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Looks like we can add red brake calipers to non P cars :)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by xrayvsn, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. xrayvsn

    xrayvsn Member

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    Was just looking at the Tesla Shop and apparently in addition to the spoiler now available, they have added the red calipers:

    Tesla — Model S Red Brake Calipers Set


    That was the one item I really wanted that I could not get when I went with the 90D. Although I will probably wait till my pads wear out (given regenerative braking, not sure if that will ever happen) before I would replace them.
     
  2. CJPonline

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    I also would have loved to add the red Tesla calipers.
    Based on how little brakes are used due to regenerative braking and the cost ($2300), I see very little chance to upgrade.
     
  3. BoldSharpe

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    You can also just have the calipers refinished either DIY or at a shop for much cheaper.
     
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  4. zambono

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    Powder coat, any color
     
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    A can of VHT red and a can of VHT clear gloss plus decals from ebay......and about 4 hours of labor DIY........$40.00
     
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    #6 Edmond, Apr 5, 2016
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    Well... why? Red calipers originally meant something special, like carbon brakes, or at least racing Brembo, FGS. Recently I saw in OReilly Auto Parts, red tin covers to clip on your calipers to make them look 'speshul'. I don't agree with them on Tesla even though my car came with them. Maybe I'll wrap them with gold chrome, as a protest.

    It loses all meaning with the fakers. False signalling. Turns us all into cynics.

    Sometimes I despair for the public school system...
     
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  7. halg

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    Agreed.
     
  8. BoldSharpe

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    I think you forgot something: "Now get off my lawn!" ;)
     
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    I've been bugging my service center for red calipers for two years now. I don't know how much I thought it would cost but after seeing this I now realize that this is about $1500 more than I WOULD pay. Sad highfalutintodd is sad. :(
     
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