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    21" Wheel/Rim Damage (crack and leak) - Options?

    21s are a complete fail! They are revenue generators for Tesla, they will leave you stranded, they will cost you a $hit ton of wasted money as @yobigd20 stated, they are heavy (low performance), they require different alignment settings than 19s and 20s, they require adjustable after market rear...
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    Fixed: Loose rear end (pulls right accelerating, left on regen)

    Thanks @zwede ! I have noticed my jan 2013 delivery 90,000 mile P85 getting loose(r) this past year. I will mic the eccentric slot, add weld, and then file the weld bead accordingly for a zero clearance fit. Gosh, you and @lolachampcar are real lifesavers WRT to addressing the shortcomings of...
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    Vibration with aftermarket wheels

    Yes! This great basic technique can help you troubleshoot which wheel(s) is the problem child.
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    Vibration with aftermarket wheels

    Offset is generally more a function of clearance and fitment IMO. Might the shop rats improperly (excessively or unevenly) torqued the lug nuts thus warping the mating/flange surface? Proper hubcentric reducer rings deployed if required?
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    Vibration with aftermarket wheels

    If the wheels were handled rough or dropped during shipping a wheel could be bent. You may check the runout on both the inner and outboard bead surfaces after you have had them rebalanced and have had the tires spun 180 degrees on the rim. Did they visually balance okay? Did one of the wheels...
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    Have an Audi R8, does a Tesla or some other EV make sense for my commute?

    My response is predicated on the fact that you currently own one V E R R R Y sweet ride. 1. a PD3 or S ludi 2. either way 3. a Tesla will be great for your commute 4. nope Still own the nearly 7 year old P85 that spent the first 5 years of her life with a 78 mile rt with an occasional 160 rt...
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    Jalopnik article about Supercharger network

    I too much prefer destination charging and charging on friends and relatives dryer outlets (10-30 and 14-30) with my 50’ Gen 1 UMC over wasting my time supercharging. I wish Telsa still offered the 72a or 80a option on my LR RWD M3. It is not very often that I charge my P85 at 80a, but it sure...
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    Jalopnik article about Supercharger network

    Oh my goodness, me too! I had to pay $2.24/gal for my gas cars and a CRASZCHY $2.64/gal for my diesel the other day AND then I had wait 90 seconds on Friday at the Turkey Lake super this past weekend. It is just plum ridiculous to pay these exorbitant fuel prices or waste my time waiting for a...
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    Door gap specification

    I was wondering if someone else on this thread remembered that line of pure B.S. to Gail during the plant tour interview.
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    Anyone buying the new 2020 Corvette C8 before the Roadster 2020?

    True that! I had such a good ol' belly laugh at this thread title. I talked to a Roadster owner a month ago, and he has been waiting patiently for 2 years now on the stinkin' battery upgrade option. And now with J.B. getting out of dodge, who knows what projects will get lost/indefinitely...
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    Four Rial Lugano 19" wheels bent in two weeks - are they up to the task?

    I have a few sets of wheels including 21 square, 21 staggard, TSportline 20s, and Ronal 20s along with a modded rear suspension to increase tire service life. I am very surprised that you are bending so many rims in Fl where our roads are quite decent as compared to the shelled roads points...
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    Supercharger - Hudson, MA

    Sorry to read that. Kudos to you for upgrading to a 72a on board charger! Drove to a Tesla store just last night inquiring about purchasing an X only to be told that Tesla dropped the 72 option approximately a year ago and that Tesla will no longer upgrade at a SC. The new whimpy 48s will not...
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    East Coast Supercharger Closures for Dorian

    Please keep us informed. Safe travels.
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    Why does NEMA 6-20 (240v 20a) get 4x the charge of 5-20 (120v 20a)?

    Cool. So 32 w/Gen II MC, and 40a @120 w/Gen I ?

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