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Red Brake Calipers Wanted

Discussion in 'Model X' started by awesome, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. awesome

    awesome New Member

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    Bought a new Model X few weeks ago and the won't let me order the red calipers. Does anyone have a set they are selling that will work for my 75D. I do have 22" black stock rims from Tesla (not sure that matters). Thanks and msg me if you have a pair.

    PS: I assume I can install them at a local (non-Tesla) shop like any other calipers...? I don't have a service center in Arkansas so that's another concern. Thanks again.
     
  2. 3s-a-charm

    3s-a-charm Active Member

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    I assume you've already tried ordering a set?

    Tesla — Model X Red Brake Calipers Set

    There is also a classified section which may help? Additionally, you can paint your calipers red (although they are smaller on the non Performance models) or just order a set of aftermarket Brembos.
     
  3. MrJones390

    MrJones390 Space Boat

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    Just have someone paint them red for $300 it's super easy
     
  4. flyhigh123

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    you can take it to an auto shop, they can take it off, send it out to get powdercoated and put back on. you would just be down a few days. pretty standard job.
     
  5. James Anders

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    2nd the notion of getting a caliper paint kit. If you dont want to do it then pay someone. Very simple, although somewhat time consuming. Much much less expensive.
     
  6. ALLMYNE

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    Are the red calipers you would order from Tesla as an option (I think $2500) larger in size then standard calipers which come on a MX90D?
     
  7. 3s-a-charm

    3s-a-charm Active Member

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    Yes

    My experience with the P85D was under hard breaking even the performance clippers had a hard time with the weight. For most driving situations they were fine though and with regen you barely use breaks.
     
  8. ALLMYNE

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    Gotcha......I was thinking of having mine painted as well, did not realize the red calipers ordered from the store are larger in size then what come standard on non-P cars which would somewhat make the $2500 price more attractive

    Anyone out here know how much larger in measurements or percentage?
     
  9. outie

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    Why did they not let your order a set? Is it because it's not compatible with your car? I know newer Xs don't have the parking brake anymore and this upgrade specifically says not for cars built after 11/2016.
     
  10. awesome

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    I'll went ahead and paid the $2300 to order them online and get them done next time I'm in Dallas. Turns out my car was made the day before the cutoff allowing you to buy them! #winning
    But after reading all this, feel like I should have painted them... oh well, I'd rather not mess with it. Thanks all.
     
  11. FarmerDave

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    I didn't know that. Do the newer Xs activate the service brake for parking?
     
  12. Tsportline

    Tsportline Vendor

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    We offer painting brake caliper services and other paint services, such as painting the black trim, locally at our Los Angeles facility.

    Our Model X (Project Tifany X) with custom exterior color matched calipers and 22" MX5 Forged Wheels.

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