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Roadster upgrades no longer available?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by asgard, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. asgard

    asgard Member

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    I called Menlo Park service and asked about the upgrades listed here:
    Roadster Upgrades | Tesla Motors

    According to the guy I spoke to, these are no longer available. Not sure if he was well-informed - he had to put me on hold a few times to go ask someone.
    Anyone have a better experience?
     
  2. Raffy.Roma

    Raffy.Roma Active Member

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    ipdamages Roadster Sports 835 & 972

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    Try Elie at Al & Eds. Al s Autosound West Hollywood
     
  4. Jackyche

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    Which specific upgrades are you looking to do?

    My experience is that you can still order the parts as needed.

    When I had to replace my front bumper from minor accidently, I had the body shop order the 2.5 bumper. We ended up had to order like 5 more additional parts to make it a "complete conversion" but order those weren't an issue.

    And this was done after the 2.5 fascia upgrade was removed from the website.

     
  5. jaanton

    jaanton Roadster NA #1026

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    Sounds like upgrades are being treated differently from repairs. An upgrade is to make the car nicer, while a repair brings the car back to respectable. Roadster parts are just going to get harder to source. IMO just upgrading because you can which makes parts more scarce is a waste.
     
  6. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Around here (No. Ca.), the wait time for a service appointment for important repairs is 3-5 weeks depending on the location. Based on rumor and innuendo, I believe the No. Ca. represents about 25% of Tesla sales.
    I think that Tesla just doesn't want any upgrades in the service centers right now so they have cut them off altogether.
     
  7. asgard

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    Is that delay for all vehicles or just Roadsters?
     
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    #8 wiztecy, Sep 26, 2013
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    Guys, I just found a great connection to have upgrades and maintenance work performed on our Roadsters. Its Dietsch Werks located in San Jose, California. He's able to get any parts we need from Tesla for the Roadster. He's also very familiar with the double din audio installations / upgrades as well as other performance support. I just had an aftermarket adjustable shock/spring setup by Nitron installed in my Roadster and very pleased. Feel free to call Rob the owner to inquire about your upgrade needs. You'll be in good hands and he'll most likely schedule you in before Tesla will. He also is an expert for repair if the Roadster was in a collision. He has an excellent connection for a paint shop and is skilled at putting the CF pieces back together like stock. He also can do insurance claims. Here's his website:

    Dietsch Motorsports - Lotus Repair and Upgrade Specialist in San Jose CA BMW Mini Porsche
     
  9. asgard

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    Cool! How expensive is he compared to Tesla?
     
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    wiztecy Active Member

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    He's going to be less expensive than Tesla. Best is to give them a call, ask for Rob and give the details of the work you'd like to have done. As he gets more Roadsters in that get similar repairs / upgrades he then can give the "package" cost rather than an estimate.
     
  11. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    For Model S. Don't need any service on my Roadster :smile:
     
  12. wiztecy

    wiztecy Active Member

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    He's also looking in the possibility of supporting the Model S as well in the future. I'll hit him up or you can call and push your interest to him.
     
  13. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    I'm not looking for upgrades or paid service right now - I'm looking to have my driver's door fixed so it will open from the outside.
     

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