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Recommendations on good quality after market CF spoiler for Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by SilverGS, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. SilverGS

    SilverGS Member

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    Have you had a good experience purchasing an after market trunk CF spoiler for your Model S? By good experience, I mean the quality of the part?

    I know a couple of companies make them - RPMTesla comes to mind, but I'm interested in feedback from members on here on the quality of the product.

    The OEM spoiler from Tesla is much more than I'm willing to pay for it, that's why I'm not considering that.
     
  2. 2101Guy

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    cant speak specifically to any specific brand, but for something as basic as a trunk lip spoiler or front bumper lip spoiler for previous cars Ive owned? Cheap versions from ebay have always been perfectly fine for me, at a fraction of OEM price.
     
  3. SilverGS

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    Just checked ebay and its very hard to pick one as the pictures are not the best and there seem to be two styles - the very conservative OEM style and an extreme/aggressive version that has a very steep incline on the top part.

    No ratings or reviews by anyone......
     
  4. stevem

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    I had 2 from RPM Tesla, they are rather inexpensive. They look well made and good CF weave, but neither of them stuck down very well, I went through a few rolls of tape and they warrantied one and sent me another and that didn't sit against the body as well either. The owner had called me to walk through applying it once as well. Super nice guy. Eventually he said that his Tesla OEM spoiler doesn't sit flat against the body either and my expectations were unreasonable.

    Then bought this one from Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FO0NBTC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    It sits better on the body of my car, but there are a couple spots of bad CF weave. From 10 feet away you wouldn't notice.

    I'd rather have a few spots of bad CF weave then part of the spoiler lifted up off the body a 1/4 inch.

    I can go find pictures of all this, if anyone really cares. :)
     
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  5. SilverGS

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    Thanks for the feedback! Please post some pictures when you can. Thanks.
     
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    Even the one that comes from the factory doesn’t stick well, at least mine didn’t. It was coming up at both ends when I picked up my MS. I ended up removing it when PPF was installed. Service said they would install another spoiler but I didn’t want to mess with it.
     
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    Here are the problems with the amazon one, small finish cracks. I guess it's not "problems with the CF weave" but more in the finish.

    IMG_4719.jpg IMG_4718.jpg IMG_4717.jpg IMG_4716.jpg
     
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  8. SilverGS

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    Interesting and dissappointing I guess

    Thanks. That would annoy me.
     
  9. stevem

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    I'm not saying they are all like that. But this one stuck to the body better than the RPM Tesla one, and I'm sure they would warranty it, but I didn't want to bother.

    The guy from RPM Tesla said the OEM one he had didn't stick well. So that made me think no spoiler is perfect.
     
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    This is the first RPM one that I had. It was pulling up off the body in the middle of the spoiler towards the front of the car. So there was really no way to "tape it down" because you had to push down where my finger was and the adhesive wouldn't hold it down.

    The second one was pulling up on the back of the spoiler. Easier to tape down and get it to stick, but the tape never held it for long.

    Spoiler seperating from car.jpg IMG_1432.JPG IMG_E1429.JPG IMG_1425(1).JPG Spoiler Bend location 2.jpg
     
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