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Red Brake Calipers for X 90D?

XHokie

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May 27, 2016
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While browsing the Model S Gear Store, I just noticed that Tesla now sells the red brake calipers for the Model S. I assume this means you no longer have to own a Performance Model S to get these installed? Does anyone know or think they will eventually allow Model X owners of the 75D or 90D models to do the same...purchase them from Tesla after delivery and get them installed via a Tesla SC?

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ck1116

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May 21, 2014
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Hong Kong
since most people rarely use the brake thanks to the regen brake. i wonder what is the purpose of the calipers set? just to make it like a supercar, or really have good purpose?
 

XHokie

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May 27, 2016
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151
Fairfax County, VA
Agreed on both counts...definitely not cost effective and provides more of an aesthetic modification. I assume the brake calipers themselves are exactly the same as non-red Tesla calipers (i.e. one is not Brembo vs. a more "generic" OEM)?
 

goneskiian

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Nov 16, 2012
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since most people rarely use the brake thanks to the regen brake. i wonder what is the purpose of the calipers set? just to make it like a supercar, or really have good purpose?
There are very important reasons supercars have such massive brakes. Sure they look cool but you have to remember the velocities that supercars achieve and have to be able to stop from.

Teslas are fairly large heavy (2 to 2.5 tons) vehicles and they need to be able to stop in an emergency situation in as short a distance as possible.

Agreed on both counts...definitely not cost effective and provides more of an aesthetic modification. I assume the brake calipers themselves are exactly the same as non-red Tesla calipers (i.e. one is not Brembo vs. a more "generic" OEM)?
They should be the same brakes. There has not been any indication from Tesla that they are different. The red calipers are entirely aesthetic.
 
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James Anders

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