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    Tesla roadster

    Thinking of bidding on the damaged roadster that is listed on eBay for $34,950. Does the right rear damage look too expensive? The wheel looks ok in the picture so I'm thinking that there might not be suspension damage. I know that they have very advanced (expensive) frames.

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    I think that is actually a Lotus Elise platform and if so it is an aluminum frame. It is bonded rather than welded together so repairs might not be easy. Buy with caution.

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    Exactly! I backed off a sale of a really pretty Elise for that reason. Looking further on eBay tesla roadsters I found an electric supercharger that fits tesla for less than $20. Wow! A supercharged electric car!

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    Supercharger for an electric car? Can you post the auction link? I think superchargers require an air-fuel mixture to benefit the car. Fully electric cars don't utilize air or liquid fuel.

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    It's a gimmick

    Those electric supercharger on eBay are nothing more than a piece of plastic pipe with a fan inside them , they mount behind your air filter

    And you can't even mount them on an electric car since there's no air intake !!

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    Guys the reference to an electric supercharger for an electric car was a joke! I know how superchargers work and I know how electric motors work. It was listed on eBay as fits tesla though. You can come up with a thousand hits when searching tesla on eBay. I don't know why eBay puts up with this nonsense. You have to sort through all this garbage when seriously looking for what you want. In thiscase I thought that it was so ridiculous that it would bring a laugh from you.

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    It made me giggle.

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