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Group Buy: Rim Protectors

Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by markwj, Aug 13, 2014.

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  1. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk's Director of Education

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    Tomorrow (Sat), Hopewell, 2pm

    Attendees:

    capt666
    SonyWong
    jh78
    markwj
    lx3h (maybe)

     
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    Ok Hopewell it is...count me in.
     
  3. lx3h

    lx3h Charged.hk's Director of Education

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    Today (Sat), Hopewell, 2pm

    Attendees:

    capt666
    SonyWong
    jh78
    markwj
    jkhfung
    lx3h (should be)

    Kind of a small group compared to the First Delivery Event.


     
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    sorry guys, can't come on Saturday afternoon, still working.
    I live in Shatin, can someone keep mine and I can get it the other day?
     
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    I'll be there.
     
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    lx3h Charged.hk's Director of Education

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    #106 lx3h, Sep 12, 2014
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    Today*(Sat), Hopewell, 2pm

    Attendees:
    capt666
    SonyWong
    jh78
    markwj
    jkhfung
    lx3h
    Rotorbow

    See you guys then! (Meeting at Papillon Caffe - Western, Coffee & Tea Shop in Wan Chai Hong Kong | OpenRice Hong Kong. - http://m.openrice.com/en/restaurant/170651)
     
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    Just sat down for lunch at the Chariot Club in Central. I will try to make it. How long are you guys going to be there? Don't have to wait for me as I can always working something with capt666.
     
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    sorry I don't have any of your phone contact, can someone call or whatsapp me so I know where you all are sitting ? 91013182 is my contact. thanks.
     
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    lx3h Charged.hk's Director of Education

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    Great photos!! Sorry I couldn't make it. The traffic was just unbearable. capt666: I will pm you.
     
  11. brown-eye

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    I think the American version has a base track to install and the protector clips in the track. It's two piece design.
     
  12. capt666

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    So updated list of those collected:

    Black:
    lx3h: 1
    markwj: 3
    sonnywong: 1
    Rotorbow: 2
    alexcsy123: 2
    Lerxt:1
    EV+: 1
    EVC: 1
    jkhfung: 1

    Red:
    EVC: 1
    markwj: 1

    To be collected:
    Black:
    waidy: 3
    AppleFan: 1
    ditb: 3
    sansei: 1

    Blue
    kllychan: 1

    Have I missed anyone?
     
  13. Freks

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    Looking forward to hear if they are any good...
     
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    kbekaert EU P360 vin 17969

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  15. markwj

    markwj Moderator, Asia Pacific

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    We tried that about four years ago. It exists, but has very little activity (perhaps 1 outing a year). I think there just weren't enough roadster owners here. Now, perhaps, with more Model S owners the interest will pick up.
     
  16. waidy

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    We have national drive week every year. I show my EVs every year, except this year because I am in Hong Kong. There will be BEV parade and I have sent my son and daughter to go with their EVs. See: National Drive Electric Week Event - Cupertino May be something like this can be organized in HK?
     
  17. pinguhk

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    will there be other group buy for this?
    like 2 set of black and red.
     
  18. jimboinhk

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    I would be interested as well in 2 sets of black or dark grey if this is a colour option. Car is being delivered next week!!
     
  19. AppleFan

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    Jimbo, since you are expecting delivery next week, do you know if your car is already in HK? Do you have an appointment set?
     
  20. EBill

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    From the TED event several people asked where I got the rim protectors.

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    Note: Suspension is in very high mode for my car park.

    Rim Protection: Wheel Bands from RimPro-Tec. I got my from Amazon, see link below:

    http://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Bands-Rim-Protector-Black/dp/B00C88NPCC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416204731&sr=8-1&keywords=wheel+bands

    Pricing varies between US$65-$80 without shipping.

    These are also available at EVannex for US$109

    http://evannex.com/products/wheel-bands

    So far my experience has been positive. In one case I hit a curb between 5-10 kph and just roughed up the outside red trim. A few days later hit the curb at the Shun Tak ferry terminal car park Octopus card reader around 15 kph. A small part got damage and I just cut it out and replaced it. The rim protector did its job. It leaves no damaging residue on the rim. The Amazon reviews are mixed.

    For the 19” wheels there is enough extra material to do one extra wheel. I estimate there is enough extra material if you have 21" wheels to replace a few damaged sections but not an entire wheel.

    Installation tip: Make sure wheel rims are very clean. I cleaned the edge of my rims with rubbing alcohol several times to get the cleanest surface.
    Purchase tip: For the silver wheels like mine the silver track is almost invisible. For the gray turbine wheels I would recommend the black track and then the trim color of your choice.

    Center Caps: I installed the red center caps that match the red brake calipers and the wheel band red trim. I have an extra set each of blue and black center cap "T"s here in HK.

    Available on the forum from rogbmw

    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/16174-Center-Cap-Tesla-T

    I have an extra set each of blue and black center cap "T"s here in HK if anyone is interested. I also have a few of the red "S" for the Model S that goes on the rear. I debadged my car so no need for this red S.
     

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