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Vendor You asked and we made it - Triple Chrome Nosecone Grill "NCG"

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Tsportline, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. Tsportline

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    #1 Tsportline, Aug 22, 2014
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    Love it or hate it, we welcome your input. This is our prototype Triple Chrome Nosecone Grille set.

    The grille set is a layover to the existing Tesla nosecone and lower bumper grille.

    It has been tested for road noise. The result, none whatsoever after installation.

    It has been tested for range reduction. The result, none that we can calculate with a MS with our grille and one MS without our nose cone driving to the same destination and the same mileage.

    The main grille attaches to the existing nosecone and requires drilling of 3 pilot holes.

    The lower grille attaches to the existing plastic grille and requires NO drilling.

    The bumper does have to come off the car for installation and we suggest professional installation at one of our authorized dealers.

    Both the nose cone grille and lower bumper grille are sold as a set.

    Pricing: tbd in the next week.

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  2. artsci

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    More photos please from different angles. My initial reaction is positive but I need to see it a variety of ways.
     
  3. AMPUP

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    Agree with Artsci, more photos would be helpful. I would most likely prefer it a shade to match the grey wheels as its a little too much bling for my taste.
     
  4. Jeeps17

    Jeeps17 Cath Jockey in a P85

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    Interesting look, but my initial thought was that it won't be easy to keep clean. The grooves around the stock nose cone already tend to collect bug fragments that are not always obvious to remove.

    This being said, keep up the good work! Agree that more pictures would likely do it better justice.
     
  5. artsci

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    I was thinking black chrome might be a good option as well.
     
  6. GaryREM

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    Appreciate the effort! Yes, more pictures.

    But, I have to admit, I hate the look. Too much bling, especially on the dark car. Why would I want a fake grill?

    Painting or CF make sense because they can support a theme on the car (i.e. matching/complimentary paint, or other CF trim).

    The grill look, to me, just looks tacky.
     
  7. yobigd20

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    looking at that grill makes me want some cheese

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  8. ecarfan

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    A fake grille for a car with no engine? Who would "ask" for that?

    I do like your wheels though.
     
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    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    That's almost as ugly as what Saleen did to its car. In fact, maybe the Saleen could use this grill... then it would hands down be the ugliest Model S on the planet.
     
  11. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I for one like it! It's definitely blingy, but, so what?! Makes it very distinctive. Yeah, keeping it clean may be a pain.

    When I tire of the CF wrap nose job that I got done recently, I'll look this one up - it'd hopefully be refined further by then.
     
  12. LuckyLuke

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    must be TSportline's version of the Tesla Grin with a little added bling.

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  14. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Inlining it from the Instagram post:

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    Wonder if a two-tone look may be better? Go black on the chrome surround all around - so that the emblem will 'pop' too - and keep the mesh part in chrome?!
     
  15. J1mbo

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    Not my thing but maybe something darker like this would work?


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  16. eRandall38

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    Picture does not load for me all the way down, so I can't see it. But curious, does this void your warranty? How does that work?
     
  17. DrTaras

    DrTaras R254->R725->S1364-->X769

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    Do I "like it?" The King of Unique?
    No... I love it but somewhere I think this has been done on a Tesla?
    Um, oh ya! And it was the talk of ALL of CES!!!
    Time for version 2.0! Let us know when its available 'cause The HUN is camping out, in line!
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  18. pete8314

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    I agree. Too shiny.

    If it were me, I'd consider separating the bundle so that the mesh grill can be bought separately from the bumper grill; since the latter requires the bumper to be removed, that'll likely put off a lot of people that would otherwise consider the mesh nosecone. Would be nice is no holes were needed though...wouldn't 3M VHB be up to the job? I realize it's an aggressive environment, but I still have my laser shifters mounted "temporarily" with VHB, and 18 months later they're still rock solid.
     
  19. redi

    redi 2013 P85+ with HumanPilot Technology

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    I'd suggest going to school on Aston or Maserati. I think in both cases they have done it right recently.
     
  20. jamieb

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    Really don't like it but to each their own, I'm sure you'll find a market.

    How does this work with Parking Sensors? Does it prevent the sensors on the nose cone from working?
     

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