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  1. Arktctr

    RPM Tesla Y spoiler?

    Thats the tape RPM used following the install. All residue came off easily (car is ceramic coated so not sure if that helped) but the edges still ended up lifting slightly. Its not overly noticable unless you are looking for it and it doesn’t bother me enough to have it redone.
  2. Arktctr

    Taycan Cross Turismo vs Y boost

    I sure hope so…
  3. Arktctr

    Taycan Cross Turismo vs Y boost

    MSRP (Minus $1500 California Rebate)
  4. Arktctr

    Taycan Cross Turismo vs Y boost

    Amazing…I had forgotten what it was like to have any sort of experience after picking up the Y last year (ha!) but we custom ordered it in March and it arrived end of May and the dealer was in communication all along the way. The RWD won’t snap you neck like the Turbo/Turbo S versions but it is...
  5. Arktctr

    Taycan Cross Turismo vs Y boost

    So far yes. The EPA ratings for both cars are way off in my experience, just in different directions. The Taycan can easily approach high 200 miles (far above its low 200’s EPA rating), while the Y struggles to get close to its EPA rating. In the end I find the range for each to be nearly the...
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    Taycan Cross Turismo vs Y boost

    We have a RWD Taycan (granted not a Cross Turismo) and a LR Model Y (with Acceleration Boost). The way I have described these two very different EV’s is that the Porsche is more of an “analog” EV experience, while the Tesla is very “digital”. By analog I mean that the Taycan is much more of a...
  7. Arktctr

    20’’ Induction Wheels Durability?

    Ha! I’m glad I’m not the only one…I would normally have a curbed rim repaired ASAP but I’ve now done it twice and the Sharpie trick surprisingly works to the point you don’t think about it anymore (i.e. its still visible but doesn’t stand out)…
  8. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    I have a LR, OEM Front mud flaps and rear door PPF (not installed when I had taken this pic) and have never scraped in the 2 months since I installed.
  9. Arktctr

    Jumped the gun with my ceramic coating..... Ok to put on PPF afterwards?

    I had Ceramic Pro installed in September 2020, then self-installed the rear door PPF over the ceramic treated surface in March 2021. So far install has been flawless and no sign of weakened adhesion yet but I suppose time will tell.
  10. Arktctr

    No badging on 2021 Model Y LR brake calipers?

    Nope...easy to add though (couldn’t find a more accurate replica when I last looked but don’t mind my outcome)...
  11. Arktctr

    Any Model Y with new projector headlights in the USA?

    Drove from LA>SF>LA last week and there were dozens of car haulers with new 3’s and Y’s coming down I-5 here in CA. The few I was able to get close to had old style headlight Y’s only and I assume these were built in recent days...
  12. Arktctr

    Navigation not updating arrival time/estimate

    Same...just completed my latest LA>SF>LA trip and noticed a fairly large discrepancy this time vs. previous times. I ran Google Maps simultaneously and and it was often 20-30 min wrong compared to the same route on GM.
  13. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    Correct...see pic after my first 10 min freeway drive which prompted my return. In this case the clip has disengaged from the fender trim bc it is very short. I removed and reinstalled several times to make sure I had it on there right and in each case it was very easy to pop this clip as such...
  14. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    Your comment on the front flaps is the very reason I took them back to RPM and gave them that feedback directly. I have the OEM ones on now which have front clips that are probably 3-4x longer and are VERY secure.
  15. Arktctr

    Issue with delivery. Plus charger port issue.

    I had a chargeport door that was similarly out of alignment at time of delivery. Mobile service tech replaced the whole assemble (including door) and now the alignment is perfect. Took all of 30 minutes in my driveway.
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    Mud flaps & Model Y

    Heres the front RPM one for reference if it helps...
  17. Arktctr

    2021 Modle Y. Losing 3% (8 miles rated range) overnight after 2021.4.11 update. Sentry mode off. Ambient temperature 50F (10 C). No FSD

    Same...phantom drain has been pretty minimal in my 2020 Y vs my 2018 Model 3 before it.
  18. Arktctr

    New tow hitch cover

    Confirmed (at least it is on my Aug build Y)
  19. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    I’m in OC as well and just crossed 4000 miles including two road trips to SF (1 of which was in the rain nearly the entire time both ways). No visible damage on either rocker panel but I added flaps just to be safe for the long term. I’ll just consider myself lucky in the meantime.
  20. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    I would say I had the same concerns and after installing the OEM ones they are actually fairly subtle from most angles (see overexposed pic below for example to make sure they are obvious) and I don’t plan to reinstall the RPM ones. Its all subjective I suppose but wanted to share based on...
  21. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    I did not yet as I’m in SoCal and the opportunity to test rain conditions isn’t all that often.
  22. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    For reference on this issue as well...these are the OEM’s and I think I am going to stick with them as they definitely seem to provide better coverage I hope to try out in upcoming rain.
  23. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    I installed my RPM ones as well and am not confident in the design of the front flaps being as effective as they could be. The design tapers back and looks like it only minimally would protect against debris getting kicked up from the front tire. To be fair, I haven’t driven in the rain (or...
  24. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    Final fittest was fairly loose on the front and the rears required drilling (which the listing did not seem to imply would be required).
  25. Arktctr

    RPM Tesla Y spoiler?

    Just had RPM install their performance spoiler (satin black to match existing trim). So far so good as it’s still taped for 2-3 days for the adhesive to set. Fit is pretty good (def not perfect but doesn’t stand out compared to rest of vehicle fit/finish) but can’t wait to see it without the tape!
  26. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    RPM ordered and shipped today.
  27. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    Here is what i bought and will be returning for context: A-Premium 4 Pcs Mud Flaps Splash... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08VJDBYFV?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
  28. Arktctr

    Mud flaps & Model Y

    For what it’s worth, I have the Amazon premium ones and they wiggle around a bit to the point where I am sending them back. I have seen the RPM versions and they seem to be pretty securely attached (refer to their installation video). I have also seen the RPM one at their facility and I think...
  29. Arktctr

    Interior trim gap

    Yes...it has the seatbelt running through it as well so I’m sure it is a pain to swap out.
  30. Arktctr

    CA carpool sticker -- Best to order in November for 2021?

    It is what it is...all good!
  31. Arktctr

    CA carpool sticker -- Best to order in November for 2021?

    Well that’s even worse! I wish I had thought about it and just waited another month or so. Oh well. I’m used to the orange now but would have loved the blue.
  32. Arktctr

    Interior trim gap

    Mobile tech came out yesterday and found that both a retaining clip was broken and that the panel itself was bowed out. Replacement part ordered: MY, C PILLAR UPPER TRIM, ASY, RH Part #: 1494609-79-A
  33. Arktctr

    Interior trim gap

    Interesting...I went ahead and filed a service request which was accepted and they will be coming out to address in 2 weeks. Will report back what happens.
  34. Arktctr

    Interior trim gap

    Had the same issue in a few places on my Y as well. This one in the trunk is the worst offender and I can’t figure out how to pop it back in and debating reporting it...
  35. Arktctr

    CA carpool sticker -- Best to order in November for 2021?

    I applied back in October and I honestly wasn’t even thinking about the potential for a color change. I went ahead and installed the smaller orange ones front and back and its not the worst thing in the world. I may make a run at asking the DMV for the newer color but am not holding my breath.
  36. Arktctr

    CA carpool sticker -- Best to order in November for 2021?

    Darn! I just received my orange stickers today less than 2 weeks from the end of the year. I wonder if there is anyway to return the orange ones and get blue ones :)
  37. Arktctr

    Model Y Supercharger V3 kW Speeds in Cold weather

    I charged at the new Firebaugh supercharger station here in CA and rolled in with 19% SOC and with 54 F outside temp I was able to pull a 189kW charge rate. I’ve supercharged at other V3 stations to 250kW before so I assume its weather related that I couldn’t pull it at this new station as...
  38. Arktctr

    Percentage vs Miles

    Agree...I have a Fiat 500e as well and it shows both. The percent charge is the accuracy gauge while the miles remaining is a gauge of how aggressive you have trending. I hope my Y will get both ultimately as they are both useful.
  39. Arktctr

    What's different from Model Y 2020 & 2021

    My 2020 Y has a sticker under the frunk that says 74kWh for what it’s worth.
  40. Arktctr

    MY Group Buy (Suma Convex Mirrors for MY, S, X and 3)

    I posted some pics of my install in another thread:Side View Mirror (no auto dimming) - alternatives?
  41. Arktctr

    Side View Mirror (no auto dimming) - alternatives?

    Just received and installed my mirrors. On my blue car they are a subtle change but definetely noticeable in color. Super easy install as well if you just trust that you have to pull harder than you are comfortable to remove the OEM ones. Very happy to not have the “Objects are closer than...
  42. Arktctr

    Side View Mirror (no auto dimming) - alternatives?

    I have these on order and am hoping they arrive by the end of the month to install. I can report back then unless others get theirs earlier.
  43. Arktctr

    Dirt between door/seat jamb!

    I would say not really. I haven’t installed the kit for the roof panel yet which is where I have some windnoise I hope to minimize. And the Fiat is a 500e with the esport package. Fun little local hauler but much different mission from the Y :)
  44. Arktctr

    Noise at supercharger

    For what it’s worth, my Model 3 (Dec 2018 build) experienced these supercharger noises, whereas my Model Y (August 2020 build) does not.
  45. Arktctr

    Chrome delete is a wrap?

    I do not want to disclose at this time while I address with them. I have sent them pics and will see how they respond to this. The tough part is I have no concrete proof of anything other than some pretty clear “coincidences” that make it hard to argue anything else happened. My hope is this...
  46. Arktctr

    Got My 2021 VIN!

    Keep the blue over white, you’ll love it :)
  47. Arktctr

    Dirt between door/seat jamb!

    I bought it for the same reason and I will say I haven’t noticed much improvement after installing this kit on my Y.
  48. Arktctr

    Chrome delete is a wrap?

    After reading the responses in this thread I agree this is the more likely scenario vs. Tesla having anything to do with it. And yes, the shop also does wraps. It all makes sense now. Tesla is graciously replacing the trim so might just let this one go but won’t use the same shop again for...

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