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  1. tvuolo

    Gruber fire victims thread

    I had a similar conversation with Jessica @ Secura yesterday. Although she said they would not be able to pay out 100% on the cars, due to lack of sufficient coverage. She strongly suggested I go through my insurance.
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Wait... TEG made a mistake? How is that possible? I don't even know what's real anymore. /s
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    Installing HVAC Knobs

    I replaced mine with these aluminum knobs I got at Radio Shack. I had to drive to multiple stores to acquire 4. I always thought they looked better than the originals, even if they were just a touch too large.
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    Roadster loss

    I sent you a PM.
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    The Wrecked Roadster Registry

    Confirming #265. I was the 2nd owner. I bought it off eBay in November 2014. I'm proud to say it was no garage queen. I "drove it like I stole it" most of the time. I bought it with 11,698 miles and it burned with 65,431 miles on the odometer. What a fantastic car.
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    For Sale Tesla hats

    I'm in for 2! Off white / blue bill Front: Shield Back: Roadster 1.5 Side: 265 Twilight Blue stitching if available (dark blue), otherwise black is fine. Black jean Front: Shield Back: Roadster 1.5 Side: 265 Red stitching I can Venmo, PayPal, or whatever works best.
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    Soft top cable broke

    I have two soft tops, and have now replaced all of the original cables with these more robust cables: MWR Convertible Top Tension Cable (1) - Lotus Elise 05-15 I would use one top until a cable broke, switch tops, order a new cable, replace, rinse & repeat.
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    My new baby - practical as a minivan on maiden Sams run!

    Who doesn't love a good game of Costco Tetris!
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    Collective Roadster Album

    Near the top of Mount Evans, Colorado, July 22nd, 2017
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    Xenon HID upgrade

    The final result for my 1.5 was: Low beams: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PR1NTWM And a resistor: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BMZG1XM The seller, Senlite, apologized for the decoder mishap, but returning those was easy enough. Probably unrelated... But the FM reception...
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    Lost Power Brakes

    I finally pulled my pump, scraped off all the black silicone, and opened it up. About a teaspoon of water came out. I dried and cleaned the board. It had no visible damage that I could see. In fact, it looked great. I reassembled and did a quick test and it's working. What would you guys...
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    Random Roadster Sightings

    A friend and I went to Cars & Coffee in Lafayette, CO last Saturday. We were pulling in and deciding who to park next to when we noticed another Roadster! I know you California people see them all the time, but it's pretty rare to spot another in the wild in Colorado. It was pretty exciting...
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    Xenon HID upgrade

    I swapped only the low beam bulb for the LEDs: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PR1NTWM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The low beams come on as they should, but I still get the warning "Check left low beam bulb" #530 as well as the right low beam bulb message. Thoughts on...
  14. tvuolo

    Lost Power Brakes

    Do you happen to know the part number? I haven't had a chance to take the old one out, yet.
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    Lost Power Brakes

    My pump just went out Saturday. Luckily, I was very near home and live at the top of a hill -- easy to make it back to the garage. From Plundy's pictures, it seems like the pump is below the driver's headlight. I'm hoping it's just wet from washing it, but after a day of sitting it still...
  16. tvuolo

    How to Repair Chips in the Forged Wheels?

    I've picked up several chips in my forged silver wheels over the years. Is there an easy way to fix this? Any product recommendations?
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    Xenon HID upgrade

    My driver's side stock low beam finally went out. I was about to replace with the xenon version, when I ran across this thread. Thanks mpt for the link! I ordered some and will give a 2nd opinion when they arrive. I didn't get anything to replace the high beams as I almost never use them...
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    Roadster being dramatic

    My Roadster has only been at the TSC for a new 400V Controller for 2 weeks. But OVMS says it's been parked for 18136 days. I feel like my Roadster is saying "Geez, I haven't been driven in like... 50 years!" ;-)
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    Roadster paint colors

    #265's paint code is 2BU01
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    Denver International Electric Parking - Teslas Stop Parking There!

    I just returned from dropping someone off at DIA and had to take the Leaf for various reasons. I thought I'd grab 45 minutes of L2 charging while I helped my passenger to security. Five of the 11 L2 spots on the west side were ICEd. Three L2 spots had EVs that were plugged in. The remaining...
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    Saggy chins

    I ended up having the Denver Service Center fix mine when I went in for my annual service. They replaced it under goodwill. Although I was charged $718 for the annual service and $2200 for the AC compressor. Concern: Customer: Front spoiler is loose. Corrections: Chin Spoiler Assembly...
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    SS Roadster AutoX Setup

    I concur. I used to mash the pedal on the exit and it would ultimately cost time due to slipping. Now I've learned to restrain myself. I've never had a problem with overheating at an autoX event. Not even close. Even when I took a class and we did a lot more driving than a typical autoX...
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    new owner here

    Hey, Puzzle. I live in Arvada, about 20 minutes from Boulder. I have an MC240 that you can borrow if you have a NEMA 14-50 outlet handy. And if I can figure out how to redeem my referrals to get a Model S wall charger, I'll sell you my Roadster High Power Wall charger. I'd rather use the...
  24. tvuolo

    Holding on to your Roadster. . .

    By then mine should have 300,000 miles on it.
  25. tvuolo

    Question of a new Dutch Roadster owner

    Don't forget to check your rear tires regularly. They wear fast! As soon as I replace a set, I'm looking for a sale on the next set.
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    Nitron Street series shocks

    The previous owner of #265 had the $6K adjustable sport suspension put in. I absolutely LOVE it. I was able to adjust the sway bars to dial out some understeer which made mountain driving more enjoyable. I used to take mine autocrossing, and was able to firm-up the suspension without tools...
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    new owner here

    Hi Chris, I own #265 and I'm in Arvada, about 20 minutes from Boulder. Holler if you ever want to meet up for a fun drive! I'm off Highway 93, near Highway 72 (Coal Creek Canyon) -- which is a pretty fun drive. Another fun drive is the peak to peak highway from Nederland into Estes Park...
  28. tvuolo

    how many roadsters remain?

    About 5 to 10 years in prison? I believe that's a crime against humanity. ;-) . And here I argue with my insurance... they want me to keep it to 3000 miles per year or less. Um, nope. :-D
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    Working under car

    I have some Rhino Ramps that I use with some old shelf boards (to make the angle less steep). Works great and super fast.
  30. tvuolo

    Custom 55" Snap-On Tesla Roadster Mechanic Tool Storage Cabinet

    Coolest thing I've seen all day! Unfortunately, I don't have a need.
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    New Service & Sales Center: Superior, CO

    That will be fantastic! I'll bet they saved a boatload of money by locating it in Superior instead of Boulder.
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    Roadster 3.0

    I'm pretty sure the Drive eO guys did that in 2014 for the Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Drive eO Returns to Pikes Peak with Bespoke Tesla Roadster – Drive eO. We really need to get the plans from these guys.
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    Ludicrous Roadster Parts Pricing

    I got similar knobs in silver aluminum from Radio Shack a few years ago. Unfortunately, I do not have the part number. They fit the .25" and are about 1" in diameter. I wish they were slightly smaller, but they are very solid.
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    2008 Roadster #265 for sale

    Sorry, Steve. We are expecting to get a lot more for the sale of our house than expected, so we've decided to keep #265. <whew!> Thanks for the interest, though! Let me know when you get yours. I'd be happy to meet up for a drive!
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    Saggy chins

    I noticed mine was sagging this past Monday when I went to wash it. I hope to get it up on the Rhino ramps this weekend and verify it's the bracket in question. @supersnoop, how hard was it to replace?
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    2008 Roadster #265 for sale

    Drop to $52,500.
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    1.5 Roadster Tire Thread

    I'm running the Pilot Super Sports in the back and already have 11,000 miles on them. I'll see if I can get a tread depth measurement, but they still look fantastic, and have very little road noise. I estimate they have another 6000 miles left. However... I did zero autocrossing this summer...
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    2008 Roadster #265 for sale

    Price drop to $53,500.
  39. tvuolo

    Rare Roadster Sales & Marketing Materials

    Yep, I got a black folder from the original owner. I think it lived in his garage... it's pretty beat up.
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    2008 Roadster #265 for sale

    More photos:
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    2008 Roadster #265 for sale

    It might be time to sell my Roadster. We are buying a new house and spent too much money. 2008 Tesla Roadster 1.5, #265 43,500 miles, minimum CAC 139.75. Charges to 167 ideal miles standard, ~220 miles in range mode. $55,500 or best offer. Options: Metallic Paint: $1000. Twilight Blue...
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    Random Roadster Sightings

    I saw a lady in a Radiant Red Sport Friday 8/4 @ 8:20a in downtown Denver. I rarely get to see them in the wild. That was the first time I've seen radiant red in person and pictures do not do that color justice. It's beautiful. If you are on the forums, PM ViviV or myself. We are planning a...
  43. tvuolo

    Spiderguy Roadster fun drive 7/15/2017 - Lick Observatory

    I'm with Msjulie... My PEM temp hangs out at the highest end of blue even when I'm doing similar drives. I've encountered motor temperature warnings, but never PEM.
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    Minor collision repair / San Diego

    I just had a gouge in my rear quarter panel fixed at my local non-Tesla body shop, but mine was minor so they didn't have to remove it. I was the unlucky recipient of some bouncing metal chunks flying down the highway. I had the front bumper replaced, the front air intake screen, some of the...
  45. tvuolo

    To Orange or not....

    Agreed. I see a lot of women taking pictures, presumably to send to their SOs. Rarely do I get comments from women.
  46. tvuolo

    Random Roadster Sightings

    Yep!
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    Random Roadster Sightings

    Got this text from my daughter on Thursday: THERE IS A TESLA ROADSTER IN FRONT OF BEAU AND I OMG IN THE WILD ITS BRIGHT BLUE
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    Today's Roadster Orphan

    It's exactly the same as far as I can tell. Just no fob buttons. I've only used it twice. Once when I first got the car and was confused as to why a valet key would open the trunk. Then the other day when I re-tested it to make sure I hadn't mis-remembered.
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    Today's Roadster Orphan

    Like this one? Mine came with this one, and I can confirm that it works all of the manual locks and the ignition. It does not go into valet mode when this key is inserted.
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    Would you trade your Roadster in on the new Roadster?

    I am envious of that drive!

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