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  1. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    The process should be exactly the same for facelifted cars. Ok, it sounds like you just upgraded to the higher end fogs with the additional lighting. The "Gen 1" and "Gen 2" was a bit confusing as it sounded like a facelifted upgrade but the fog lights as you described them have been around...
  2. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    Glad it was helpful. Regarding the fogs, what is the difference between Gen 1 &2?
  3. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    Glad to hear, that is why I created it! Evan
  4. ucsbwsr

    New Tesla Model S Bodykit Debuted at SEMA 2017

    Hi guys, It looks like this hasn't been shared yet so I figured I will pass it along for the tuning enthusiasts. Kenny Pfitzer of Zero to 60 Designs sculpted a new body kit (front/rear bumpers + side skirts) for the Tesla Model S which debuted last week at SEMA, this particular car also...
  5. ucsbwsr

    Headlights

    @Frank Schwab Why stop there? :)
  6. ucsbwsr

    Headlights

    Which manufacturers turn off the headlight? What I think is critical over placement is POWERFUL LEDs with a distinct rich orange color. Many incandescent bulbs and some lower quality LEDs will emit a lighter amber/yellow color which can be confused with the lower kelvin rating of a halogen...
  7. ucsbwsr

    Headlights

    We will see with the turn signal but if located in the bumper that would be a pretty low placement for an indicator, not sure if that would be outside the required placement for that light. However it would look good integrated into that LED strip. For the side-mounted indicator it will be on...
  8. ucsbwsr

    Headlights

    Eisbock, I work with headlights so this is right in my wheelhouse. Disclaimer: I don't know 100% the specs of the Model 3 lights but I can point out the similarities they appear to have with the current Tesla LED headlamps and offer some educated guesses at what we can expect. On the Model...
  9. ucsbwsr

    Headlights

    Agreed for the most part that LED technology, once optimized, will leave little void to fill. That being said the efficiency of lasers is the most appealing aspect. A good HID projector setup can currently offer output intensity and control that is more than adequate for most driving...
  10. ucsbwsr

    Headlights

    Laser technology has been clearing some hurdles recently in the US market. The tech is out in certain models in Europe but regulations have been slowing the implementation here in the US. Laser technology had to be cleared by the FDA at first, yes, Food & Drug Administration since it is...
  11. ucsbwsr

    OPT7 LED headlights

    @marcad80 You don't by chance have a picture of the oem halogen output do you? There seems to be a really strong foreground but I am not sure how that compared to the oem output. Thanks for the pic, Evan
  12. ucsbwsr

    OPT7 LED headlights

    Marcad, You may have coincidently found an LED bulb which pairs well with a halogen projector and produces a decent light output but the reality is LED bulbs can't offer the same beam pattern as halogens in a halogen projector. The optics are specifically designed for a single light source (as...
  13. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    Probably, I have never had a single headlamp in my hands to examine the channel where the lens and housing meet it is probably just like every other headlight which can be pryd open. The internal trim can be painted without any negative impact to the headlight function. I am eager to get my...
  14. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    Unfortunately I have not, I will report back if I do. Gauchos! Volleyball player. Class of 2007. I don't own a Model S, I just happen to build custom high-performance Model S HID headlamps. From what I gather the LED lamps can not be retrofitted due to some structural and possibly...
  15. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    No, it is not possible. The fogs are mounted to the bumper from the backside. Evan
  16. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    You guys might want to start a separate thread for the pre and post facelifted bumper discussion. Although semi-relevant to the bumper and headlight removal you would probably stir more discussion with a separate, appropriately titled thread. More importantly, it would also keep this thread...
  17. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    You are welcome. Great tip, gotta keep the car cool and happy. There is a wide array of trim tools available, some are to soft where they don't offer enough rigidity to work properly some are too brittle and can still markup surfaces so it can be a little bit of a crap shoot finding some but...
  18. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    Yes sir
  19. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    Thank you Thank you too Essentially, once the bumper is off there are some shrouds/ducts which would need to be removed before gaining access to the radiators but it looks like there are only a couple screws that need to be removed. Evan Pic of radiator shrouds Also, this is how I would...
  20. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    Now is a great time to take a towel and quick detailer to clean the edges of the bumper and headlights The headlight is held in place by 4 screws, 2 here... ...and 2 here Remove the 4 bolts, the odd one goes on the top of the headlight After the bolts are removed and electrical...
  21. ucsbwsr

    How To: Front Bumper and Headlight Removal

    TMC, Here is a guide for removing the front bumper and headlights on a Tesla Model S. The process isn't very difficult but when you don't know where to start or what to expect it can be unnecessarily challenging so I hope this thread takes the uncertainty out of the process. Please...

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