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90D range mod

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Seawind300, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Seawind300

    Seawind300 Member

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    Hi, just a quick question. What front/nose is more aerodynamic on the 90D?
     
  2. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    The new one.

    You can eek out an extra 1200 feet or so distance on a full charge.

    Once you get your old nose cone converted to new nose style, and then bump it on a barrier straight ahead of you... you'll wish you had the old nose cone style back... less to repair. And a new cone is DIY... stay out of the body shop. Is there a certified shop in Newfoundland?
     
  3. Seawind300

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    Is there a certified shop in Newfoundland?[/QUOTE]


    I'm not aware of any certified shops here for the Tesla. :) I'm looking at a few 90D's and there are two different styles of the nose, one has a black/smoked "grill" and the other looks to be a body colored full bumper piece. Which one is the "range" upgrade?

    Thanks, Mike
     
  4. Tony_YYZ

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    The top image is the newer "refreshed" frontend while the lower image is the older nosecone style

    [​IMG]
     
  5. bmah

    bmah New Moderator, Model S / Model X Forums

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    (Can I post to this thread if I'm not Canadian?)

    Just so you understand, the different nose style is not an "upgrade" in the sense of an option you can add to a car. The Model S originally had the black nosecone-style front, and last year changed to a body-color, non-nosecone front end as part of a minor refresh (there are some other external differences as well). The refresh cars have a marginal amount more range, most people (including myself) assume it's from better aerodynamics but I haven't seen anything official to back that statement up.

    Bruce.
     
  6. Seawind300

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    Thanks so much for the replys, helps out alot.

    Mike
     
  7. St Charles

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    Someone on this site recently swapped the old style bumper to the newer style. The process was much more involved than anyone expected.
     

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