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Compiling a must-have accessories list

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by MrPinrel, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. MrPinrel

    MrPinrel Member

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    I have seen a lot of threads discussing specific accessories but have not seen anyone collect a master list of "must have accessories" on a google doc that new buyers could refer to. Things I have on my list which keeps growing while I wait for the car...

    - Fob holders
    - All weather mats
    - Tire Repair Kit
    - Seat protectors for child car seats
    - Center console for those who want one (I will pass but other might want one)
    - Compact USB memory stick for storing songs
    - Window tinting
    - Paint armor-type coating
    - Charging accessories (extra adaptor, extension cords, etc)
    - Cargo net for frunk
    - iPhone/iPad apps for locating chargers
    - Winter tires for those living in harsh weather areas

    What else do people think is essential? If we get a good list I will compile the Google Doc with the relevant links for specific discussions about each accessory and post.

    Thanks!
     
  2. RainmakerJL

    RainmakerJL Member

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    Since we wont be going to the gas station when the Model S arrives I ordered a Tire pressure gauge and i am looking at options for a home air compressor/in line air dryer? What about setting up electricity hook up in garage?
     
  3. Chipper

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    I would include a variety of car care products--microfiber mitt, towels, high-quality wax/polish, two or three wash buckets, tire care products, etc.
     
  4. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    Please consider also

    1 - ACC integrating also pedestrians and obstacles detection system
    2 - Blind Spot detection system
    3 - AWD

    The first option could also include a raod debris avoidance system (if feasible).
     
  5. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    Lug nut torque wrench.
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    My must have list:
    - car
    - fob
    - a place to charge
     
  7. jcaspar

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    I would add:
    Wheel and rear letters stickers (just put these on and really like them)
    Custom License plate frame (not sure if you use these in Spain)
     
  8. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Can't forget about these accessories:

    ku-bigpic.jpg
     
  9. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    Someone here suggested this Boogie Board LCD tablet as a good option for leaving your contact info, return time when using a public charger. Fits in the glove compartment.
     
  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Nifty.
     
  12. GasDoc

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    Dashcam
    mobile phone mount
     
  13. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    GasDoc, can you provide specifics? I'm assuming the BlackVue and considering it...

    Thanks,
    /Ed
     
  14. JakeP

    JakeP S P4996 / X P6028

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  15. GasDoc

    GasDoc Member

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    I have the BlackVue with HD and Wifi. It has served me really well.

    The only issue that I have had with it is that it runs really hot to the touch. The GPS feature in is no longer functioning and I wonder if this is a heat related casualty.

    Can't complain about the picture quality though.
     
  16. dflye

    dflye S Sig Perf 414, VIN 814

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    Pair of needle nose pliers (in case you need to yank a fuse on the road)
    100' heavy-duty/high-amperage extension cord (thrown in along with the charging cable / 110 adapter for long road trips in case you end up with no charge in BFE)
    Red Tesla cap (for wearing when you saunter away from the vehicle while out running errands)
    Storage bins for the frunk (especially if you shop at big-box stores where you end up with a cart full of un-bagged groceries)
    Gloves or similar cushioning material (to be put in glove box along with a decent-sized MagLite LED flashlight, otherwise they make horrible clunking noises while you get enjoyment from bursts of rapid acceleration)
     
  17. Odenator

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    GPS chip failure is known problem with Blackvue which has been discussed in various dashcam forums.
     
  18. EarlyAdopter

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    First aid kit.
     
  19. elecblue

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    Light-blue fuzzy dice to hang from the rear view mirror
    replacement steering wheel - welded chain
    low-rider music

    Then again, maybe not...
     

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