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artsci's Model S modifications

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by artsci, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. artsci

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    #1 artsci, Nov 20, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012
    Now that I've finalized my order and will today receive the MVPA, the mods I've planned finally will soon have a car to put them on. Here's my list:

    Lloyd's Luxe mats all around
    Parking Dynamics front and rear electromagnetic parking sensors
    Passport 8500ci Plus Radar detector
    Blinder HP-904 Quad Laser Defense System
    3M™ Ceramic Series window tint
    Soflauthor's CCI
    Wolo Air Mite 3 triple tone air horn
    Rial Lugano 19" wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires
    LED strip trunk lighting

    Installation of the Passport, Blinder, Wolo Air horn, and Parking Dynamics hardware will require removal of the front and rear bumpers, which is routine work for the shop that will do the work.

    What are others planning?
     
  2. tdelta1000

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    I like your list of mods...please keep us posted on the developments.
     
  3. mknox

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    Here in Canada (Ontario, at least) the Radar Detector and Blinder are very illegal.

    I would add WeatherTech mats, once available, and possibly Mobileye Lane Departure/Collision Detection.
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Not sure mats count as mods, but I plan to get some rubber mats with wells. I also want to get carbon fiber or black-wrapped mirrors.
     
  5. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    I am ditching the stock 19" wheels and using the $3500 I saved not getting the 21" wheels to get a nice set of aftermarket wheels. They will be lighter, stronger, and look better than the stockers plus I will still have the 19" for winter duties.
     
  6. strider

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    I'm planning to wrap the chrome strip under the doors in black vinyl. That still jars my eyes every time I look at the car from the side.
     
  7. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Ditto on the chrome strip, although I might do a CF-look vinyl. Will have to see a sample.
     
  8. Tommy

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    My big mod... a removable front license plate frame for a no holes look when I want to do the car show thing along with its easy mounting system to satisfy the parking Nazis in certain airports and cities when traveling.
     
  9. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Soflauthor's CCI! I'm a Sig res holder for that one :biggrin:
     
  10. ElSupreme

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    Tinted windows.
    European tail lights (amber turn signals, and rear fog lamp) hopefully/eventually!!!
     
  11. Trnsl8r

    Trnsl8r Blue 85kwh since 12/8/12

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    +1. Please post if you find a good solution.
     
  12. jcadman22

    jcadman22 MD: DRK NRG

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    +1 @ElSupreme mods and probably looking into wrapping some of the chrome bits on my as yet undelivered black Model S
     
  13. vfx

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    Franz said he just puts the plate on the front dash at airports.
     
  14. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Oh, yes. I would definitely do the amber turn signals if feasible. Don't care so much about the rear fog lamp.
     
  15. artsci

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    Forgot that too. Definitely will get one.
     
  16. Babylonfive

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    Ditto +1

    As to the amber turn lights, I'd love to work on that one as well.
     
  17. tdelta1000

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    I've got some rubber Lloyd's mats on order for the Canadian winter. Like mknox I'm looking at the Mobileye lane departure and am very interested in the Parking Dynamics sensors. The piece I'm on the fence about is the window tint. I'd love to see a few photos of what people have gotten done first before making a call on that.
     
  19. MitchMitch

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    +1 on ElSupreme's (European) amber turn indicators and fog lamps.
    +1 on tdelta1000's led trunk lighting.
     
  20. bonehead

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    aftermarket 20" wheels (245 front/265 rear)
    may vinyl wrap all the chrome with black/CF
     

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