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Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Sans Gas, Feb 23, 2013.
Anyone know of an alternative to the ~$900 center console?
Yeah, the $1200 center console with cabon fiber
Or wait for Teslas own opportunity console parts. A good concept I think, buy only what you need. I'll be getting the front cupholder one, so I can use the current cupholders as storage.
"the" console--which one would that be? Is that soflauthor's or whatever his handle is, his console? I don't see prices yet on his site (his site says "The base price for the standard CCI has not yet been finalized. We are working towards establishing base pricing, please check back."). Or do you mean some other console? Please be specific (preferably with a link). ;-)
Anyway, I've seen a thread or two here where people have talked about other things they bought that were inexpensive and fit the space, including pictures and I think links, so there are other things that'll fit the space and don't cost a bunch. Obviously there're trade-offs, but search the forum and you'll probably find some ideas. Sorry, I can't remember off-hand what it was people used.
TeslaTap has a link to consoles from JCWhitney--things that cost under $100, but no idea if they fit or not. You'd have to measure the space and get measurements from them. They look functional/useful...but I clicked on one and they had no measurements, so it might take some back 'n forth to get all the info you need.
Heck, Amazon.com has many consoles if you search their automative section--but again, you may need to check on measurements (not all items show measurements, unfortunately) with the manufacturer.
Implications are that people on the reservation list for the Soflauthor's CCI have gotten a pricing list. ~$800-900 for standard, ~$1100-1200 for matching veneer version. I'm not on the list, my wife decided long ago that she preferred the open space. If it was my daily driver, I'd consider the CCI.
However, I've been following the item and it really looks nice. The CCI seems a good match for the car imho. The JCWhitney items seem good matches for a baseline Jeep.
Here's mine, but I think I will upgrade to the CCI. It's amazing how many things I can hide underneath this tissue box.
i don't have my car yet and can't seem to find the dimensions of the space but would one of these fit?
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Clea: Here's the dimensions that Nickjhowe was kind enough to provide from his "S".
5.25 in at the back
8 in at the front
23 in long
sides are 2.5 in high
At the front beyond 23 in it curves upwards for a bit of extra length.
The sides are pretty level, though at around 20 in from the back they curve upwards.
The back with the USB and 12V ports is angled backwards slightly.
I wouldn't trust that sites measurements. The second console is listed as 8" wide, but clearly shows an 8.5x11" legal pad strapped to the top with a good 0.5" more space on either side.
Thanks. I'm in no rush though.
I'll just have to wait and do my own measuring when I get my car (dare is say ... next week?) before thinking about how to make best use of the space ...
Wonder how difficult it is to remove the existing tracks. Perhaps lifting the carpet will reveal screws? That way you have a template to make your own. I plan to do this when I eventually get my car.
Wonder if we can get a 3D print design for a console...
Don't know whey they're keeping so quiet about it but Tesla is clearly working on this and is getting closer. I've had several people tell me there are working prototypes and I think it would be REALLY cool if George B would address this here since there are clearly a lot of Tesla owners who are about to spend a lot of money based on having no information from Tesla. Anyone? Bueller?
I 3D printed a tray to fit the console space. It holds the nifty leather box recommended in this thread and post-it notes, pen and the 1772 adapter.
Someday, sometime, Tesla will come out with a center console solution, but no idea how long that will be. Remember, we are waiting on a couple other items, options, and plans that have been "coming soon" for a while now. And though some feel that soflauthor's solution is pricey, I would not hold my breath waiting on a much less expensive answer from Tesla. So bird in the hand vs bird someday, I'm jumping on soflauthor's console as soon as available. Can't wait any more time to get my drink out of the way of my arm.
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Agree. Likely, I'll have the CCI before I have the car. I have a kind of hobby business making and marketing accessories for Honda S2000's and Soflauthor has done a phenomenal job in nearly every respect: design, materials, customization options, etc, and he's been completely transparent about product design and development, manufacturing, marketing, and pricing. He's an owner and committed to the Model S community. He's also developed a very good web site, with a lot of outstanding features to show off the product. We can't ask for more than that. It's clear that he's developed a very high quality product, at least or perhaps better than the fit and finish of the Model S itself. There clearly are less expensive solutions but based on what I've seen of them on this site, they all look like kit-bashed, home-made afterthoughts. None but Soflauthor's will see the inside of my Model S. And I doubt that any solution Tesla develops, if it ever goes into production, will be any better. And it certainly won't be less expensive.
@efxjim: The J1772 adapter has its own cubby inside the glove compartment, over on the left side. Put it in Tesla-plug first. I can reach it there easily enough from the driver's seat.
Great endorsement of the work one of our fellow owners has done. Personally I'm finding the combination of the cubby and glove box sufficient for my needs so far, but I nonetheless applaud Soflauthor's initiative and have no doubt his CCI will solve the storage needs of a lot of owners. Maybe mine too, at some point.
Have you seen a CCI in person then?