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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Was at factory default of 42 psi. I'm used to a stiff ride from my prior vehicles so I may play around bumping pressure up to 44 or 45 PSI for some additional safety margin. @tm1v2 - @MaskedRacerX 255/35/20 would have a 3.5" sidewall. Same size sidewall I had on my AMG that was 100 lbs...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Ugh, I thought the heavier Uber... rims would eliminate the cracking problems in the past? I drove my 4,350 pound AMG hard with 295/30/19 rear and 255/35/19 front tires and the rims and tires held up fine to my abuse and a few potholes. Ride was a little on the harsh side but not too bad. The...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    I didn't see the defect in the road at all before I hit it since it was so small and there was traffic ahead of me. The rural road I take a few times per year on my trips has potholes here and there about the same size as what I hit, and on that road I would be driving a much faster speed. So I...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Did Tesla opt not to increase the width of the tire to match the extra 1/2" width of the Uberturbine rims to avoid further decrease in range and extra tire cost? I like these 19x8.5 in the wheel guide you linked. About 7 lbs lighter than the Uber rims and practical sidewall too.
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    I can't really complain too much as I knew I'd have to be careful, but was not expecting them to be so delicate that at a relatively low speed and small hole it would cut both tires. Thus the increased concern for road trips where cell service is not available and road conditions not great in...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    PM sent... I wish the M3P still came with the PS4S. I also don't care for the stretched look on the stock Pirelli tires. To me it looks like the tire is too narrow or the rim too wide. On my AMG I was running 295/30/19 rear and 255/35/19 front. Decent balance between performance and ride...
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    Hit a pothole and got 2 flats on my Model 3 Performance

    Yesterday I drove over a small defect in the roadway at about 35-40 MPH with my 2021 M3P that has 20" rims with Pirelli tires. It was a small rectangular section of roadway about 6" x 8" and maybe 3/4" or less deep that the asphalt was missing from an incomplete road repair. The sidewall on both...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    I'm amused at how willing so many Tesla owners are to accept mediocrity from Tesla that owners from just about any other car maker would not put up with silently. Perhaps that is why Tesla takes its sweet time to fix bugs that other companies would have fixed pre-production. The willingness to...
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    App is getting 500 server error. Cant connect.

    Ditto in Ranch Cucamonga, CA. WTH, world wide Tesla servers down?
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    Why Did 2021 M3P go with 9" wide 20" rims instead of 8.5"?

    Anyone know the reason for going 1/2" wider on 2021 rims and using the same size tire? Seems to me that's adding more aerodynamic drag without any additional contact area of the tire with the road. I never cared for the stretched look on tires vs a more square sidewall look.
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    Secure your Model 3 Trunk in 3 minutes Without Buying Anything!

    I printed that one before switching over to the sticks. While the 3D printed one works, it has multiple parts and the side connector broke while testing it. I'm making a 3D printed one that is a 1 piece design.
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    Secure your Model 3 Trunk in 3 minutes Without Buying Anything!

    I’ll probably design a simple 3D printed “stick” lock that holds inside the latch without the need to have the rubber band. I’m just too busy now designing products for work to have much time for any fun or hobbies. (I have what in think is a cool design in my head already and it’s burning a...
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    Trunk Security

    How does 1 stick and a rubber bank sound to you as far as easy and cheap trunk lock? I posted my trunk lock design on this tread: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/secure-your-model-3-trunk-in-3-minutes-without-buying-anything.239917/
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    Secure your Model 3 Trunk in 3 minutes Without Buying Anything!

    After 3D printing and installing a trunk lock mod, I didn't like it as a piece broke soon after I installed it, and it took up some clearance in the trunk. So I designed a free lock mod that anyone can build in 3-5 minutes with free and easy to get parts. All you need is a free paint stir stick...
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    Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)

    Do you mean the air intake in the frunk? This is what mine looks like. Got mine 1 month ago.
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    Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)

    My spoiler is loose on the right side. I added it to the service list. Might have missed that on delivery. Most of the times I don’t touch the paint when I wash and dry the car so could go unnoticed for a while
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    Torque and Horsepower upgrade kits on M3P?

    Why did Tesla go from 8.5 to 9" on the 20" rims for the M3P? I don't like that stretched tire look and curious what benefit is derived from that. Seems like that would just add slightly more aerodynamic drag while not increasing the contact patch with the road?
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    Unhappy with phantom braking

    I was wondering if the harsh emergency braking was a glitch with my car. It isn't consistent but happens about once a week. Granted I drive it hard, but it way overreacts at times slamming on the brakes. Annoying as heck. Guess no point to complain about it since it is not specific to my car.
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    Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)

    It does look like an easy piece to replace. I think I'll go ahead and add it to the to-do list at the dealer.
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    Trunk Security

    That's a good idea to hide the handles! You might be seeing on other cars the plastic covers for child seat anchors? I can't recall any car I've had with a trunk where the seat release was in the car (or within easy reach of window like in the Model 3.) .
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    Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)

    Checked it in the day time and barely noticeable. Since it took me a month to notice this at night, I will not add it to list of service items as I don't like dealers to mess with any more than they have to as at times they break something else to fix something more minor...
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    Trunk Security

    @jeremymc7 - The 3D printed parts are not visible from inside the car or from outside so the color doesn't matter. The mechanism is inside the trunk. I installed the 3D printed lock on one seat tonight and thought of a much easier and practically free alternative that doesn't require anything 3D...
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    Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)

    I mentioned in another thread how I was very happy with the fit and finish of my new M3P. However, tonight I saw something really crappy looking. The liner that is behind the rear seats above the trunk is wavey and bubbly looking. Looks like the liner was stored rolled up and then poorly...
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    Trunk Security

    Tesla should implement a PIN code option for the trunk and frunk so the compartments can be better secured and add the trunk disable to valet parking parking mode. Having the rear seat latches in the interior of the car that are not electronically locked when the car is parked is just plain...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    Good point. I was wondering how/if Tesla was dealing chip shortage. In the past I know Telsa would literally do anything to keep assembly line going such as running to Home Depot to get drywall screws to assemble cars if they ran out of the proper fasteners. Doing that with chips can be a...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    I just tried the "Model 3/Y Full Vehicle Soft Reboot (Reset)" Controls > Safety and Security > Power Off option which seems to only have turned off the MCU display and done nothing else. Climate control was turned off, but fan or pump noise from frunk was on the entire time car was "off", about...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    Not any more that any of the many other cars I’ve owned. I guess it was a mistake to assume a basic level of competence for a car maker. It's not like this is their first car and the first year they have made them. They can and should do better. Got it. I'll try that today. (Controls > Safety...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    I just got back from the car and the dash cam viewer icon caused my trunk to open. Hit it again and my doors locked. Hit again and doors unlocked. Decided to go ahead and schedule a service visit. Earliest opening at service centers in my area is 09/27. That’s 3 weeks away! Can’t wait to hear...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    TLLMRRJ - Thanks for the clarification. I no longer will have to yell at people not to pull the door handle that most people tend to gravitate to instead of the small button. :p topcrazypp - My wife has a 2019 Hyundai SUV. Wonderful in every way but totally gutless. Nearly impossible to pass...
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    Seat Locks on Etsy

    I plan to 3D print a set for my M3P. The latches should be in the trunk to unlock the seats, and not on the seats in the main cabin, so you can secure valuables in the trunk. The 3D printed workaround to secure the trunk seems like a quick and effective solution...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    So with the 2021 M3P your stereos don't cut out when you put your iPhone on or off the charger? @Gauss Guzzler - It's pretty remarkable that there is a message that comes up saying you may damage your trim when you use the mechanical door latch vs putting in a $1 switch to activate the window...
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    Can we talk about rattles & noises, and them not being covered under warranty?

    @TBrowbTX. I don't even trust dealerships to wash my cars. LOL. On my AMG I spent a full day pulling off panels and fixing rattles to make sure it got fixed right. Unless it's something I can't fix, or expensive warranty work, I try to avoid dealers too.
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    LOL TLLMRRJ. - I was very surprised that after walking around and examining the panel gaps, and the fitment of the parts in the interior, that they were great! I really did not expect that at all based on other Teslas I've seen in parking lots, and forum posts. Even the paint was great. Not sure...
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    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    Today is day 25 of ownership. I've averaged more that 1 reboot per week. I think I'm on #5 as of today. (MCU crash when accessing owner's manual, while backing up 2x, something I already forgot, and the latest was today to stop my trunk from continuously opening and closing.) No other auto...
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    Can we talk about rattles & noises, and them not being covered under warranty?

    My 2021 M3P is now 25 days old. I was thrilled at the lack of ANY rattles with it when I picked it up. However, now it has 3 rattles. One is the front passenger seat. I found that I could eliminate it from rattling most of the time by reclining the seat a bit more than normal. Sound kind of like...
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    Torque and Horsepower upgrade kits on M3P?

    I replaced my well worn PS4S on my BMW M2 with RE71R (predecessor to RE71RS). The tires had amazing grip. So much so thaty when I drove over painted road surfaces it sounded like Velcro being pulled apart with the rubber sticking to the painted surfaces. They wore out quickly but had more grip...
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    Torque and Horsepower upgrade kits on M3P?

    I'll have to give it a try again. The best I could get with 90% SOC was 3.05 (using 1' roll standard) with my Dragy which is pretty accurate. I'm average in weight so I'm surprised to hear some people have gotten 2.9. If traction is a limiting factor, I would guess the 2.9 was using Michelin...
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    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    For the reading owner manual MCU crash it did reboot on its own. The latest MCU crash when backing up it did not reboot after a few minutes so I manually rebooted it. As far as safety, it's not that much of a stretch given that what people should do, and what they should do, are two very...
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    Torque and Horsepower upgrade kits on M3P?

    I just saw end user Dragy footage of the 2022 BMW M3 Competition xDrive. With 1' roll 0-60 was 2.99 vs 3.1 for Model 3 Performance and 1/4 mile time was also about 0.4 second faster. Elon said the Model 3 would outperform every vehicle in its class. Well, now it doesn't. I'm hoping this will...
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    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    Had another MCU crash yesterday while backing up. Now up to 4 or so crashes in about a month of ownership. As soon as I finished backing up and hit park the AC went to full blast and MCU display locked up. Had to reboot it from steering wheel. Wonder if this will happen for months until Tesla...
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    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    So one can't enjoy the drivability of a car if they believe Tesla is a sleazy company? Huh? Truth is not something Tesla I known for. Be it with stock price manipulation, solar scam, FSD promises that will never materialize, or a willingness to put out products that have not been fully tested...
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    Glitchy Sentry and Dashcam

    I swapped back to the Tesla lower capacity USB drive and the dash cam viewer improved. Weird as the spec on the Samsung is great and Samsung makes excellent memory. Not sure now if an issue due to larger capacity or the memory itself.
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    Glitchy Sentry and Dashcam

    Mine is also glitchy. I'm using SAMSUNG MUF-256AB/AM FIT Plus 256GB - 400MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive. Very small USB stick with good specs. Will put the Tesla memory stick back in to see if it works better.
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    Owners Manual crashes Tesla's computer

    Took delivery of my Model 3 Performance 2 weeks ago and it crashed while driving thought fast food drive-thru blasting cold air when I tried to access the manual. On the plus side, at least it was not the throttle locked in full throttle. This is completely unacceptable and would not be...

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