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Changes in the Roadster - Tesla Gear Shop

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by BryanW, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. BryanW

    BryanW R#664, Model S#1526

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    So, it seems they have removed a number of upgrades and items from the Roadster - Tesla Gear Shop.

    There may be others, but the ones I notice are missing are the:
    - Sound reduction upgrades
    - Double DIN upgrade
    - Footwell upgrade
    - Mounting point / lift things
    - Tire pressure monitor reset tool

    Others?

    So, are they temporarily gone? No longer available? Being replaced with better upgrades?

    Anyone know?
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I just had the sound reduction done while in for annual service. I never looked to see if it was in the store, I just told the guys I wanted it.
     
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  4. BryanW

    BryanW R#664, Model S#1526

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    Thanks 7racer,
    That link has some but not all of the removed items.
    Also, it does not appear that you can navigate to that page from the Tesla website as there is no longer a Roadster tab.
     
  5. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    Actually in this link the first stage sound reduction kit is mentioned which in latest built Roadsters is already implemented. I think that BryanW was referring to the second stage sound reduction kit.
     
  6. 7racer

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    there isn't a tab but it isn't like it is hidden. Go to the bottom of the tesla website and you will see "roadster" click on that...then upgrades.
     
  7. BryanW

    BryanW R#664, Model S#1526

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    Thanks 7racer, I'm glad to see there is still a link to the Roadster from the Tesla home page! Personally, as it was their first car, I think it should still have a tab up top.

    The Roadster upgrade page appears to be an older version of the store. As Raffy points out, it only has the first stage kit (I don't have either, but was thinking about it for this fall), and none of the upgrades on this page have prices or ordering information. It appears we are supposed to order from the main store page.

    Also, the "upgrade page" doesn't have the other things that have been removed, like upgraded front fascia, double din, etc as per my first post.

    What I was really hoping was for Bonnie to chime in and say there would be a new replacement for the double DIN with a 7" touch screen that looks and functions like the touch screen in the Model S, with internet connectivity and an iPhone/Android App.

    I can dream, right?
     
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    Parrot ASTEROID Smart In-Car Demo! | Android Powered Car Stereo - YouTube

    There is already an aftermarket app available for the Roadster

    OVMS Module for 2.x Tesla Roadsters | Open Vehicle Systems
     
  9. BryanW

    BryanW R#664, Model S#1526

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    I'm aware of the OVMS and am considering it. I was also considering the double DIN upgrade (mostly because I would like to add in the rear camera), but everyone's reviews of the Alpine unit are terrible. I realize you can do this piecemeal aftermarket, but I was hoping there would be a nice all in one package!
     
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    I think they're getting ready to post a bunch of new upgrades.
     
  11. PV-EV

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    We are scheduled to take our car in for service in Seattle at the end of the month. We asked to have the heater footwell upgrade and second stage sound reduction upgrades done at that time. After emailing Seattle Service with our request the response was "that all looks great".
     
  12. Raffy.Roma

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    Nice :)
     
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    Once the app is ported to the Parrot this unit will offer 90% of the capabilities of the Model S HU with way cooler apps

    -Voice Activated Music Search
    -Internet Browser
    -Google Maps with Sat & Traffic
    -Graphical representation of the car with access to features (i.e. unlock, tire PSI etc)
    -Multiple USB inputs
    -WiFi

    This is the head unit we all have been waiting for! Nothing else even compares.

    Perhaps this unit could be the solution for 1.5/2.0 single-din owners?

    Amazon.com: Parrot Asteroid Android-Powered Car Stereo (iPod/iPhone/iPad Compatible): Car Electronics
     
  15. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Is there a double DIN version?
     
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    If Joost is gone then maybe his work on the Roadster was completed?
     
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    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Thanks! The Alpine is horrendous so that looks like the way to go, especially with OVMS support.
     
  19. BryanW

    BryanW R#664, Model S#1526

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    That Parrot double din system does look quite nice!
    I wonder if Tesla would install a Double DIN with the Parrot unit (instead of the Alpine unit) and the backup camera?
     
  20. PRJIM

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    I wonder if it would be possible to have OVMS and the Parrot share the same data plan/wireless connection.

    I have heard of Tesla installing the double din housing and leaving it open for the customer to install a hu of their choice.
     

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