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Has Any P3D+ Owners Gotten Carbon Fiber Spoiler?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Zoglog, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. DJung

    DJung Member

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    Sure, will do. They haven't contacted me yet though. Good timing I guess, I'm having an issue with a side mirror that won't fold either.


    Here's the spoiler issue I have:

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  2. TANGO SUKKA

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    ^ that looks terrible =\
     
  3. MXWing

    MXWing Well-Known Member

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    Apparently if Elon was tasked with dropping a drone from outer space that could grab a spoiler on the way down from moving aircraft, fly to and install perfectly on our Model 3's travelling at highway speeds it would be a piece of cake?

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  4. Lifeinabox

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    Hard to tell the extent of it with the closeup but yours looks worse than mine. I'd say mine is detached by a half inch and looking at it there doesn't appear to be an adhesive in that half inch. So perhaps it is by design.
     
  5. BulldogsRus

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    Tesla fit/finish in a nutshell = "just good enough"
     
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  6. Nocturnal

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    It's going to be a huge embarrassment if the spoilers wind up being done incorrectly.
     
  7. SD_Engnr

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    Agreed. When I take my car in, I will nicely inform them that I will not accept a hack job, and that I will only accept a properly installed spoiler.
     
  8. Lifeinabox

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    I'd also add that the S is a far better design as it overlaps the trunk lid and provides more surface area for adhesion. Still looks slim. Don't know why they didn't replicate the design.
     
  9. MXWing

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    Why'd they build the Model X aka the Faberge egg?

    "Exercise in hubris" - Elon Musk
     
  10. Skione65

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    These photos are just horrendous. Absolutely unacceptable. For what I spent on this car that is insanely substandard.
    No way is something that looks that horrible going on my car in that condition. How is that even close to acceptable?
    What an embarrassment. I thought the delay was due to ‘reworking’ the sh&[email protected] fitting spoiler to begin with.
    I’m speechless.

    Ski
     
  11. Skione65

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    @SD_Engnr,

    Good luck with that. Based on the photos I’m not optimistic unless something changes. How many times are you willing to have your Spoiler reworked, removed and reattached multiple times after it keeps ‘flapping its wings’?

    Ski
     
  12. SD_Engnr

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    Absolutely zero times. I will show them pictures from this thread, and explain very nicely that I won't accept it installed as shown here. They can either ensure that it goes on perfectly, or let me take it home and I'll sell it, and buy an aftermarket one that will fit.
     
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  13. UngaBunga1989

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    I had grown to love my M3P exactly as is, sans spoiler and had already resigned myself to storing my spoiler next to my badge for the “next owner.” The photos of these terrible installs make me even more certain of my decision.
     
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  14. Daniel F

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    Mine just has the small gap at the top - it's flush at the bottom. This looks pretty bad -- and I'd imagine airflow there at high speed could force it off.
     
  15. NewTMSMan

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    Just curious if those that have had it installed and have gaps now have any ceramic or other coating on their paint?
     
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  16. JG T3SLA

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    Wonder if the relatively cold weather has any impact on these installs? If installed during production assume they would have been in a temperature controlled environment long enough for tape to fully settle.
     
  17. al503

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    The tape should just keep the spoiler attached to the trunk lid. It's not designed nor strong enough for any real tension to compensate for mismatched surfaces/poor fit/design flaws/etc.
     
  18. commasign

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    So we should know immediately if it will fit or not just by resting the spoiler on the trunk. If any gap, the tape won't help so no reason to proceed. Or maybe ask mobile tech to bring more than one.
     
  19. al503

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    IMO, yes. It should fit flush with no gaps, etc. You might get away with a very slight gap/misalignment if the spoiler has enough give/flexibility but anything more than that and I think you'll be disappointed.
     
  20. Tamah

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    I took delivery in November, so we have had it for a few months. We did call asking about timing of spoiler and badge and they said it was in so we scheduled service to have it installed. Keep checking back with them.
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