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Model Y LR Appearance Mods

Hahabye

Member
May 6, 2021
46
116
Orlando, FL
I've done several appearance mods to my MYLR and wanted to share them with everyone here. I was going for a sportier look without breaking the bank, and I am happy with how everything turned out. Here is a list of the mods that I have done so far:

Gloss Black vinyl wrap on front spoiler, below fog lights, side view mirrors, and stripe on rear trunk

80% ceramic tint on side and rear glass

Gloss Black front fog light canards (Amazon)

White vinyl wrap on center caps (Ebay seller EVPartsonline)

Black T E S L A letters installed on trunk (Ebay seller EVPartsonline)

Painted frunk Tesla emblem black and de-badged rear trunk emblem and dual motor letters

AOSK rear spoiler (Amazon)

Calipers painted blue, Tesla stickers applied to fronts, and then clearcoated

LED front footwell and puddle light swap (Amazon)
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Note: Some of those pictures were taken before the calipers had been painted. Let's see who else has made appearance mods to their MY's!
 

Hahabye

Member
May 6, 2021
46
116
Orlando, FL
That looks really nice, I like the block Tesla letters across the back in matte black. It looks better than just the Tesla logo.
Thanks a lot! I saw a video on YouTube that said the trunk emblem was screwed on but actually it was just glued along with the dual motor letters as well. Interesting note, the dual motor letters are individually affixed versus it being one piece.
 

1835Texas

Member
Apr 4, 2021
19
13
texas
Thanks a lot! I saw a video on YouTube that said the trunk emblem was screwed on but actually it was just glued along with the dual motor letters as well. Interesting note, the dual motor letters are individually affixed versus it being one piece.
It reminds of the 911 I had. I removed all the chrome Porsche 911 Carrera S and replaced it with just a simple black PORSCHE letters normally seen only on the GTS version. The block matte black lettering looks clean yet understated. In any case, definitely better than just a black T logo.

The wrap shop removed my tesla chrome T's and they returned the letters to me. I also removed the dual motor thing too. Anyone want them?
 

srlawren

Active Member
Aug 3, 2020
1,033
681
Vancouver, BC, Canada, Eh?
Thanks a lot! I saw a video on YouTube that said the trunk emblem was screwed on but actually it was just glued

@Hahabye early 2020 builds had posts on the emblem that fit into holes in the bodywork, presumably to make aligning them straight a no-brainer during manufacturing. They changed at some point in 2020 to just stickers with no hole-and-post.
 
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Abruni1

New Member
Jul 3, 2021
3
1
San Mateo
Looks really good! how much did it cost to paint the calipers blue? I just got my Tesla model y long range dual motor a few days ago and I blacked it out but looking at painting the calipers and doing similar exterior mods as yours.
 

Trip McNealy

Member
Jun 21, 2021
89
45
New Jersey
I really like the TESLA letters on the back! Did they come with a template to ensure even application or you just took your time? If the latter, how many inches/cm in spacing did you leave between each letter?
 

Steel28

Member
Feb 27, 2021
185
290
Toronto
Hi OP,

Instead of removing frunk T and repainting black, any stores that already sell black out decals? I can’t find any.
 

Hahabye

Member
May 6, 2021
46
116
Orlando, FL
Looks really good! how much did it cost to paint the calipers blue? I just got my Tesla model y long range dual motor a few days ago and I blacked it out but looking at painting the calipers and doing similar exterior mods as yours.
Thanks a lot. Believe it or not I only paid $100 to have them painted by a local tire and rim shop. They had good google reviews so I rolled the dice because the price was so cheap. They turned out great and I couldn't be happier. FYI I called around and got multiple quotes with some as high as $800 smh.
 
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Hahabye

Member
May 6, 2021
46
116
Orlando, FL
I really like the TESLA letters on the back! Did they come with a template to ensure even application or you just took your time? If the latter, how many inches/cm in spacing did you leave between each letter?
Thanks a lot! The letters are on a template to ensure easy application, but I had the shop that did the tint and wrap install them. I knew they would make sure they were perfect and I didn't want to mess it up, lol. I think they charged me $10 extra which I was more than happy to pay.
 
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1plavs

3/29, VIN 188***, LR, White, Inductions, black int
Mar 29, 2021
494
153
MKE
I've done several appearance mods to my MYLR and wanted to share them with everyone here. I was going for a sportier look without breaking the bank, and I am happy with how everything turned out. Here is a list of the mods that I have done so far:

Gloss Black vinyl wrap on front spoiler, below fog lights, side view mirrors, and stripe on rear trunk

80% ceramic tint on side and rear glass

Gloss Black front fog light canards (Amazon)

White vinyl wrap on center caps (Ebay seller EVPartsonline)

Black T E S L A letters installed on trunk (Ebay seller EVPartsonline)

Painted frunk Tesla emblem black and de-badged rear trunk emblem and dual motor letters

AOSK rear spoiler (Amazon)

Calipers painted blue, Tesla stickers applied to fronts, and then clearcoated

LED front footwell and puddle light swap (Amazon)
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Note: Some of those pictures were taken before the calipers had been painted. Let's see who else has made appearance mods to their MY's!
How did you get the spoiler to stick on and did you get it on in one try without the end lifting on either side?
 

1plavs

3/29, VIN 188***, LR, White, Inductions, black int
Mar 29, 2021
494
153
MKE
It came with 3M double sided tape, it was installed in one try and yes it stuck on without lifting👍
Nice! I keep reading of users having issues with the sides lifting. What color did you get? Matte, glossy, carbon fiber
 
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RGE Kevin

Member
Jun 15, 2021
26
21
Los Angeles, CA
Can you link to the lights you got? Having trouble finding some of them. I'm doing the same thing but in purple. Have good front footwell and center console lights, but looking for good puddle lights and rear footwell ones (the USB-C rear ones have already been destroyed by my toddler)
 

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