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2011 Tesla Roadster full owner's review with tons of tips!



Today I’ll review the 2011 Tesla Roadster, explaining how everything works, my experiences with it, where to get parts, what should be upgraded and how best to do it.

Here is the complete list of parts and upgrades:
Tesla Roadster Parts and Upgrades:

*Exterior:
Carbon parts:
https://medlockandsons.com/
https://www.gregsraceparts.com/
Lotus Exige mirror plinth:
https://deroure.com/
Need to cut off 1-2mm on the bottom and paint.
Complete carbon mirrors:
https://www.gregsraceparts.com/collections/tesla-roadster-parts/products/billet-aluminum-mirror-kits-for-elise-exige
Visium Clear top:
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/visium-unboxing.195485/

*Electrical:
12V Battery upgrade alternatives:
Instructions:
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/replacing-the-12v-aux-battery.43030/#post-916180
Banner:
https://www.bannerbatterien.com/en-gb/Products/Starter-Batteries/Running-Bull-BackUp/7-509-00-AUX-09
Shorai:
https://www.amazon.com/Shorai-LFX09L2-BS12-Extreme-Lithium-Powersports/dp/B005FIUGPQ
LED Licence plate: Osram 38MM
LED Parking and interior light: Osram W5W
Upgrade LED front lights
https://medlockandsons.com/
Upgrade LED rear lights:
(Gregs Raceparts could maybe build some)
Replacement LED side Repeaters:
https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/53/2298/s3-style-led-side-repeaters/
Need to reuse the old wire since these have a shorter and swithed plug.
Actuators:
https://www.amazon.com/CrazyforDeals-Universal-Power-Actuator-12-Volt/dp/B00CZBQCR2/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1442459204&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=CrazyforDeals%E2%84%A2+Universal+Car+Power+Door+Lock+Actuator+12-Volt+Motor+%282+Pack%29&tag=tmc064-20

*Interior:
Carbon parts:
https://medlockandsons.com/
https://www.gregsraceparts.com/collections/tesla-roadster-parts
Sound proofing:
3M Felt tape between plastic interior pieces:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anti-Squeak-Rattle-Self-Adhesive/dp/B00CI6CTIA
Sound proofing in doors and behind front wheel:
http://www.dynamat.com/automotive-and-transportation/automotive-restoration/dynamat-xtreme/
Pioneer 2din:
https://www.pioneer-car.eu/eur/products/navigation-multimedia-receivers/overview
v3 computer:
https://www.fasttech.com/category/1080/automotive-electronics
Leather care
https://rupesusa.com/product/l301-leather-fast-cleaner/

Suspension/Brakes/Tires:
Brake pads:
EBC alternatives:
https://www.ebcbrakeshop.co.uk/info-brake-parts? make=TESLA&year=2011&model=Roadster&engineSelect=Electric&engine=Electric&bhp=
Rear brake caliper refurbish kits:
https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/20/28/brembo-refurbishment-kit/
Just the seals:
https://www.vx220parts.com/products/show/85/674/brembo-caliper-seals/
Upgrade brakes:
https://medlockandsons.com/product/performance-brake-rotors/
Wheel Bearing:
https://www.amazon.de/SKF-VKBA3651-VKBA-3651-Radlagersatz/dp/B00AJU0Q0A?tag=tmc064-20
Camber Shims:
https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/71/455/camber-shims/
Upgrade suspension:
Toe Link: https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/70/1681/vx220-outer-rear-toe-link-ball-joint-tapered/
Toe Link Rod: https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/71/1288/toe-link-rod-oem-spec/
Toe Link Inner: https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/70/1155/rear-toe-link-inner-spherical-joint/
Ball Joint: https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/73/399/ball-joint/
Drop Links: https://www.eliseparts.com/products/show/67/1129/anti-roll-bar-drop-link/
Tires:
Performance tires:Yokohama Advan Neova (AD07)
New! Yokohama Advan Neova (AD08R)
Eco Tires:Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance

*Drivetrain:
PEM DIY clean:
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/diy-roadster-2-5-pem-cleaning-step-by-step.50277/
PEM DIY upgrade:
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/roadster-pem-failure.88028/
3.0 Battery
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/3-0-battery-longevity.86139/
www.tesla.com

*Charging:
The Can JR:
https://www.gruberpower.com/tesla-roadster-converter-can
Home made adapter (Norwegian site):
http://elbilforum.no/forum/index.php/topic,18617.15.html
Chademo:
https://shop.quickchargepower.com/JdeMo-for-Tesla-Roadster-JdeMORoadster.htm