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    Who uses an alternative to Rennstand jack stands for rotating tires and other work on their Tesla?

    Identical to what I bought 2-1/2 years ago. no changes I can discern. 3/4" jack pad works perfectly on MYLR 2022
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    2022 MYLR Suspension Issues

    I can only think that the bearings in the knuckles had become compromised, and the steering gear as well. but that's a substantial service and seems over the top.
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    Tesla Owners, Let's Talk: Touchscreen vs. Physical Buttons - What's Your Take?

    more like "let's get a pity party going" CHANGE - that's the gist of this thread
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    Model Y Suspension and Ride Comfort Options

    the actual real world tire diameter limit is dictated by the steering knuckle. depending on whether you have the car at stock height, lifted, or lowered, that will be the denominator. you can measure this by getting a tape measure or small rule between the tire and the knuckle. it's usually...
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    Model Y Suspension and Ride Comfort Options

    don't forget the lock to lock test to make sure there's fender liner clearance. my 255/55/18 Goodyear Trail Terrain tire on Model 3 Aero wheel showed about 1/2" clearance in static lock to lock, but in real use rubs a 1" square patch on the front liners. NBD but good to know.
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    Model Y Suspension and Ride Comfort Options

    clearance from the knuckle is more about diameter than width. however, it's important to know what that aftermarket 18x8 wheel OFFSET is - ie, what the rim edge to vertical centerline is. look it up. to make it more simple, you might do what I did. do your research and see what the...
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    NEMA 14-50 vs 6-50

    I did the conduit install to the service panel area from the enclosure and socket that I sourced and mounted. I had him pull out the existing wires then install the new conductors and breaker, which he provided. good guy.
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    Modern Spare DOES fit in frunk area, with liners removed!!!!!

    yep, might need it once in 100,000 miles
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    Just kill it off already

    useful rich idiots willing to squander their fortunes on a novel concept like 'save the planet' are in short supply. recall, he went 'all in' on Telsa but then he yanked your woke chain by trying another novel concept. trying to cure social media. admittedly something unsolved for eons, but he...
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    Just kill it off already

    we'd be nowhere without a moron like Musk at the helm. It took a 'moron' to take up the dream/fantasy. Tesla would be gone, just as Fisker went down. Remember, it almost did anyway after Musk took it over. Without the competitive incentive created by Tesla under Musk, do you really believe the...
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    Just kill it off already

    yet the whole industry jumped in once Tesla bit that bullet. so, Tesla was the oxidizer that fired the explosion across the industry. would not have happened otherwise.
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    Just kill it off already

    nope. not even close. best case it was headed to more and larger pickup trucks. oops, we're there already....
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    Just kill it off already

    says the echo chamber
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    Just kill it off already

    seems someone's missing their Twitter echo chamber. another reason to say we're lucky to have someone like him around.
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    Just kill it off already

    we be deep on this one. suffice it to say "it's Elon, let it go" 😀
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    Just kill it off already

    even in a zero friction (ie no traction) environment, changing the inertial direction of a 4500lb vehicle going XXX mph..........requires a lot of energy. of course it can be done, but as a practical engineering exercise the OP's conjecture is far fetched. I see the thrusters as, best case...
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    Just kill it off already

    and how do the thrusters manage to vector their thrust properly? how do they understand the intended direction of travel? integration to the navigation system? nah, this is a half baked conjecture.
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    NEMA 14-50 vs 6-50

    yeah, it's really 774. now, I haven't called him to verify, but hey, worst case try 714 😀😀
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    NEMA 14-50 vs 6-50

    I think it's the following: Daniel Kerber, Kerber Electric 774-230-6460 [email protected] he's was Huntington Beach when I used him 2 years ago he had recently relocated here (phone area code is MA) I had him supply 8 feet of conductors and a breaker, and install same after detaching...
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    Koni - Special Active (Red - Formerly FSD) and Sports (Yellow) - Coming Soon for Model 3 and Y

    yes, springs changed. however springrate changes are not published. 21 and 22 were the same. 23 went to "comfort" suspension. 24 as well.
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    Roof Rack - Is it Really a Risk?

    you might consider some of the suction-cup based rack systems available. much less expensive, very sturdy, excellent for the random occasional use you describe.
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    2024 Model Y LR (Austin build)

    aaannnddd, more speculation !! ;-)
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    2024 Model Y LR (Austin build)

    Nobody outside Tesla knows whether the Juniper MY will or will not have F+R castings. In current form, to have both castings will require a structural battery pack, which was teased long ago but never implemented using 2170 batteries. It's all speculation at this point.
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    2024 Model Y LR (Austin build)

    What changed (just a few days ago) was the configuration of that MY, and it now gets the full tax credit. at the time of my posting, only a PARTIAL tax credit was available on the model variant in question. GFY
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    2024 Model Y LR (Austin build)

    Geezuz, the MY is ALWAYS made with the rear casting. ALWAYS. The MY-AWD was ONLY made with Front + Rear castings, AND the structural battery pack. NO MY variant is made without a casting.
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    Just kill it off already

    I'm guessing that's affordable, and irrelevant to them.
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    Replacement Tires for 19" wheels

    the Lexus is 2 wheel, RWD. the Model Y is 4 wheel, AWD. It's gonna understeer more when pushed into a corner.
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    18" wheel on model Y

    and consequently owners suffer extensive curb rash as a result.
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    2024 Model Y LR (Austin build)

    WRONG - see links on this very website. Tesla has used non-US batteries on the MY-RWD and has less tax credit as a result https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/2024-us-model-y-rwd-battery-type-and-size.320253/page-2
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    18" wheel on model Y

    https://www.tirerack.com/upgrade-garage/what-is-the-rim-width-range-for-a-tire https://www.tirerack.com/upgrade-garage/what-is-the-measuring-rim-width-for-a-tire https://tireu.com/blog/what-are-radial-tires-explained/ broadly speaking it is not advisable to mount a tire too narrow for a wheel...
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    2024 Model Y LR (Austin build)

    There IS NO DIFFERENCE of substance between Fremont and Austin-built cars. I don't know where this urban legend comes from. There are however MODEL DIFFERENCES, but ALL CURRENTLY FOR SALE USE ONLY REAR MEGACASTS MY-RWD uses LFP batteries and is 2 wheel drive (RWD), standard suspension. It may...
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    18" wheel on model Y

    that's not how radial tires behave. beads have to seat. the casing doesn't stretch or squat.
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    18" wheel on model Y

    255/55/18 is about all you can muster on a standard offset wheel. reason: turning radius. 255 tire width just clears fender liners in a static lock-to-lock steering test. In the real world, I get a very minor 1" square rub spot. NBD. If you want to play with wheel offsets, or wheel spacers...
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    18" wheel on model Y

    tire diameter with more sidewall is the only way tires will get you more comfort. it's a modest gain but is there. you have about 3/4" (measure from your tires to the steering knuckle) to play with in terms of how much taller a tire can be over the MY stock 255/45/19. that can be done using 18"...
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    Koni - Special Active (Red - Formerly FSD) and Sports (Yellow) - Coming Soon for Model 3 and Y

    you have touched on what really happens. you get used to it. the suspension doesn't much if any settle in. I suggest that you try to take some demo rides in cars MYLR that have different suspensions installed. this is not easy and will take some time to find cars local to you.
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    2023 Model Y Long Range Disappointment in boominess after Demo Drive

    it's an imposition but it is a solution, if dependent on your relationship with the coworker. and the necessary jack and wrench.... it's unlikely to be available from a Mobile Service guy
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    2023 Model Y Long Range Disappointment in boominess after Demo Drive

    switch wheels/tires between your car and your friend's for a couple days. see if the problem transfers to your friend's car and your problem disappears.
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    My Experience Taking my Model Y down to 0%

    just don't use the 'Auto' function. wipers work fine in regular modes.
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    My Experience Taking my Model Y down to 0%

    you have a M3 with LFP batteries? because that's the recommended usage of said battery. In a MYLR or MYP based on Panasonic 2107, it's 20-80 for normal usage.
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    2024 Model Y LR (Austin build)

    FALSE Only MY-AWD variants out of Austin ever had both F+R castings, and all those had 4680 batteries. MYLR VARIANT ONLY EVER HAD 2170 batteries and ONLY REAR CASTINGS. It never has had front castings. Whether made in Fremont or in Austin, exact same car.
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    My Experience Taking my Model Y down to 0%

    this forum isn't godlike
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    My Experience Taking my Model Y down to 0%

    Regulators have to come up with rules and metrics that most everyone can agree on. Otherwise they become unenforceable if ignored. So watered-down metrics are the result. It's not about Elon, it's about politics. Save your hate.
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    Hips...Easier to get in and out of a Model Y than a Model 3/

    I ran a Chevy Avalanche for 350K miles. What a breeze getting in/out. My torso never twisted...... However, my hips didn't appreciate sitting all those miles, even though the seats were good.
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    Hips...Easier to get in and out of a Model Y than a Model 3/

    even with 'Easy Access' fully moving the steering wheel up and away, the M3 is demonstrably more difficult getting into and out of. For me, getting out is the challenge. And I'm only 6' and 200lbs. I used to be athletic.....
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    My Experience Taking my Model Y down to 0%

    anxieties die hard. the bottom line is Tesla battery packs are very robust. says 5 Million cars on the road.
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    Can Y open garage door without myQ?

    I just velcro my clicker behind the display screen, lower left corner. out of sight, out of the way of anything, but easily reached.
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    2024 Ys 10% off already

    FALSE The only MY variant that used 4680 batteries is the MY-AWD. The ONLY one. EVER. The MY-AWD is only manufactured in Austin. But MYLR with 2170 cells is ALSO manufactured in Austin. 4680 chemistry is NOT LFP and never will be. The 4680 dry film manufacturing process cannot utilize that...