TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Vendor Some S and X owners ask me to make a change in our rear seat cup holder.

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Tes Pride, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. Tes Pride

    Tes Pride Vendor

    Joined:
    May 31, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    O'Fallon, Mo
    Some owners of our new rear seat cup holder ask me to change the rear seat cup holder location. We made another mold and now can offer the rear seat unit that mounts in a lower position. See photo. We now offer the rear seat unit both ways, for both mounting location, on our web site. www.teslapride.com
    Anyone that bought that original rear seat unit that would prefer the new mounting location may purchase the new unit at a 50% discount. Thanks to all, that have made our new products, so well received. Rear_CupHolder_3_Pics.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  2. bmah

    bmah Obscure Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Messages:
    739
    Location:
    Lafayette, CA
    It looks like the lower position is actually sitting on the floor (or more precisely the rear seat floor mat). Is that correct?

    Thanks,

    Bruce.
     
  3. Tes Pride

    Tes Pride Vendor

    Joined:
    May 31, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    O'Fallon, Mo
    Yes Bruce, It is supported on the floor and held in place with a small tab of Velcro against the center console. I will not tip over. I'm using the white floor mat so the black cup holder shows up in the photo.
     
  4. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,143
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Looks really interesting! Three questions:

    1) Here you talk about Velcro, but in the product description it says Command Strips. Which is correct?
    2) Design question: is there a reason why there's a big void under the hook portion instead of just making the storage bin bigger?
    3) Will the wrapped versions return? I have a CF interior and think a CF wrap would probably look better. If we buy now and the wraps become available again, would it be possible to purchase them separately for retrofitting?

    Thanks!
     
  5. thimel

    thimel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    Messages:
    270
    I received my new rear cup holder promptly. I'm very happy with it. I'm glad it came with Velcro instead on 3M command tape.
     
  6. Tes Pride

    Tes Pride Vendor

    Joined:
    May 31, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    O'Fallon, Mo
    1 All back seat cup holders now ship with ultra low profile Velcro Both versions upper and lower.
    2.I don't understand the question.
    3 Yes we are testing Hydro Dipping the Carbon Fiber and wood grain versions. Both can not be applied in the field but I will treat everyone fairly that want one.
     
  7. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,143
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
  8. thimel

    thimel Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2015
    Messages:
    270
    That space is needed so the cups can sit upright without their tops hitting the air conditioning vent. See, the center arm rest which has the AC vent near the top slants towards the back of the car as it rises up from the floor.
     
  9. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,143
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Right. I understand why you had to push the cups away from the armrest, but that doesn't really explain why the portion in red is an "arch" instead of a "cup". Here we've wasted all the space under the arch. Space that could have been a useful bin, yes?
     
  10. Tes Pride

    Tes Pride Vendor

    Joined:
    May 31, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    O'Fallon, Mo
    You're are correct, but that's is all I can say. Molds cost way to much to change every time someone comes up with good idea.
     
  11. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,143
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Got it. I was thinking there was airflow or something there and I wasn't sure if I was misunderstanding the design or what. Thanks for humoring me.
     
  12. Urgo

    Urgo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2015
    Messages:
    57
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Hi, been looking at these for a while and was about to order them but was confused. In this thread it says it comes with the Velcro needed (as shown in the video on teslacupholders) but I don't see the velcro listed on the product page for the cup holders still but I do see you're selling velcro as a stand alone $4 product. Do we need to buy that separately? Or is that for people who wore it out and need more? I'm planning on ordering the higher up version rather then the floor version mostly because its easier for kids to reach even though it will have the air flow problems.

    Also without this forum I had no idea what "flat" and "angled" meant. I suggest changing their names to indicate where its mounted.

    Thanks!
     
  13. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,143
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    This was answered above:

     
  14. Tes Pride

    Tes Pride Vendor

    Joined:
    May 31, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    O'Fallon, Mo
    All rear seat cup holders now come with the clear ultra thin Velcro. The air flow from the A/C has been solved as well. I look forward To having you buy one and commenting on our latest cup holder changes. Order Combo#2, thank you.
    Dave
     
  15. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2013
    Messages:
    3,143
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    I ordered one of the lower cup holders. It came with black Velcro. It's OK, and kind of works, but you definitely don't want to do any hard acceleration or turns with a cup in there. The single, center-mounted Velcro point seems to be the culprit. The whole assembly can move 0.5 - 0.75" in either direction without the Velcro even starting to separate.

    I feel like the thin solid hook & loop fasteners would have been a better choice than the thick fuzzy Velcro for this application. I may see if I can remove it without damaging the console and replacing it with two pieces of something else.
     
  16. thefortunes

    thefortunes Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    356
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    What is the height of each of the straight and angled rear cupholders?

    Diameter of the cupholders?

    Thanks.
     
  17. Tes Pride

    Tes Pride Vendor

    Joined:
    May 31, 2016
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    O'Fallon, Mo
    The height is 2.5" for both units.
    The diameters are 3.25"for the large drink holder and 2.75" for the small holder.
     
  18. thefortunes

    thefortunes Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Messages:
    356
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Thanks for responding but, unfortunately, too late.

    I needed this info and had to go with another solution.
     

Share This Page