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Ready to go hard on a P90D

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SDRick, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. SDRick

    SDRick Member

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    I have 24 hours before my deposit goes hard on the following refreshed P90D. I am excited but it seems like a lot of money for a car that is missing some typical luxury features. Should I go through with this configuration and if I do, are there any changes you think I should consider to the following order?

    Midnight Silver Metallic
    Grey Next Generation Seats
    Pano
    Air Suspension
    Dark Ashwood
    Black Alcantara Headliner
    Ludicrous Speed Upgrade
    Tesla Red Brake Calipers
    Autopilot
    Smart Air Suspension
    Premium Interior Package,
    Ultra High Fidelity Sound

    Aftermarket considerations, remove front license plate bracket, hardwire radar detector, additional tinting on roof or aftermarket roof shade.

    Anything changes, additions or deletions I should consider before the $2500 deposit is at risk?
     
  2. eclipxe

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    Why the air suspension?

    Why the tint on sun roof?
     
  3. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy Always in Ludicrous mode

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    Congrats on the order... Looks like about what I ordered as well didn't see you mention wheels though one thing that swayed me was how fragile the 21"s are to road hazards and tire ware. I plan to go with some aftermarket 20" wheels as a nice compromise with some more tire sidewall to protect the rim.
     
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    Tinting the sunroof seems a bit redundant as its already fairly dark.
    Waste of money in my opinion.

    Congrats on the impending order!!
     
  5. rcsting

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    image.jpeg Mine is almost the exact config Except it's a 75D with Carbon Fiber interior and standard black calipers. Here's a pic. Your Ludicrous will be much quicker :).
     
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  6. SDRick

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    #6 SDRick, Jun 4, 2016
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    Good catch on the wheels. I did not include them in my post. I decided on the 19s after much back and forth and will also consider 20s aftermarket.

    I thought I could edit my original post to include the 19 inch wheels but it is not letting me. How do I edit the original post to include the wheels?
     
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    #7 linkster, Jun 4, 2016
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    Congrats on beautiful color combination!

    Almost 3.5 yrs here with 62,500 miles with smart air (we were basically required to select this option for a Jan '13 delivery). Unless you carry heavy loads, have terrible driveways/obstacles, I would not bother with air suspension. We will get standard suspension on the Model ☰ ludi. I suffer from from extreme light sensitivity (migraines and the whole 9 yards), however the coating/tint on the pano provides me with the necessary protection without the OEM offered sunshade nor additional tint. We did tint the rear window to lower interior temps and to aesthetically flow better with the dark pano.

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    Btw, I just recieved the first run of TSportlines gray 20X9s as I prefer the factory look. Would definetly stay away from the problematic 21s. I have had to babysit/inspect and make more suspension bit mods/changes under the tutalege of champ and Hyper than I care to admit to to achieve 51,000 miles on my original 21 Contis.

    Btw II, jealous of your very quick P90D ludi ! :)

    Have fun!
     
  8. SDRick

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    #8 SDRick, Jun 4, 2016
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    Good questions.

    My thoughts on the air suspension was it may give a smoother ride. I have a Lincoln Navigator with air suspension which I find rides better than most other SUVs.

    As to the roof, being pretty thin on top, my skin is very sensitive to sunlight and although the roof is already deeply tinted, the small amount of ultraviolet and heat coming through on long trips would be problematic for me. I thought about deleting this feature but realized it is easier darkening or blocking the glass roof than lightning or opening the solid roof.
     
  9. Ashkenaz

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    No cold weather package in South Dakota? My current car (Bmw) has heated steering wheel which I love. I ordered my 70D with same. Plus there seems to be some range benefits on the cold weather stuff, not that it mattered to me personally. I just love heated wheel.
     
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    Yes, nice color choice. I see you also selected the invisible front license plate holder.
     
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    I see the SD in SDRick may have thrown you off. Perhaps I should be SD CA Rick. If I was in South Dakota I would be right there with you on the cold weather package!
     
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    Lol. Yes the front plate came off the day after delivery this week. We're really happy with the color choice.
     
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    Whoops! The SD threw me off! Lol
     
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    You've left the most important aftermarket addition. A BlackVue dual channel dash cam.
     
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    They will NOT give you smoother ride. Also, the air transmits more sound into the cabin than coils. I've made numerous back to back comparisons with an SPL meter with both identically equipped on multiple cars where the only difference is the air.

    The coils provide a better ride and are quieter. If I were looking for a used MS today knowing what I know now, I'd pay extra to find an example without air.

    Same goes for the pano roof. More noise and more hassles. I'd pay extra to find a used MS without the pano roof as well. Wish I'd left both of those off :(
     
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    i dont know why every one rants about the 21" wheels. ive already hit some pot holes with them. they, despite popular opinion, are not made of glass...
     
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    You are correct. I would certainly like the cameras but I have not investigated the difficulty of installation. Is it any more difficult than hardwiring my radar detector?
     
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    I have both sets of stock sized wheels. The 21s aren't as bad as everyone says, BUT there's not one single advantage to them unless you're going to be tracking the car, and I don't mean on the strip as the added weight reduces acceleration just a tiny bit given they weight quite a bit more than the 19s.
     
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    More time consuming because you have to run the rear cable. I did mine with no wires showing through the headliner and the rear cable housing all in about 2 hours. There are lots of good resources for DIY for that camera on this car.
     
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    With the caveat that you don't need the extra headroom which the pano roof does give you.
     

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