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  1. bkcyk

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Same deal but 10k miles Just snapped these
  2. bkcyk

    Vendor Imfamouns Tire Wear Solution!! (2021+ Model S LR/ Plaid ) w/ EVPE shims

    My humble rec would be get an alignment if you haven't already. Arm yourself with data and go from there. Why chase after a solution for a prob you may well not have? gl!
  3. bkcyk

    Unplugged vs. N2itive lowering links + camber arms

    How so? https://unpluggedperformance.com/product/model-s-plaid-billet-adjustable-rear-camber-arm-set/ https://n2itive.me/product/tartan-sx-p2-tesla-model-s-x-plaid-long-range-drop-forged-adjustable-rear-upper-control-camber-arms-links-kit/
  4. bkcyk

    Lucid Air vs. MS?

    +100 I feel the exact same way homey
  5. bkcyk

    Lucid Air vs. MS?

    Lucid hardware may well be superior to that of the Tesla (mmmm Sapphire, coooool range), yet in real life, I do not want to subject myself to the non-Tesla charging experience here in SoCal. When I am doing work things or life things as part of the daily grind, the last additional thing I want...
  6. bkcyk

    A Brake Weight comparison - trying to optimize the weight savings

    My Plaid is my daily driver. I don't make money by racing anything and I presume neither do you. So who cares about proving how much faster you are than anyone else on the internet. You're weird man.lol
  7. bkcyk

    A Brake Weight comparison - trying to optimize the weight savings

    You can't justify it. I can. Easily. I wouldn't have bought the MSP without it on offer.
  8. bkcyk

    A Brake Weight comparison - trying to optimize the weight savings

    It's easy to type stuff up and dream, but best to actually find a local forum member and drive a Model S Plaid with Track Pack brakes and see/experience them for yourself. I can only speak from my experience having put on a couple of thousand miles on stock '23 MSP brakes and now 10K miles on...
  9. bkcyk

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    You're starting to enter the weirdo zone dude. A lot of time on the www pulpit with little to no real action. lol Those, like myself, who choose to remedy the rear T2 PS4S excessive inner wear problem with an aftermarket solution is NOT a tacit acceptance that Tesla's not at fault. They...
  10. bkcyk

    Plaid suspension warranty issue

    I'm all for empathy and at day's end it's just a car, but more often than not, I've had TSC bush league'ers gas light me saying accelerated tire wear is owed to the weight and power of my Tesla. LMFAO I've said this before and I'll say it again, this is my first and last Tesla due to the TSC...
  11. bkcyk

    Plaid suspension warranty issue

    I don't have any room for doubt or patience set aside for part timers practicing golly knows what on my $129K cash money Track Pack MSP before CA fees. Zero.
  12. bkcyk

    Wheels spacers for PLAID + 21” Arachnids?

    If you're lowered, you're going to need more than shims to get camber in check dude. And my personal motto. Fit the wheels to the car and not the reverse. Spacers are a bandaid to poor fitment.
  13. bkcyk

    Demo Plaid Options

    Buy my one enthusiast owned, Track Pack brakes 12K mile '23, XPeled since new MSP in SoCal for $95K (comes with stock Arachnids with OEM tires plenty of meat). :D Babied, sorted. World class go/stop daily driver cars. Gl!
  14. bkcyk

    Atomic Wheels Review??

    They're just one of many ig wheel shops that slap on a funky brand name and market Chinese/Taiwanese alloys as their own. 99.9% of them have zero R&D, motorsport investments to speak of. They pass the low overhead to the consumer. Nothing wrong with them. Good set of budget/value wheels...
  15. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid 19" vs 21" rear inner tire wear question.

    You sure that coke ain't got any Jack in it because clearly reading comprehension is a challenge for ya atm. Enjoy your all seasons. lmao
  16. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid 19" vs 21" rear inner tire wear question.

    Comparing tire wear between a 500+ treadwear rating all season tire to max summer perf rubber is being obtuse to the nth degree. Then you're also not going like for like with diameter and width? lmao PS4S is OEM to Porsche 911 GT3s, M3s, Bugatti Chirons and 2021+ MS. It's a very awesome...
  17. bkcyk

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Ok dude give us PS4s freeeeeedommmmmm
  18. bkcyk

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    -1.1 rear camber via adjustable arms + all other alignment settings in spec per Tesla = 10K miles on rear T2 PS4S, minimal wear to date including the very innermost edge. If these tires make it to 20K+, I'm pretty much making my money back on the N2itive arms. Caveat is I rarely, if ever...
  19. bkcyk

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Lmao
  20. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid 19" vs 21" rear inner tire wear question.

    If 19s were a viable option for my MSP, I would no question just go that route.
  21. bkcyk

    Terrible service experience, why my 2023 Model S is a regrettable purchase

    Good for you. I don’t know what I’m going to eat for dinner often times.
  22. bkcyk

    Terrible service experience, why my 2023 Model S is a regrettable purchase

    And you thought Tesla depreciation was bad. lmao
  23. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid 19" vs 21" rear inner tire wear question.

    I like to fly with my instrument panel front and center. Data is gold. Me? -1.1 rear camber, toe within factory spec on low mode. 9-10K miles on T2 PS4S. Barely any wear. You?
  24. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid 19" vs 21" rear inner tire wear question.

    Your tire wear experiences are worthless without... alignment specs.
  25. bkcyk

    Terrible service experience, why my 2023 Model S is a regrettable purchase

    I have zero tire wear issues thanks to the N2itive camber arms. My car feels even lighter and more powerful since I run 21" Forgeline wheels replacing the made in China cast Arachnids weighing in at a porky 35 lbs each. The Track Pack brakes give me ridiculous stopping power and look even...
  26. bkcyk

    Terrible service experience, why my 2023 Model S is a regrettable purchase

    I'm so sorry you're going through this. It sucks. Period. Unfortunately, rejecting a new Tesla because of some panel gaps or paint probs doesn't address the fundamental issue of Tesla's parsimonious, anti-customer-centric third world service center staffing. This ain't no Lexus, but to put...
  27. bkcyk

    Model S pulling to the left post collision

    You need new alignment shop friends. It's the most bogus urban myth I've ever heard. Your car should drive arrow straight at all speeds whether asleep or wide awake (latter preferred).
  28. bkcyk

    Model S pulling to the left post collision

    Uh, wrong. Please stop. I'm sorry that you have to go through this. I'd honestly dump my Model S if it ever gets in an accident beyond a bumper scuff. You may want to find a really OCD race alignment shop that'll also look at your subframes to make sure everything is truly straight and...
  29. bkcyk

    Lowering Links + Cheetah Mode

    Lowering links suck
  30. bkcyk

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Post your alignment sheet here dude
  31. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid Track Package Waiting Room

    Here's the only downside I see opting for Track Pack brakes which is consistent with sourcing any parts from Tesla. ***It took Tesla nearly 6 months to replace two rear AP Racing calipers*** Lesson learned: Do not ever get in a situation where you need to replace TP components. Mine was only...
  32. bkcyk

    Vendor Imfamouns Tire Wear Solution!! (2021+ Model S LR/ Plaid ) w/ EVPE shims

    That’s the benefit of going with the much more expensive camber arm option. No wondering. You can precisely set camber to spec. If I wasn’t ocd about my cars I’d opt for these shims.
  33. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid Track Package Waiting Room

    Just drive both and make a decision for yourself. I did. I'd rather sell my MSP than go back to the peasant steel brake life.
  34. bkcyk

    FSD Steering wheel nag

    I personally can't stand nudging the wheel while the vehicle is at speed. I simply click the scroll wheel a notch or two. If FDS doesn't nag me at all like EAP does, especially in dark conditions, I may be swayed to pay the $2K fee.
  35. bkcyk

    Vendor Imfamouns Tire Wear Solution!! (2021+ Model S LR/ Plaid ) w/ EVPE shims

    Not OC, but Monrovia Alignment installed my forged N2itive arms and did a great job. Small shop that was recommended by N2itive's owner. https://monroviaalignment.com/ These shims look like a good budget solution and smart that they supply a longer bolt.
  36. bkcyk

    Tesla unable to align steering wheel - Looking for advise

    Tesla Service Centers are a last resort for me and will be the primary reason why my MSP will be my first and last Tesla. It’s a simple tie rod adjustment that any decent alignment tech should be able to handle or anyone with a lift and a wrench in <5 min per adjustment. It’s only time...
  37. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid Track Package Waiting Room

    Forgeline is as legit as it gets, USA made. Forgeline here too. Nice!
  38. bkcyk

    Model S LR vs Plaid for Second Model S

    IMHO, if you have to ask the question, just get the LR. My ego wouldn't allow me to settle for anything less than the Plaid which at the time was the fastest EV sedan on the planet. If I was dumping the ICE for my first EV, I had to satiate the thirst for the craziest power experience to...
  39. bkcyk

    POLL: vibration felt when slightly accelerating refresh Mode S Plaid or LR

    Sounds to me your “skepticism” is really rooted in emotional trauma from owning a service center special. Just like that William from seattle poster who thinks every model s vibrates like his. You both suffer from Tesla schadenfreude. Dump your 🍋 already Lol
  40. bkcyk

    POLL: vibration felt when slightly accelerating refresh Mode S Plaid or LR

    yours would vibrate off the i90 floating bridge at 80 mph lol
  41. bkcyk

    POLL: vibration felt when slightly accelerating refresh Mode S Plaid or LR

    Why would you be skeptical of a car that is world renowned as one of earth’s fastest of all time? Iirc it took me <20 seconds to go from a hwy 55-60 mph punch to exceed 190 on a flat road in Mexico somewhere. Your X carries an extra 600lbs of weight compared to the S with worse aero. It was too...
  42. bkcyk

    POLL: vibration felt when slightly accelerating refresh Mode S Plaid or LR

    10k miles and nearly a year old now bought new. My MSP has always had the cold start vibration that goes away after a minute or so. Glass smooth otherwise all the time tested up to 190mph. Beauty.
  43. bkcyk

    Plaid Drag Racing - Not such a great night

    Funny how you measure to the tenth and hundredths of a second yet don’t hesitate to add 200lbs of weight to the MSP. It’s one of the lightest EVs in its class at 4800lbs. Don’t fat shame our MSP. lol Carry on
  44. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid Track Package Waiting Room

    I'm waiting for a call from the Tesla Service Center tech why they're insisting the pads and rotors have to be burnished to explain why someone put 20 miles on my ride. SMFH. Gracias.
  45. bkcyk

    Model S Plaid Track Package Waiting Room

    qq - when replacing the track pack calipers, just the calipers and reusing the existing pads and rotors, is there any reason to burnish the brakes yet again?
  46. bkcyk

    Is the Model S worth it over the Highland M3?

    Anything but the very latest Model S fails the look back test for me in the current Tesla lineup. Thus, this new 3 or X or Y or Cybertruck will never have my name on the title. Proportions are all wrong to visually delight.
  47. bkcyk

    Knee pain after coming from Toyota Land Cruiser

    I actually pommel horse it getting into my ‘23 so my seat bolster zero wear forever. My left hand on sill to lift my arse up and over rarely touching any fake leather. Zero wear in any of my vehicles. my LC on 37s, obviously different technique. I’m water tank verified 6% body fat and have...
  48. bkcyk

    Plaid Drag Racing - Not such a great night

    I’d rock the Taycan turbo gt over the sapphire no doubt on just looks and brand alone. it's the best looking EV sedan on the market now: 1) tgt; 2) Audi rs e-tron refresh; 3) MSP. Love the competition! I wonder how lucid got it done sans carbon sleeves and what the actual top speed is on the...