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Modifications to your roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by Bunnak, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Bunnak

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    Will be getting rims powder coated black—does anyone know which is closest to factory black rims? Choices are high gloss black; gloss black; semi-gloss black; and matte black.
     
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    The original 2.5 forged rims are just painted a gloss black (or an extremely cheap powder coat), as they chip if you breathe on them. If the high gloss black you refer to has an extra clear topcoat, I would just use the gloss black, as I have seen the clear both yellow and peel. It depends on the quality of the powder coat and its application.
     
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    Thanks. Looks like I’ll go for gloss black.
     
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    I'm in the middle of my wheel swap right now. I have swapped out the radio already...Roadster came with an Oxygen Audio headunit that required an IPhone 4 to operate. I'm going to be changing the speakers soon...is it difficult to R&R the speakers.

    Lastly, what features are provided by purchasing/installing an OVMS?
     
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    The short answer is that OVMS allows remote monitoring of the status of the car and some remote control using an iPhone or Android phone. OVMS connects to a server using WiFi if available or 3G cell service if not; your phone connects to that same server to retrieve the status or send commands over the Internet using whatever communication path is appropriate. Most important to me is the ability to monitor charging while on a road trip without having to remain near the car.
     
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    Hi again Steve,

    Thanks for the info on the OVMS. Talk to you more when I see you.
     
  8. Bunnak

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    #28 Bunnak, Apr 11, 2019
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    3AA7CE9F-25E6-45B0-896D-29AB589CBB25.jpeg I got the rims powder coated gloss black...they look awesome! Thank you for the suggestion @DeedWest and @X.l.r.8 !
     
  9. DeedWest

    DeedWest Roadsters VP24 & 1462

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    Ahhh...just how the car was meant to look. So happy for you!
     
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    0322213A-EE39-435C-88F0-621D961D4B22.jpeg AF51E523-F058-437E-833B-09ADE8227022.jpeg Also got the Extend View Mirrors which was highly recommended on another post.
     
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    Then I got the custom Lloyd roadster floor mats as recommended on another post. It fits perfectly! E08BB305-F642-4778-BC2F-DC2F0891A8DF.jpeg I’d rather have the OEM mats but it was getting worn out.
     
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    image.jpg image.jpg Then had @ExecMotorwerkz install new headlights since stock were peeling and visibility was bad. These are LED lights. So much better!
     
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  13. DeedWest

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    Post a photo of the headlights!
     
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    image.jpg @ExecMotorwerkz had one of last Tesla OEM carbon fiber lips out there. He asked if I wanted it...I obviously said yes.
     
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    All I can say to that is...WOW. You are very lucky.
     
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    Will be getting “Premium Visium” hardtop delivered next week and will post photos.
     
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    @Bunnak Can you post a link to the LED headlights? I'm just about to replace mine. I'm also curious what bulbs you're using for the little parking lights right next to the low beams.
     
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    Javier (@ExecMotorwerkz) former Tesla roadster tech did headlights upgrade/replacement me. He’s in Southern California but has done “ranger service” in the past.

    Executive Motorwerkz - Javier
    14117 S. Western Ave. Unit C
    Gardena CA 90249
    (323) 577-9706
     

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