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  1. J

    Endless search for a MagSafe phone mount is over?

    Thanks for the information. Sounds like even the Magbak is prone to its adhesion failing, absent the steps you took to reduce that risk.
  2. J

    Endless search for a MagSafe phone mount is over?

    Please keep us updated!
  3. J

    Endless search for a MagSafe phone mount is over?

    From reading reviews of the phone mounts that rely on adhesive, e.g., Spigen and Jowua, a lot of the negative reviews indicate the adhesive ultimately failed, particularly in the heat. Wouldn't the Magbak have the same issue? I've been using a vent mount similar to this Temai-branded one, which...
  4. J

    Looking for Tesla Y Small-Sized Matte Black Rear Spoiler Attachment Recommendations

    (949) 988-0750. That's the phone number listed on their Facebook and Yelp pages. I just called it, and the message confirmed it was RPM. Not sure if you can get through to a live person immediately, but, when I called and left a message for them in November 2021, I actually got a text response...
  5. J

    Looking for Tesla Y Small-Sized Matte Black Rear Spoiler Attachment Recommendations

    @Y user, since you are in San Diego, have you considered RPM Tesla in Rancho Santa Margarita? I got my Performance Plus spoiler from them, which they installed for me, and I've been very happy with it. RPM has a variety of spoilers to choose from.
  6. J

    To Spoiler or Not To Spoiler

    What sort of angle were you hoping to get? I can take some photos of mine.
  7. J

    Wiring Harness for Third Party Hitch Necessary for Bike Rack?

    Thanks again for the feedback, and for providing additional information. Your input gives me something to think about. In the big scheme of things, I don't disagree with you that $1,200 + tax is "not much money in the big scheme of things," but, as I previously said, it is still good to...
  8. J

    Wiring Harness for Third Party Hitch Necessary for Bike Rack?

    Thank you for your feedback. As I noted in the original post, we are considering several options, including both the OEM hitch and third party options. I asked specifically about third party options because I wanted to confirm my understanding I'd be foregoing the wiring (unless I paid extra for...
  9. J

    Where to buy Tesla model Y license plate mount in Canada?

    Sure. This is the particular one I got for $26.28, but, after I placed my order, I realized I could have gotten it for less at Aliexpress, such as this one for $16.93. I'm guessing all of these products are, in essence, the same. If I have one criticism, the rubber pads (shown in IMG_4661) were...
  10. J

    Where to buy Tesla model Y license plate mount in Canada?

    I haven't personally used it, but I recently met someone who does. I checked out the bracket, and it seems super solid. The bracket seemed very secure in the louvers, plus it is made of aluminum, versus the Snapplate and Quick Bandit, which are some sort of plastic. I asked him to show me how to...
  11. J

    Signature Glass Tinting Costa Mesa California

    Same as @t1m1t, when I was looking to have my Model Y tinted (April 2021), Signature gave me a quote for the front and back windows, as well as the windshield and glass roof. In my case, they never said anything about not tinting the back windows or hatch. I had my prior car tinted at Signature...
  12. J

    Wiring Harness for Third Party Hitch Necessary for Bike Rack?

    Thanks for the response! Super helpful!
  13. J

    Wiring Harness for Third Party Hitch Necessary for Bike Rack?

    I've been considering a hitch for our 2021 Model Y, but exclusively so we can haul two kids' bikes, along with an adult hybrid/fitness bike. I know I can get the OEM hitch from Tesla for $1,200+tax, but I am also considering less expensive options, such as the Ecohitch and the Draw-Tite 76430...
  14. J

    Slipstream Bracket Knockoffs on eBay?

    For me, when I only used the front screws, I did feel a little bit of play/jiggle, but when I put the back screws on, the plate felt far more secure. With that said, I do agree with you that I have my doubts this product would survive a car wash. However, my plan is to only use this front...
  15. J

    Model Y oem Tesla sunshade top loose

    I assume the OEM sunshade is similar to the many third-party sunshades out there. If so, this is a well-documented issue - the one-piece sunshades sag in the middle. There are a number of third-parties that recently introduced two-piece sunshades. In my personal experience (having owned both a...
  16. J

    Slipstream Bracket Knockoffs on eBay?

    Nearly a month later, I finally received the one I purchased from eBay. The printed instructions are terrible, but I found a listing from Aliexpress that shows you how to put it together. To answer @Suspendmix's question, no, these are not quick release like Snapplate or Quick Bandit, but it...
  17. J

    2-piece Roof Sunshade

    Just to follow up on this. I tried both the one-piece and two-piece this weekend, and came to the conclusion the two-piece is the far superior product, primarily because of the sag. I also like how I have the flexibility to only have one shade up, if I so chose. And like @BigNerd, I don't want...
  18. J

    Slipstream Bracket Knockoffs on eBay?

    I don't understand why that one is advertised as being $8.86. When I select the Model Y, it shows up as $19.33. This one is $16.93. When I sorted by number of orders, this one sells for $18.35.
  19. J

    Slipstream Bracket Knockoffs on eBay?

    If this is similar to the Slipstream, you can take these off, although not as easily as the SnapPlate and Quick Bandit.
  20. J

    Slipstream Bracket Knockoffs on eBay?

    Thank you for the response. Based on your experience, I may give this a try in the off-chance we take the car to places that are stricter about front license plates. Last question (that I can think of) - can you lock the bracket so that it won't get stolen?
  21. J

    Slipstream Bracket Knockoffs on eBay?

    Thank you for the response. Is it easy to put together, and is it easy to install/remove? Can you lock it in place with a hex? Also, does it touch any part of the bumper/cause any damage to the paint? Most importantly, regardless of the price, do you have any complaints?
  22. J

    Slipstream Bracket Knockoffs on eBay?

    I'm probably late to the game (and I know people on this forum love SnapPlate and Quick Bandit), but has anyone used the various Slipstream Bracket knockoffs that are currently available on sites like eBay and Aliexpress? If so, curious to know what people think of these particular knockoffs...
  23. J

    2-piece Roof Sunshade

    I’ve got both a one-piece and a two-piece, and trying to decide which one to keep. Can you explain/describe how the magnets work? Where and how do they attach? The Tesmanian website doesn’t explain or illustrate how the magnets work. I assume adhesive is involved, which makes me wonder whether...
  24. J

    2-piece Roof Sunshade

    Serious question, but do people prefer the one-piece or two-piece design? I installed a two-piece sunshade last night, and noticed that the shade still doesn't lay flush against the glass, i.e. there's still a little bit of space or sag between the shade and the glass (although not as much as a...
  25. J

    2-piece Roof Sunshade

    I would think you'd have to remove the plastic clips/anchors, as the only thing keeping those clips/anchors in place is the sunshade itself. Once you remove the sunshade, those clips would fall right off.
  26. J

    For what purpose do you use “vent windows” function?

    I use the vent windows feature, while parked inside our garage, primarily to rid the car of any smells, e.g., takeout food, my kids' general stink after a day of running around, or the funk that emanates from the HVAC.
  27. J

    Rear Trunk Occasionally Gets Stuck While Opening?

    Thanks for the suggestion. Good to know for the future! After letting the service advisor know that the problem persisted, he asked me to bring the car into the service department for further diagnosis and repair/adjustment. The service advisor told me they ended up replacing the latch...
  28. J

    Rear Trunk Occasionally Gets Stuck While Opening?

    Not sure if anyone else has experienced this, but recently, the rear trunk of our year-old Model Y will get stuck while trying to open. It does not happen every time, and it only started less than two weeks ago, but when we try to open the trunk, we can see the hatch attempt to open (the hatch...
  29. J

    Front License plates

    My memory may be failing me, but I remember reading somewhere that the adhesive won't work well if your bumper has ceramic. It will work with PPF, but others have expressed concern that the adhesive could damage the PPF over time. As for the Ottoplate, I am curious as well. I've been...
  30. J

    Front License plates

    Any current discount codes for the quick bandit?
  31. J

    Model Y Rear Spoiler, Advice

    Sorry - I wasn't really considering the OEM one (or RPM's "Performance Spoiler," which I was told was the same as the OEM one, and which the description indicates is the same size as OEM), so I don't know the answer to this question with 100% certainty. However, if you look at the pictures on...
  32. J

    Model Y Rear Spoiler, Advice

    First, while this was not your question, the performance plus has a more pronounced profile than the standard performance spoiler, although it seems to have the same round shape as the standard spoiler. Second, I wasn't really considering the V-style, as I was looking for a spoiler that stood...
  33. J

    Voice Commands for USB Music?

    Yes - while we can play through the center console, in my mind, I believe it may be beneficial, and safer, if we could use a voice command to play a certain artist/album/playlist, rather than taking my eyes off the road (even momentarily).
  34. J

    Model Y Rear Spoiler, Advice

    I went to RPM Tesla in late October 2021, and tried out both the matte and glossy carbon fiber Performance Plus spoiler (the rounded, not the V-style). I intended to get the matte (to match the black trim), but ended up liking the glossy finish much better, as it complemented my blue Model Y...
  35. J

    Voice Commands for USB Music?

    I think the answer to this is no (see linked post), but is there a way to control the USB music via voice command? We've got young kids who constantly want to change the album being played, so it would be nice if we could just use a voice command, say, to "play Encanto/Frozen/Moana on USB," or...
  36. J

    Review of the Bridgestone Tourenza QuietTrack 19” replacements

    Absolutely possible that he was just trying to sell me whatever he had in inventory. Lesson learned for the next time I need new tires. With that said, in another thread, an owner of a Model S stated he saw an efficiency hit with the Bridgestones. An owner of a Model 3 said the same thing...
  37. J

    Review of the Bridgestone Tourenza QuietTrack 19” replacements

    Wish I had read this post prior to today! Woke up this morning to a low tire pressure warning (nail in tire), so I took my SR Model Y to America's Tire. Was told the nail was in an area that could not be repaired (too close to sidewall), but the guy steered me away from the Quiettrack and...
  38. J

    Installed Abstract Ocean Performance Pedals-Be Sure to Watch Installation Video

    Chiming in on this - I got the EVFit Performance Pedals from Amazon (Amazon.com), which appears to be the exact same product as the Topfit performance pedals (https://www.amazon.com/topfit-Non-Slip-Performance-Aluminum-Covers/dp/B07DFZMTN8/) - I say this because the EVFit pedals came in a Topfit...
  39. J

    Can you fit a rear facing car seat + 2 front facing car seats in a Tesla Model Y (5 seats UK model)

    To add to what @Magnetic Flux wrote - our oldest child, who is 8, graduated to a booster seat, and we put him in a Cosco Topside backless booster. This was the only booster where the base wasn't so wide that he could not access the recessed seat belt buckle. We tried a Graco Turbobooster, but...
  40. J

    Can you fit a rear facing car seat + 2 front facing car seats in a Tesla Model Y (5 seats UK model)

    In my personal experience - yes, you can fit two front-facing car seats and one rear-facing car seat in a Model Y, but I had to use the seatbelts, rather than using ISOFIX, which I believe is the same as the LATCH system used here in the United States. I initially used a Chicco Keyfit 30...
  41. J

    USB art ok on holiday update?

    Yes, I chose usb as one of the three stickied icons at the bottom of the screen.
  42. J

    USB art ok on holiday update?

    Confirming that usb album art still works on my Model Y after the holiday update.
  43. J

    Tinting sides only - 15 front, 55 rear to match?

    No issues with visibility with 15%. Also, I am not 100% certain, but I am pretty sure they tinted the small windows to 40% as well.
  44. J

    Tinting sides only - 15 front, 55 rear to match?

    I can only speak to my own experience, but I went 15% for the front windows and 40% for the rear. This is what the tint shop recommended to have the front and rears look uniform. Here's a link to their Instagram account as to what that looks like: Login • Instagram
  45. J

    Stock tires at 4/32" after 5300 miles?

    While I do often drive three kids, all of whom are 7 and under (2 of whom use Diono car seats), I am not otherwise carrying any extra weight on the car (and I do not tow anything). We also live in the suburbs, and 90% of my driving nowadays is consists of me driving the kids to and from...
  46. J

    Model Y - 5 seater vs 7 seater

    I've got two car seats (2 Diono Radians - 1 rear-facing & 1 front-facing), plus a backless booster seat, in the back seat of my 5-seater Y. Plenty of storage in the trunk.
  47. J

    Model Y - 5 seater vs 7 seater

    It did not look removable to me when I saw my cousin's 7-seater. However, when the third row seats are folded down, you should have the same, or approximately the same, amount of space as a five-seater.
  48. J

    Wheel alignment

    I was just quoted $136.50 for an alignment by my local service center in Orange County, California ('21 SR Model Y with excessive tread wear after 5K miles). @thesmokingman advised of a local third-party shop that can do an alignment check for $20, and a full alignment for an additional $100...
  49. J

    Angry no Homelink and now no premium connectivity:

    (1) I believe the Homelink has never been included in any of the Model Y trims, but I understand your frustration that any car, let alone a $100K car, does not include this as a standard feature. My Prius (albeit a higher trim), and my wife's SUV, both had Homelink included as standard, so I...
  50. J

    Stock tires at 4/32" after 5300 miles?

    Thank you for the tip. Thanks - Discount Tire is where I got my tires rotated, and where I first learned of the wear. However, they didn't think replacing the tires were necessary at this point.

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