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Carbon fiber side view mirror caps and wha't under them

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by artsci, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. artsci

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    #1 artsci, Jun 30, 2015
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    At the Great Appliqué Installation Event at delanman's house a few weeks ago with the help of SUPRKAR we also installed carbon fiber side view mirror caps on my car (SUPRKAR already had them on his).

    We started by removing the painted caps and here's what we found underneath -- the GPS and wifi antennae.

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    As the carbon fiber partially blocks the signals SUPRKAR installed a signal booster. With that the GPS, wifi, and phone connections are better than stock.

    Here's SUPRKAR placing the carbon fiber cap on the mirror. Easy to do -- just snaps on.

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    The final result is much better than the vinyl carbon fiber warp solution.

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    Very interesting that Tesla decided to put GPS/Wifi antennas in there.

    Carbon fiber over red is an awesome combination!
     
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    I've always wondered where the antennas were since there is nothing sticking up from the roof as on other luxury cars. Now I know. :smile:
     
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    ...any idea where AM/FM antennae are and if a signal booster can be used for them? My 2013 build has horrible terrestrial radio reception, and my wife's new June 2015 build has way much better reception. I also would not mind a booster for my cell data antenna (...old 3G...my wife's new 70D has LTE).
     
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    I'm thinking of this.
    Would you mind sharing the signal booster models that were used
     
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    It was a Wilson Electronics Moble 4g Cellular Signal Booster Kit.

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    Don't know if it boosts radio signals but you might want to check this out.
     
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    My guess is the rear window.
     
  8. Phil K

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    The carbon fibre caps look great!
     
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    the carbon mirror caps looks great!
    where did you purchase it?
     
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    Carbon Fiber Element in New Jersey. I send them a pair of unpainted caps and they layered them with CF. They've done all of my custom CF work.
     
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    Would I be able to get more info on these CF caps please? E.g. where to get them and how much they cost.
     
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    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    #13 CHG-ON, Jan 16, 2016
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    Me too! Also, where did you mount the Wilson antenna. In the cap? Will it work with 3G or do I need to upgrade?

    Thanks!
     
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    Carbon Fiber Element in New Jersey. Sent them a set of stock caps and they covered them in CF I think they were $500.

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    The antenna was mounted under the nose cone.
     
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    Where did you mount the inside antenna for the Wilson Booster? Any Picts from the install?
     
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    When the weather here gets better I'll take some photos. Right now it's with the wind chill it's zero degrees:)
     
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    Cool, thanks
     

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