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  1. stevejust

    Tesla can become DEBT FREE if they do a decent size stock offering now. Should they do it?

    They could... or they could do the stock offering, and use some money to buy the building David Einhorn's office is in, and then do an owner-move-in eviction and move some Tesla operations into that suite. Not sure which I'd like to see more...
  2. stevejust

    Seeking long term feedback from Visium owners.

    Honestly, I was so skeptical about it until seeing it in real life. That thing is on fire! It was such a well designed after market product that I kinda I feel like it may have inspired the S/3 glass roof...
  3. stevejust

    7 in one spot, in 2020, @Fully Charged, Austin, TX

    I'd heard you were there from @DeedWest ! Thanks for coming all the way to Texas for this. Years ago I got this snapshot when some random roadster showed up in Dallas, TX from Arizona, which blew my mind. But that's a much, much shorter drive: steve on Instagram: “Signature Green or Lime...
  4. stevejust

    WOW...Superbowl commercials taking aim at Tesla.

    Well, don't know where to start with this... Tesla has plenty of competition for solar. I did a solar installation 7 years ago for less $$$ than anything Tesla is offering today. I don't even recommend Tesla as a solar company to anyone, still, to date. And they've got competition in...
  5. stevejust

    WOW...Superbowl commercials taking aim at Tesla.

    I saw the Rivian truck and SUV up close this weekend. Rivian's attention to detail was phenomenal. And I want Tesla to have competition. And I think it's going to be interesting to see 4x4 type sites pitting the Cybertruck against the Rivian and seeing what happens. If Tesla doesn't have...
  6. stevejust

    WOW...Superbowl commercials taking aim at Tesla.

    One more thing: Are we not going to talk about the CO2 emissions that were created by the making of the Audi, Ford and Porsche EV advertisements? Ironically, GM's might have had the lowest carbon emissions. The other ads polluted the earth an awful lot for ads that were supposed to be selling...
  7. stevejust

    WOW...Superbowl commercials taking aim at Tesla.

    You forgot the Mach E ad.
  8. stevejust

    WOW...Superbowl commercials taking aim at Tesla.

    I think what's being missed is what these ads have done to the value of TSLA shares. Now it's at the point where Audi, Ford, Porsche and GM just advertised EVs and TSLA is at $730 bucks. It went up almost $100 a share. Because of these ads? Kind of?
  9. stevejust

    7 in one spot, in 2020, @Fully Charged, Austin, TX

    Yeah, I'm almost 100% positive they will. But this sold out, so they're already talking about trying to do it next year in the convention center in Austin. Which will mean no track day for the Roadster on the one hand, but on the other... I can't believe this thing sold out. Most of the OG EV...
  10. stevejust

    An historical occasion

    @slcasner : >There were ads created for the car, but they were all esoteric imagery that did not convey what was being sold. And we never saw the ads actually shown on TV. I actually thought the EV Hummer ad with Lebron James reminded me of this nutty ad they did for the EV-1: That was an...
  11. stevejust

    7 in one spot, in 2020, @Fully Charged, Austin, TX

    @AEdennis : It's nice to put a screen name to a face for a change, instead of the other way around! I've seen your posts here, but didn't know this was you until now! Maybe next time I'm back in So Cal I can take you and your wife out for dinner... if you want to bring the twin ;-) Good...
  12. stevejust

    An historical occasion

    @Matteni : There's a few that haven't been crushed. The dusty one in Atlanta near Morehouse. The one in the Petersen. The one Francis Ford Coppola stole. This one. And there's one in the Ford Museum I'm told. @Bill_Baron : This doesn't run. It's missing 1,200 pounds of batteries. But I...
  13. stevejust

    An historical occasion

    I “drove” an EV-1 today...
  14. stevejust

    The case against the Pilot Sport 4S on 18" rims (retail vs OEM Tesla)

    Literally just got them, replacing the MXM4s after almost 15k. Haven't driven it yet, but my wife said they are infinitely better than the MXM4s. I N F I N I T E L Y.
  15. stevejust

    Interested in the HPWC. Am in Dallas. Still available? Steve (214) 263-5797.

    Interested in the HPWC. Am in Dallas. Still available? Steve (214) 263-5797.
  16. stevejust

    #87 is 10 years old today.

    Happy 10th Cakeday to #87.
  17. stevejust

    Some Colorful Suggestions

    I can't. Tried to wrap the Model 3 in a matching Green. Tried Avery, 3M and one other vinyl manufacturer... none of them match the Tesla Signature Green. Wound up doing the 3 in matte blue metallic.
  18. stevejust

    Some Colorful Suggestions

    I hope they revive signature green. <---- look at my Roadster in the avatar.
  19. stevejust

    Will Tesla build the base Model Roadster first?

    I don't. I don't remember any regular Ses or Xes being delivered before the Founders' And Signature Series. Do you have any kind of source for this? But, if you want to go back to 2008 -- the Founders' and Signature Roadsters delivered then were not where the Roadster ultimately topped out...
  20. stevejust

    silly question maybe but....Isnt 1.9 sec kind of harmful?

    To be fair, it may just seem like this simply because it's an objective measure. 0-60 times, 1/8 miles, 1/4 miles are objective. Sending a car around a track is more objective, and therefore harder to talk about empirically. I'd say if you just look at the evolution of how much better modern...
  21. stevejust

    Went to iPace event tonight...

    People who say that the iPace is a "Tesla Killer" are out of their frunking minds. I went with an open mind. I bought my father a Jaguar a little while back, because he wanted an XJ since like 1983 or something like that. Anyway... click through the gallery images to get a flavor of what it's...
  22. stevejust

    Elon Musk vs. Short sellers

    This would be dangerous. These kinds of trades happen a lot and don't work out. It could be more of a coincidence this time. It'd be hard to know which is what until it happens. That said, the SEC should figure out what happened in that trade. I hope this is true, but Tesla did pledge the...
  23. stevejust

    Not sure if I responded -- Andy did the wrap on my 3. His number is 214-562-0005. He works out...

    Not sure if I responded -- Andy did the wrap on my 3. His number is 214-562-0005. He works out of a crappy auto shop in Garland now. He previously was with a more upscale operation, but is too good for his own good, so he went out on his own. He's done stuff for Sewell, etc.,.
  24. stevejust

    Roadster Foundry Mobile Connector

    If it is still available, I would be interested.
  25. stevejust

    Lug cap cover

    Sorry. Should have been more clear. I didn't mean for him to use the Tesla logo on them. I was thinking it would allow people to pick whatever they wanted to put in the center: .
  26. stevejust

    Lug cap cover

    @chojn1 -- this still requires a separate center cap? Would love to have it just integrate a center cap into the design rather than having a hole there.
  27. stevejust

    Model 3 Aero Wheel Cap Kit

    Thanks so much!!!
  28. stevejust

    Colored Protective Wrap

    We did 3M Matte Metallic Blue over original black:
  29. stevejust

    Model 3 Aero Wheel Cap Kit

    Since so many people on here have managed to get their hands on a kit, whereas I missed it every time it was back in stock, I have a quick request: can someone tell me what the OD (outside diameter) of the Model 3 center cap is, and the OD of the lock ring tab inserts? Am going to have to make...
  30. stevejust

    Let Tesla know what features or tech the Roadster should have to make it even more awesome?

    Roadster prototype had a thin binnacle above the steering wheel.
  31. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    I'm weighing in as: someone who discovered Tesla in 2006; as someone who owns a Signature 100 Roadster; as someone who also has a reservation on the second gen Roadster; as someone who has been waiting for the Model 3 since it was just a code word -- Bluestar. I'd put my Tesla bona fides...
  32. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    No. In my experience, one of two things happen: 1) You will get a building allowance for fixtures and builder allows you to pick whatever you want, and if it goes over the building allowance, you pay the amount over the building allowance. 2) The home is depicted as it will be built, with...
  33. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    Kind of... I think aside from charging people for FSD and not delivering on the S and X for a while, this is the worst of the complaints. I've never been too persuaded by complaints about battery size, or the complaint about theoretical horsepower vs. horsepower delivered, or many of the prior...
  34. stevejust

    Politics - Quarantine Thread

    I couldn't possibly agree with you more. I've been thinking about making a reddit post comparing and contrasting Elon Musk and Tesla/SpaceX to Donald Trump and Whitehouse/Trump Organization. There are some remarkable overlaps going on. To begin with, both cause really strong reactions in...
  35. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    I'm really having trouble understanding how you think this is more than non-zero, when we know that companies like Porsche charge thousands of dollars to upgrade to alcantara. But let's say Tesla happened to find a micro suede provider that is cheap or comparable in price to this stuff that...
  36. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    For several years I had an office on Wilshire Blvd. In Beverly Hills. I do okay professionally. So, if you'd like, I'll happily do a moot court right now with you on this issue. To begin with, Tesla is terrible at drafting legal contracts. Did you see the contract that purported to prevent...
  37. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    They said it was a premium material. And they're putting shitty material you can find in an econobox in it instead. That's False Advertising 101, my friend. It's a classic bait-and-switch move. Furthermore, you never answered my question posed before about the gradations between this and the...
  38. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    Let me ask you @jjwardSD what you would have done about the adaptive headlight issue, which was a lot like this? If you're not familiar with that, after adaptive headlights were advertised on the S and X, there were cars being delivered without the adaptive headlights. People were figuring...
  39. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    1) To begin with, show me a single photo of a 3 interior without the alcantara-like headliner and inserts in the door. On Tesla's website, in the RC photos, and in the production 3s delivered to date. That creates a reasonable expectation in a reasonable consumer that their car, too, if they...
  40. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    If you can get photos with a macro lens, that would be appreciated. I'm sure there's lawyers out there already plugging this into their boiler plate Cal. Bus. Code § 17200 template complaints. And this is the first probably class action lawsuit against Tesla I would actually have to consider...
  41. stevejust

    Can a founder's series roadster reservation be a good investment?

    I learned recently they had the back-up cam as an option. You can see it here, to the bottom right of the license plate. I always thought this was a subsequent modification, but I've been told Tesla offered it.
  42. stevejust

    Can a founder's series roadster reservation be a good investment?

    Get this fake news out of this sub, please. It was 3.9. I can race you if you'd like to see for yourself?
  43. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    Have you ever actually compared Alcantara®, to say, a cheap microfiber sofa you can buy at a furniture store for, say, $799? Because there's a huge difference. And I'm not saying that there isn't non-Alcantara® brand microfiber in this world that would adhere to the same rub rate tests that...
  44. stevejust

    Change from alcantara to cloth on PUP???

    Surely you mean "doesn't come standard" with Alcantara. Because it is still available as an upgrade from both Audi and Porsche. See this for the Audi A8: Audi A8 Packages & Options | 2018 Audi A8 | Audi USA (CTRL + F "Alcantara") Generally, Porsche charges mutliple thousands of dollars to...
  45. stevejust

    [Poll] - Are you buying the new roadster?

    That's the $250,000 question. Just looked at the website, and reserving a Founders' Series is still an option. So somewhere under 1,000 of those have been reserved. Unless the website is inaccurate, which is, of course, not impossible. I know of a person that reserved a Roadster for $50k, in...
  46. stevejust

    Handling: prepare to be surprised

    Crap -- I guess I remembered wrong. I actually just went out to the garage to look. I guess what I'm remembering is the last time I changed the tires, I only had to change the rear tires.
  47. stevejust

    Handling: prepare to be surprised

    Thanks... and allegedly @jerry505 has a P85D, so he should already know that when you have the torque of a Tesla (irrespective of whether it's an original Roadster, an S, an, X or a second gen Roadster... and you actually drive it... you are going to have to replace the tires. It's insanity to...

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