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Damaged my front spoiler / splitter - how much $$$ £££ ?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Alan, Mar 19, 2011.

  1. Alan

    Alan Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Its comical really, a friend who lives nearby has an automatic gate and there is a small metal post sticking up that you have to drive over.

    My Lotus is too low to go over this so I park that on the street when visiting, but the Tesla has more ground clearance so I have got used to driving over it.

    Last night I made a big mistake. There is plenty of ground clearance over the post with ONE person in the car. With two in the car there was a horrible crunching / ripping noise as I drove out through the gates. :redface:

    My front spoiler / splitter is totaled and will need replacing. :cursing:

    Does anyone know how much they cost, its one of the exposed carbon fiber ones so I guess its not going to be cheap.

    Also does anyone know if its easy to remove - I might have to take it off or cut / trim away some of the damage as its hanging down so will drag across any speed humps etc.

  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Aug 18, 2006
    CA CA
    On a road to my house there is a stretch where one can get going pretty fast. There is a big car length long dip along that at speed the car springs compress pretty good. I found with a passenger at the same speed I heard a scrape. My Tesla mechanic pointed it out to me with the car on the lift. Minor but a lesson learned.

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