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Now Shipping: Custom Tesla Roadster 2-Piece Slotted Rotors

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by wiztecy, Jan 16, 2015.

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  1. RuneTR

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    Hello, it would be great fun if I can make #20 with my first post in here. I discovered this thread with great interest, as the original brakes are a big let down, and close to dangerous without the help of regeneration. I learned to accept it over the time, but no more! I can not afford to pass on this. Please sign me up for a complette set!
     
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  2. titaniumdave

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    Rune,
    Thank you and welcome to the group buy! E-mails sent.
     
  3. titaniumdave

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    At this time we have 20 folks committed to the group buy and payments received from 11 of you. Thank you! I'm hoping we will have enough payments in place to get production started the first of next week so please send a check if you have not yet. If you need info for PayPal transfers or Bank Transfers please e-mail me and I can give you instructions and fee structures for those options. Most people have always opted for the check payment since it's the traditional way for fee free transfers and creates a convenient paper trail.
    Dave
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  4. titaniumdave

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    There is still time to add more folks, I am getting more interest now the rotors will be in production. I can increase the number of set until about the first of November so get a hold of me right away since we make these less than once a year.
     
  5. titaniumdave

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    Thank you for all the interest. There are a number of folks form Europe that are getting involved with this Roadster rotor and pad group buy. We can accept international wire transfers and either ship directly to all countries or use a US agent/friend to forward the finished sets. Please let us know if you have questions.

    Dave
     
  6. titaniumdave

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    Hello everyone. Parts are in process, my CNC guy who is making the aluminum hats says things are going well. Set ups worked better than last time and there will be few extra parts in the batch. That means I will end up with one or 2 more sets than I had planned! Please let me know if you have been waiting to get on board with a purchase but did not want to wait for the long lead times. I am still hoping to have these wrapped up as close to the first of the year as possible.

    Thanks,
    Dave
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  7. simonog

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    If I can find someone to fit, I will take a set. Will make local enquiries.
     
  8. mechanicmike

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    FYI, I paid $294 for front and rear Carbotech AX6 brake pads including shipping. I got them from thmotorsports.com part numbers CT109L-AX6 (front) and CT491L-AX6 (rear). I think these are the right ones for Roadsters according to other forum threads.
     
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  9. titaniumdave

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    The rotors and pads are a standard install, any shop that works on Lotus Elise/Exige and do the work for you. The only thing I do different is use 'Brake Quiet' on the brake backing plate to keep them from making noise.

    Let me know if you want to get a set,
    Dave
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  10. titaniumdave

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    That's a great price, with shipping it's about my cost!
     
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  11. titaniumdave

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    Things are moving forward. The aluminum hats are back from CNC, passed QC and have been sent out for E-nickel plating. The socket head cap screws have all been drilled for safety wire and are out getting plated, baked and final finishing. Friction discs are being cast and machined at this time.
     
  12. titaniumdave

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    At this time, only 15 of the 20 sets of rotors have been paid for. The 5 folks who have not paid have been sent 3 e-mails requesting payment and have not responded. At this time I am comfortable releasing these sets to other who would be interested buying sets and not have to wait fir the next batch. Please e-mail me if you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity.

    Dave
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  13. DrComputer

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    Just want to add my 2 cents to the thread and say I got a set of these rotors with last year's batch and couldn't be happier with the look and performance. I even re-used the Carbotech pads I already had on the car and these new rotors making stopping the Roadster a breeze.
     
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  14. mechanicmike

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    I randomly got a coupon code from THMotorsports (for Black Friday?) that is still valid in case anyone wants to order Carbotech AX6 brake pads. Promo code threeoffthm2temp will take about $8 off your order. If that doesn't work, just use promo code BlackFriday2017 and save a couple bucks.
     
  15. titaniumdave

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    Hi Folks,
    Little update on production of the rotors.

    The aluminum hats just arrived back from e-nickle plating and they look great! The drilled socket head fasteners arrived too and are ready for installation. The cast iron friction discs should be shipping this week to get the anti corrosion treatment.

    I am placing the order for the brake pads on December 7th so that will be the last day you can get pads with the rotor sets. At this time there are still 3 sets of rotors that have not been paid for so I have extras that are available. Please e-mail if you would like to get this upgrade with out the long wait.

    Dave
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  16. titaniumdave

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    Did you get your car and do you want to get a set of rotors?
     
  17. titaniumdave

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    Thank you to David B. and welcome to the group buy. You were added and I am excited we will have a car set up in Guam!
     
  18. Tex EV

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    Guam, where the highest posted speed limit is 45mph? I kid. Graduated from high school there. Excites me to know that there's a Roadster on island!
     
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  19. titaniumdave

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    Also folks from Sweden, UK, Hong Kong and Norway on this go round. Fun to see the international interest in Roadsters as well as this particular safety upgrade.
     
  20. titaniumdave

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    Just to close the loop, all brake pads have been ordered to match the rotor sets I have received payment on. I ordered one set each of the 2 G-Loc pads sets I have been offering since I have a couple set of rotors customers have backed out on purchases. Let me know if there are any folks still thinking about getting a set. The cast iron friction disks are supposed to be finished this week but I have not been contacted about arranging shipping so hopefully the next post will be about the rotors getting moved to finish treatment.
     

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