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    FS: Complete set of Continental VikingContact 7 snow tires for Model 3

    @BrianBrian I'm not familiar with shipping tires but I can't image it'll be cheap. It'll be 4 separate packages, each weighing like 50lbs. @contritebeatle I replied to your PM. Thanks.
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    FS: Complete set of Continental VikingContact 7 snow tires for Model 3

    Sucks to say but summer is over so snow season is not that far away. I'm selling my set of 18" Continental VikingContact7 snow tires and wheel package from my 2018 dual motor Model 3. Used for 2 seasons (2019 & 2020) and the tires have less than 9000 miles on them and the wheels are in great...
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    Is 1'000 USD too much for a 2 year service ?

    Brake caliper lube for $74 is reasonable for all four corners, if you don't also have to pay for the "general inspection" charge. I DIY'ed it myself couple of times. If where you live is snowy and uses salt or other chemicals on the road, I'd definitely have it done at least every other year.
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    Rich Rebuilds Electrified Garage repairs Model 3 at $15K+ discount

    The area where the road debris hit is covered (skip to 13:50). How did whatever debris get through it? Think we should be thankful here that his insurance didn't have pay a $16K claim, could've jacked up the premium for everyone. Also, Tesla should've verified that his policy meets minimum...
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    Auto Park in my garage [parking via summon]

    Since I bought my car in 2018, summon has worked ONCE early on in my ownership. I've tried it once each time there's an update to the car and it never improved. The car would back up a few inches and stop when it sees where my concrete floor meets the asphalt driveway, AND it would proceed to...
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    Tesla firmware update notifications - no wifi

    I disabled wifi when I learned about the messed up UI with "holiday update". I don't remember how long exactly, but within a month of release it downloaded itself over LTE. After a week I caved and pressed the install button. I wish I hadn't like some of the guys here that are still holding...
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    2021.4.18

    Probably a good thing since you bought your car with the current UI. It used to look like this picture. Speed display front and center, and with a lot more symmetry than the jumbled mess that it is now. The map display shrunk to make the driving visualization portion larger. On cars with...
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    200 miles review: Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4

    Finally crossed 2000 miles on my PS4 A/S thought I'd post an update. Efficiency is pretty much back to what it was with the stock MXM4. It took a while to get there. Extremely pleased with the smoothness and quietness, and the car is definitely more responsive with its handling. I can...
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    Tesla Service Billing to swap to summer tires even when tires are already off the car

    That is just plain dirty. I'm very thankful that I have never had to bring my car in for any kind of service or repairs. I'll be lubing my brakes and putting back the all season tires back on in couple of weeks after this brutal winter with the constant salting on the roads. The rear brake...
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    Costco Michelin Wiper Blades

    I tried these wipers from Costco last year. I had to dremel off a piece of the decorative cover for it to close. A couple of months later, the passenger's side broke off. The funny thing was that the car decided to turn on the wipers while I was in the garage when it happened, which is much...
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    2020.48.35

    I have to find where the LTE antenna is and wrap tin foil over it on my car :p
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    2020.48.35

    I can confirm. Same thing happened to my car. I'm still on 48.5, been avoiding the "holiday update". This morning got the app notification to install 48.35.5, which means the car has actually download the update :mad::mad::mad: That's what I thought too. I came in here just to confirm this...
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    2020.48.x

    @murphsmurf this is part of the reason why I leave wifi disconnected at all times, wanting to avoid some updates. I'm still on 48.5, and it's been prompting me to connect to wifi and update to 48.12. Do you guys know if I continue to ignore 48.12, will it eventually take me straight to 48.26...
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    Software update 2020.48.26.x update, font size problems

    I'm definitely skipping this one, for as long as possible. I'm still on 48.5 and it's been prompting me to update to 48.12 for couple of weeks now which I've been ignoring.
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    Software update 2020.48.26.x update, font size problems

    I definitely want to sit this one out if possible. I don't like the driving visualization taking up so much of the screen with much dead space, and don't like the speedometer being off centered in addition to it being smaller. And really don't want any more "stuff" in there that I never use...
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    Successful conclusion huh? With just one day's notice to the public. And the reply I received on 12/14 they were still sticking by the program being for 10yrs "signed by law". There's just absolutely no transparency with these programs, another example being the SREC cutoff of the state...
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    NJ rebate is no more [for new orders going forward]

    I think you have to take delivery by 12/15/2020 to meet the deadline. Now when you ordered. NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut
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    NJ rebate is no more [for new orders going forward]

    I posted this on the Mid Atlantic thread a bit earlier. This is what I'm unclear on, whether you have to pickup the car by 12/15/2020, or if just having a contract signed by 12/15 also meets the deadline.
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    Do you guys know to meet the deadline of 12/15/2020, does it mean you have to take delivery, or sign a contract by 12/15/2020 but take delivery at a later date and still qualify? I asked ChargeUp that question 2 times and haven't gotten an answer to it. I thought I'd read the verbiage...
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    No need. I know in this day and age one must take everything they read online with a huge grain of salt. Do enjoy the crow :P
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    2021 Refresh - LR AWD Waiting Room

    Heads up fellow NJ Tesla owners. The $5k ChargeUp EV rebate is ending on 12/15/2020. You have one more day as of this posting to take delivery to qualify for the rebate. Home | Charge Up New Jersey
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    It's official - vehicles must be purchased by 12/15/2020 to get the rebate. It's funny because I received a response from Chargeup just now saying that they're still processing submission, when I asked whether it's ending on 12/15. I'm guessing they didn't even bother to check their own site...
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    Bridgestone - POTENZA RE980AS

    Had them for 2 weeks and had around 400 miles on them. I couldn't take the noise and the big hit in power consumption, so I took them off and put my snow tires (on dedicated wheels) back on. I bought them from Costco and they allowed me to exchange them for a set of Michelin Pilot Sport AS4...
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    I certainly hope that is the case. At the same time though, I think being a cash on the hood program will allow "traditional" dealerships to pocket some of it.
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    Fair enough. The broker told me that the state sent out the notice to NJ dealerships late yesterday. I imagine someone in the know will confirm later today if it's for real.
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    Why are some of you so quick to spew conspiracy theories? The broker who confirmed it, much his business is dependent upon the NJ EV rebate program, so if it's true it effectively puts him out of business. We will find out soon won't we. I hope it's false, I really do, and I'll gladly eat the...
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    Either of them will not get my business if it turns out to be true, so why would they make it up? Those of you waiting for delivery soon, I would ask your Tesla rep to see if he/she can confirm. This is what my Tesla rep told me a at the end of October before I placed my order on a 2021: "I...
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    NJ EV Vehicle Rebate Budget Cut

    A salesman informed me yesterday that the NJ EV rebate program is ending on 12/15/2020, yes 3 days from now, and a broker later confirmed. I cannot find any info on it (it did take me to this thread. Just a heads up, especially to those of you waiting to pickup your car soon.
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    Tire Recommendation - Quietest all season?

    I bought a set of VikingContact 7 last winter and I'm very pleased with them. As quiet and efficient as my stock Michelin Primacy was which was very surprising to me. Back on topic. I have about 300 miles on the Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 and they are very quiet. Steering feels noticeably more...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

    Bjorn posted the video I've been waiting to see, power consumption with heat running on an actual drive, measured with his OBD adapter. Very impressive. Quick and dirty summary if you don't want to watch the whole thing - roughly 20% more efficient. I say roughly because the road condition...
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    2021 Refresh - LR AWD Waiting Room

    I looked at Carvana. They were $2500 below Tesla. But base on my experience, maybe now I know how Tesla can quote higher. Vroom actually offered me $2000 more than Tesla did but I had to give up the car right away. I have 2 other cars but still, didn't want to do without my Model 3 for 2mos...
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    Discussion of A/C use in cold weather

    I posted this on the 2021 vs 2020 thread, but will post it here again since this is now its own topic. Bjorn tested his car against a 2021. Heat pump 3x more efficient, at least while sitting still just to keep the cabin warm.
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    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

    2021 cars with heat pump much more efficient to keep interior warm. Interesting that the new cars with heat pump now does not engage the AC when running heat on auto. Bjorn made the same observation. Yes I realize having the AC button on or off does not necessarily mean it's actually on or...
  34. S

    Full Payment in Advance?

    Same here when I picked up in 2018. Do not pay in advance. Pay after you see the car in person on delivery day. Think it's stressful waiting for your VIN? Imagine how much more stressful when they already have your money. I ordered in 6/2018. Received first VIN in late August, and right...
  35. S

    2021 Refresh - LR AWD Waiting Room

    Annoying for sure, and deceiving because trade quotes they give out will almost always expire before your car is ready to be delivered, allowing them to lowball. Unless and until Tesla changes their trade policy, I will not be going through this exercise again.
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    2021 Refresh - LR AWD Waiting Room

    I canceled my order this morning. Tesla is playing games with their trade. I think I mentioned this earlier, but back in March this year I got a quote when I contemplated on the Y. 6 months earlier and about 8K miles less the quote was only $100 less that the quote I got when I ordered the...
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    Tire Recommendation - Quietest all season?

    I know. Reviews of all tires are all over the place. I glanced through the reviews on the Potenza RE980AS and noise complaints wasn't too bad. I even went through a Porsche 911 forums and was surprised some 911 guys go with these tires being all season. I really couldn't believe how noisy...
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    Final Payment

    I highly suggest that you wait until you actually see the car in person on delivery day before paying. I ordered my current car in June 2018. In September I was assigned a VIN and Tesla prompted me to pay and add insurance. I didn't pay but did add insurance. Long story short 2 weeks later I...
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    Tire Recommendation - Quietest all season?

    I can't tell you what to get for being the quietest, but I can tell you what *not* to get - Bridgestone Potenza RE980AS. Had a small gash on my stock tires at 37K miles and needed new tires ASAP. That's all they had at Costco so I went with it. They sound like there's a swarm of bees...
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    Issue with keyless entry with iPhone 12s and iPhone 12 minis?

    I've been using a 12 Pro for a month, still on 14.1, not a single issue with it working with my car. I've had my share of having to putz with the Tesla app to get my car to unlock in the past, but haven't run into that in a while, presumably from Tesla's updates.
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    Discussion of A/C use in cold weather

    That is one of the things that bugged me since day 2 of owning the car. I actually emailed Tesla executive team about it, asking them to decouple the AC button from the auto button, and they actually replied saying they'll take my request into consideration. In every car with auto climate...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

    I did not praise nor criticize. I am appreciative of their effort since not many have access to both cars to do a back to back comparison. It at least gave me an idea of the differences.
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    Does It Seem Like Everyone Wants To Race You?

    In my 2yrs of owning my car, only one instance of this, perhaps because my car doesn't have the dual motor badge and most people have no idea what I'm driving? It was an older Model S (75D?) that pulled up at a red light right next to me. I didn't bite but he took off. I'm way over this kind...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

    Again, who said it was at all scientific? Some just love to criticize the work of others without any contribution of their own. I wanted to know if road noise is at all improved in the 2021 and they showed that it does not (not that I expected the double pane glass to help with road noise)...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

    Nowhere was it stated that it was a complete scientific test, and I assumed whoever watched the video recognize that it's completely non-scientific. Maybe it is true that nothing is too obviously nowadays. It at least shows that there was no noticeable difference in those, hmm, driving...
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    MASTER THREAD: 2021 Model 3 and differences from 2020

    I suspect much whining will ensue when the USA folks start getting their 2021 LR cars and not seeing 353 miles. Seriously though, how can Tesla advertise 353 miles with the battery lottery that's supposedly going on, and especially when some might actually see 353 miles and some seeing 332...
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    Hardwiring Uniden R3

    Good to know. Easy enough to probe the line to check on the 3. I tapped the cigarette outlet in my 3. It comes on immediately with any interaction with the car. I will probe the mirror to see if it stays off per Prof posted above, but he has a Model S, and I suspect the 3 is different. My...
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    2021 vs 2019-2020 M3 with FSD - Better Value?

    I'm not one to judge how people choose to spend their money, but there was at least one poster who had ordered an SR+ with FSD in order to stay within his budget. IMO money is much better spent going for a LR dual motor and stick with regular AP. You can always add FSD to the LR later when...
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    Hardwiring Uniden R3

    Does the mirror power tap cut power as soon as you exit the car, and does it come back on whenever you interact with the car (such as opening your phone app)? Mirror tap is usually my go to place for hardwiring dashcams or radar detector, but when I hardwired my Model 3 for a dedicated...
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    2021 Refresh - LR AWD Waiting Room

    Not only did I not get a VIN, but my estimate went back to 12/5 - 12/31 from having updated to 11/23 - 12/5 a few days ago, lol. (ordered on 10/24, MSM)

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