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  1. JST

    Console Lid won’t fully close

    Did you ever figure this out? Having the same problem.
  2. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    Well, as I allude in my review up top, neither the BMW nor the Tesla is the equal of a true sports car when it comes to handling and feel. My other, other car is a 987 Boxster S, and the steering feel on that car is intense compared to the BMW and Tesla; it also handles significantly better, in...
  3. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    Confession—I first posted this in a different forum and forgot about this forum’s autocorrect for the S word. Weird that “g**damn” gets through, though...
  4. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    Ha ha I did. I have two of them. They sometimes don't work, either.
  5. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    I'm maybe not being clear about this--the key fobs on our other cars do not fail. They don't have to be held up to anything. They just work. So, I'm not comparing a key card to a key fob in terms of ease of access in your purse; I'm saying that if Tesla had just used a key fob (like they did...
  6. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    You might be able to do this. My wife cannot, because her wallet isn't small enough to do what you're suggesting. I suppose she could buy a different wallet? But then she'd have to alter some other part of her lifestyle to accommodate the car. Her point is that she literally never has...
  7. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    Ha ha, whoops. Sorry about the grammar error!
  8. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    The key card is suboptimal because when the car asks for it, you have to dig it out of your wallet (or wallet and purse, if you carry one), tap it against the door, and then tap it again against the center console. It's harder to use in that sense than even a traditional metal key, because it...
  9. JST

    BMW F80 M3 v Model 3 Performance--From Someone that Owns Both

    I've put a few miles now on my new-to-me 2016 F80 BMW M3, including a 400 mile trip, and have had my Model 3 for nearly a year--so I thought I'd write down some thoughts. The Cars: 2016 BMW M3 6M, M Adaptive suspension, 425 hp 2018 Tesla Model 3 Performance dual motor, 475ish hp (incl. 5...
  10. JST

    Compact Space Saver Tire/Wheel Solution

    Thanks, but the tire is sold.
  11. JST

    Model S Snow Tires/Wheels (Rial Luganos)

    Thanks for the interest—sorry, they are sold!
  12. JST

    Model S Compact Spare

    And sold. Thanks!
  13. JST

    Key FOB "out of stock"...or "out of production because it sucks"?

    Out of curiosity, why are so may people capitalizing "fob"?
  14. JST

    Model S Compact Spare

    Space saver spare for Tesla Model S; consists of steel wheel from BMW X5 and hard to find T155 80 18 tire. Matches outer diameter of Tesla wheels, bolts up, works fine. Includes bore spacer for Model S hub. More info in this thread: Compact Space Saver Tire/Wheel Solution I never had to use it...
  15. JST

    Model S Snow Tires/Wheels (Rial Luganos)

    Set of 4 19" Rial Luganos with Dunlop 3D snow tires mounted. These have the Model S specific bore size; purchased mounted and balanced from Tire Rack in January 2014. Some minor rash, but straight and true with good tread depth remaining. Includes TPMS for earlier Model S. Local pickup in...
  16. JST

    Compact Space Saver Tire/Wheel Solution

    I need to get this thing out of my garage. $150, local pickup in DC preferred. Tesla Model S compact spare
  17. JST

    Winter tire recommendations

    For what it's worth, I used 19" wheels and 245/45 19 Dunlop 3Ds on both of my Model Ss and never had any trouble; one came from the factory with 19" wheels (it was an S85), and the other came from the factory with staggered 21s (it was a P85+), and both were fine on the 19 inch set. No problems...
  18. JST

    Supercharger - Newark, DE

    Yeah, Newark was busy today, too, when we went through about 3:30. On the other hand, the Supercharger at the Royal Farms near the Chesapeake Bay was basically empty about an hour later. Related: taking 301 instead of 95 was clearly the right call.
  19. JST

    Model 3 Key Fob is here: $150

    The sleeves are a good solution (though they eventually stretch out, in my experience). It's also easy to use a small zip tie to create a loop that you can put a key ring through.
  20. JST

    Model 3 Key Fob is here: $150

    Blah have been anxiously waiting on this and now of course it is sold out. Lame. It would be nice if there were some sort of wait list or ability to order even when sold out, so I don't have to keep trying and coming back. This is so dumb.
  21. JST

    Key Fob To The Rescue?

    Yes, I was expecting that, though. Frankly, that's fine with me--I will probably only want one, anyway. For whatever reason my phone seems to work fine. It's my wife's phone that isn't very reliable.
  22. JST

    Key Fob To The Rescue?

  23. JST

    Took my P3D+ autocrossing. Here's what happened:

    One of my autocross friends noted that the Model 3 has been classed in DS, which seems like the right class for the RWD car but is probably not the right class for the Performance car. As of right now, the SCCA rules don't distinguish or exclude the AWD cars from the DS classing. The Model...
  24. JST

    Compact Space Saver Tire/Wheel Solution

    Washington, DC. Let's say $25?
  25. JST

    Key Fob To The Rescue?

    +1 on something just working 100 percent of the time. For something like a car key, the proper tech paradigm is the old, pre-breakup phone system: 5 nines reliability. Even if it works 95 percent of the time, that’s not good enough. How many single incidents of standing outside the car not...
  26. JST

    Key Fob To The Rescue?

    Maybe you can come to my house and tell my spouse that the reason she can’t reliably drive our fancy new car is user error? Her phone is linked to the car, and in theory the car should recognize it. Sometimes it does. Sometimes...it just doesn’t. Pulling the phone out and futzing with the...
  27. JST

    Compact Space Saver Tire/Wheel Solution

    It’s the one mentioned in the beginning of the thread—a BMW X5 18” compact steel wheel with a T155 80 18 tire mounted. The tire comes from an Escape hybrid and is almost identical in diameter to the OEM tires. Also has the correct plastic centering ring. On price—$175 plus shipping?
  28. JST

    Compact Space Saver Tire/Wheel Solution

    Traded my (2nd) Model S in yesterday on a Model 3P+. The Model 3, for whatever reason, uses different wheel bolt patterns, so my Model S space saver spare is of no use to me anymore. Send me a message if you're looking for a spare!
  29. JST

    Less than 48 hrs before delivery, no MVPA

    Picked up the car yesterday. There was a fair amount of last minute drama, since they couldn't get an MVPA to my lender before the banks closed on Friday; thought I was going to have to push delivery into next week, but on Friday my IDA said that Tesla finance would honor my (pretty low) rate...
  30. JST

    Less than 48 hrs before delivery, no MVPA

    I get that Tesla is slammed with deliveries, but the delay in turning around this simple paperwork is really irritating.
  31. JST

    Less than 48 hrs before delivery, no MVPA

    I got the MVPA but had to make a change to it in order to make it match my 3rd party financing. That seems to have screwed everything up. Not clear whether I'll get the revised MVPA in time. Haven't been able to get IDA on the phone.
  32. JST

    Less than 48 hrs before delivery, no MVPA

    Yes, have an appt Saturday. I have a VIN but no MVPA. Bank is getting anxious, so maybe I'll have to reschedule. We'll see if they can get it done tomorrow.
  33. JST

    VA safety inspection fun

    The sticker location change is welcome in most cars, as it's less obtrusive in the lower left than in the middle. What's annoying is that on one of my cars there's a couple of months gap between the new property tax decal (ugh) and the renewal of the inspection sticker, so right now the former...
  34. JST

    Referrals on Model 3 don't exist !!

    The referrals for Model 3s will show up in your account summary. I’m looking at one right now. That said, this whole thing has been deeply screwed up. A friend and I ordered Model 3Ps at about the same time, both using my code (I have an S). For a while just his order showed up on my summary...
  35. JST

    Will the AWD Model 3 Need Snow Tires?

    I think any answer to this question depends on where you live. In my experience, all seasons work fine in the cold weather and are ok in light snow. What others have said about braking is of course true, but the tradeoff with real winter tires is that they are terrible when the weather warms...
  36. JST

    Tysons Corner, VA (AWD) Waiting Room

    OK, delivery date assigned--set for 9/29.
  37. JST

    Tysons Corner, VA (AWD) Waiting Room

    Oh, yeah--sorry. Model 3 Performance with Performance Upgrade Package (P3D+, I guess?)
  38. JST

    Tysons Corner, VA (AWD) Waiting Room

    MCR PUP white interior Day 1 reservation, 8/20/18 order Trade in 3rd party financing Delivery listed as “by end of September.”
  39. JST

    Fairfax County property tax appeal

    I mean, if you want to get technical, you owe VA property tax if you *garage* the car in VA, whether or not you register it in VA. I got an assessment when I worked here over the summer, even though my car had Michigan tags. As a practical matter, you can probably avoid VA car tax if you park...
  40. JST

    Wheel Help : 18", 5x120, Width 8.0", Offset +38, Centerbore 64.1

    According to T Sportline, the Model 3 uses 5x114.3, 64.1 center bore. So, no, 5 x 120 wheels won’t fit. The Tesla Model 3 Wheel and Tire Guide Edit: Here’s a handy guide to other 114.3 applications, though I can’t vouch for its accuracy. Bolt pattern | Stud Pattern : Bolt Pattern list 5 X...
  41. JST

    Why do people purchase CPO vehicles?

    In my case, I didn't want the autopilot hardware. I have no interest at all in having a car that drives itself. I don't think I've used even normal cruise control in 20+ years. I also wanted RWD, and the bigger battery, and as much power as I could get. Since they don't make the P85+...
  42. JST

    Plus Matters

    What's the hot ticket (if there is one) for P85+ tires? I have a flat in the rear and am not sure if I'll need a new tire. Looks like Pilot SuperSports are available in 265/35 21 now, though they are back-ordered. Don't want to give up too much grip, though I wouldn't be sad about a little...
  43. JST

    P85 vs P85+ Driving Differences

    The price difference for the + when I was buying my new car back in 2013 was just crazy, in part because of the mandatory air suspension and 21" wheels, neither of which I planned to get. On the CPO market the delta is a lot more reasonable (or at least it was when I bought my new-to-me CPO...
  44. JST

    Jefferson Hotel, Richmond (Dest Charger)

    Just a quick shout-out for The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, which has two Tesla HPWCs for guest charging. Valets handled the car and dealt with the car with no issue. It was nice to wake up to a fully charged car and not have to stop in Glen Allen or Woodbridge on the way back to DC. Also...
  45. JST

    Talk me into 100A wiring vs 50A wiring

    I had a similar thought process when I installed the wiring for my car several years ago. At the time I didn't even plan to put in a HPWC, just a NEMA 14-50, so why do anything more than 50 amps? Especially because I didn't get the dual chargers (that was the upgrade at the time). But, in...
  46. JST

    BMW i3

    Not sure, honestly--it was a BMW test drive event, and I didn't see the spec sheet. It was ok in a straight line, but not hugely remarkable. Same surge of torque right off the line as the Model S, just less of it and a much more dramatic fall off as speed increased. It was really in the turns...
  47. JST

    BMW i3

    I had a chance to test drive an i3 a few weeks ago. It was not that impressive. I've had half a dozen BMWs over the years, and always appreciated their dynamics, but the i3 is missing all of that. It's slightly more entertaining than a base FWD ICE economy hatch, but not much. Plus it looks...
  48. JST

    Supercharger - Charlottesville, VA

    Put a mill in the stream. Hydro power!
  49. JST

    Compact Space Saver Tire/Wheel Solution

    I've never liked the BMW jacks, though I haven't seen the one for the X5. Autozone and so on sell generic scissor jacks with load ratings high enough for the Model S. I just went with one of those.

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