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Carbon Fiber Spoiler

Discussion in 'Model S' started by P100DHG., Jan 26, 2017.

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  1. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight No Roads

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    I bought some large-sized alcohol wipes to make sure the surface was clear and clean (I'll also use these to clean the touchscreen for the matte screen protector I'll also install).

    All the following pics are my test fitting.. I need to do more research on exactly where it should be mounted in relation to the hatchback lip. But I think I have it pretty close. Keep in mind that this is the spoiler just sitting on the deck lid, not taped down yet. You can see how well it sits/fits to the shape of the deck. Once I decide on the proper position, all that's required is affixing the edges first, then peeling back the 3M tape from the center-out. Very easy and I'd say more than worth the $160 landed cost, plus some painters' tape.

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  2. hingisfan

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    I have the glossy on my solid white and it looks great, but if I did it again I'd prob go matte.
     
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    I bought an OEM one in the for sale section on here and brought it in turning my 12.5k service and asked the SC to mount it, fully ready to pay whatever they wanted to charge. Instead they did it for free, maybe because it was an OEM product and usually the purchase comes with installation?
     
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    These look exactly like oem spoilers.
    I'm guessing Tesla's profit margin on these spoilers are quite high.
     
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    Here's mine all pretty and installed...
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    Not too shabby for $158...
     
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  6. HankLloydRight

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    Is that a wrap or dip on your car? Any other pics? I'm also going to do a satin blue Autoflex dip soon.
     
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    Black Model S:

    Gloss or Matte?
     
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    Here's a whole album of my car getting done... Tesla Model S 100D

    I just got it home yesterday, so I'll get some more pics of it soon!
     
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    Beautiful! I love the Tesla deep sea blue, especially with a satin finish like that.

    I'm going for something with a slightly brighter blue, but still satin finish in Autoflex. Probably in a month or so once I get some other work done first.
     
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    It looks like they put the bottom edge of the spoiler right on the top edge of the deck lid (I enhanced your photo to bring out the edge detail). Is that the proper install location? (I don't know, just want to make sure I install mine in the right place).

    I test fitted mine slightly forward of that position.

    thanks.
     
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    This is how I did mine...bottom edge of spoiler aligned with the top edge of the deck lid. Initially I was leaning towards slightly forward like you had in your post above, but in the end installed it flush with the deck-lid edge, this gives it a bit more aggressive look (IMO). I kept second guessing for a few days after the install...but now I like it.
     
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  13. gopassgas

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    I had a P85 that came with a factory-installed spoiler identical to the glossy one I just got. I installed it the same way...bottom edge of the spoiler flush against the top edge of the trunk lip, so that the top edge of the spoiler overhangs the trunk.
     
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    And done... (yes, I know my car needs a wash). Very happy with the results.

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    I went right to the edge, and then backed it off just a tiny bit because the red 3M tape was barely showing underneath. I pushed it maybe 1mm or 2mm forward just so the tape would have full adhesion. Looks pretty good, I think!

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    Looking good, like the lighted Tesla letters too. Your license plate is my car's name 1.21 GW Time Machine :)
     
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    They charged me $150 to install mine which I took off my told tesla and I even peeled off all the old tape but whatever it's probably because I'm out of warranty.
     
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    I stopped by Tesla Service and got my on-screen avatars changed to include the spoiler and gray powdercoated wheels...

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    My SC doesn't know how to do this. Did you ask for anything special or happen to see how they did it?
     
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    Talk to one of the service techs...probably don't bother asking the reception desk squatters. The tech I spoke to immediately knew what I wanted. All he did was to take an ethernet cable attached to the computer he was using and hook it to my car in the secret behind the cubby spot. And then make the adjustments on his computer. The whole thing took about 5 minutes right in the drop off/driveway area of the service center. Unfortunately, he said that they don't have options for red calipers or any interiors aside from black seats, and they no longer have options for any custom colors besides the stock Tesla paints, unless my name happened to rhyme with "Speelon Tusk".

    Just mention that you want to change the "avatar" of your car on the touchscreen and on the mobile app. The mobile app actually updated immediately as soon as the car did. Good luck!
     
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