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M3 Roof Rack Back in Stock!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Jaywlker, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Jaywlker

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    Ordered... Thanks!
     
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    Ordered as well. Thanks!
     
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  5. des16

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    I have Thule bike racks and roof top box that attach to a square bar. Does anyone know if there is some type of adaptor that I can use my old bike racks and ski box?
     
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    Still available 537 am eastern...go figure
     
  7. aspera

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    “Overtightening will result in broken glass.”

    Uh....it clips to the glass? And people are supposed to guess how tight 8 nm is? This should be entertaining.
     
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    voip-ninja Give me some sugar baby

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    A lot of lower end torque wrenches are off by as much as 10%. If you slightly over-torque a fastener that is going into aluminum or steel it usually wouldn't damage the mating material. If you over-torque a fastener that is tightening up something to glass then the results can be quite a bit more expensive. I believe parts + labor to replace the glass roof exceeds $1,000.

    Typical homeowner who has stuff for assembling Ikea furniture won't have a torque wrench and potentially doesn't even know what one is or how to operate it.
     
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  10. BAven8068

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    Does anyone know what brand bike rack is being used in the Tesla photo?
     
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    Anyone know when Tesla opens for deliveries to europe?
     
  12. KingTito

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    3/8" Drive Newton Meter Adjustable Click-Type Fixed Ratchet Torque Wrench (5–25 N•m)

     
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  13. derekmw

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    Thanks. Ordered...
     
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  14. silentcorp

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    I'm going to have Tesla SC install mine, chances of them backing up their work if they crack the glass is probably fairly high I hope.
     
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  15. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Give me some sugar baby

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    I'm not sure what your point is here. I own and now how to use lots of tools including torque wrenches... as well as a lot of specialized tools much more complicated than a torque wrench.

    MY point was that the typical consumer even if they see a torque specification for a fastener isn't going to go acquire a torque wrench to tighten it properly when they are dealing with something as mundane as a roof rack.
     
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  17. Lunares

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    Looks like it might actually be here to stay this time! Still in stock
     
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  18. ModelNforNerd

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    Can confirm. Just got mine ordered w/confirmation email!
     
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  19. ModelNforNerd

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    Soo......anyone who already HAS the rack out there?

    If so, what box are you using?

    If it fits, I'm looking to get one of these:

    Thule Pulse
     
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  20. Lunares

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    I'm going to be using the Yakima Fat Cat Evo 6 since I only plan on transporting skis/snowboards
     
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