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  1. thelastdeadmouse

    Service scheduled before warranty expired, still covered after 50,000 miles?

    I have a few items that have been defective with my car for a few months now, I scheduled mobile service (I live 4 hours away from the nearest US service location) back in spring, but due to a mistake on Tesla's end they never came and I'm still waiting on them to come out. I finally got an...
  2. thelastdeadmouse

    Bed Cap That Increases Range?

    With electric trucks improving aerodynamics doesn't just mean lower running costs, but longer range, which can be significantly more valuable. Because of this I'm surprised I haven't seen any concepts for Cyrbertruck bed caps that would improve aerodynamics and add range in the process. If you...
  3. thelastdeadmouse

    WTB 2008 - 2012 Tesla Roadster

    Looking to by an original Tesla Roadster. High mileage is fine, this is a car I intend to drive so I'm not looking for a pristine low mile museum piece. I prefer the looks of the later cars, but there's not many of these and even fewer for sale, I'd be happy to have a change to buy any of them.
  4. thelastdeadmouse

    Which front facing camera is the dash cam?

    We know there's three front facing cameras:wide, medium, and narrow lens. Do we know with any certainty which of these captures the camera footage we've all seen? I'm guessing we're getting the medium lens as Tesla refers to it as the main front camera, but has anyone captured footage from the...
  5. thelastdeadmouse

    Diminished Value in NY

    Car got hit in a parking lot today, someone tried to cut the corner too close. From the outside it looks like the damage is limited to the bumper, rear quarter panel, and slightly to the tail light, not sure is there's any damage beneath the outer skin. The person stuck around and admitted...
  6. thelastdeadmouse

    Unhappy with Tesla Service, allowed battery to drain

    The last few days I'd noticed a few things in my car not working. I could set the cruise control but then couldn't adjust the speed, when using the scroll wheels nothing would happen. If you tapped the + - on the screen it'd flash, but the number wouldn't change. Same if you tried to open the...
  7. thelastdeadmouse

    Model 3 20" Silver Performance Wheels

    These are nearly new wheels, swapped off a new car. I bought them over the winter to use as my summer wheels but decided to go with 19s instead. One wheel has slight damage from shipping, the others may have negligible marring from the process of mounting and then removing the OEM tires...
  8. thelastdeadmouse

    45 Offset Wheels?

    I'm looking at a set of 18x9" wheels with 45 offset. Should fit on the back but how about the front? I'm looking at 255/45/18's (I'd be happy to get the small amount of extra tire height), 255/40/18's second choice. Is 45 too much offset for fronts? I'd like to run a square setup.
  9. thelastdeadmouse

    Glugging sound with rain after roof glass replacement

    I had a small chip in the roof glass that was hidden underneath my roof rack, which turned into a sizable crack with some hot weather. I had the glass replaced by Tesla today. On the way home I hit one of those summer downpours that start and stop suddenly, and when it finished I could hear a...
  10. thelastdeadmouse

    Molded mud flaps arrived

    I've seen these mud flaps pop up for sale from a number of different vendors, I bought mine off eBay last month, and as far as I can tell I'm the lucky one and got mine first. I didn't have time to out them on last night but will try in the next day or two. They look well made, came with a small...
  11. thelastdeadmouse

    Car forgot it has FSD

    I purchased my car last August without EAP or FSD. Then I purchased both this spring during the temporary price drop, got the update within a few days that added them to the car. Then about a week ago I noticed after an update that Summon was missing from my app. Then I checked the Autopilot...
  12. thelastdeadmouse

    Performance Leaning 3 Season Tire?

    I have a P3D-, AWD Performance with 18" wheels. I'll be using the 18s as winter wheels and buying a second set of either 18" or 19" (probably turbine style) wheels for summer tires, so just about all sizes are on the table. I'm looking for something performance leaning, but not too loud, and...
  13. thelastdeadmouse

    Perfectly balanced...

    Points to whoever guesses where this happened.
  14. thelastdeadmouse

    Car camping boxes

    Thought I'd show the quick and dirty boxes I made up for the rear floor of the car for my upcoming car camping road trip. They're the right height to be even with the rear seat backs when they're down and the rear cushion is removed, so they will support the top edge of our mattress. The fronts...
  15. thelastdeadmouse

    Roof Rack T Bolts

    I bought the roof rack and a cargo box for an upcoming road trip. The cargo box came with U shaped bolts that go below the entire bar. I'd rather secure it with the T track, it just seems much simpler and I'd rather not scratch up the bars with the U bolts. Is there something that can be...
  16. thelastdeadmouse

    WTB Model 3 rear seat cushion / bottom

    I'm looking to buy a black Model 3 rear seat cushion / bottom, in any condition. 1st gen preferred. Looking to modify it to allow the rear seats to lie completely flat while still having the rear seat available for the rare occasions I have more than 1 passenger. Shipping to either Potsdam NY...
  17. thelastdeadmouse

    Lowest Drag Cargo Box Suggestions?

    I'm taking a cross country road trip this summer, plan to drive more than 8,000 miles over 4 weeks. My wife and I will be sleeping in the back of the car for about half of it. Previous experience tells me I'll wish I had a bit more storage space, so I'm looking for the lowest drag roof cargo...
  18. thelastdeadmouse

    J1772 Adapter stuck, car won't charge

    I charge at home with a J1772 EVSE with the Tesla adapter, and park outside, no garage. For the second time in two weeks I had to drive to work this morning with my adapter still in the charge port because the lock would not release. Last week it was warm enough that with intentionally parking...
  19. thelastdeadmouse

    Socket wouldn't unlock at supercharger on 44.2

    I topped off a bit at the a nearby supercharger while visiting relatives out of town. When I tried to disconnect the light flashed white for easily less than a second and then back to blue. No matter how many times I tried it did this and wouldn't release the plug. A tried stopping charging and...
  20. thelastdeadmouse

    Montreal Service Center Response Time

    I'm an American owner who lived about a half hour from Cornwall ON, this makes the Montreal service center a 100 mile drive for me vs. 300 miles to the nearest US service center. I was reassured before I bought the car that going to Montreal for service wouldn't be an issue. The reality isn't...
  21. thelastdeadmouse

    Finish Charging at <Time> Mode?

    Winter approaches, where I live its already starting to be below freezing at night, and during the winter it'll routinely be below freezing for the daily high temps let alone night time lows. I was thinking it'd be ideal to be able to schedule charging so that it finishes charging around the...
  22. thelastdeadmouse

    "Quarter light" misalignment?

    These are the quarter light panels on my 3, it's hard for me to believe this is what they should look like, is this what it's supposed to be or do mine need replacing/reallignment? It sounds like they're the first place to generate wind noise when I accelerate slowly but it's hard to say for sure.
  23. thelastdeadmouse

    P3D Aero Wheel 0-60?

    Had there been any Vbox or Draggy tests of a P3D on the stock aero wheels and tires? I've heard rumors that the traction control is dialing back on these tires, but haven't found anything definitive.
  24. thelastdeadmouse

    Regen throttling on hill descent

    Sorry, no pictures. This weekend I took a trip to Lake Placid NY and while there we drove to Keene NY. The descent from Lake Placid to Keene has a stretch that descends something like 1,600 feet in 5 miles. I started this stretch with a range around 230-240 miles. Just before I got to the...
  25. thelastdeadmouse

    Larger Diameter Tires?

    Along with a lot of others, I wish there was a little less gap between the tires and the wheel wells. I'd actually prefer not to lower the car as the ride height is perfect for my steep driveway. Also, when lowering the 3 it shrinks the gap above the wheels, but it leaves a large gap in front...
  26. thelastdeadmouse

    Red Pen Mark On Door

    After picking my car up yesterday I noticed a red pen mark on the interior of the door, right next to my left shoulder. It looks like maybe its from an upholsterer cutting and marking parts? Had anyone else seen this, and any tips on cleaning it?
  27. thelastdeadmouse

    Aero Wheel Lug Nut Caps

    The Tesla store shows 8 weeks to delivery for these, anyone find a cheap set that fits while I'm waiting?
  28. thelastdeadmouse

    Data Plans After Editing Order?

    After a tortured few weeks, I just modified my June 27th AWD order to be a Performance AWD instead. The question is has Tesla stated whether orders placed before July 1st, but edited after, still qualify for lifetime data, or will I have to pay after the first year now?
  29. thelastdeadmouse

    Non-EAP Cruise Control Controls

    I'm not ordering EAP (just not in my budget, though I would have gladly paid 1k for TACC). I saw early complaints that you had to use the touch screen to change your speed after initially setting it, but murmurings that it'd be moved to one of the steering wheel controls. Has it?
  30. thelastdeadmouse

    How red is it?

    I live in a very rural part of upstate NY, and Tesla sightings are very rare. I've yet to see a multi-coat red car in person. What I'm curious about is the depth of the color. I love the Soul Red color on Mazdas the last two years, it has an incredible depth that's hard to capture in photos...
  31. thelastdeadmouse

    What did you do when asked to configure?

    I just got my invitation to configure, but I'm hoping to wait until AWD or AWD non-PUP is available before ordering. I'm curious how many people who have been invited to order are also waiting, and therefore how many people will be in line for those options when they start production.
  32. thelastdeadmouse

    Steering Wheel Diameter

    I got to sit in You You Xue's Model 3 at his Kingston ON stop last night, and I was struck by how much of the car was smaller than I thought it was. The hood was much lower than I thought it'd be (the rake is more dramatic in person then in photos), the taper of the greenhouse behind the rear...
  33. thelastdeadmouse

    Found at Kingston Supercharger

    At the You You Xue Model 3 road trip gathering last night in Kingston I found something that might be important to someone in the snow at the Supercharger. If you lost something there, send me a message with what it was and I'll tell you how to get it back.
  34. thelastdeadmouse

    Cold Weather Disappointment

    I live in Northern NY state, about 15 miles from the Canadian boarder, so its quite cold here in the winter. The ground is generally frozen from mid December to late April, routinely below zero at night. The two most important factors for me are realistic 200 mile range in winter, and heated...
  35. thelastdeadmouse

    Cooling Battery Cells vs Battery Packs

    I'm curious is anyone knows, when Tesla packs overheat, is it primarily a limit of the cooling system design for the pack coolant (radiators, coolant capacity), or is it more limited by heat transfer rate at the individual cell level? The reason why I'm wondering is that if is a matter of heat...
  36. thelastdeadmouse

    "100 Configurations" based options speculation

    I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone try to use this information to figure out what options are (or aren't) going to be available for the car. With the signature red sighting yesterday, 6 colors of production candidates have been seen now. We know there will be AWD and RWD. Most people assume...
  37. thelastdeadmouse

    Solar roofs outside of coverage area

    I live in rural northern NY, only about 20 minutes from the border. SolarCity's website says they don't cover my area currently. I'm looking to install solar but also need a new roof in the next couple years, so I've been waiting for more information about the Tesla solar roof. I'm getting...
  38. thelastdeadmouse

    What happens to my SolarCity Stock?

    I have both SolarCity and Tesla stock. If I understand this correctly, my SolarCity stock will be replaced at some ratio with TSLA stock but the two things I don't know are 1. What the ratio is, I assume this is something that moved based on stock price, but now that SCTY trading has halted...
  39. thelastdeadmouse

    Solar inverted needed with Powerwall 2.0?

    I don't have a good financial case for getting a Powerwall when I have solar installed. I was wondering if a solar to grid inverter is still needed if you have the Powerwall 2.0 or if the panels use the Powerwall's inverter? If it does that reduces the marginal cost of the powerwall by 1-2k.
  40. thelastdeadmouse

    NY State $2000 EV Credit

    I saw some news about a NY State introducing a $2000 credit for purchasing an EV, but I've found very little information about it. I managed to track down the legislation for it here, specifically Part AA toward the bottom, but if I'm reading it right it just seems like the legislation says...
  41. thelastdeadmouse

    US Resident Making Deposit in Montreal

    I live in far northern upstate NY, only about 20 minutes from the border. The Montreal store is by far the closest to me, so I'm considering driving these to make a Model 3 reservation on the 31st before the online reservations open up. I set the store an email asking if making a US reservation...
  42. thelastdeadmouse

    US Resident Making Deposit in Montreal

    I live in far northern upstate NY, only about 20 minutes from the border. The Montreal store is by far the closest to me, so I'm considering driving these to make a Model 3 reservation on the 31st before the online reservations open up. I set the store an email asking if making a US reservation...
  43. thelastdeadmouse

    US Resident Making Deposit in Montreal

    I live in far northern upstate NY, only about 20 minutes from the border. The Montreal store is by far the closest to me, so I'm considering driving these to make a Model 3 reservation on the 31st before the online reservations open up. I set the store an email asking if making a US reservation...
  44. thelastdeadmouse

    Autopilot and Speeding

    Is there any information out there talking about how the Autopilot will handle speeding? There's a lot of places in the country where 5-15 mph above the speed limit is the norm, and while I'd imagine the cruise control will let you set it as any speed, will it drop back down to the speed limit...
  45. thelastdeadmouse

    Model S GTE / GT3 Viability

    In the last few years I've become a huge fan of endurance racing, and with the recent Le Mans race, I can't help but wonder how close to competitive viability a Model S GTE / GT3 variant could be. Racing success against ICEs would also offer huge legitimacy to the performance advantages of...

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