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Mesh grille

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Merrill, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. Merrill

    Merrill Active Member

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    Do not know if anyone has asked about this before, but what do you think about replacing the plastic grille with a custom metal, either stainless or chrome mesh grille. Would be interested in hearing from everyone on their thoughts. I saw a picture of something like that somewhere but wonder how it would look.
     
  2. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I find the pure chrome too "blingy" for my taste. But, gimme a few minutes...
     
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    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    Check here: Model S Nose Cone Designs (Prototype, Alpha, Beta and beyond) - Page 10
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    This is more my style:

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    It's a cheese grater! Except for bugs!
     
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    Nope. Looks like a flour sifter or sink strainer to me. Pass no thanks. Maybe something like a billet grill with just the horizontal bars.
     
  9. Merrill

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    Thanks for the links, I think the mesh is a bit to much. Having said that there are some prototypes that are less glitzy that look nice. A more muted, softer look. We will have to wait and see once I get my MS, but could be an option if someone comes out with a custom grille some point down the road.
     
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    It's also non-functional. There's no grille there because there's no need for one. The necessary openings are below the nose cone. Form follows function.
     
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    More interrested in a cone that`s just about invisible (blends completely with the rest of the front of the car, except for the logo :) ).
     
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    I really dislike the look of he plastic nose cone. Would be interested in either chrome mesh or the carbon wrap.
     
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    You would think that someone would come up with a tastefully done mesh grille, either stainless or chrome that would incorporate the Tesla logo.
     
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    it would look nice with a grill. however, the problem is that the cone is important for keeping the low drag coefficient. so even with a grill you would have to have it closed just behind to keep a fairly low drag. and even the rough surface of the grill would damage the drag coefficient...... unless if course tesla has perfect through flow of the air that enters the car at this point..... but I doubt that :)
     
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    Are there any aftermarket companies that make a chrome/mesh grill for the Tesla Model S? We just ordered one and I really would prefer a chrome look on the front.
     
  18. gg_got_a_tesla

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    teslaccessories.com (they pioneered the Center Console Insert) have something in the works. Look for a thread by Soflauthor on the CCI where there are mentions of the custom nose cone too.
     
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