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  1. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    Yeah, that was me making the misstatement. And @gregd, you are right, my brain was confusing my old 2015 Model S with dual inverters, which would charge at 80 amps, with my Roadster that indeed only charged at 70. Sorry for the confusion, folks.
  2. IslandRoadster

    Supercharger - Salem, OR

    I think they also have some arrangement with Target as this is not the only place that Superchargers are at Target. Target's off the freeway, so the Supercharger is necessarily off the freeway. Might have been the least expensive option for them in the area given an arrangement with Target.
  3. IslandRoadster

    Single DIN Radio Options

    Realize I never provided an update to this. While I do think the antenna we had or the antenna wire may have been a problem (antenna was replaced by Carl), Carl’s sun diagnosed that some of the static and reception problem was due to the LED headlights we installed. I prchased some ferrite...
  4. IslandRoadster

    Replacing the 12V aux Battery

    For Lion batteries, typically you cannot charge them below freezing (32F/0C). You can discharge them, but not charge. If you're in a warm climate, no worries. But if you'll be driving it below freezing, you'll want to wire a heating mat to warm the battery up for charging. The link you sent...
  5. IslandRoadster

    Epic Road Trip

    I suspect your Lexis does not allow regular fuel, so that would up your cost considerably. Premium is clocking in at $4.913, according to AAA.
  6. IslandRoadster

    Epic Road Trip

    Or, as they install new stations, change the design to make more of them pull through. That way they are serving both segments and spending no additional resources (although, I guess, they might have to have more real estate in some cases).
  7. IslandRoadster

    Epic Road Trip

    Here’s hoping Tesla starts building more pull-through that can accommodate a trailer, particularly since they are eventually releasing the Cybertruck. 🤞 While Megachargers will be designed for trucks, one wonders if they will outfit them to accommodate standard Supercharging for those with...
  8. IslandRoadster

    Epic Road Trip

    Yep. Posted here in Roadster videos.
  9. IslandRoadster

    Roadster Videos

    CNBC did a new video on Medlock's shop as part of a short article on the need for 3rd party EV shops as the market grows.. What it takes to run an electric vehicle shop. Note that I couldn't figure out a way to embed the video, so anyone with more time to find the source video, have at it!
  10. IslandRoadster

    Epic Road Trip

    December 2018. Used a broker if I recall correctly.
  11. IslandRoadster

    Epic Road Trip

    Cannot speak for @Frisco-Dad, but for #609, it cost me $1995 to ship enclosed from DC to Seattle area. I don't recall how much it cost me to ship from San Francisco to DC, but I think it was similar.
  12. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    Yeah, depending upon the Service Center, some won't work on them at all, some require it to be disconnected before working on the car, and some don't sweat it at all. It's really an ingenious design though using the vehicles regen braking cycle to allow DC charging. Tony is clearly a very...
  13. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    I do not. I was always under the impression that QC was the only mass-market kit. QC had quick manufacturing them for Roadsters due to the lack of interest from the community. They kept making them for the Rav4 as more of them were interested. It was only when I got a group buy together that...
  14. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    It is really bad. The deposit for each of the 12 people was $1,000 for a total to Tony of $12k. Wouldn't surprise me if he used the funds to offset the move costs. They're excuse now is "supply chain problem," but there were no supply chain problems when we ordered. And if that was the case...
  15. IslandRoadster

    Epic Road Trip

    What a fantastic trip with great photos! The average gas price today, according to Gas Buddy, is $4.34 for regular gas. Assuming you could use regular gas in a car you might have, and assuming a gas mileage of 20 miles per gallon (probably would be less pulling a trailer), you would have...
  16. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    As the organizer of the last group buy, I cannot recommend buying anything from QC Charge. We ordered them, paid deposits, and the company never delivered. Tony, the owner, refuses to respond to phone calls or emails. The company refuses to refund money. The company promised to deliver them over...
  17. IslandRoadster

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    #FirstWorldProblems. 😉
  18. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    Ah, but @hcsharp’s CAN adapters are so elegant and compact. Worth every penny. And he stands behind them if anything goes wrong.
  19. IslandRoadster

    Made a carbon fiber hard top

    Wow! That's quite remarkable work. Question though: Without the fabric underside of a headliner, won't it substantially increase the cabin noise? Figure the fabric headliner reduces noise. Would be curious what sort of noise differential there is. Might want to consider using the NIOSH...
  20. IslandRoadster

    Today's Roadster Orphan

    @DeedWest, are you certain that Tesla has signed off on the work? I was under the impression that Tesla was not endorsing the work of 3rd party rebuilders like Medlock or Gruber. What documentation does Tesla provide showing they are comfortable with the work?
  21. IslandRoadster

    Roadsters and Fires

    Holy sh#t! Quite the juxtaposition with the estimated retail value sitting to the right of the photo.
  22. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    I stopped at the casino and tried to charge once only to find all the chargers ICEd. Decided not to try that again. Instead charged on exit to the south. There's an urgent care place with a 30A J1772 there. Slow, but reliable.
  23. IslandRoadster

    Tesla Has Released the Roadster Service Manual on their Website

    What about using a tool like sitesucker?
  24. IslandRoadster

    Tesla Has Released the Roadster Service Manual on their Website

    Good luck getting a response from that email address. I've sent several emails with radio silence. I have received a response to some, but not others. Hit or miss.
  25. IslandRoadster

    Random Roadster Sightings

    I suspect it’s a bit more complicated than that. Typically a bricked Rodster is not going to fetch $90k. So Tesla is probably offering less. But it’s an immediate trade in value to get a nice shiny new Tesla with modern conveniences, software, and a warranty. I suspect people just don’t want the...
  26. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    I could meet you there! Borrowing dad’s Model 3 right now.
  27. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    here are some photos of the Centralia Burgerville. Great ice cream sandwiches too!
  28. IslandRoadster

    tjllew Roadster Roadtrips

    You missed the good chargers! Tesla years ago installed two 80 amp Roadster chargers on the I-5 corridor. One is at the Burgerville in Centralia and there used to be one in Ferndale, I think, although it’s not showing up on PlugShare anymore. Perhaps someone can comment on the status of the...
  29. IslandRoadster

    Questions on my, new to me 2011 Tesla Roadster || Signature 250 Support (153) || Utah

    Since we’re sharing, here’s the double-DIN unit I had Carl do: Double-DIN Dash Replacement by Carl Medlock
  30. IslandRoadster

    Questions on my, new to me 2011 Tesla Roadster || Signature 250 Support (153) || Utah

    Carl Medlock (@CM_007). A Roadster repair guy in Seattle. Competition for Gruber. Never dealt with Gruber, but had good luck with Carl.
  31. IslandRoadster

    Roadster Headlight improvement options?

    There are a few really good threads that discuss this topic. Might want to scroll through old threads.
  32. IslandRoadster

    The tjllew Roadster story

    Your description really made me smile and miss #609!
  33. IslandRoadster

    How far should I cleanup my Roadster?

    Oh, you'll still hear the road and the motor. You'll still have the Roadster experience. You'll be able to hear the music though, which is kinda nice. And you won't go deaf. ;) @Retiredeh has #609 now. Ask him whether he thinks he still has enough of the road sound in the car or if it's...
  34. IslandRoadster

    How far should I cleanup my Roadster?

    If you’re sending the vehicle to @CM_007 for squeak and rattle isolation, since he’ll already have stuff torn apart, you may want to consider having him do a Level 2 sound dampening package. They’ll install a bunch of sound dampening material under the carpet and in the doors. Makes the car much...
  35. IslandRoadster

    Importing a Roadster into the USA

    There are companies that specialize in obtaining import paperwork. They do the legwork for you, so you don't have to. I used one when selling my car to @Retiredeh in Canada. I suspect, given the challenge you're discussing, that I would not be cheap and that not all of them would take you on...
  36. IslandRoadster

    Anyone looking to sell a roadster right now?

    Another Tesla sale site is Only Used Tesla. They don't have any Roadsters listed, however. You may want to reach out to the creator of the site, Adam Qureshi and ask him to keep you in mind if anyone reaches out about their Roadster. I've listed Teslas with him before.
  37. IslandRoadster

    Understanding The Decline In Tesla’s FSD Take Rate

    Tesla raising price on both purchase and monthly FSD rental. https://apple.news/AE-xWgmR7QGSBjpLsMGL-lA Perhaps, due to regulatory scrutiny, they want less people to buy, not more?
  38. IslandRoadster

    Understanding The Decline In Tesla’s FSD Take Rate

    I think back to my first Tesla, a 2015 Model S with Autopilot 1.x by Mobile Eye. While when it rolled out it had problems, by the time Mobile Eye was kicked to the curb and Tesla took over Autopilot (AP), it was working very well. I some ways, Tesla still had not caught up to where Mobile Eye...
  39. IslandRoadster

    Understanding The Decline In Tesla’s FSD Take Rate

    Just because he’s “some guy on Twitter” does not necessarily mean he’s wrong.
  40. IslandRoadster

    Advice on what to do with my 2011 Roadster

    Big applause. I loved mine but was having a hard time justifying ownership. I was lucky enough to have @Retiredeh make a reasonable offer and #609 found a new home. There are a couple good Tesla-specific sales sites, including here that have people interested. I also sold a Model S on Autotrader...
  41. IslandRoadster

    Old Roadster pack is recovering after going below CAC 76?

    I had seen a jump when doing several range charges and long highway trips in a row. Never noted the specific difference, however. Only noticed that it increased.
  42. IslandRoadster

    News for Model X owners with the dreaded shudder

    Impressive that you actually got the service bulletin. Neat trick that I need to learn how to do!
  43. IslandRoadster

    2011 Roadster 3.0 for sale - UK spec

    Sharp looking Roadster and good price!
  44. IslandRoadster

    What to do?

    And "recent sales" may not include private sales. They only can use what's publicly available. They might be missing quite a bit in their "comps."
  45. IslandRoadster

    What to do?

    Am I misreading this? That’s not the premium, is it?
  46. IslandRoadster

    Friend on Limited Income wants to buy a roadster - give me the good, bad and ugly

    Don’t do it. While we all love them, they have far more problems than a modern Tesla, are more expensive to repair with limited repair options (he might wait months for some repairs), and certain things cannot be repaired, such as many battery failures. He would be much happier if he bought a...
  47. IslandRoadster

    Roadsters and Fires

    If anyone is a glutton for punishment, here is one fire sprinkler calculator. Someone could tackle the calculation and tell us what an adequate system might look like for a building the size of Gruber's. I'm not going to do the calculation as math is not my strong suite, but I know there are...
  48. IslandRoadster

    Roadsters and Fires

    And that addresses my earlier comment on what code required. Seems like a stupid decision to not put in a sprinkler system, particularly in hindsight. But if code didn't require it, it will be difficult to argue that he was negligent when he met code. Now, if some practice or failure led to...
  49. IslandRoadster

    Roadsters and Fires

    I agree, @TEG, whether there was a proper fire suppression system should certainly be something that owners consider when deciding where to have their Roadsters serviced. I personally have no idea whether Gruber did or did not have one. (see next comment). Never been there as I had my Roadster...

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