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Tesla All Weather Protection Kit [mudflaps/ppf] - Anyone in the UK Been Contacted?

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by drewpost, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. drewpost

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    "When we first heard of the new “All-Weather Protection Kit,” we contacted Tesla about the new program and asked if they plan to make the kit available to other markets with tough winters, like the northeastern United States, but the automaker never responded."

    LOL
     
  3. webbah

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    Cars in Norway and Sweden are confirmed being delivered with them. I’m checking on this in Switzerland but perhaps we are not seen as a “harsh climate” despite the alps? ;-)
     
  4. Jason71

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    if it's an "All weather protection" kit ten the the UK version should include underside aero panels that don't get damaged by puddles!
     
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  5. mo.dilwar

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    Is the puddle damage only a UK phenomenon?
     
  6. VanillaAir_UK

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    I doubt Tesla rank the UK as requiring this kit.
     
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    They will when we all start claiming for paint damage.
     
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    Mudflaps. They'd be useful. Not having them makes for a pretty dirty car after only a few wet trips.
     
  10. Roy W.

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    I can’t fathom why Tesla don’t make the official mudflaps available as a chargeable accessory. I’d happily pay for them.
     
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  11. VanillaAir_UK

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    Are they just front flaps or rear too? What else in the 'kit'?
     
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    That was one of the first things I wanted for my car. As you say, any little bit of muck on the road ends up on the doors.
     
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    I've already fitted the base or mud guards and they are simple to install. The back ones for really well, the front ones not so much, as they are a bit loose on the top part due to the fixing not being the best.
    If we get offered the kit free I'll swap out the front ones and will be very happy.

    Here's a couple of pics of what I've got at the moment.

    IMG_20200101_121629.jpg IMG_20200101_121638.jpg
     
  15. drewpost

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    I've got a set sitting in a box in my garage right now - have you noticed them making a meaningful difference in the amount of dirt up the side?
     
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    #16 VanillaAir_UK, Jan 7, 2020
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    They pretty much stop the big bits but not so much of the finer dirt.

    Just out of curiosity, does Performance spoiler make much difference to the amount of dirt that accumulates on the rear?
     
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  17. Shetlandmdl3

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    I bet they haven’t spent any time in the far north ‍♂️
     
  18. G1201

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    I've not had the car long enough to say either way, I would go with what Vanilla says. The main reason I put them on was to try and protect the paintwork on the lower sill.
     
  19. Mark_T

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    I'm sure you are right.

    When Tesla changed the service requirements for the S/X and included a bit about cleaning and greasing the brakes every year in 'cold weather' areas I queried if I needed to do this and they stated then that the UK did not require this service element.

    They really don't seem to have a clue about the range of weather conditions we get in the UK ...
     
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    Mine certainly gets a lot of muck on the rear - while the sides can still be clean.

    Whether that's worse than a non-P M3 I don't know! LR/SR+ owners, how dirty does your rear end get?
     

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