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    +1 on the Chrome, its awful....it should be carbon fiber. And with regards to the rims, after market 21" replicas would be sweet. $3500 is lame.

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    When I get mine the first things will be:

    Tinted windows all around (except windshield. Tried it once - cops don't like AT ALL).
    Blackvue DR400 HD-II camera mounted up front.

    Then 21" aftermarket wheels a couple of years down the road.
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    Tinted windows will be a must right away. Then down the road upgrade to the 21" wheels.

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    Tinted side windows is a bad idea from a safety standpoint. Pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers need to be able to see you, to confirm your intentions.
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    As long as my intentions is not to run them over it will not be a problem.

    I have had 5 cars In a row with 35% all way around, and it is never an issue.
    Keep the speed, position of the vehicle and side markers clear and readable, and it will never be any trouble.


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    Ontario has a 30% maximum side window tint limit...I've had it done on my Roadster...looks great and performs well and is still very safe in my opinion...the problem up here is that many folks exceed the 30% limit and you are correct, it can be very dangerous...and the cops do hate it...but they seem to rarely enforce the 30% limit law...

    Quote Originally Posted by ToddRLockwood View Post
    Tinted side windows is a bad idea from a safety standpoint. Pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers need to be able to see you, to confirm your intentions.
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    Mine will be:

    - immediate de-chroming of the under-door strips...
    - under-the-bumper front plate mount
    - tinted windows
    - investigate inside the nose cone as location for Toll pass
    - investigate adding laser countermeasures front and rear
    - add (if possible) yellow turn signals - perhaps this might be available from Tesla if required in Europe?
    - opportunity console
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laumb View Post
    As long as my intentions is not to run them over it will not be a problem._____
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    I just now stopped laughing at that one. I will probably chuckle again, momentarily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laumb View Post
    As long as my intentions is not to run them over it will not be a problem.
    People often factor into their actions whether they can see you in the car and know where you're looking. Particularly pedestrians and bicyclists. As a pedestrian, I'm reticent to walk in front of a car even if they're at a stop sign unless I can see their eyes. And while it's safe to assume the huge majority of the time the driver knows what they're doing, I'm seeking to avoid that one time they aren't.

    Having the right of way does me little good if I'm dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckessel View Post
    ....And while it's safe to assume the huge majority of the time the driver knows what they're doing....
    I wouldn't say 'huge' majority - majority maybe -
    but really I think 90% are just plain bad drivers
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