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How To: Retrofit a Model S S85 into a P85

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by AC1K, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. AC1K

    AC1K Member

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    Order a P off the internet

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    shave off any excess plastic

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    apply double sided tape and cut to shape

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    cleanse the area

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    test fit

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    You now have a Performance 85!

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    Just kidding, my P was falling off so i had to reapply it.
     
  2. spentan

    spentan Active Member

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    LOL,

    I came in here expecting a very technical procedure on how to hack it to be a performance,

    :p
     
  3. islandbayy

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    I personally think it was very technical, and a very well done upgrade tutorial. Those "P's" add at minimum 10mph to the top speed! Now, he must do a tutorial on painting it Red, because as any one knows, Red Cars automatically go 3mph faster and accelerate faster then the SpaceX Rockets :)
     
  4. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    Wait, I always learned from the "type R" forums that yellow cars were the ones that gain an automatic 15 HP advantage?! What gives?!
     
  5. jak

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    Just curious... Can you also retrofit your car into a P85+ with this method as well? :biggrin:
     
  6. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, or were you just kidding about that part too? If the former, do you have a link?
     
  7. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    In those pictures, it looks as if there's a "bubble" around your badge - just to the inside of the red lines here. The texture appears differently around the badged letters, compared with the rest of the paint.

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    Did your car always have this, is this an optical illusion, or is there a texture change where your badge is?
     
  8. hans

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    I could be the first person to have a P60!
     
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  10. AC1K

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    #11 AC1K, Sep 3, 2013
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    i think you can get them on Ebay and amazon but im not 100% sure of the font or color, you can definitely get a red R though :)

    EDIT: check it out! http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=emblems+red+chrome&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.Xred+chrome+emblem&_nkw=red+chrome+emblem&_sacat=0

    you can upgrade to a 5.3L, 7.3L Type R, Type S, Twin Cam, DOHC, Turbo, AWD

    4-5 of these and you can trick out your Model S to the MAX

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    i had the car wrapped with Xpel ultimate the shop was too scared to remove the badges or take any trim off so they went around all the hard bits. it turned out ok for $3500, other places are charging $5000, $8000, etc so was it worth it? yeah i guess, its the difference between getting wrapped + winter tires or just getting wrapped.

    you will notice in the "test fit" picture, you kind of see an orange peel like effect instead of just solid paint, that is the paint protection film (PPF) its UV resistance, self healing, and oleophobic (resistant to finger prints and other oily things)
     
  11. ZBB

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    You're not aiming high enough... I'll raise you in my P60+ :biggrin:
     

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