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Does anyone know what vin number they started the 2.25 and the 2.5 at?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by ysrman, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. ysrman

    ysrman Member

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    I was trying to figure out how to tell if a car is a 2.0 a 2.25 or a 2.5 from the vin.

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    2.0 starts at #501
     
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    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    I think the 2.5's start at #1001. I have one of the first 2.5s, ordered before they were announced, and my vin is #1026.
     
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    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    You can't tell the 2.25's from 2.0's using the VIN. A 2.25 is, as I understand it, a 2.0 that has been upgraded with 2.5 front and rear body panels.
     
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    #5 TEG, Aug 31, 2011
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    The 1.5->2.0 was a "clean break" based on the VIN VFX mentioned.

    2.25 and 2.5 are a little more "squishy", not necessarily on an exact VIN.
    For instance, I think they started the 2.25 by doing some of the 2.5 mods to some old demo cars. So there can be some lower numbered 2.0 VINs which have some of the 2.5 stuff in them. I think they let people bring in their 2.0s and pay to have the updates done as well.

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  6. S-2000 Roadster

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    That is certainly true, but can you even tell a 2.5 from a 2.0 by VIN? I see a huge gap between 5YJRE1A34A1000848 and 5YJRE1A12A1001060, so I don't have any information on when the 2.5 model started for certain. I suppose it mainly depends upon when Tesla Motors changed the parts on the assembly line - would they wait for a particular VIN before switching or just execute the change as soon as they made the decision?
     
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    Whatever it is, it is fairly close to < 1001 = (2.0 or 2.25), & 1001+ = 2.5, but I am not positive if it is that accurate.
    For instance, I don't think I have seen VIN 099x, or 100x, (other than VIN#1000 which is a "special" 2.0)
     
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  10. ysrman

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    Thank you to all that responded

    This was extremely helpful in my search for a used one.
     

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