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  1. tsmithlxix

    360 surround view + HDMI kit testing

    Sorry to hear.
  2. tsmithlxix

    360 surround view + HDMI kit testing

    I hear you... although, I've been able to get several parts from BearBu since I've ordered my setup a few years ago.
  3. tsmithlxix

    360 surround view + HDMI kit testing

    From my experience most manufacturers will not install custom aftermarket accessories... especially one that "tricks" the car's camera system (safety) into showing you views from aftermarket cameras. But who knows, maybe someone has a "cool" friend at the service center.
  4. tsmithlxix

    Case Study: Deer Strike in a MYP

    That sucks. Sorry to hear. I hit one in my Model S a couple of years ago. Wasn't going as fast fortunately but still hood, bumper and headlight replacements. But the absolutely worst part is having to hear, "It's a Tesla, are you telling me your car didn't see it, what's the point, Ha, ha...
  5. tsmithlxix

    360 surround view + HDMI kit testing

    I've had my 360View with HDMI in my '15 S85D for over 3 years now. Needed to replace the front cam in '20 and a mirror cam last year. Try contacting DTP International directly for kits or parts. I'm not sure of the best way to contact them (the last time I was able to contact them through...
  6. tsmithlxix

    Improved Key FOB Range

    LOL! Nice! :)
  7. tsmithlxix

    Parking Brake Phenomenon

    My update is in post #11 (Parking Brake Phenomenon) above. No, I didn't get the brakes from Tesla or Brembo. It's just a car, and similar to the rest of my cars, I ordered used parking brakes from eBay. The caliper and pads were good on mine as well. The electronic actuators had stopped...
  8. tsmithlxix

    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    Personally, I gave up and just put in a switch to control the 'rise on start'. Sucks that our cars never really 'start'... or actually, never really 'stop'. :)
  9. tsmithlxix

    3D 360 around view system (HDMI interface)

    Hello, Tommy. I'd like to order a new mirror mount camera also. Can you quote me a price for the camera plus shipping? Also, do you have a website that I should go to for parts orders like this?
  10. tsmithlxix

    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    As seen on the first page of this thread, I have a dedicated battery in the footwell. I use the Tesla 12V battery to run an inverter for a charger used to keep the dedicated battery topped off. Everything I've installed on the car runs off the dedicated battery in the footwell... almost...
  11. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    My car did not come with air ride so I have no factory air ride experience. But I have about 30 years of custom hydraulics/air ride experience. :) When I first installed air on my Model S I bought a salvage set of air struts because no one was making aftermarket air ride struts for the Tesla...
  12. tsmithlxix

    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    T When I first installed air on my ride Universal hadn't outfitted the Model S yet. I'll give them a shot next.
  13. tsmithlxix

    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    Thanks for the advice. I'll check them out next. :)
  14. tsmithlxix

    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    I have to ask now. Where did you get better ones? Bellows or sleeve? Size, etc. Because I have to say, the Airtekk ones ride like hell even with 3-gal ping tanks attached to each rear strut.
  15. tsmithlxix

    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    I'm curious to know why you're selling your struts. Is it because they ride like hell?
  16. tsmithlxix

    The Unofficial Aftermarket Air Suspension Thread

    I'm curious to know why you're selling your struts. Is it because they ride like hell?
  17. tsmithlxix

    Parking Brake Phenomenon

    Nah, the wait wasn't too bad. the car became undrivable on Thurs and was fixed Mon eve. Not too shabby. And this thing was out of warranty less than 15 months after I got it. :) I noticed the editing rule after I posted the update. I noticed the 'Edit' selection after I posted it then...
  18. tsmithlxix

    Parking Brake Phenomenon

    **** UPDATE **** (I didn't know if the update should be posted here in the thread or if I should have edited the original message... but since I don't know how to edit the original, here it is.) Okay, all is well now. Both parking brakes were delivered today and I've installed both. As soon as...
  19. tsmithlxix

    Parking Brake Phenomenon

    Like I noted, my guess is that it actually IS in the software and is possibly written that way for safety reason. If bot parking breaks malfunction I assume it's better to (besides the fault messages) alert the driver that his car will roll by only allowing it to shift to Neutral. That's a...
  20. tsmithlxix

    Parking Brake Phenomenon

    I tried that last Thurs. I also tried to let it roll then open the door... nothing. :)
  21. tsmithlxix

    Parking Brake Phenomenon

    Short story: It appears that if both parking brakes decide to stop working while you're driving, when you get to your destination the car will only shift into Neutral and will not shift into Park. Hopefully, I get to verify this theory later today. FYI: 2015 Model S85D, ~120K miles Longer...
  22. tsmithlxix

    Hi, Tommy. Where should I send payment for the replacement front camera?

    Hi, Tommy. Where should I send payment for the replacement front camera?
  23. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    Any luck with getting your struts installed yet? I just spoke with someone from AirTekk who stated that we should just play around with different heights for the struts to try to dampen the ride. He stated that a couple of his Model S customers have found luck with raising the height of the...
  24. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    That would be up to you. Our cars are heavy as hell be we all love them low, so air ride or not it's going to have a stiffer ride. You 'can' soften your ride with an air setup but it would take the right height (typically higher), the right air bags (more than likely sleeves) and the right...
  25. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    I now have a chin spoiler that sits a half-inch off the ground so I know what you mean. The AirTekk struts probably give you a couple of inches above factory. Of course, that really depends on where you set your bottomed out height.
  26. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    I wouldn't worry about linkage length. I think mine in the rear are in the 4"-6" range and my fronts are around 8". They're the longest links I've ever had to use but I've never had a problem with them. Yeah, it was pretty bone-jarring when I first installed them. Like I said, I think the...
  27. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    Mounting the compressors in the footwell isn't too bad. Good isolation feet on them keep the drone down, (FYI, see my setup starting around Post #5 of this thread.) Try to upgrade from the3P system to the 3H system. These cars are heavy as hell so a 10-15 degree temperature difference will...
  28. tsmithlxix

    Case Study: Deer Strike in a MYP

    Another update: The hood still hasn't been fixed but this one may be on me. I stopped by to get the hood replaced (again) and it has gone from replacement in a couple of hours to we need to keep your car at least a couple of days. Basically, it's a relatively new service center, they're...
  29. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    That may be efficient for some, but personally, I didn't like or want Tesla's standard air ride system so adding my own works better for me. :)
  30. tsmithlxix

    Case Study: Deer Strike in a MYP

    Quick update... Went to the service center to have my hood replaced last Fri (03Jul). Turns out they had the correct hood but it was painted the wrong Tesla blue. I'm currently awaiting another hood (ETA 10Jul), then will have to wait another week or so for paint, then make my appt. I'm...
  31. tsmithlxix

    Case Study: Deer Strike in a MYP

    FYI, I'm still waiting on parts also. Apparently, the hood arrived at the shop a couple of weeks ago, then was sent out for paint. Still waiting. But, hey, it is what it is. :)
  32. tsmithlxix

    Case Study: Deer Strike in a MYP

    I fell your pain. Just hit a deer about three weeks ago in my Model S. Was able to slow to about 25-30 mph at the at the time of impact. The worst part is everyone telling you that " I thought Teslas were smart." Yeah, but it's physically impossible to have a 0-foot stopping distance. There...
  33. tsmithlxix

    Video: “If rockets were transparent”

    My favorite. Lots of detail.
  34. tsmithlxix

    Anyone retrofitted air suspension? Or done a custom airbag setup?

    Funny... when I was looking for my car all I could find were those with air suspension (with the options that I wanted). And I definitely didn't want Tesla's or any other manufacturer's air suspension setup. When it comes to suspension and stereos, I've always liked my own better than any...
  35. tsmithlxix

    360 surround view + HDMI kit testing

    I only installed the SD card a few days ago and have not removed it. It looks as though we can view the videos on the screen that you were stuck on but I haven't taken the time to play around with it yet.
  36. tsmithlxix

    360 surround view + HDMI kit testing

    Press and hold the Menu button for 2 seconds.
  37. tsmithlxix

    3D 360 around view system (HDMI interface)

    I'll check out the other link and help out if I can. Yes, please send me the download link. I have the blue skin but it's a light blue. I'd like to check out the difference in the new blue. Anything else new in the software update?
  38. tsmithlxix

    3D 360 around view system (HDMI interface)

    BearBu, I finally installed my setup. I've been using the HDMI interface alone for about a month and installed the 360 cameras over Labor Day weekend. The setup works great. I'll give the stitching an "A" even after the first calibration (and with wind blowing my cal sheets around :) ). So...
  39. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    Powdercoating is definitely the way to go if you're going for BEST. PlastiDip can range from GOOD to BETTER depending on the application. Then it also gives you the ability to remove it to try a different color if desired. Might be something to play around with on the second set of cyclones.
  40. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    But forget my ridiculous nonsense, do you plan to sand and paint them? Or would you go with PlastiDip or something similar?
  41. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    I'm aware of Tesla's wind tunnel testing and the effort they put into wheel design and wheel placement. No, it isn't me vs you. I guess in this case it's me vs Tesla. I purchased the Tesla and built MY car with the aesthetics that I like. If someone from Tesla is listening in and wants to...
  42. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    A 15% loss of range is a pretty bold wager that I might take you up on especially since you’re going into it knowing nothing about a person’s driving style, commute, etc. FYI, I average about 30 – 35K MILES annually (~150mi daily commute) at a cruise speed of typically 75mph. Unfortunately...
  43. tsmithlxix

    Show off your aftermarket wheels.

    2015 S85D with TSW Vale 20x8.5 (+35) with 25mm (front) and 30mm (rear) spacers, wrapped in Vogue Signature V 245/40-20's.
  44. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    Of course, it all depends on offset, diameter and vehicle height. Don't take my advice here but one way we used to test our spacer sizes is to get a bunch of washers to put on studs and mount the wheel over them. We'd ride down the street to see how things fit then we'd go with the biggest...
  45. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    No rubbing at drive height except at wheel lock in both directions. The tread of the tire rubs the vent in the front of the wheel well. Terrible sound but I'm rarely at wheel lock. I'll do what I've done on other cars and affix an 1/8" sheet of ABS plastic in the spot where it rubs so that it...
  46. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    It's "bagged".
  47. tsmithlxix

    Why? Because FITMENT!!!! :o)

    These cars are RIPE for customization. Why? Why not? :) FYI: TSW Vale 20x8.5, +35 offset Bora 25mm spacers (front) Bora 30mm spacers (rear)

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