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  1. AdamMacDon

    Springfield uphill to Grants Pass OR in a SR+ cutting it too close?

    This sounds about right. I rolled up with only 6% left, but it was pouring rain in the fall and only a few degrees above freezing. I also traveled about 120kmph (75mph) most of the time, which chews through the battery in the mountains.
  2. AdamMacDon

    Upgraded SR Partial Audio to Full Premium

    This sounds correct. I'm in the US for another 3 weeks, and my car is back home (sadly), so I can't verify that, but I will later.
  3. AdamMacDon

    Euro taillights

    Damn dude, that sucks. Is there a chargeback option you can pursue?
  4. AdamMacDon

    Euro taillights

    You still haven't got your parts? Wow, seems a bit odd.
  5. AdamMacDon

    Review of Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle (plus planned switch to Tesla)

    Only one question about the conclusion to an epic saga: did the hula bobblehead come with the car? 😆
  6. AdamMacDon

    Blog Musk Says Price Increases Related to Cost of Raw Materials

    Also from the wiring diagrams, it seems like the lumbar settings don't even go through the ICE, so I doubt this is logged anywhere. I don't think think it's possible. At least in my 2019. A good example of this, lumbar settings don't save/restore from driver profiles.
  7. AdamMacDon

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    Keep in mind the range on the F-150 is super underrated and the range on Tesla's are super idealistic (flat ground in a California spring or something). Ford has said their range is based on a 1000 pound load, with climate control going in cold weather and different "real world" factors. Makes...
  8. AdamMacDon

    Model 3 SR+ Premium Sound System Upgrade Video

    Exactly. I initially wanted to mod in the passenger side wiring harness, OEM amp, etc. However, the proprietary signal protocol made it difficult, so I went aftermarket for the amp. Also, the wiring would be a nightmare and would require taking apart a lot of the interior. I listened to the...
  9. AdamMacDon

    Model 3 SR+ Premium Sound System Upgrade Video

    If it doesn't come with an amp or any way to add more power to the system, then it's really only good for saving you from having to cut wires and create your own harnesses, in my opinion. Putting more speakers in parallel or series seems like it'd impact the quality of the audio. I have no...
  10. AdamMacDon

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    My guess is they are starting with SUPER conservative values for peak charging rates until they have enough real-world data out on battery degradation to get more accurate numbers. The last thing they want is a bunch of people coming to their first EV and taking their ICE car refueling habits...
  11. AdamMacDon

    Model 3 SR+ Premium Sound System Upgrade Video

    Hi Gregory, I used a 5 channel amp (exact part listed in the OP). Two channels were for the front 2.5" speakers, the ones up in the A-pillar, by your head. 2 channels were for the rear deck, and the last channel runs the sub. I think it was like $260 CAD for the amp, so significantly cheaper...
  12. AdamMacDon

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    That's how all fast charging works, it drops off fairly quickly as your SoC rises. Hence why chasing higher and higher peak charging rates is kind of silly until battery tech gets enough energy density to warrant it. Usually it's the car's battery chemistry that is the limiting factor in...
  13. AdamMacDon

    How many will look into the F-150 Lightning?

    The Model 3 only draws 250kW for a VERY short part of the charging duration. If you showed up at a charger above 20% SoC, this "advantage" is essentially gone. Hence why Tesla seems to be in very little rush to replace the 150kW chargers around the world. Heck, the closest supercharger to me is...
  14. AdamMacDon

    Upgraded To OEM Performance Brakes

    To convert to USD, multiply the amount by roughly 0.75 to account for the exchange rate and "North tax", haha. If you're quoted more than $2k US for the fronts, something is off. Rears actually were more expensive than the fronts (plus more hassle to install, since there is the e-brake...
  15. AdamMacDon

    Upgraded To OEM Performance Brakes

    As usual, Knightshade is bang on. I had to fish around service centers and had a Performance VIN on hand in case I needed it (however, I did not). Calgary's SC actually ordered the parts with my SR+ VIN and didn't give me any hassle. As is the norm with Tesla SC's, YMMV, but it's quite clearly...
  16. AdamMacDon

    Upgraded To OEM Performance Brakes

    The calipers I ordered came fully loaded, the back of the pads were even greased up so it was literally turn key. I believe the non-loaded calipers are actually a restricted part. I can give you a copy of my invoice if you want.
  17. AdamMacDon

    Euro taillights

    He took a while to ship with me, but Bucca did deliver everything I ordered in perfect condition. Did you reach out to him before posting this?
  18. AdamMacDon

    Upgraded To OEM Performance Brakes

    I bought the OEM performance ones, it cost like $18 each, so why not after spending $2400? Unfortunately for me, the hub needs to be removed FRONT BRAKE SHIELD Part #: 1044662-00-B And yes, the left and right are the same part #
  19. AdamMacDon

    Euro taillights

    Here's a video giving a rough overview of the install, you will need to do some basic wiring modifications: I bought a set from Bucca, and I can confirm they came in new condition and worked perfectly.
  20. AdamMacDon

    Blog Toyota Announces Plans for 15 EVs

    I'm sure it has a place, perhaps in things where weight is really important, such as airplanes? Also then you don't need to build out nearly as many fueling stations. Personally, as impressive as the Tesla fast charging network is, it's nowhere near expansive enough if it was your ONLY option to...
  21. AdamMacDon

    Blog Toyota Announces Plans for 15 EVs

    Hydrogen makes sense if you design a car assuming the paradigm of 5 minutes or less to fully fuel up MUST be maintained, and is the most important feature of said vehicle. However, such a paradigm really doesn't make much sense when you step back and realize that most personal cars sit idle for...
  22. AdamMacDon

    Blog Toyota Announces Plans for 15 EVs

    So well put. It has been almost shocking seeing their company pioneer a plug in Prius over a decade ago, and they claim that BEVs had no merit and we should focus on hydrogen fuel cells... What?
  23. AdamMacDon

    Blog Toyota Announces Plans for 15 EVs

    I consider your backup plan as anywhere with a 110V outlet that you are allowed to access, but it is for sure a different paradigm than just being able to carry a jerry can around with you, and far less convenient. I carry a Chademo adapter around, but honestly you nailed it, Tesla needs to get...
  24. AdamMacDon

    Blog Toyota Announces Plans for 15 EVs

    I live up in Canada and I've gone as far north as Fort McMurray (about 5 hours north of Edmonton) and never seen a trip take 2-3x longer (and on that trip I had to stop at an L2 charger). Driving to Vegas from the west coast of Canada took only 3 days (same as a gas car), especially in CA where...
  25. AdamMacDon

    Blog Toyota Announces Plans for 15 EVs

    Nailed it. The only real "benefit" it seems to give consumers is they won't have to learn a new way to refuel their cars. Or at least, the hydrogen refueling method is fairly similar to gasoline, just much higher pressure and risk. However, once you get a home EV charger, you realize how much...
  26. AdamMacDon

    Looking To Rent A Parking Space in San Mateo

    Hi everyone, I'm going to be attending Draper University for 6 weeks or so starting July (covid permitting), and I am looking to see if anyone in the community has an extra parking spot with charging available in the San Mateo area. Even a 110v outlet is fine as I will mostly be staying on...
  27. AdamMacDon

    Mod: adding Footwell ambient interior light to SR+ partial premium

    Does the light in the center console work when it's closed though? I would record a video from inside the console with your phone to test before you use that light.
  28. AdamMacDon

    Mod: adding Footwell ambient interior light to SR+ partial premium

    This might be what you are looking for: What year is your car?
  29. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    So you have done no research of any kind, including youtube videos (which by the way can be research, medium of transmission does not negate the educational value of information) yet feel comfortable making sweeping proclamations? How have you educated yourself to the point that you feel...
  30. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    Could you mention some of the research you have done? Note that "research" as I use it does not necessarily mean in an academic sense. I am not asking you to cite a paper here. Academia is another system people cling to that is clearly showing significant issues and is ageing rather poorly. I am...
  31. AdamMacDon

    MASTER THREAD: Auto Wiper functionality, complaints, praise, etc.

    Honestly I could probably wire something up that would send signal to the manual stalk and effect the same change as pressing the button... Just automated. I'll look into this.
  32. AdamMacDon

    ID.4 Canadian pricing announced, undercuts MY LR AWD by $20k CAD :(

    Probably for better rust resistance and lower maintenance. Stopping power in an EV with regen braking is fairly irrelevant generally, and same with brake feel (especially in the age of blended braking). Not to mention the painful pad replacements are likely very rare in an EV. I still wouldn't...
  33. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Working on Driver Monitoring System

    Pro tip, just scroll the volume or speed scroll wheel up or down, this achieves the same effect as applying torque to the wheel, and far less effort for your wrist.
  34. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    I am merely pointing out that perhaps the zeitgeist of today is not all-knowing and is for sure incorrect in many ways. Unless you disagree with that statement? You did not in fact directly answer the question. My question was have you done any actual research of your own about crypto, and if...
  35. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    So have you done research about these opinions of yours, or are you merely repeating what you have been told by the mainstream media? I suggest to start looking at zk-SNARKs and other zero-knowledge blockchains. Believe it or not BTC != all crypto. In fact it is one of thousands of coins. BTC...
  36. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    An industrial market economy makes a lot of sense in an industrial age. However, as we transition into an information age I highly recommend watching some of Vitalik Buterin's interviews. You may gain some valuable insight into how our concepts of money and value could change over the next...
  37. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    But of that physical cash, I don't think you (or anyone) can really claim to know how much is stockpiled in safes (or perhaps hidden elsewhere and forgotten about). How much of it is owned by the drug cartels alone? At least with crypto you can see literally every wallet on the network, and...
  38. AdamMacDon

    New Taillights coming?

    Honestly it wasn't a bad job at all. Took me like 2 hours for both lights. Well worth it for the amber turn signal in the rear for me, anyhow.
  39. AdamMacDon

    Plaid+ 0-60

    True, there is more to it than just risk of damage. However, if you don't keep up on your coolant changes, or it goes below -40C, you might see the freeze plugs pop. Not a fun situation. In my time in Fort Mac, I've seen quite a few people just leaving their vehicles running in parking lots...
  40. AdamMacDon

    Plaid+ 0-60

    I mean I am a condo owner, but I'm also not currently the target market for the Plaid Model S (if my portofolio doesn't crash in this bubble perhaps that will change, haha!) I may be stereotyping, but I assume most people who drop $150k on a car own a house. I believe the topic at hand is the...
  41. AdamMacDon

    Plaid+ 0-60

    Honestly how much time is spent driving on roadtrips versus daily commuting? I find about 95% of my driving is within the ~400km range of my car. That means at home charging which is 10x faster than going to a gas station (and cheaper). For the road trip elements, it's just a matter of building...
  42. AdamMacDon

    Plaid+ 0-60

    They won't :D
  43. AdamMacDon

    WTB Model 3 Euro tail lights

    For anyone who is interested, I shot a quick video of this setup on my car. Not a very good video and I couldn't go step by step, but I modified the wiring diagram to be a bit more detailed so hopefully it helps anyone else interested in amber rear turn signals!
  44. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    Hah I always cringe going to the US because things cost a fortune. It's good for our position as a trade partner to the US, but awful for tourists going down south. Back in 2012 I managed to buy a bunch of greenbacks when the price was on par with the CAD. Boy I miss those days.
  45. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    So avoiding inflation is useless? Real returns on cash holdings are negative, so you're losing money holding it in fiat. Bitcoin is not useless, it's a great long term value store versus the USD, which the fed is busy devaluing at a staggering rate. You should read Second Chance by Robert...
  46. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    In my opinion the buying cars with BTC is more of a sales gimmick by Tesla than anything else. Unless you have 90% of your portfolio tied up in BTC (yikes) I can't imagine many crypto investors opting to spend crypto when they could use fiat instead. As for southeastern trends, it all depends...
  47. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    A wild gamble where the chart average out trends only in a Northeastern direction... Not much of a gamble. Sure it corrects massively after each bubble, but take a look at this chart and show me where in the last 8 years it lost value for any significant amount of time. Nobody will make you sell...
  48. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    If only we had listened to the voice of reason, Tesla could have lost tens of millions to inflation instead as the fed ramps up the money supply. Damn it! ;)
  49. AdamMacDon

    [Feature Request] Turn off Auto-Dimming Mirrors

    I'm not sure if it's legislated, but almost every car I have driven dims when in reverse except the Model 3. The wiring diagrams suggest there is a wire for dimming the mirrors in reverse, but I have experienced many times when I am in reverse and can't see anything out the mirrors. Might be a...
  50. AdamMacDon

    Tesla Buys $1.5B in Bitcoin, Will Accept as Payment

    Who could have seen that coming, shouldn't it have gone to zero by now? ;)

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