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Various sensors, lighting, horntones & other addons for my S (Dadaleus' custom build)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by dadaleus, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    #1 dadaleus, Sep 30, 2012
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    Replacement hood paint armor (I did not like the very visible line across the hood from the Tesla armor so I paid to have it removed and replaced--Tesla service didn't even realize there was armor there after the work was done!):
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    Mobileye collision warning system (also gives automatic high/low beam control and speed limit warning), as well as an installed Escort radar detector:
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    I also added UV window film to all windows to ensure all UVA is blocked. I put 90% transparent on the windshield and piano roof, 70% on the front side windows, and 40% on the rear side and hatchback windows.

    I'm super happy with it all. The Mobileye is even better than expected. I think it may have already saved me a fender bender.

    All work was done by Al & Ed's in West Hollywood, which has a lot of experience with Roadsters. Apparently the S has a 25amp accessory connection BTW.
     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    How does that thing work? Does it press the brakes for you? How does it do the high beams? Sensors out front and direct tapping into the software?
     
  3. ckessel

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    Very nice. I'm afraid to ask, but how much did it cost to get the stuff installed? Particularly the radar detector?
     
  4. spatterso911

    spatterso911 MSP#7577 **--** MX#1891

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    Nice install. I wonder if all Al & Ed's can do the install work, or if it is specific to the West Hollywood location.
     
  5. ckessel

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    Stupid question maybe and only vaguely on topic, but I see various (apparently new) eBay Passport 9500ci's for $1000-1100 or so, but anywhere else they're around $1700. Am I missing something as to why?
     
  6. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    #6 dadaleus, Sep 30, 2012
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    There's a camera behind the rear view mirror. (Too dark to get a good picture through the windshield in my garage. I'll try to remember to post one tomorrow.) Can barely see it from the driver's seat. It's not integrated into the software, no, nor does it press the brakes. It just gives a shrill warning when it thinks you are in danger of a collision. As for high beams, it connects to the high beam steering wheel wire. I actually don't have that bit setup yet--I'll let you know how that goes when they set it up.

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    Experience with this type of things seems to be specific to the location. If you're interested in Mobileye for example, I'd suggest contacting them for suggestions about who has the most experience and get them involved. (The regional Mobileye rep directly helped with my install.) I'd also urge support from your local Tesla service center before doing something like this. The guys in West Hollywood had good connections.
     
  7. colinb

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    Which Mobileye model did you go with?
     
  8. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    It's the C2-270 because the 5 series can't decode the Tesla digital info yet. The features are the same except Android integration. Maybe someday there will be a Tesla app!
     
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    Looks good. Which escort is that? Redline? Did you consider a smart radar? That's the one I'm thinking about.
     
  10. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    It's the 8500ci Plus from Escot. What's "smart radar?"
     
  11. MikeK

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    I'm very interested to know what it cost to have the hood done!
     
  12. babyrocket

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    The Mobileye looks like a great idea. Can you post a picture of the camera behind the rear view mirror?
     
  13. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    Oh I see. Looks like good product, but I wanted something more installed that that. With the Mobileye camera, my toll Fastrak, and my office transponder, my windshield is busy enough without yet another box.

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    Sorry, forgot to take it this morning. I'll try to take a pic tonight.

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    It was part of everything I had done. I've emailed to ask what the broken out price for that is.
     
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    Hey, so if you don't have a redline then how was it installed stealthly? I thought only redline could be installed in the front of the car and not the windshield?
     
  15. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    According to the escort website, the redline is a windshield device radar/laser detector. There's a completely different line 9500ci, 8500ci plus, 8500ci that are installation (hard-wired) based with optional laser jammers (potentially illegal).
     
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    Pretty nice looking setup! Did Al & Ed's consider installing the radar detector display in the rear view mirror?

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  17. dadaleus

    dadaleus 4GETOIL P85#S70,FdrX,S85D

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    Rear view mirror integration wasn't presented as an option. Looks cool but I still prefer the way mine is. I can't really answer the question about Escort's different models, but this one is completely invisible and built into the car. The only visible things are the tiny optional control pad pictured above (which I'm going to move lower down) and a little LED that flashes red when something is detected.

    The hood armor, including removing the old stuff (hard work, so surely cheaper if you didn't already have Tesla's), and also doing the headlights and charger port is $595.

    They also have some 22" wheels that they tried on my car. I personally wasn't into changing the wheels, but I let them test them out on my car. They drove just fine--frankly I couldn't tell a difference in ride between them and the 21" factory wheels. They sell these, including the tires, for $4,900. Here's a pic if anyone's interested:
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    shokunin P85 & S40

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    I much prefer the factory 21" turbines. I only wish they offered the turbines in 19" as well.
     
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    Cool. Do you get lots of false alerts with escort? Or do you use the live service to prevent them by running the mobile app each time? I had a v1 before but the beeps were so annoying I gave it up.
     

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