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WTB: Roadster Black Forged Rims and Roadster stereo Double DIN binnacle

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by shrink, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. shrink

    shrink Member

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    If anyone has any of the above parts for sale, please PM me. I'm looking to change the look of my 2.0 Roadster. I want to switch to black forged rims (I have the silver forged rims). I also want to upgrade to a double DIN and install a Car Play compatible headunit.

    Thanks.
     
  2. PokerBroker

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    I just had a double DIN kit installed in my 1.5 this week. Al & Eds has these kits available. It is the only place in the country that has them. I was lucky to have a local shop in OH that has a relationship with them and performed the install with a Parrot head unit. The kit, headunit, and installation ran about $1500.
     
  3. shrink

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    $1500? Wow. That's a great price. I'll definitely go that route, but with a CarPlay compatible head unit. Now, just to clarify - were you able to get the install done locally or did you ship it off to West Hollywood and back?

    Thanks for the info!
     
  4. PokerBroker

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    Covert Tuning Dynamics in Columbus, OH has a relationship with the folks in California and had all the parts shipped out to install in Ohio. They can do just about any custom project and are currently working on a major project for another local Roadster.
     
  5. PokerBroker

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    DoubleDIN pics... They did an amazing job on the USB port in the tray of my 1.5!!

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  6. shrink

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    Whoa! That's sharp!!!

    I am getting it done - just a matter of when.

    Beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wow, that was money well spent!
     
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    Got the binnacle. Currently pursuing an aftermarket wheel solution. Thanks to all who replied.
     
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    I know this is a very old thread - but it's exactly what I want to do to my 1.5 . Does anybody know if this can still be done anywhere?
     
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    @Strib - have you contacted Al & Eds?
     
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    Shrink, I have thought about changing to black wheels as well and a local place that does powder coating can do my wheels for about $500 so you may want to consider that as at least a back up option.

    And to Strib, very nicely done. I will keep that in the back of my mind.
     
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    @MileHighMotoring - no not yet. They have several outlets in southern Cal - I'll call one at random and see what I can learn. I'd be fine going and spending some weekend in Santa Monica or Huntington Beach.
     
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    The parts for my car came from Al & Ed's. They are the only place in the country I am aware has them.
     
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    I actually powder coated my silver forged wheels satin black about a year ago. They look really, really good. There is and old thread about it somewhere here with pictures.

    I also wrote up an unofficial Double-DIN conversion guide. Strib, there are options, but Al and Ed's in West Hollywood might be your best bet. You have to track down number of parts, some of which Tesla will sell, such as the R and L center vents. I did find a CF shop in Ohio that can fab some parts including the new center duct you'll need and stereo frame. They can also cut your original dashboard. I have a full parts list in the unofficial Double-DIN conversion guide I wrote up. My local SC said they could do it, but labor alone was $5500.
     

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