My 2019 Stealth was just towed to Tesla service center after the 2022.20.6 software update.
Messages after update included Powertrain Requires Service and 6 other major issues.
Hopefully it's an easily resolved isolated issue.
I would definitely chose the performance version if cold weather driving is not an immediate issue.
Remember the Performance version includes Track mode which keeps improving through over the air free upgrades.
If you haven’t driven one you will be SHOCKED at how quick the acceleration is...
The 2019 Stealth Performance also has the same 165 MPH limit as the other Performance version with spoiler and heavy 20 wheels.
It appears that is now changed to a 145 MPH limit on the current Performance car with the 18’s.
I was lucky enough to find a new W/W 2019 Stealth with 19s last July. At that time the Stealths were priced much less than the usual Performance but still provided the full 165 mph / Track Mode / actual benefits.
*** A lot of people don’t realize that Summer tires have an official warning...
I think Tesla’s plate is overflowing already considering all the already announced new models.
I wonder though if it would be worth the logistics and liability issues for Tesla to create a performance parts division to sell (+ install?) upgraded parts for specific needs. Obviously the...
Car manufacturers set specific specs for their cars. If any under spec part is used it could cause failure, poor performance, no change, etc.
An additional concern would be your liability if you were ever involved in an accident.
I have a lot of experience using 12v Lithium batteries (Specifically Ballistic brand) in race cars and motorcycles but no experience or knowledge with Tesla 12v battery use. Ballistic is now out of business but I still use several of their batteries in motorcycles and race cars.
The 12v lithium...
It’s about 90* outside and my white car is sitting in partial sun on pavement. The interior temp went from 146* to 100* in about 2 minutes by using vent window on the Tesla app.
Hopefully that should be hot enough to kill off any virus.
When I was stationed in Europe many years ago, one of the first things I noticed was the very large % of people riding bicycles daily.Very old people would actually even use them as walkers by leaning on the side of them as they walked.
They still have the same air quality issues as we do...
Not sure what we’re seeing - the original stealths have the same top end speed as the other performance option, these appear to have the same top end speed as the standard car.
Not sure if track mode is included either.
Are some of these 2019 cars with extra mileage?
I have had numerous great muscle (442s etc) and sports cars (Miata, S2000,etc) but I have never had as much fun on the streets as I do with my Stealth.
An important point is that there are very few cars that can actually perform as well on the street and almost none that can go from Clark Kent...
Here in the Northeast the stock Performance 20 package is a definite risk to not only increase damage Due to pothole damage but cant even be used legally during the colder months.
There are far too many lawyers that would blame any accident on you for using “tires outside the recommended...
18’s are much lighter and provide a softer ride due to the increased sidewall height.
Weight: 21.6 lbs (Without Aero Cover), 23 lbs (With Aero Cover) Vs 25 lbs for the 19s or 28.75 for the 20’s.
Larger tires also add additional weight.
The stock 18 inch wheels without the Aero covers are a...
I’m wondering how the fact that Tesla now has the “boost” upgrade for the non performance model 3 affects the previous “stealth” configuration production plans.
It might be a very profitable idea for Tesla to simply offer an 18 inch wheel option that fits the Performance hub/brake setup.
Moderator note: Thread moved from Model 3 Production and Ordering Forum.
NJ apparently is now offering a $5000 rebate for Electric car purchase. Previously there was a state Sales tax exemption for EVs but not a state rebate.
I believe that a $500 rebate for installing a home charger was...
I’d totally agree with your opinion IF I was driving an ICE car and there was excessive noise and wheel spin that distracted other drivers but the Tesla is obviously a different situation.
As always though I value your opinion.
I have a Stealth P3 and am able to enjoy full acceleration legally almost every day. Haven’t you ever been the first car at a light?. You can usually find an open spot in the slow lane and then just accelerate when the light turns green. It’s great fun to quickly accelerate up to legal speed and...
One point that hasn’t been mentioned is that a majority of Stealth buyers went through a lot of effort and or compromise to get their cars.
That effort included the decision to buy the cars that were available and not simply ordering the exact paint color, interior and options you wanted...