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    Tesla Powerwall 2 installation location

    Here in AZ, I wanted to keep everything out of the sun. Our original inverter install is in our laundry/storage room so it made sense to put the new load center, gateway and powerwalls there too.
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    Why even have batteries?

    We paid cash for the solar in 2018. I didn’t want to worry about a $550 electric bill for July when we retired. When the opportunity to get 2 Powerwalls presented itself, I jumped on it. Energy rates are only going up! Wife has retired, the past year has devastated my photography business. Just...
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    18" Aero wheels and Model Y load limits

    UPDATE: Our cross country PHX-FL, 6000 mile trip is complete on the 18” wheel/tire combo. 2 passengers,cooler in frunk, luggage, spare tire, jack, impact wrench and miscellaneous in the back. 95% interstate driving at speeds between 75-85 mph (TX is 80 posted) , head winds both directions, no...
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    18" Aero wheels and Model Y load limits

    On the 19” Gemini I was averaging over 275 wH/mi. Brought it down to 256 with the 18” wheel/tire combo
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    Why even have batteries?

    Things in the AZ desert sun work a little differently. We can be using our A/Cs for over 8 months of the year. Before getting solar in mid-2018 my yearly energy bill was over $3400. Since having solar, my average for the year is under $40. 11.89kW system. Our rates are TOU at either a fixed...
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    18" Aero wheels and Model Y load limits

    I went with the Pirelli Scorpion Verde LRR V rated 235/55-18 to keep the overall diameter as close to the original 19” Gemini wheel/tire combo for speedometer accuracy (.1”difference). After 8k miles on them I am really happy with the road feel, ride and most importantly a 255Wh/mi usage that...
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    18" Aero wheels and Model Y load limits

    I am sure you've seen this, but in most cases these limits are not a factor with my usage including pulling a trailer with less than 3500 lb weight.
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    18" Aero wheels and Model Y load limits

    I purchased a set of used 18” Aero wheels and bought the tires at Discount Tire ( AmericasTire). 235/55-18 Pirelli Scorpion Verde. I will try to do a 70 mph run around Phoenix highway soon.
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    18" Aero wheels and Model Y load limits

    I’ve driven about 1100 miles on the new set up and it is definitely more efficient than the 19s. My Wh/mi has gone from 274 to 250 with even lower numbers on several charges in local/hwy combo driving.
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    18" Aero wheels and Model Y load limits

    I put 18” Model 3 aero wheels on my Model Y today. I used Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S Plus tires in 235/55-18 XL104 size and rating. Overall height is virtually the same as the Geminis. The ride is much smoother and quieter than the 19” Gemini/Continentals they replaced. In the short distance...

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