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  1. Blue in NC

    Tesla Model 3 Roof Rack – J-Bolt securing the rack snapped

    Thanks for the update. I will sit tight for now, mine shipped in Dec and no reason for me to think that the J-bolts are not fine but it still feels like Yakima should be providing replacements for all considering the relatively low cost.
  2. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    I am not disagreeing with your take but I can't imagine they will not offer replacements to everyone. What you say makes sense but given the low cost of a replacement, the added functionality of the longer clips and mostly the peace of mind from making sure (because if they are wrong the...
  3. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    I am confused. I am a rack owner. It seems we have identified that the clips are clearly at fault and that the rest of the rack appears to be fine. Also, it seems that Yakima, a very experienced rack seller, is producing the racks and clips. Even though it wasn't the quickest response, given...
  4. Blue in NC

    Tesla Model 3 Roof Rack – J-Bolt securing the rack snapped

    I just left my stickers on. Sure, I have a few bubbles in mine and you notice it if you are looking but it's not so bad. But yes, it would be nice to have a replacement sticker lined up if I need it.
  5. Blue in NC

    3D Maxpider Kagu Mats for Model 3

    I would be interested in this also.
  6. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    I also checked my install video (detail starting about 2:25 of the video) and I have the J-hooks without the notch. I received the rack on Dec 30/31. The rack is off right now but I plan to put it on later this week/weekend. I will certainly be paying more attention to installation this time...
  7. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    Sorry to hear that. Were the bars loaded up or it just broke with no load?
  8. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    I got mine at the end of 2018 (Dec 31 I think) so not the first batch but an earlier batch compared to the more recent Feb shipments. I have had the rack off for a month now but I will be carefully inspecting the clips when I re-install and this concern may keep me from using it at all. It...
  9. Blue in NC

    Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC) should be standard free of cost - Let's vote and make Elon Hear

    But everyone should understand that if Tesla ever "enables it for free" on all cars than those that paid $5K for it will demand refunds. Tesla has already set a very bad precedent with refunds on the performance package and this would be a much more compelling case for refund. That could have...
  10. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    Given the importance of this item and the relative small cost and size, Tesla should been able to make a very strong replacement J-clip (Grade 8? stainless steel?) and ship out replacements for maybe five dollars per rack. Given the $450 price tag, that certainly seems doable.
  11. Blue in NC

    TeslaCam Instructions and Observations

    That has not been my experience but I have not gone back to test it. Usually if I am driving and something happens, it hit the record button within 5 or 10 seconds of the event then I keep driving. My files are fine and have not been corrupted. But maybe something has changed recently.
  12. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    There are only four clips, they are relatively small and simple. It should be easy to make a rock solid clip. Not sure what's going on here. I didn't have any problem with mine but I am going to re-examine my clips for any signs of problems. I didn't seem like the metal was substandard in...
  13. Blue in NC

    Model 3 Roof Rack Options

    I get some minimal amount of wind "whooshing" but that is to be expected with a rack, especially with a glass roof. Nothing I can't live with and I am generally happy with the overall amount of "wind turbulence" noise. I also am getting some periodic whistling and that is bothering me more...
  14. Blue in NC

    Model 3 Roof Rack Options

    In case these are helpful to anyone...
  15. Blue in NC

    Installing the official Tesla model 3 roof rack

    Yes, that is concerning. I did mine just by hand tightening but metal clips breaking is not good at all. Surprising since the nuts and other hardware seem to be high qualify pieces. I took my rack off for a few weeks but with any luck, might be re-installing it this weekend.

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