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Fractured Driver Door Sill

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Strib, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. Strib

    Strib Member

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    The black plastic cover on my driver-side door sill has cracked and broken. I know it bears some weight when I slide into the seat, but I'm not especially heavy and I don't have that many miles on the car.

    Anybody else experience something like this?
     
  2. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    #2 ecarfan, Jul 25, 2015
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    It is a common issue. My Roadster has a small crack towards the rear of each sill. I believe Tesla sells replacement sills in carbon fiber on their website. Al & Eds Autosound in LA also sell carbon fiber sills for slightly less. Also try eBay.
    Someday I'll replace my sills with carbon fiber ones but right now I'm saving my pennies for the 3.0 upgrade.
     
  3. ibcs

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    I have a extra set after upgrading to the carbon fiber. PM me if you are interested.
     
  4. ggr

    ggr Roadster R80 537, SigS P85 29

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    I had mine replaced under the extended warranty earlier this year. I didn't know about the carbon fiber ones, so if/when they crack again I'll go for those.
     
  5. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

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    Mine too were cracked and replaced year 2 under warranty. So it is not uncommon.
     
  6. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    One of mine cracked as well. There is a screw under there that causes a pressure point. I got one cheap from someone on the forum who upgraded to Carbon Fiber.

    This is going to be one of the serious hard-to-get parts over time.
     
  7. drcmputr

    drcmputr Banned

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    Had mine replaced twice in the first few years. Purchased the carbon fiber ones and they have been perfect for the past 3 years.
     
  8. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I have a spare set from before I switched to CF. PM if anyone needs.
     
  9. nsxpert

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    are our door sills different from the Elise? (my car luckily came with the CF version)

     
  10. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Yes.

    BTW - both Tesla and A&E are out of stock on the CF sills.
     
  11. ibcs

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    I'm trying to find where I put my original sills. I will update as soon as I find them with pictures.
     

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