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Review of Carbon Fiber Trim

2101Guy

Active Member
Jan 6, 2020
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1,175
USA
Saw this and was like "whoa" on the price

Model S & X Dashboard & Center Console Carbon Fiber Look Upgrade Kit - $279

Ordered this

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Y1YLNH5/

And this (which combined, fraction of the total cost of the RPM tesla kit)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z5X69TQ/

Instead. (knowing that worst case scenario, it's Amazon, and returns are super easy if needed/if quality and fitment were poor.

Dont have any pics but fitment was I'd say, 9.5 out of 10. Install is as simple as wiping down the contact surfaces with a bit of rubbing alcohol to ensure no contaminants/good adhesion. Then a test fit (with the red tape still in place over the 3M adhesive), then final install. Dash pieces fit 100% perfect on mine. Do need to lift up a tiny but on the horizontal silver trim above the MCU to allow the trim piece to slid under ever so slightly. I have no wood showing around edges of those trim pieces.

The kit for the armest is where I am deducting 1 point out of 10, due to ever so slight visibiity of wood on edges. If the pieces were like, 1/2 mm wider, it would be a 10. Overall, at this point, 100% satisfied.
 
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Ostrichsak

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Sep 6, 2018
3,254
3,201
Colorado, USA
Neither of those state whether it's gloss or matte. My guess from the photo of the arm rest/cup holder piece is that they're gloss. IMO gloss carbon fiber looks tacky inside of cars. The OEM panels are matte which is much cleaner & modern looking IMO. If one can get those pieces all for right around $100 in matte and they looked the same quality as the OEM panels I'd be interested.
 

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