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How many of you "fixed" your garage to accomodate Model X?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Infinite, May 5, 2016.

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How many of you "fixed" your garage to accomodate Model X?

  1. Yes

    60.4%
  2. No

    39.6%
  1. Infinite

    Infinite Member

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    With the X on order, I have been debating whether to spend money on raising the railing about 10 inch so that the FWD can open fully without the risk of either it hitting anything or the garage door hitting it due to accidental open with FWD at high position. I wanted to create a poll to get general opinion from the gang here.
     
  2. McManX

    McManX Member

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    Work is still in progress because we got our X way before we thought.
    • Fresh paint and patching up the drywall
    • HPWC which includes upgrading the panel with pg&e
    • Roughed in the wiring for a second HPWC for model 3
    • Solar went in the past couple days
    • Raised the garage door to be almost flush with ceiling (turned out it wasn't necessary because we back the car in but it looks better and opens the option of going in forwards)
    Still waiting on pg&e for the panel upgrade. Next project is to get a HPWC at the vacation home.
     
  3. rsimsic

    rsimsic Member

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    Installed a jack shaft garage door opener to free up the center of the two car garage door. Awesome upgrade even without the X.
     
  4. CmdrThor

    CmdrThor Member

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    I am getting a quote next Friday for a high lift conversion and probably side mount opener. I get pretty worried opening the doors in the garage.
     
  5. Festerfeet

    Festerfeet Member

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    Yes, done so far
    1) bought a garage area in my apartment complex to go with apartment refit
    2) Roller door fitted
    3) 3 phase separate power installed
    4) internal walls moved to allow for size and shape needs of cars, storage for bikes and small home networking and sever backup room
    Still to do
    Still needs painting
    Lighting upgrade
    Wall connector has arrived but not connected yet
    New security door that leads to staircase going up to apartment
    Wifi in garage


    Car isn't expected till late June at the earliest but my builders are working in Tesla time also so lets see what happens...
     
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  6. MikeL

    MikeL some guy

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    Send us some pictures!!

    (I think I'll be switching to a side axle mounted opener too)
     
  7. Festerfeet

    Festerfeet Member

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    Garage is almost full of rubble bags from the apartment upstairs but I will try and get in this weekend and take a few pics of the mess that it is and then update when it is complete.
     
  8. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave Member

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    The only fix needed was the addition of an HPWC and adjustment of the laser parking indicator.
     
  9. proven

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    Fortunately we didn't have to do anything as we already had 8' garage doors and when we purchased our Model S two years ago we put a 14-50 outlet for both sides.
     
  10. wang5150

    wang5150 Member

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    You mean like actually clean out my garage so I can put in a car?
     
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  11. ssq

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    I am debating if I need to do this. At the lowest point the rails are at 87". From the discussion thread by @ohmman I think I should be fine and I should not be wasting money for aesthetic reasons. I do have the option to possibly reuse my opener and still raise the garage door for about $600. May as well end up doing it for lease up mind and avoid any FWD mishaps.
     
  12. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    This is about all I need to do too.

    I mean besides have the HPWC installed. I'm also considering doing the jack shaft opener also because I have the screw type that needs grease every so often and I hate greasing things unless I can pedal them.
     
  13. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I already had scheduled my upgrade, but as you can see from the photos I uploaded to the garage thread, I really didn't need to do anything. It'll be nice to have more room, but I don't know if it's a few thousand dollars nice.

    My suggestion is really just to wait until you get it home and see how it goes at that point. Worse case, you use the FWD in the drive while you wait for the work to be done.
     
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  14. Infinite

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    Nice. Pretty much where we will be next month around same time. Curious - do you use summon to backin? is it even possible to auto park into a garage backing in?
     
  15. Infinite

    Infinite Member

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    Am thinking about it too. Liftmaster 8500 seems to be popular in this forum. Did you go with it?
     
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  16. Infinite

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    Same paranoia here :)
     
  17. Infinite

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    Pics of the Laser parking indicator would be great. Please.
     
  18. ssq

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    Will do that, can the X be backed in on summon? That would permanently solve the problem. I suck at backing/reversing hence I ask.
    Meanwhile I am discussing the option of raising the garage door using all the current setup and parts, and without a jackshaft side mounted opener. Vaguely described in the 3rd grader sketch below - moving the opener to the front of the beam and raising the rails by a good 4-6 inches. That would give me 98" of clearance.

    20160430_103136.jpg
     
  19. ssq

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    Like so.. The goal is to park the car in the most preferred position and then set the laser pointer on a reference point on the car (dash center, a vent knob. .whatever you can remember and target everyday while parking).
     

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  20. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I got a similar beam problem but mine is actually worse since the rails are attached to the beam
     

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