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Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by yobigd20, Jan 23, 2014.
Shop Tesla Gear Rear Liftgate Sunshade
Do Want! has to be cheaper than tinting the rear windows right? with kids and the 3rd row this could be a great solution, since I would only have to put it in for the summer months or when the kids are back there.
I like this idea. Hope the cost is reasonable!
Snap-in rear window shade in the Tesla Shop
...but unfortunately, still "coming soon". Nice idea, though.
Rear Liftgate Sunshade
I think there is another thread about this somewhere. I like it myself if the price is reasonable
Whoops! It's here. Mods, feel free to drop this thread -- no need to merge, as I'm not adding anything new.
$90! How much is high-quality tint?
$125 when I did it.
Okay. I guess at $90, it's a viable alternative. I still need to see how it looks/works in real-life. The advantage I see so far, is that it's removable and resellable in the future.
Got my rear shade in the mail, the other day. Here are some observations:
1. Tesla is making a LOT of money off this product. There is no way this thing, including the one-time-use zipper pouch costs more than $10 to make. (But hey, it's Tesla!)
2. It comes in a giant cardboard box, when it really only needed a 12"x18" padded envelope.
3. It takes a bit of work to jam it into the window gaps all around, but it does fit well.
4. Now, all I see in the rear view mirror is wrinkled black fabric.
5. I have much less visibility in the back as it almost block all the light due to the angle of the window especially at night.
When the sun hits it, it actually lights the whole rear window up, causing a very distracting blast of light in the mirror for the driver (see pic)
6. It does help with keeping the kiddos cooler in the back, so there's that.
As you can imagine I'm a bit disappointed in the fit, finish, and functionality of the product. For $90 and the Tesla name, I expected better.
I'm returning it and putting that money toward a darker tint.
Interesting Chris. With a some gentle effort, mine fit in the trim gaps with zero wrinkles and looks very factory. I have not noticeed any distracting light effect and the visibility out the back window via the mirror is much better than my merceds powered shade. I am very happy and keeping mine.
I've even left mine out in the sun/warm car thinking it would get rid of the wrinkles. I think the glinting comes from the type of material used. If it wasn't so shiny, it wouldn't be an issue.
I haven't seen these in person yet, so perhaps this is a silly question, but: Might it be installed backwards, with the wrong side facing out?
It's the same on both sides. I wish it was as easy as flipping it over.
Ahh, well. Was worth a shot.
How many mins to install it ? ( I was considering taking it off at dusk and reinstalling in each AM when I leave for work - feasible?)
Mods--maybe merge with other thread.....
kwoo4424--other thread suggests it 'installs in seconds'.
A few seconds the first time. If you do it a lot I suspect it will be even less. However, I just leave mine on at night because it's great for reducing headlight glare and I mostly use the camera rather than the mirror anyway.
lol thats horrible
good old window tint it is
Well, for what it's worth, mine did not ship in the small pouch all folded up, but rather fully flat in a plastic bag which I picked up from the service center. It literally installed in seconds with a little bit of fiddling to get it perfectly aligned. I envision keeping it in permanently as it does cut down on the headlight glare at night but is not so obtrusive as to really block the view through the rear window. YMMV.