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  1. BrokerDon

    Sold: 2014 P85D fully loaded and upgraded, $49,500

    Did you use a TeslaTap wiring harness to provide 12V power to your IRO dash cam? https://teslatap.com/modifications/dashcam-power-cable/
  2. BrokerDon

    72A Home Charging - Super Hot Cable

    Our 2015 P85D came with dual chargers and a Gen 1 High Power Wall Connector on a 100A breaker (80A max. charge rate). Charging at 80A definitely heated up the HPWC charge plug and socket VERY hot as well as the charge cable near it. Tesla Ranger replaced our HPWC charge cable and cleaned our...
  3. BrokerDon

    Solar Panel on Model S - time to reconsider?

    Another explanation why solar panels aren't good answer for EV charging: https://apple.news/Ap4EAA5qCTEe4WNXdLnUm-g
  4. BrokerDon

    Solar Panel on Model S - time to reconsider?

    We installed a 41" x 61" 327W SunPower solar panel and 40A Renogy Tracer MPPT charge controller (converts 63V DC to 12.5V DC maintenance to 13.8V DC boost) on the roof of our Winnebago View 8 years ago. It generates enough power to run our RV's LED lights, ceiling fans, Verizon JetPack MiFi...
  5. BrokerDon

    Solar Panel on Model S - time to reconsider?

    Until your solar panel gets stolen like all the catalytic converters.
  6. BrokerDon

    Suspension / handling going from P85D+ to refresh long range S

    Same mistake I made so far but I bought AAPL stock a couple of times before the huge run up in price so no FOMO missing TSLA. I still have 15 months of my 4-year extended warranty remaining. Hope to recover some of that in warranty claims but our P85D+ has been the most reliable car I've ever...
  7. BrokerDon

    Suspension / handling going from P85D+ to refresh long range S

    Thanks for posting your P85D+ to Refresh LR or Plaid question. I've got a 2015 P85D+ too which still has 15 months remaining on my 4-year Tesla Extended Warranty so doing my recon too. The longer I wait the more chance I can get an Inventory LR or Plaid and newer features too (like FSD...
  8. BrokerDon

    Pacific Coast Highway

    We've travelled on routes in our much more range limited (253 estimated but 150 to 200 max REAL miles) 2015 P85D than PCH several years ago when there were HALF the number of Superchargers there are now. Trips are easy to do if you use an EV planning tool like EVTripPlanner.com and enter your...
  9. BrokerDon

    2021 Model S LR Rough Ride?

    My 2015 P85D+ came with a "square" set of heavy 21" Turbines on ContiSportContact "Summer Only" tires. Fairly good handling but with a harsh ride. I replaced the "square" set of heavy 21" Turbines with a "staggered" set of significantly lighter & stronger 21" Arachnids on Michelin Pilot Sport...
  10. BrokerDon

    2021 Model S LR Rough Ride?

    Come for a ride in my 2015 P85D+ which came the rare Plus Suspension and has 21" Michelin Pilot Sport tires on stiff forged Arachnid wheels. Personally I love the "sporty" connected feel of the Plus Suspension since I came from a Corvette Z06 and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Some passengers like my 80...
  11. BrokerDon

    To MCU2 or not to MCU2?

    Same issue here. TeslaWaze doesn't work any more. SAD. I used it all the time to avoid speeding tickets / speed traps.
  12. BrokerDon

    Anyone replace PS4s on Arachnids with Conti DWS 06+?

    I replaced our "Summer Only" Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on my 2015 MS P85D with "All Season" Michelin Pilot Sport All Season 4 tires on staggered Arachnid rims. Happy with their performance but I've never had them in snow (it's in sunny SoCal 99% of the time). They are noisier than the...
  13. BrokerDon

    The more things change, the more they stay the same...

    Can anybody with a 2015 Model S with MCU2 upgrade get TeslaWaze to work since this upgrade? All I get is a black screen when I go to Tesla Traffic Incidents and Information
  14. BrokerDon

    The more things change, the more they stay the same...

    The new Tesla V11 OS changes are significantly less confusing / frustrating than the Microsoft Windows 7 to Windows 10 which almost everybody has now forgotten about. The Windows 10 to Windows 11 OS changes created a lot of complaints which subside with use of the new OS. Same confusion /...
  15. BrokerDon

    2021+ Model S wheels are “skipping”

    Tramlining is a completely different issue... and has nothing to do with wet roads at slower speeds: Wikipedia "Tramlining is the tendency of a vehicle's wheels to follow the contours in the surface upon which it runs. The term comes from the tendency of a car's wheels to follow the normally...
  16. BrokerDon

    2021+ Model S wheels are “skipping”

    WIDE low profile performance tires will do this on web pavement. My 2006 Corvette Z06 with WIDE low profile performance front tires also skipped / stuttered in rain with the wheels turned at full lock. You'll also find the WIDE low profile performance will hydroplane easier too. My 2006...
  17. BrokerDon

    Gen 2 HPWC top entry mounting bracket

    SOLD to a TMC member. Great to see this part find a new home instead of ending up in a landfill. Repurpose, Reuse, or Recycle.
  18. BrokerDon

    Snow obstruction on MS nose V1 radar

    Rain-X ???
  19. BrokerDon

    Could my P85D with new 90kwh battery get more performance?

    https://electrek.co/2015/09/25/tesla-opens-ludicrous-battery-pack-retrofit-pre-orders-to-p85d-owners/
  20. BrokerDon

    Could my P85D with new 90kwh battery get more performance?

    The LUDICROUS speed option was only available as a $5,000 retrofit to customers who placed a P85D Model S order through Tesla before 11am PST Friday, 7/17/2015. Our 2015 MS P85D got the $5,000 LUDICROUS upgrade (making it a P85D or "P85DL"). Later P85D owners had to pay $10,000 for the...
  21. BrokerDon

    Gen 2 HPWC top entry mounting bracket

    Still available... although another TMC member just inquired about it today.
  22. BrokerDon

    Buy or keep

    A P85D with Lidicrous is NOT a “little boost in performance“ over on 85D… It’s HUGE. Tesla quoted 0 to 60 mph 2.9 vs. 4.4 seconds. I drove both an 85D and P85D with Insane… and bought the P85D, upgraded it to a P85D Ludicrous,and absolutely love it. Other difference is most early production...
  23. BrokerDon

    Anyone replaced a rear parking sensor?

    I didn’t watch but was told they needed to remove the rear bumper to fix correctly. Not a big deal for the great crew at Tesla Pomona Body Shop.
  24. BrokerDon

    Next generation seats - how to tell?

    2015 P85D+ Recaro Next Gen front seats. Very comfortable even on long drives. Love ‘em.
  25. BrokerDon

    Next generation seats - how to tell?

    2015 P85D+ Recaro Next Gen rear seats. MUCH better looking and keep passengers in place better too.
  26. BrokerDon

    Anyone replaced a rear parking sensor?

    This sensor popped inside our 2015 P85D rear bumper recently. I called The Tesla Pomona Body Shop and Jesse Maytorena (909) 569-0280 scheduled our repair a few days later… and had us out in ~ 2 hours. MUCH better than waiting 3 weeks for a Tesla Service Center appointment. I highly recommend...
  27. BrokerDon

    Is it normal for the wall connector cable to get hot @80 amps?

    Same to you. FAST payment, super easy to communicate with, big thumbs up for fellow TMC member tga. So glad to see our broken HPWC found a new home... and TMC members supporting each other !!!
  28. BrokerDon

    Gen 1 HPWC not working for parts in SoCal

    TMC member tga received my HPWC in New Hampshire late yesterday. I asked him to contact you if he doesn't need the HPWC front panel LEDs.
  29. BrokerDon

    Is it normal for the wall connector cable to get hot @80 amps?

    SOLD to TMC member tga for $100 + shipping to New Hampshire
  30. BrokerDon

    Gen 1 HPWC not working for parts in SoCal

    SOLD to TMC member tga for $100 + shipping to New Hampshire Thanks HankLloydRight and Boeingpilot for your inquiries.
  31. BrokerDon

    New 20kW solar roof install seeing low numbers

    NoCal would produce less than SoCal solar.
  32. BrokerDon

    New 20kW solar roof install seeing low numbers

    Here's our 9 month old 15kW DC SunPower / SolarEdge solar output for yesterday on our SoCal office building. ALL of our solar panels are basically facing south at ~ 10º inclination (ballast mount on our flat roof). Peak production this week has been averaging 10.3kW Here's our SolarEdge...
  33. BrokerDon

    Gen 1 HPWC not working for parts in SoCal

    Thanks for the suggestion... but my Gen 1 HPWC stopped charging AND the lights would't come on either so I just replaced it with a Gen 2. Both my Tesla recommended electrician, Tesla HPWC support tech, and I think the circuit board died although there's no visual evidence of it. If nobody...
  34. BrokerDon

    Gen 2 HPWC top entry mounting bracket

    I have this left over from my new Gen 2 HPWC installation last month. Local pickup in SoCal or pay for shipping.
  35. BrokerDon

    Gen 2 HPWC top entry mounting bracket

    I've got a new one left over from my new Gen 2 HPWC install last month. Located in SoCal zip 92657. Make offer. Prefer local pickup... or USPS shipping.
  36. BrokerDon

    Dead UMC / HPWC

    I just posted my dead Gen 1 HPWC with good cable in Marketplace: Gen 1 HPWC not working for parts in SoCal
  37. BrokerDon

    WTB: Low profile bracket for Gen 2 HPWC tesla wall connector

    I have this left over from our Gen 2 HPWC installation. Is this what you're looking for? What will you pay + shipping from SoCal zip 92657 ?
  38. BrokerDon

    Gen 1 HPWC not working for parts in SoCal

    Anybody interested in my "dead" gen 1 High Power Wall Connector with a perfectly working cable? It simply stopped working (no power lights) about a month ago so I replaced it with a new gen2 Wall Connector. I used it to charge our 2015 MS P85D with dual 40A chargers for ~ 40,000 miles at 60A /...
  39. BrokerDon

    Is it normal for the wall connector cable to get hot @80 amps?

    I still have my "dead" 6-year old gen 1 HPWC with a perfectly working cable. Would love to sell it for parts to someone who can troubleshoot and repair it... or harvest the charge cable. Prefer local pickup at our home in Newport Coast, CA 92657 since boxing it up and shipping is a PITA.
  40. BrokerDon

    Is it normal for the wall connector cable to get hot @80 amps?

    The pink area is where the temperature was the hottest when charging. New cable kept charging temps MUCH lower for 6 more years... until our gen 1 HPWC decided to fail completely (no power light) so I replaced it with a brand new gen 2 Wall Connector. I lowered my nightly charge rate to 60A...
  41. BrokerDon

    Is it normal for the wall connector cable to get hot @80 amps?

    Here's the temperature of our original gen 1 HPWC plug charging at 80A when it was originally installed on a 100Q circuit by Testla's recommended licensed electrician. Tesla Ranger came out and verified this was WAYt too hot... and replaced our HPWC cable with a new one which dropped the...
  42. BrokerDon

    Recommendations for Body repair work in Orange County California?

    Tesla Service Centers Tesla Service Centers can perform a wide variety of collision repairs, specializing in parts replacement. Repairs include: Front and rear bumpers Hoods Liftgates Side mirror caps Doors Wheels All glass Suspension and axle damage (e.g. curb hits and potholes) To schedule...
  43. BrokerDon

    Recommendations for Body repair work in Orange County California?

    Tesla has does body repair work for a couple of years now. Our P85D was rear ended a couple of years ago and their Walnut Service Center had a body shop onsite. They were much faster and less expensive than the independent body shops, fabulous work... and got the insurance company to approve...
  44. BrokerDon

    Can I make it from Page AZ to Blanding UT Superchargers this weekend?

    I drove this same route a couple of years ago in our 2015 P85D with no issues... and it only has 253 mile rated range when new. IMHO you should be just fine if you simply keep an eye on your estimated % charge at your destination along your route... and adjust your speed accordingly. When I...
  45. BrokerDon

    P85D With Square Wheels

    Our March 2015 built P85D+ came directly from Tesla with square 21” turbines and Continental ContiSportContact tires. I ran these for 3 years. I then sold the square 21" Turbines when I bought a set of new lighter & stronger staggered 21" Arachnids with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires from...
  46. BrokerDon

    Got my first flat tire...now Tesla charging me for fixing it. Is this normal ?

    Tesla Service Centers aren't tire store. Take your tire to a tire store. Mercedes dealers charge $160+ per hour for everything. They quoted me $50 to refill my Mercedes Sprinter's DEF tank. DIY job for $12 (2.5 gallon DEF at Walmart, Sam's Club) that took < 10 minutes.
  47. BrokerDon

    Help!! Charge amperage max drops from 80a to 32a

    I had this happen a couple of months ago after our MCU1 -> MCU2 upgrade in our 2015 P85D with Dual Chargers on our gen1 HPWC set to 80A max charge rate on a 100A breaker at our home (4 foot run from 200A main service panel with max gauge copper wire installed by a Tesla recommended licensed...
  48. BrokerDon

    To MCU2 or not to MCU2?

    Your P100D+ IS the TRUE Tesla Unicorn :D
  49. BrokerDon

    Anyone missing a model S in Southern California?

    What year "older Model S" can the key fob be upgraded to the newer more secure fob ? Specifically can I upgrade my 2015 P85D fob ? What does this cost?
  50. BrokerDon

    To MCU2 or not to MCU2?

    You may be correct about Tesla not discontinuing the MCU2 upgrade option since it solves a problem unlike the Ludicrous Upgrade which likely created expensive problems (broken drive components & failed 85kW batteries). Was it you or another TMC user who got their Insane P85D upgraded to a...

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