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Model S Ski Rack, without panorama sunroof?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by 4SUPER9, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. 4SUPER9

    4SUPER9 Active Member

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    My lease on my 85D is coming to an end. Tesla is trying to get me into a new lease, and found a 100D for me, but without the sunroof, having the glass roof instead. I LOVE the glass roof, but if I am correct, there is no option to add a roof rack. My understanding is that this is only available with the sunroof.
    I make at least 5 trips to Mammoth a year, and love having the skis on the roof. Yes, I take a hit on range, but it allows me to fill my car with other things (like, people).
    My alternative is to go with a less expensive 75D and get the sunroof option.

    Is there a way to add a roof rack to a Model S with just the glass roof?

    Thanks!
     
  2. rhumbliner

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    I’m sure these are not approved by Tesla but you might contact these folks:

    Ski Rack
     
  3. 4SUPER9

    4SUPER9 Active Member

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    Thanks for the prompt response. Does anyone have any experience with such a device. Seems scary to me. As in, will these hold in sub-zero conditions and at high speeds.
     
  4. sandpiper

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    That's my concern. I'm not keen on the skis skittering down the road at 100km/hr
     
  5. BerTX

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    Could you attach the rack to the hatch, rather than the roof? There is a metal frame there, so there is bound to be a rack that can attach. Not sure about things like aerodynamics with the skis being angled, or damage to the skis from flexing, or if the skis would stick out too far in the back, or aesthetics.

    I couldn't really find any pictures -- I guess nobody else has the need. Here's the idea...
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