Peanut Butter Jelly Time build

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It hit me that since taking delivery of the car last month, I haven’t started any build thread. Time to fix that. Deposit #103 in Dallas on 3/31/16, ordered 5/31/18, delivered 10/2/18.

P75D+ / P3D
Multi-coat Red
No FSD or white interior

Originally planned on White/White, but after multiple order mess ups from Tesla, by the time we started over one last time, we had reservations about long term care of the white. We then agreed to get a tan interior done later with Multicoat Red.

I went back and forth on which Katzkin interior because none were exactly what I wanted. I wanted Ferrari Cuoio, and the closest was a more orange Autumn shade. I actually went in to order Katzkin when I saw their custom interior samples. Spotted the Ferrari tan in an instant, and I upgraded. This is smooth leather vs texture on the Katzkin. minor thing, but it makes a difference on top of the color being what I wanted.

-RPM Tesla matte CF mirror caps
-Topfit gloss CF door sills
-Abstract Ocean “Franz” letters rearranged to TULSA
-RPM Matrix Black console wrap
-RPM matte glass screen cover
-RPM dead pedal
-matte CF license plate surround
-custom Ferrari Tan seats
-40% Ceramic tint and windshield brow
-70% windshield
-paint correction and ceramic polish

Upcoming:
-15/20mm spacers (arrived but not installed) by Lenny
-Autoflex black on all chrome trim
-Autoflex Spray Wrap Pro entire car
-Autoflex wheels to bronze (brass monkey pearls)
-Unplugged Performance P+ springs
-RPM CF dash and console panels
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I love the seat color change. I have midnight silver (aka dark grey) and wanted a mocha brown leather or your selected color of tan. I'm still considering it after seeing how awesome yours turned out.
 

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I love the seat color change. I have midnight silver (aka dark grey) and wanted a mocha brown leather or your selected color of tan. I'm still considering it after seeing how awesome yours turned out.
Thanks. With midnight silver, I would easily have been good with Katzkin Autumn. It would be amazing. They don’t have a true medium/saddle brown shade.
 

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I have to admit the leather along the sides of the console is really a nice touch.
Have they mentioned if these seats will block the airbags inside?
 

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There is no armrest template, and I went with full custom sewn leather rather than Katzkin. They started to take the armrest apart to cover but said it was all glued together, and they were afraid it would get destroyed in process of taking it apart.

Airbags are sewn back into the seat using the factory airbag pouch sewn into the seat with different thread for easy break away. Should be no problem.
 

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They started to take the armrest apart to cover but said it was all glued together, and they were afraid it would get destroyed in process of taking it apart.
in a previous car, I replaced the leather boots (gear shifter & e-brake) and the armrest cover (from redlinegoods.com). It was similar on that car, where the OEM armrest cover essentially was injected with foam instead of the cover wrapping around a foam shape. So they made a leather cover that went over the existing, had a drawstring cord that tightened it on the underside (with excess cord tucked under the leather) and anyone not knowing, would not know it was over the existing cover vs being the single layer. So there are options :)
 

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I was anxious to get my spacers on. Got my puck jack adapters made, socket for my torque wrench, jacked up the car and put the first one on. Can’t get the wheel on. Took a closer look, and the new bolts are closer to the edges. I got 5x114.3 to 5x120 (Model S) adapters. Lenny happened to make a typo sending the work order to the shop, so he’s on it and taking care of me. Just have to wait a little longer. Stuff happens. 9DAFD866-3C9D-4EAC-BEAE-3F3E7EF64BC4.jpeg
 
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Some MPP rotors would look great there ;)

/shamelessplug

p.s. that is the shiniest car I have ever seen!
Thanks. It partly kills me to have gone with the P+ instead of getting a P- and adding full MPP coilovers and brakes. My early assumption of future speed "modes" only on P+ made me do it even though I don't want the 20's forever. I absolutely love all that you guys are doing. I've just already spent so much money and haven't even gotten to wheels/tires yet. It does need better brake pads and SS brake lines. I don't see how this was deemed up to track use standards. With how much the car feels like it has a tendency to understeer despite 50:50 distribution, have you guys looked at developing a thicker rear sway bar? I know that was the biggest improvement I've done in other cars to balance the handling.
 

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Very cool, I think this would look even better in a black car.

How expensive was the interior work?
 

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$3500. Took about two weeks of working on it. I think they underbid the job.

I think this color would look excellent in all the colors. It baffles me why tesla hasn’t offered a rich tan color like this. My preference is dark gray with tan. Silver and this tan would be different and very nice even. It’s literally natural tanned leather. Everything goes well. I just didn’t want a black car.
 

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Spacers arrived this afternoon, so I raced to put them on. I’ll check them out in daylight tomorrow. Here is a little comparison of with and without. 15mm front, 20mm rear.
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Spacers arrived this afternoon, so I raced to put them on. I’ll check them out in daylight tomorrow. Here is a little comparison of with and without. 15mm front, 20mm rear.
I'll be curious to hear if you notice any change in efficiency during highway driving.
 

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I'm curious as well. It would be nice to have a bumper that more fully pushed the air to the side of the tire. It's such a small area, I can't imagine it drastically affecting range.
 

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Bought CF steering wheel trim from a forum member. Made by EPPAR and sold on Amazon for $90 if anybody’s curious. The weave goes in opposite directions but is otherwise excellent. There probably isn’t a good way to make cutouts for the light up arrows beside the scroll wheels. 64312B6F-D729-41CD-9E4D-ACB12F1E221D.jpeg B84F2837-09D9-4BC2-BE45-C7A017E092FB.jpeg 8F3CC8C3-0F46-4B58-9860-890710A37351.jpeg
 

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The car is finally in the shop getting AutoFlex Spray Wrap Pro, blacked out trim, and bronze wheels (brass knuckles pearls). Can't wait to get it back!

Part of the reason for spraying them bronze is much like the spacers, to test fit and color for custom wheels. In another forum that is working on a group buy for Titan 7 wheels, we can get a run produced if we have a commitment for 4 sets. I'm trying to see if there is interest in a 19x9 +25 to have the fitment that I now have but 1/2" wider to fit 235-265mm tires. I'm even up for 8.5" +20. Not that this post has much conversation, but if you see this and are interested, let me know. It is the rear wheel on this Alfa 4C. https://www.4c-forums.com/14-tires-wheels-suspension/57081-new-wheels-titan7-ts-5-a.html
 
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Got the car back from getting spray wrap, and it is all messed up with orange peel. It all needs to be removed and start over again. The only thing that turned out right was the wheels. I picked the car up and took it straight over to another shop to install Unplugged Performance "Super Performance" springs. Looks great. It is a bit firmer than stock, but I was expecting that. I think it's great.

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