Posts by BKL

    Would I be assuming wrong that they are also rebuildable?


    Bill

    Since they're Bilsteins, a known manufacturer of rebuildable shocks, I'd assume they're rebuidable. I bought the single adjustable Bilsteins during a Group Buy many years ago and plan on having them upgraded to double adjustable shocks when I have them rebuilt. It's my understanding that the upgrade cost isn't that much. I read where a Slingshot owner had had his upgraded when he had his Bilsteins rebuilt, so I hope I can still get this done.

    You also need to remove the dash trim panels that are held in place with little finger clips that lock into holes in the dash top above the Infotainment cubby area. Those panels conceal push pins that secure the top edge of the console trim panels to the dash. When I I reinstalled the console trim panels, I skipped the double-stick tape and drilled small holes to accommodate push pins at the rear of the console trim panels near the cup holders. The push pins leave a small black spot, but it's far enough back that I rarely notice them and they secure the console trim pieces nicely w/o the tape.

    I bought a used radio shade/cup holder setup that I can't seem to get the push pins to properly insert thru the shade, console panel and into the dash, so I'm planning on replacing the push pins with rivet nuts so I can use a short screw to hold everything in place.

    Quick detach steering wheel makes getting out much easier

    While I agree a removable steering wheel will make it easier to get in & out, I haven't found a removable steering wheel setup that I think I'd like as far as how the wheel gets repositioned. My arm position on my 2015 is pretty much perfect and I just don't know how changing that positioning will affect the steering wheel feel. From what I remember, the early removable steering wheel setups moved the steering wheel significantly closer to the driver. I haven't really researched them since.

    Before purchasing our TD Top, we stopped by a fellow Slingshot owner's place just to see what it was like getting into and out of the Slingshot with the TD Top. We found it made things much easier. I don't like pulling on the steering wheel and with the TD Top, I just hold the frame at the forward curve, stick my right leg in and then lower myself while tilting my body to slide under the steering wheel. The passenger side is even easier since there's no steering wheel to deal with. Buying the MadStad Single Adjustable 13" windshield and the TD Top were my first 2 important mods.

    The differences between the Bullet Speed and TD Tops is mainly a matter of preference. I prefer the bulkier appearance of the TD Top's attachment points compared to the Bullet Speed's.

    As far as tightness, the TD canvas can be stretched pretty tight. It's just a matter of how much time will meet your desires.

    I have read in other posts that the Slingshot itself may not be perfectly square. I'm sure they are not assembled with as stict of a tolerance as a Ford or Chevy plant.

    Look at tge angle drive and all its noise...whoever heard of a rearend not using shims to set pinion gear depth?!

    I'm sure that Polaris bean counters felt they could save at least 50 cents for each shim they didn't use!:/

    Today, my Funnies pusher unloaded a bunch of Groaners!

    1. “Dad, are we pyromaniacs?” “Yes, we arson!”

    2. What do you call a pig with laryngitis? Disgruntled.

    3. Writing my name in cursive is my signature move.

    4. Why do bees stay in their hives during winter? Swarm.

    5. If you’re bad at haggling, you’ll end up paying the price.

    6. Just so everyone’s clear, I’m going to put my glasses on.

    7. A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone around.

    8. I lost my job as a stage designer. I left without making a scene.

    9. Never buy flowers from a monk. Only you can prevent florist friars.

    10. How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buccaneer.

    11. I once worked at a cheap pizza shop to get by. I kneaded the dough.

    12. My friends and I have named our band ‘Duvet’. It’s a cover band.

    13. I lost my girlfriend’s audiobook, and now I’ll never hear the end of it.

    14. Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not c? Because you can’t see in the dark.

    15. Why is it unwise to share your secrets with a clock? Well, time will tell.

    16. When I told my contractor I didn’t want carpeted steps, they gave me a blank stare.

    17. Bono and The Edge walk into a Dublin bar and the bartender says, “Oh no, not U2 again.”

    18. Prison is just one word to you, but for some people, it’s a whole sentence.

    19. Scientists got together to study the effects of alcohol on a person’s walk, and the result was staggering.

    20. I’m trying to organize a hide and seek tournament, but good players are really hard to find.

    21. I got over my addiction to chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. I won’t lie, it was a rocky road.

    .22. What do you say to comfort a friend who’s struggling with grammar? There, their, they’re.

    23. I went to the toy store and asked the assistant where the Schwarzenegger dolls are and he replied, “Aisle B, back.

    24. What did the surgeon say to the patient who insisted on closing up their own incision? Suture self.

     

    25. I’ve started telling everyone about the benefits of eating dried grapes. It’s all about raisin awareness.

    I've had the NASCAR style Plus 2 windshield with my TD Canvas Top for2+ years now. My only complaint about the windshield is that the molding of the base seems to have been a little off because I had to shift the hood forward so the base of the windshield would clear the hood and there is around 1/2" gap between the rear edge of the hood and the side dash trim piece that goes under the rear edge of the hood. At least plastic fills in the area under the rear edge of the hood, but the stock Blade that came on my 2015 Slingshot and the MadStad Single Adjustable 13" windshield I replaced the blade with both had a much smaller gap between the rear edge of the hood and the forward section of the side dash trim pieces.

    Here's a picture of the gap showing both sides of the hood. Yes, I know the hood is dirty.:(

    Funinthesun - I did a little more research and noticed that some of the music players I found wouldn't meet your needs since they rely on a built-in FM transmitter to get the audio to an FM radio and your Vanderhall doesn't have an FM radio. When I first saw this, I thought the unit itself had an FM receiver and then used Bluetooth to send the music to the vehicle. Just make sure that any music player you might be interested in uses a Bluetooth connection to transmit the music to the Vanderhall.

    Some of the music players have a rotary volume control. If nothing else, a dab of paint on the rotary volume control would provide a visual indicator of the volume.

    If you want to display the volume of the in-vehicle music system, I must admit I know nothing about the Vanderhall's sound setup, but I'd recommend contacting Vanderhall and asking if any other customers might have contacted them about a similar solution.


    What music source are you currently using? If you're using cell phone as a music source, there's probably an app that shows the volume level. An alternative would be to use a stand-alone MP3 player with a Bluetooth connection to your Vanderhall. In either of these cases, I recommend setting a fixed volume on your Vanderhall's sound system (check with Vanderhall to see if that's possible if the info isn't in your owner's manual) and then use either the app or the MP3 player's controls to view the song title, advance/reverse position, select the next song, display volume, etc,. If using a MP3 player, I'd recommend selecting a unit that allows you to display whatever info you're interested in. This might make a busy display, but you can hopefully select a unit that meets your desires/needs. A quick glance thru the Google Search results from the link below showed a variety of units in different sizes ranging from the size of a large wrist watch to larger units that would most likely be carried in a shirt pocket, but even a larger unit might be held on the dash using some double-stick Velcro tape.


    This Google search may have a solution - https://www.google.com/search?…awKHbGzDxcQ_AUoAHoECAEQAA. It's possible to get lost in all of the info the Google search can produce. Selecting ALL for the search results will provide a series of pictures that might help you identify a possible candidate which you can then research for more detail. An alternative would be to Select Images for the Search results which will provide a very broad selection of possible candidate music players.