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Debating dark ash vs. CF trim

Discussion in 'Model X' started by CurrentRide, Dec 5, 2015.

  1. CurrentRide

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    I have ordered the blue metallic paint and ultra white seats, but am struggling with the trim decision. Does anyone have a good photo of the dark ash trim from the reveal event? An advantage for CF would be the ability to match aftermarket accessories and wraps. Confirm date is tomorrow.
     
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    I agonized over the exact same decision. I ordered Red + Ultra white interior + Carbon Fiber. The Ash is very dark and glossy (similar to what piano black used to be). Tesla sales rep said that CF is the most popular choice in the Model S, so I went with that. CF seems a little more modern. The Ash seems more classic. Go with the type of style that fits the look you're going for. You can't go wrong either way.
     
  4. madodel

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    I went with the Dark Ash. In the Design Studio, use Ctrl-+ several times to zoom in on the view of the selected interior. That was what my DS suggested when I asked if they had a sample, which they didn't. The dark ash is very dark, almost black, with a very fine grain. I'm hoping that is a good choice with the Ultra White seats.
     
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    Elon's X has the Dark Ash trim, so the pictures of it from the reveal should have some shots of the trim.
     
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    The figured Ash looked too much like the cheap, fake wood interior that was in our 2006 Chevy Suburban. The wife wanted CF.
     
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    I'm considering exactly the same exterior and interior colors. My top trim choices are also CF and dark ash. My S has CF trim which is sporty and modern but I feel the dark ash may have a more luxury look. The X is wife's car she may prefer luxury than sporty. The difference with X is the trim is also applied to the door panels and more visible. I won't be able to make the decision until we looked at the dark ash in person but looking at the picture above I do feel CF might be a better match for the interior color theme unless the dark ash is real dark.
     
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    The Dark Ash is definitely real dark. Almost piano black. It also has a shiny finish. The trim in the simulated X is figured ash which has a more matte finish.
     
  10. AnOutsider

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    I think Matte Obeche is a good choice if you don't want shiny.
     
  11. CurrentRide

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    I ended up going with CF. Eventually, we may get an aftermarket 2nd row console, and it will probably be easier to match carbon fiber than the dark ash.

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    AP
    Blue metallic paint
    6 seats
    Ultra white seats
    CF trim
    20" silver wheels
    High fidelity audio upgrade
    Towing package
     
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    Congratulation. Good choice. Keep us informed on the delivery date.
     
  13. CarlK

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    It sounds like a good match for black and white interior. I wonder if anyone could provide an image of it?
     
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    There are a couple so so pictures of it from Elon's X at the reveal event. So so because they are pictures of other things that just sort of catch the trim.
     
  15. CarlK

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    Someone posted a picture at TM of a delivery car that has dark ash trim. Open the full image of the red car in your browser to see it. It looks pretty nice to me.

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