to reach your hands in 2 months or more.

The product has an interesting asymmetric design, with one end extending outwards and the other upwards.

It’s a small detail but makes the side skirt really stand out.

The vast majority of customers have had an overall great experience with every JC Sportline product we’ve reviewed (rear spoilers, diffusers, etc.)

But some complaints can be found regarding the finish of their products (like small scratches or fingerprints).

You could say the brand’s quality control is at a B or B-.

At a reasonable price compared to others, though, this product is worth looking at — especially if you’re a price-conscious Tesla owner.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 years and trims

✅ Affordable

✅ Genuine carbon fiber

✅ OEM attachments

✅ Interesting asymmetric design

Cons:

❌ B- quality control. Some products may come with scratches and fingerprints.

❌ Shipped from overseas

Premium Pick: Unplugged Performance

If you’re the type of Model 3 owner who likes top-notch quality and is concerned about range drops due to aftermarket products,

Unplugged Performance may have the product for you.

They supposedly design with aerodynamics in mind. You’re right to be skeptical — but I have no association at all with Unplugged Performance.

A study published by the company suggests their suspension, front lip, and rear spoiler increases range by up to 13% at 70 mph.

Third-party real-world tests have found anything but negligible (although positive) results, though.

no efficiency claims can be found regarding this Tesla Model 3 side skirt kit in particular,

But the user who reports the highest energy consumption improvement (10-15 Wh/mi) has the entire body kit.

The product requires no cutting or drilling at all, using tape and OEM attachments to secure each side skirt in place —

Tape quality seems marvelous as I only found one story of adhesion problems on a Model S after a year of use.

Other users went on to reply to such thread pointing out they have had no problems at all.

One complaint out of potentially thousands of customers over the years — a very tiny percentage.

To sweeten the price tag, they offer this Model 3 side skirts as a “reinforced plastic” alternative, which costs $1,200 less.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 years and trims

✅ Performance-focused brand

✅ Available in genuine carbon fiber and renforced plastic

✅ OEM attachments

✅ No cutting or drilling required

✅ No ground clearance reduction (or so the brand claims)

Cons:

❌ Very expensive

Best Tesla Model 3 Side Skirt Kit on a Budget: Bomely

Tesla Model 3 side skirt on a budget

For folks looking to give their car a unique loook while spending as little as possible,

Bomely offers an ABS plastic side skirt with visual carbon fiber for much less than competitors.

Surprisingly, I was unable to find anything worth recommending that costs less.

Note that ABS is a rigid plastic, so this product may not be as durable and crack under strong impact.

The product is also prone to paint damage if installed incorrectly. Make sure sufficient tape between the car and each side skirt is placed.

Considering also that adhesive may not be as good (this is a common complaint on most aftermarket products).

I’d certainly couple this product with heavy-duty, double-sided 3M tape — just to be safe.

Although as of this writing no brave man (or woman) has reviewed this product,

Bomely has great reviews from happy Tesla owners on many other products on Amazon, including Model 3 rear spoilers, fog light trim covers, and more.

Even with extra tape, the product offers great value for money as it costs 1/5th the cost of options on this list — while still looking sporty.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 years and trims

✅ Very affordable

✅ Easy to install

✅ No ground clearance reduction (or so the brand claims)

Cons:

❌ Seemingly new, untested product

Our Tesla Model 3 Side Skirt of Choice:

There aren’t many Tesla Model 3 side skirt sets worth recommending. Hence our short and sweet list.

If you plan on keeping your car for long, Maier Racing offers great looks and high quality for a price not as off-putting as the side skirts by Unplugged Performance.

Sure, the budget-conscious Model 3 owner may opt to pay half as much — but Chinese and plastic products may not last for years to come.

By Zac Ludicrous

Mechanical engineer by profession. TSLA shareholder before the hype. EV enthusiast all day long. Zac enjoys learning about the future of battery technology, autonomy, and EVs. He considers Tesla Model 3 the most important vehicle of the 21st century -- and is in a quest to improve the ownership experience of every Model 3 owner he possibly can.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.