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My Tesla Model S Build Thread...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by nobznss, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. nobznss

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    Hey all. I don't see many build threads on here, but I enjoy doing them because it can help others wanting to do similar modifications... not to mention I LOVE to see the transformation. Granted, it's a lot harder to do this with a Tesla than other cars, but should be fun none-the-less. That said, below are a few different threads I've done related to builds:

    2017 Toyota Tacoma:

    Obz Build Thread (Pic Heavy)... Now with a Harley Build

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    My 2004 Harley Sportster 883:

    My SUPER Sporty Transformation... - Harley Davidson Forums


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    And now, the day I picked up the Tesla:

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    It's a 2013 P85+ Model S. I bought it off of a buddy who babied it. That said, there's a lot to be done to it, and it starts this week. The hope is that someone will find this useful if they want to do something similar as I go. Anyway, wish me luck!!
     
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    Good luck! I'd follow along, had I kept my P85+. Please post videos too!
     
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    I hope you enjoy your new Tesla! Good luck!
     
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    Did a little work yesterday. Got her all clean, clayed, polished, and sealed. Looks good if I do say so myself. I'm going to throw on the boot spoiler tonight if I've got a second and maybe pull the wheels and tires in prep for powder coat.

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    My interest would be if your mods improve range. Adding a spoiler may do the opposite.

    On the other hand, if you are building this for 'show', have fun.
     
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    Is it just me or could it use a paint correction? I see a lot of swirls there...

    Sounds like a fun project - what is the plan?
     
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    Ahem... a sports car should look sporty, no? Spoiler will just do that.
    It's a P85+ after all!! The sportiest of them all!
     
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    Honestly I'm not too worried about it. If it does make a difference in range, I imagine it will be minimal at best.

    Not swirls but during the sealant phase. That's from my dual action orbital.

    Amen!
     
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    Got the carpets cleaned today. They probably didn't need it, but if nothing else, I'm thorough. :)

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    Curious what color is your interior? Welcome to the family, it looks very nicely cared for.
     
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    Interior is Tan.
     
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    Little more work done last night. Got the wheels swapped over to a winter set. 19" Rial Lugano wheels with Blizzak tires. Definitely don't like them as much as the stock 21's but I also don't care if they get beat up. Got these from another member here for a great price! It's probably a little too early for the swap, but the 21's are on their way to powdercoat today. I'm going to shoot for a black chrome if they can pull it off, otherwise I'll do a shiny black powder... maybe even with some metal flake in it. Anyway pics... keep in mind I had the height maxed out for jacking up the car.

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    Few things done this morning. Dropped off the wheels for powder. SUPER excited to get them done. I'm going to go with a glossy pearl black powder coat. Should look AWESOME with the pearl white. Also did a full interior detail including cleaning and conditioning the leather. SUPER impressed with the Wolfgang products. I use them for my polish and wax, and their interior stuff is pretty amazing too. Little spendy, but amazing none-the-less. Took out some of the dirtiness from the previous owner and makes them feel smooth and supple again. Oh and also installed a screen protector for the main screen. Lined up perfectly and filled the entire area. Very pleased with that purchase too!

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    Got my spoiler installed. Yes it was the cheap amazon version (I have no interest in paying $1500 for Tesla's) and I must say, not terrible quality. I did have the gaps as others have mentioned, but fixed those up with some weight on each side overnight. Now adhering perfectly. I also put some extra double sided tape on a few of the areas just to help with the adhesion. Anyway, some pics below...

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    Looks just as good as OEM... nice job!
     
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