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  1. miracj

    Questions about Unplugged Performance vs Mountain Pass Performance suspension and installation.

    I'm pretty sure everyone who has a coilover system made for a Model Y will tell you it's a lot better with it. There are people here on the board who did have just the springs, and later changed to coilovers.
  2. miracj

    Questions about Unplugged Performance vs Mountain Pass Performance suspension and installation.

    Look at Redwood MotorSports coilovers too. They use Ohlins DFV technology, and are easier to adjust the rear, but are more expensive. However, I think I think you will find vast improvement over the stock suspension whichever you choose.
  3. miracj

    hannshow

    Right now there are many cargo ships to and from China sitting just outside the ports that are held up because the ports have been backed up due to the pandemic. I've waited sometimes for 2 months from China in the past. Try emailing them or be patient. I'm sure you will eventually get it. An...
  4. miracj

    Model Y Showing Less range I mean It should be 525 but now with 100% it shown only 490 ? Any suggestions

    The short of it is that you should not, with rare exceptions, ever charge your car to 100%. You should be minimizing the time your car spends outside the approximate 20% to 80% range. Plan a higher charge (e.g. 95%) or whatever you actually will need to complete charging just before using it...
  5. miracj

    MountainPass Performance Comfort Coilovers

    You will definitely need rear camber arms, maybe rear toe arms too. Lowering it that much may also cause problems with speed bumps and speed calming areas. Email or call your coilover supplier and they will generally help you through your purpose. I don't know where in Florida you are, but...
  6. miracj

    Should one charge each night, or only when needed?

    So true, However, the 1st thing out of the Tesla (and other EVs) haters is how much it is going to cost for a new battery when it goes bad in a couple of years! If the batteries last 500,000 as Tesla says could be instead of the 300,000 miles they have already achieved, at 13,500 miles per...
  7. miracj

    Should one charge each night, or only when needed?

    I have a friend who only charges his Model Y LR only when it he gets a notification that he needs to charge the car at about 10%, On my Model Y LR, I always charge it to 75% or so every night. I think he should leave it plugged in, to allow for better battery cooling whenever it's needed. So...
  8. miracj

    Suspension upgrade recommendation for 2021 MY LR AWD comfortable ride

    All they had to do is offer an air suspension or similar option, which there is space for in the Model 3 any Y. I'd have paid more for it. Maybe they didn't want to eat into the sales of their other cars, but I think it would be good as an option.
  9. miracj

    Way to take screenshots from console screen?

    Syncing two or more cameras is pretty easy. You can just have the time code of the videos matched up using internal time of the videos, sound or video frames that have something common to both, the date and time of the files, using a clock display in the videos etc. Just use a digital video...
  10. miracj

    Model Y Suspension and Ride Comfort Options

    The Tesla has a setting for tire size. For my MYLR, it allows choosing 19" or 20" tires. If you use something else, it may be a problem.
  11. miracj

    Towing a single motorcycle trailer - towing and efficiency report

    A lot of superchargers have a left side, drive in straight spot. Your trailer would stick out, but most superchargers are out of the way, far from the flow of traffic. Were these available on your trip?
  12. miracj

    Pulled over for no front plate?

    For myself, I don't have a big issue and have my front plate always on. But they do increase drag, reducing energy usage per mile a bit.
  13. miracj

    Pulled over for no front plate?

    While you may not want it, why flaunt the law? There are at least two, no-drill front license plate holders, Slipstream Bracket and Quick Bandit. The Slipstream is harder to steal, the Quick Bandit quicker on and off.
  14. miracj

    Regenerative braking on icy roads

    I said "if".
  15. miracj

    Regenerative braking on icy roads

    The friction brakes are controlled by the brake pedal. But if applying the brake pedal shuts down the regen of releasing the accelerator, then a light touch of the brake might disable the regen without actually touching the discs.
  16. miracj

    Regenerative braking on icy roads

    I wonder if you apply the brake ever so slightly if that effectively turns off regen?
  17. miracj

    Does chill mode improve range?

    Even on boring chill mode, when I slammed the pedal to the metal after rolling a second or two, all of my passengers were still very much impressed. I keep it in chill mode to contain the tiger! Any idea what the 0-60 mph time is in chill mode?
  18. miracj

    Vendor Redwood Motorsports Model Y - Ohlins DFV (Performance and Grand Touring Specs)

    The tophats create a little more NVH (noise, vibration and harshness), than the original tophats The original tophats have a little less NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) according to Redwood, although without their performance.
  19. miracj

    Anyone regret not opting for performance?

    Yes, it goes up proportional to the square of the speed, but then there are also speeds where the smooth laminar flow that Tesla spent so much effort maintaining might pull away from the car, increasing the drag coefficient a little more.
  20. miracj

    Anyone regret not opting for performance?

    While that may be true, the amount of time accelerating and decelerating is generally short compared to time spent at a speed (unless you are racing), so that should not have as much impact as the drag, which is continuous.
  21. miracj

    Anyone regret not opting for performance?

    It's not the acceleration of the car, it's the speed of the car that affects range in EVs. The faster you go, the more drag there is, and that is what lowers the range. If you accelerated from 70 to 80, and slowed to 70 and repeated many times. It would yield the same result as if you drove at...
  22. miracj

    Coilover suspension modification - a question about your daily driving experiences

    Coilover covers are only about $70 for a set of 4, so not a big investment. But in CA, don't you have winds, sand and smoke and road debris? Just sayin'!
  23. miracj

    Coilover suspension modification - a question about your daily driving experiences

    Coilover covers protect the dampers and springs of the coilovers from road salt and dirt. The Redwood coilovers are not made from stainless steel, so may be a bit more subject to corrosion. But what does "P Level" mean? Is that the Performance version level?
  24. miracj

    Coilover suspension modification - a question about your daily driving experiences

    My current gut feeling, right up till purchase time for me, is Redwood's Ohlins Coilovers, add some ISC coilover covers, no tophats, and MPP's adustable rear camber arms and toe arms (because of the better bearings than Redwoods based on current info)
  25. miracj

    Planning a trip. Confused as to why multiple charging stops.

    For doing a speed charge with others, you should drop them off at the bathrooms. You then go plug-in, and while charging, you walk to the bathrooms. In the meantime, they walk back to the car while you are doing your business, and pick you up outside. That runs a little faster as each person...
  26. miracj

    Coilover suspension modification - a question about your daily driving experiences

    Basic Info for Coilovers for comfort ride Changing tophats from stock may increase NVH Swaybars may not make much difference if using coilovers You may want Adjustable Rear Camber and Toe Arms to adjust camber better depending on your ride height. They may add some small amount of NVH
  27. miracj

    Coilover suspension modification - a question about your daily driving experiences

    Search up on Unplugged Performance (UP), Mountain Pass Performance (MPP) and Redwood Motorsports coilovers. Also search up Ohlins (used by Redwood) coilovers. You'll find lots of threads on these. In general, Luxury, Comfort and GT are the type of coilovers you would want to use, all providing...
  28. miracj

    Planning a trip. Confused as to why multiple charging stops.

    In addition to the fact that two short charging sessions total time takes less time than 1 longer session, there are other considerations you should make. Some Supercharger stations charge faster than others, so you may want to skip a charger and use the Type 3 Supercharger (250 kW) instead of...
  29. miracj

    Ohlins DFV Coilover Kit Installed!!

    I have emailed Redwood Motorsports over a period and here is a summary of what Alexandra there wrote back. Limited Lifetime Warranty for Coilovers means that mounts and all hardware are all covered for product defects & failures (does not apply to cosmetic blemishes), but dampers are covered...
  30. miracj

    Ohlins DFV Coilover Kit Installed!!

    After emails I had with Redwood Motorsports, I had asked this exact question. They said it added a bit more NVH over the stock hats, although better for racing and performance driving.
  31. miracj

    How about a drive in movie mode?

    I was at a drive-in movie the other night, and even though I had shut off the headlights, and darkened the screen, whenever I opened the door, it would turn on some of the cabin lights. So ideally, I'd like a drive-in movie mode that did the following things Turn off all external and internal...
  32. miracj

    Consolidated Ride quality real experiences

    Search threads on Unplugged Performance (UP or UPP), Mountain Pass Performance (MPP) and Redwood for the 3 main companies providing coilovers. You'll run into many threads about them.
  33. miracj

    EAP Coming Back

    Of course you are totally right. When a phantom breaking occurs and the wife is asleep, just yell, "Oh my gosh, it just avoided hitting that deer!" (or dog, cat, skunk, branch in the road etc). She'll thank god she was in a Tesla! 😄 And if she is awake and paying attention, just say, "My bad, I...
  34. miracj

    Model Y ride comfort?

    IANAL (I am not a lawyer), but I believe that the law says that they can't invalidate the warranty except for those parts, or damage caused by the replacement parts.
  35. miracj

    The perfect Model 3 emergency jack?

    A little late to the thread, but would you go into a car to repair the tire being supported only by a scissor jack? Just seems a bit dangerous. But then again, if you are going to die because of where you are, I guess that's a risk to take!
  36. miracj

    AC controls

    If there is just one person in the driver's side, it will only blow from that side (to save energy I suspect). With 2 people there is a SYNC button in the climate controls that make them 1 temperature or separate temperatures.
  37. miracj

    Ohlins DFV Coilover Kit Installed!!

    I gave you the wrong link to the thread I started. This is it here.
  38. miracj

    Model Y ride comfort?

    I have a MY LR AWD, and yes, according to my wife, my kid, and even myself, it is a rough ride on any road that is not smooth. Air suspension would be the best ride. However, you can upgrade the MY or M3 suspension with springs (OK maybe) or more expensive coilovers for a much improved...
  39. miracj

    Ohlins DFV Coilover Kit Installed!!

    See my thread here. From what I've found, you have 3 major choices for a better ride, Unplugged Performance, Mountain Pass Performance and Redwood Motorsports for either replacement springs (OK) or coilovers (better). It's a question of how much you want to spend. I had email conversations with...
  40. miracj

    The perfect Model 3 emergency jack?

    Is 3.5 inches enough clearance for a flat tire with stock height? If so, I might try this 2 ton jack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092J2JWCJ/ instead of the Porsche jack. However, I have a Model Y LR, which might be a little different, but probably not.
  41. miracj

    How are Coilovers failures recognized and what risks are there street-driving your car prior to getting it repaired?

    I won't be doing anything other than normal (If you call winter weather, potholes, construction patches and speed bumps normal). Just looking for a comfortable suspension. Drive height will be stock for the previous reasons. I never intentionally hit a pothole, but sometimes there are spread in...
  42. miracj

    How are Coilovers failures recognized and what risks are there street-driving your car prior to getting it repaired?

    A couple of questions about the failure mechanisms of coilovers while street-driving; While street driving your car, what are the symptoms you might get with a coilover failure? Is the coilover failure something that happens all at once, or does it start out small and get progressively worse...
  43. miracj

    Suspension upgrade recommendation for 2021 MY LR AWD comfortable ride

    Correction to the above after getting some more info from MPP. They said the comfort coil overs have a 3-year warranty. They said that they really stand behind their products, and not to worry too much about warranties. In addition, they said that larger sway bars would be detrimental for...
  44. miracj

    Unplugged Performance Luxury Coilover Suspension Kit

    I am just down Rt 128 from you. Where did you have your work done? The price seems a little high as The Electrified Garage in Seabrook NH gave me a quote of about $700 to install the same UPP coilovers and it included alignment. However after a similar thread, and more learning, I decided that...
  45. miracj

    Suspension upgrade recommendation for 2021 MY LR AWD comfortable ride

    A couple of facts I got from Redwood about their GT Coilovers They can go to stock height, but is near the limit going up Don't add tophats for comfort. While their spherical bearing tophats have significant performance benefits, they introduce a considerable amount of NVH Their Model 3 Sway...
  46. miracj

    premium connectivity required for voice commands?

    I took delivery of my MY LR AWD on 02/05/2021 and got a year of premium in comparison.
  47. miracj

    Suspension upgrade recommendation for 2021 MY LR AWD comfortable ride

    All of your posts have been really great information! I've been also looking at the warranties The Redwood coilovers come with a lifetime defects & failures warranty for the mounts and all hardware but the dampers have a 2 Year Factory Warranty & unlimited miles with Ohlins. I don't know how...
  48. miracj

    Suspension upgrade recommendation for 2021 MY LR AWD comfortable ride

    Well having support from a vendor like MPP on a forum is great, as it allows all users to benefit. And Not that I intend to change it once the coilover is dialed in, that's good to know that I may need some ramps, for ease anyway.! Thanks.

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