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    Seriously Porsche!? Tempted to jump ship, new Taycan Turismo

    Sure the interior quality materials could go up a notch. But then again I'd rather have the military grade spec circuit boards. Both would be nice. But if I have to choose I'll take their electronics and software quality over carpets and door panels.
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    Superchargers open to all other EVs later this year (2021)

    I hope you're right - this all sounds great and fully measured. I just wish Elon was fully measured. I'm just a bit more cynical. Not because I think Tesla would deliberately screw anyone, but because they seem to have a huge capacity to accidently screw people all the time. For sure, it...
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    A series of unfortunate events led to a negative playing experience buying a Tesla

    Several thoughts come to mind, In no particular order 1) never assume that something is due to true malfeasance or lack of caring when flagrant disorganization and total incompetence will fully suffice as an explanation. Tesla is profoundly disorganized, and we speak from lots of experience...
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    Superchargers open to all other EVs later this year (2021)

    Curious what other Forum members think about this. I have to confess I am concerned as someone who owns an unlimited supercharging car. Will I now have to endure long wait times while traveling cross-country? We have yet to experience a major wait in any of our cross-country trips of more than a...
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    2021 performance 3 20" wheel construction?

    No you will have slightly quicker acceleration times with less rotational mass meaning 18in Wheels and 235 series tires that are as light as possible. Unfortunately handling won't be as good, but it's all trade-offs
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    KW V3 Coilovers now available for Performance AWD

    Explain to me why it is that someone should make it easy for you to copy their technology? I can understand why you would want that but why is that something that a manufacturer or a distributor somehow owes you? I just don't get that.
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    2021 performance 3 20" wheel construction?

    They are a full two pounds heavier. 1/2 inch wider and I agree with you it's very unlikely that they're anything but cast
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    Model Y Steering Ratio is 10.3, like a sports car.

    We have been thinking about getting a performance Model Y but if we do one of the things will be to replace the ridiculously heavy and poor riding wheels and tires. I've heard very good things from folks going with 20 by 10 forged wheels and a 265/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. Better handling, and...
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    2021 performance 3 20" wheel construction?

    Cast. Cheaper but unfortunately it gets you to the extremely undesirable combination of heavy weight and brittle/fracture prone that people have described about the OEM wheel compliment on Tesla's. One of the best investments you can make in your car is get a proper set of lightweight forged...
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    Steering too sensitive - 2021 Model 3P

    And if you want to really improve steering feel, get the MPP front lower control arm bushing. Even my wife can tell the difference in the steering feel between my car and her car. And no increase in nvh.
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    Steering too sensitive - 2021 Model 3P

    Yes as far as I'm aware of their been no changes in any issues that would affect fitment of that wheel and tire compliment.
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    Steering too sensitive - 2021 Model 3P

    2018, M3P, Vorsteiner- see here
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    Steering too sensitive - 2021 Model 3P

    235/35 and a 275 / 30. That's what we have as the tire compliment on my wife's car. I have a 265/30 front to go with the 275/30 Tesla spec rear. Wanted minimally staggered to reduce understeer but still like the staggered look. What was surprising was that I ended up with a car that dynamically...
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    Steering too sensitive - 2021 Model 3P

    Technically speaking tires on your car are not stretched although they may look like it. Stretched means that the rim width actually exceeds the sidewall section width. In this case they're about the same size. And stretching tires doesn't cause tramlining unless it's really extreme. The bigger...

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