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Carbon Fiber Door Sills

Discussion in 'Tesla Parts for Sale' started by vfx, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    This set on Ebay

    TESLA MOTORS CARBON FIBER DOOR SILLS FOR ROADSTER:eBay Motors (item 280392086828 end time Oct-01-09 09:22:43 PDT)

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    2,500.00

    Item number: 280392086828
    Item location: Van Nuys, CA, United States
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    if you have any further questions.
     
  2. graham

    graham Active Member

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    Ooo! I wonder if they are truly scuff resistent (which is not a given with CF) or there will be the same problems in a few months with them as well.
     
  3. Lancelac

    Lancelac 2010 Roadster Sport #690

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    That has been my concern as well. I've been waiting to see how some of the owners who had Al & Ed's do their sills say they wear. I figure I can replace mine at any time.
     
  4. mpt

    mpt Electrics are back

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    Two thousand five hundred! That's all I'm saying.
     
  5. Lancelac

    Lancelac 2010 Roadster Sport #690

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    I was wondering today if it was possible to get "Paint Armor" decals (that is what they are) for the doorsills (regular or CF version) to prevent scratching and wear. Even if it did scratch a little over time, you could replace the decals a heck of a lot more cheaply than new sills.
     
  6. A-E

    A-E Vendor

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    The carbon fiber has clear coat applied on top ot it. If you scuff them then it can most of the time be buffed out. The factory ones get scuffed just by looking at them the wrong way and cannot be buffed,
     
  7. Palpatine

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    You can put the same 3M paint armor on the CF door sills to protect them.

    Tesla Motors will sell the CF door sill as a stand alone item.
    I was told $1,000. Then the 3M plastic that is used on the exterior of the cars is less than $50.

    It looks really good after it is done.
     
  8. Lancelac

    Lancelac 2010 Roadster Sport #690

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    $1,000 for both sills? Or each?
     
  9. Palpatine

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    Now that you mention it, I don't know. I didn't ask that. I was just told $1,000.
     
  10. A-E

    A-E Vendor

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    I have checked with the Tesla showroom in L.A. on several occasions including yesterday and I always get the same response. Yes will sell them separately but we do not have an eta or a price?
     
  11. NEWDL

    NEWDL R#350 R#1323 Sig23 8136

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    I would not plave 3M protectant vinyl on the stock (non CF) door sills. You could, but if you ever wanted to replace it, it would pull off the finish on the sill. I would imagine that buying new sills would be a better move.

    Also, when you replace non-CF door sills with CF there is that transition line where the sill becomes the vertical dash piece, and in my opinion it looks like an aquard transition when it is CF to non CF. So then I would have to get the vertical pieces in CF and then...and then...and then...

    So like I said before...when they get bad, buy new ones.
     
  12. AJC

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    I just installed my carbon fiber door sills from Al & Eds West Hollywood. They do look sharp (much better than what was there originally). I did have to shave off these little plastic clips where the door sills insert towards the front of the car to make the door sills fit. I'm not sure if that clip is a new addition to the Roadster, since Al & Eds didn't seem to have that issue before. Nonetheless, they did provide very good service, and it was a pleasure dealing with them. I do like these door sills better than the ones I saw on the factory models, since they are all carbon fiber, and the factory ones appear to still have a section of the original plastic in them.
     
  13. tennis_trs

    tennis_trs 2010 2.0 Roadster Sport

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    The factory CF door sills do have a plastic section (I'm pretty sure it is a harder, and maybe darker colored, plastic than on the base sills, based on looking at my old base sills and my CF sills which came later). I wish Tesla would have gone with all CF sills also; maybe I'll eventually get some from Al & Eds also.
     
  14. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Here is the store price for Tesla's offered doorsills
    Carbon Fiber $1,664.73
    Stock plain $846.31
    Sport (Silver insert) $1,664.73
     
  15. CarbonOne

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    Thats funny because I sell full CF door sills for $1200 w/ free shipping, and life time warranty :p
     
  16. William3

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    Wait... What??? You mean the lame little plastic things that I scuff up everyday are $846? Are you sure it's not $8.46? That can't be right.
     
  17. qwk

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    You must not realize this is a 100k car. If you want cheap parts there are cars like Kia, Hyundai......

    Gotta pay if you want to play.
     
  18. Adm

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    Spare parts have a healthy profit margin... If you had to buy a roadster in parts it would probably cost $ 300'000.
     
  19. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    If I may speak for William3... It's not that he believed that they should cost $8.46 to replace (literal), but that on this $100K car how could they put a part that seems as though it cost $8.46 (sarcastic). And if that is what he meant, I concur & is why I replaced mine with the Carbon Fiber from Day # 2 (day # 1 I had to validate what others were saying about the cheap gray plastic).
     
  20. CarbonOne

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    Well from my experience taking these apart... The Roadster's door sills are made out of expanding foam, very cheap and brittle. I broke a set removing them, and another set was broken by sitting on them by the customer. They were replaced with my CF ones :)

    Anyways, the Roadster Sport has plastic door sills. Better quality but still easy to brake since they are two panels joined together with ABS plastic clips. They'll collapse before cracking but its easier to replace them than to put them back together. I'll snap some pics later from the ones I have at the shop if anybody is interested in seeing how the Sport ones are made.
     

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