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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Was at factory default of 42 psi. I'm used to a stiff ride from my prior vehicles so I may play around bumping pressure up to 44 or 45 PSI for some additional safety margin. @tm1v2 - @MaskedRacerX 255/35/20 would have a 3.5" sidewall. Same size sidewall I had on my AMG that was 100 lbs...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Ugh, I thought the heavier Uber... rims would eliminate the cracking problems in the past? I drove my 4,350 pound AMG hard with 295/30/19 rear and 255/35/19 front tires and the rims and tires held up fine to my abuse and a few potholes. Ride was a little on the harsh side but not too bad. The...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    I didn't see the defect in the road at all before I hit it since it was so small and there was traffic ahead of me. The rural road I take a few times per year on my trips has potholes here and there about the same size as what I hit, and on that road I would be driving a much faster speed. So I...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Did Tesla opt not to increase the width of the tire to match the extra 1/2" width of the Uberturbine rims to avoid further decrease in range and extra tire cost? I like these 19x8.5 in the wheel guide you linked. About 7 lbs lighter than the Uber rims and practical sidewall too.
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    I can't really complain too much as I knew I'd have to be careful, but was not expecting them to be so delicate that at a relatively low speed and small hole it would cut both tires. Thus the increased concern for road trips where cell service is not available and road conditions not great in...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    PM sent... I wish the M3P still came with the PS4S. I also don't care for the stretched look on the stock Pirelli tires. To me it looks like the tire is too narrow or the rim too wide. On my AMG I was running 295/30/19 rear and 255/35/19 front. Decent balance between performance and ride...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Yesterday I drove over a small defect in the roadway at about 35-40 MPH with my 2021 M3P that has 20" rims with Pirelli tires. It was a small rectangular section of roadway about 6" x 8" and maybe 3/4" or less deep that the asphalt was missing from an incomplete road repair. The sidewall on both...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    I'm amused at how willing so many Tesla owners are to accept mediocrity from Tesla that owners from just about any other car maker would not put up with silently. Perhaps that is why Tesla takes its sweet time to fix bugs that other companies would have fixed pre-production. The willingness to...
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    App is getting 500 server error. Cant connect.

    Ditto in Ranch Cucamonga, CA. WTH, world wide Tesla servers down?
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    Why Did 2021 M3P go with 9" wide 20" rims instead of 8.5"?

    Anyone know the reason for going 1/2" wider on 2021 rims and using the same size tire? Seems to me that's adding more aerodynamic drag without any additional contact area of the tire with the road. I never cared for the stretched look on tires vs a more square sidewall look.
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    Secure your Model 3 Trunk in 3 minutes Without Buying Anything!

    I printed that one before switching over to the sticks. While the 3D printed one works, it has multiple parts and the side connector broke while testing it. I'm making a 3D printed one that is a 1 piece design.
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    Secure your Model 3 Trunk in 3 minutes Without Buying Anything!

    I’ll probably design a simple 3D printed “stick” lock that holds inside the latch without the need to have the rubber band. I’m just too busy now designing products for work to have much time for any fun or hobbies. (I have what in think is a cool design in my head already and it’s burning a...
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    Trunk Security

    How does 1 stick and a rubber bank sound to you as far as easy and cheap trunk lock? I posted my trunk lock design on this tread: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/secure-your-model-3-trunk-in-3-minutes-without-buying-anything.239917/
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    Secure your Model 3 Trunk in 3 minutes Without Buying Anything!

    After 3D printing and installing a trunk lock mod, I didn't like it as a piece broke soon after I installed it, and it took up some clearance in the trunk. So I designed a free lock mod that anyone can build in 3-5 minutes with free and easy to get parts. All you need is a free paint stir stick...

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