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Discussion in 'Model S' started by sllynn, Apr 17, 2017.

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  1. sllynn

    sllynn New Member

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    I can't find it.

    Is it possible to "upgrade" from a single motor to a D? If anyone has had it done, how much was it?
     
  2. Buddy

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    Never heard of anyone doing this. Didnt ever think it would be possible.

    If it is possible i imagine the cost is greater than selling your 60 for a 60D
     
  3. Hammer@OR.US

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    No, not possible. The cost would exceed just selling old and buying new. Same thing holds for AP upgrades.
     
  4. wdolson

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    Someone who "hacks" Tesla's like Jason Hughes (wk057 here on the forum) can probably do it using salvage motors. He did turn an original 60 into a P85. It would require changing both motors, the 60 has one large motor in the back and the 60D has two small motors. The front end would have to have some equipment added to support the front motor and extra wiring would have to be added. It would not be easy and if you paid anyone to do it, it would probably cost more than selling your current car and buying a 60D.
     
  5. sandpiper

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    It would be about as easy and practical as upgrading a 55 inch TV to a 65.
     
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  6. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Many things are possible with enough money and resources. But Tesla will not convert a car that came off the assembly line with a single motor to a dual motor, and I doubt that any Tesla owner will ever do it successfully. But someone might someday, "just for fun".
     
  7. f-stop

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    well, there's always something easy like this ... A handy Television Screen Magnifier to double the size of your TV picture

    ... and ... the OP did ask if it is possible to "upgrade" (with quotation marks), so... how about : P85D 3D Car Logo Emblem Badge Sticker Chrome Letters for Tesla Model S in Tesla Model Accessories for Sale :)

    but seriously, to the original question - as others have said, not practical or cost-effective, even it it were physically possible
     
  8. jelloslug

    jelloslug Active Member

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    Possible? Yes. Practical? No.
     

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