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  1. Pkatz

    Tesla Model 3 Used 20" Tires, Rims, and some New Tires for Sale

    I switched my Tesla Model 3 performance OEM 20” sport wheels for 18” rims and tires after about 10k of driving time. There are some scuffs at the edges of the rims, but I’ve been told by my tire guy they could be buffed out if someone wanted to spend the $$, or you could simply put rim guards on...
  2. Pkatz

    Used Tesla Model 3 20" Sport Wheel and Tire Package plus 4 spare tires

    I switched my Tesla Model 3 performance OEM 20” sport wheels for 18” rims and tires after about 10k of driving time. There are some scuffs at the edges of the rims, but I’ve been told by my tire guy they could be buffed out if someone wanted to spend the $$, or you could simply put rim guards...
  3. Pkatz

    Tire replacement

    If you want to get tires, and you are in the boroughs of NYC or Long Island, I highly recommend the Mobile Tire Shop 347-673-6962. Amazing concept and professional execution. Thet come to you wherever you are at your convenience to replace and/or repair your tires. I originally found them...
  4. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    Fair point. Here are the facts. I started with a Chevy Volt and was quoted price “X.” I told them my lease was ending and I was looking at a Toyota Camry, and was told that it would remain price “X.” I then drove into the lot with my Tesla M3 and was told, “we cannot honor Price X.” Clear...
  5. Pkatz

    Supercharger: Plainview, NY (Long Island)

    While you would think the inconvenience of charging at a supercharger would deter those looking for free supercharging, it clearly does not. Most chargers in Plainview are the S’s and X’s, but yes there are Model 3s there too. I would also think that Tesla’s warnings that using the...
  6. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    If the garage doesn’t back down, I plan on taking the complaint to the NYS DEC, the NYC Dept of consumer affairs and the Mayor’s Office. While I’m a cynic like most and believe that politicians and political agencies may not truly have a heartfelt concern about the Enviornmental objectives that...
  7. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    Maybe you misread my initial post? No one is suggesting I am looking for a "bargain," just looking to be treated the same as the next guy at the very least. The reality is that those of us who work in big cities have to deal with this nonsense and there's no reason we should just roll over and...
  8. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    Thanks for the tip! To be clear, I'm not looking for a place to supercharge, and these places I am pricing parking don't offer supercharging, they just charge more when they hear "Tesla" for no specified reason when quoting monthly rates.
  9. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    They are branded iPark, Quik Park, and Icon. I have no problem shaming them!
  10. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    Hahaahah. Great idea!
  11. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    My experiences are all in Manhattan. 5 garages so far.
  12. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    I am a lawyer, and honestly I’m not sure because it’s not my area of expertise. I do believe there are various price gouging laws on the books, but I don’t know if any of them permit an individual to bring a course of action, or needs to be filed by a state or city official. And I’ve been...
  13. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to send the link.
  14. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    California government is much more progressive and concerned about the environment as far as everything I have seen. Here in NY those of us who try to be environmentally conscious have some support, but much less than in CA for sure. It's a situation begging for a lawsuit honestly. There is no...
  15. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    I'm talking about monthlies. Yes park wiz is great for a daily park and it avoids your being gouged, which makes it all the more obvious that they are just overcharging Tesla owners. When you park with parkwiz it's either a standard sized car rate or oversized, that's it, if I recall.
  16. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    I think I'm going for these garages where it hurts. I'm going to file a complaint with the state and see if I can drum up some bad press for their gouging. It seems counterintuitive to penalize drivers who are environmentally conscious. If anyone else has a similar experience you can message...
  17. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    It's easy to say that the onus is on the consumer, but literally every garage in NY is doing it and getting away with it because no one as the luxury of saying no because there is no option but to be gouged or don't garage your Tesla in NYC (or of course not buy a Tesla and get a polluting car...
  18. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    It makes sense (at least it's arguable) when a car is a different size and therefore costs the garage company more space to store it, but it is just plain gouging when they bill more for a car that is the same size or smaller than a car that they would bill a fair price to garage. You can bring...
  19. Pkatz

    Supercharger: Plainview, NY (Long Island)

    I use L2 at home. It works great. I charge at night and commute in the AM. Generally I only charge to 70-80% of capacity. I have the long range battery option. Repeating what I said in my original post, I think Tesla brings these chargers down periodically by design. The only times that...
  20. Pkatz

    What to do about NYC public garage gougers?

    It seems that most NYC public garages hear "tesla" when you ask about monthly rates consciously charge 20% or more than their standard rates for parking privileges. It's not like a 40k model 3 is any different than your 40-50k ICE vehicle, yet they rip us off and seem, so far, to be getting...
  21. Pkatz

    So happy with Model 3 car

    Like I tell everyone who asks me how I like my Tesla Model 3, it’s not just a car, it is part of the family now. People think I’m joking (except my wife, who’s jealous of the car :)), but like BoneHLP I too love my Tesla and it’s not something I’ve felt about any car I’ve ever owned before it.
  22. Pkatz

    Model 3 Power Liftgate?

    I live in NY and I couldn’t find anyone local to do the install and I just didn’t want to roll the dice and do it myself, so I ordered both the Trunk kit and the Frunk v.2 kit and found an installer in NJ who does ceramic coatings, all kinds of wraps (like the chrome delete) and more recently...
  23. Pkatz

    Supercharger: Plainview, NY (Long Island)

    Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think Tesla deliberately under services the Plainview superchargers because of the way they are abused by locals. Most people who frequent those superchargers are people who live in the area and who have unlimited free supercharging. Rather than charge at...
  24. Pkatz

    Model 3 Power Liftgate?

    Which one did you get? The one from Teslaoffer? You installed it on your model 3? I've seen a lot of videos of the TeslaOffer one installed and I don't seem to hear any loud noise when it's activated.
  25. Pkatz

    Model 3 Power Liftgate?

    I'm going to order one for the frunk and trunk and have it installed locally. I'll post when it's done. Too bad Tesla doesn't offer this as an option. I know they are concentrating on churning the M3s out as quickly and cheaply as they can, and so I imagine they don't want to add to the...
  26. Pkatz

    Recommendations of Shops that Can Install Power Lift Gate on Model 3?

    Forgive me if the answer has been posted somewhere, but I've looked all over the TMC forums and while there are some old recommendations about places that do painting and other applications in the Northeast (i.e. many old posts and recommended places out of business), I am looking for a place in...
  27. Pkatz

    Vendor Group Buy - Self Presenting Doors

    I agree if it were 50% less in a group buy I’d be in
  28. Pkatz

    Auto present door handles for Model 3 now available

    I totally agree that the cost is way too high for what it does, probably double what it should be. Another potential issue I see with this modification is how these handles will respond, and what potential damage will be done to them, when the handles freeze up. I live in the northeast and in...
  29. Pkatz

    Ceramic coating

    I had a CQuartz coating put on my car. It was expensive; so was it worth it? I think the answer is yes and no. It definitely makes it easier to clean the car and when it is cleaned it has an amazing shine, even a year later. Keep in mind though with a ceramic coating you cannot just take your...
  30. Pkatz

    Slow leak on TST wheel & tire pacakge

    I had a similar issue with a wheel bought from Tsportsline, but they were amazing about resolving the issue and making things right. When you are cranking out so many wheels, once in a while one is likely to be defective, but the important thing is how the company deals with it. Tsportsline...
  31. Pkatz

    Vendor Group Buy - Self Presenting Doors

    I agree that 1k is ridiculous. 1/2 of that and I might be interested too, although I would be concerned how it would fare in the winter in the Northeast.. The handles now occasionally get frozen into place and need a hard press to get them to pop out. With a motorized mechanism and a frost, the...
  32. Pkatz

    Winter driving advice, winter tire choices, etc.

    Congratulations on the purchase of your new Tesla! It’s not just a car, it’s an adventure so I’m sure you’re going to be happy with it. There are many aftermarket options for tires and wheels. Most come with integrated TPMS sensors and they work fine. Tire rack is one place you can start...
  33. Pkatz

    Error msg: Blind spot/Lane detection

    You make a good point srs
  34. Pkatz

    Error msg: Blind spot/Lane detection

    Remember that ALL of the exterior cameras need to be clear and free of obstruction for these systems to work. I would do a walk around your car and use a soft cloth to clean each and every camera. Then reset the car (i.e. hold both scroll wheels for about 10 seconds for it to reset), and then...
  35. Pkatz

    Car needs service - Unable to Charge

    Sorry to hear about your trouble Bullish. I have had a few problems here and there with the car, but nothing like what you are describing. Like some of the others who have commented here, I have, once and a while had odd glitches and warnings that appeared, and then disappeared after I reset...
  36. Pkatz

    JEDA Model 3 USB Hub

    I purchased the JEDA about a month ago. Before that I was using USB thumb drives and they were failing every few weeks after the drive would fill up. I’d have to delete all of the stored camera footage and plug it in again for it to stop working. So far, the JEDA was not only easy to put in...
  37. Pkatz

    Who has winter tires?

    There are many companies that sell 18” wheel and tire options for the Model 3. You might want to try Tire Rack, since they are around for a while, pretty large and pretty reputable in terms of companies. I bought a set for over 3k from Tsportsline for my Tesla M3 Performance with the 20” wheels...
  38. Pkatz

    Winter Wheel Ideas?

    I not only considered them, I have them. I purchased an 18” wheel and tire package from TSportline for my Model 3 Performance (with performance brakes). I found both TSportline and Tire Rack had 18” wheel and tire options, but I went with TSportline because they had a particular package with...
  39. Pkatz

    Can't find any all season that are in stock for my Model 3

    I had two tires pop due to the tires getting extremely cold and losing flexibility. I changed to the Pilot Sport A/S 3+. Annoying how Tesla is installing new summer tires on cars in the Northeast in the middle of the winter. You're driving out of the shop and immediately voiding the warranty.
  40. Pkatz

    Supercharger: Plainview, NY (Long Island)

    My advice to anyone passing through the area in Plainview where these superchargers are is that they not rely upon them to be available, especially during 12-7 of each day. This supercharger location is close to my home so I’ve had the opportunity to observe it frequently. I generally charge at...
  41. Pkatz

    P3D Tire & Rim Options

    Thank you Hoang!
  42. Pkatz

    I am trying to choose between your 18" tire/wheel and 19" tire/wheel package for my Tesla Model...

    I am trying to choose between your 18" tire/wheel and 19" tire/wheel package for my Tesla Model 3. The 19" package has a Continental ProContact RX tire option without specifying a tire size. What is the number of the Continental tire? Your 18" has the option fo a Continental DWS06 All Season...
  43. Pkatz

    P3D Tire & Rim Options

    Thanks, are there any discount codes available? I see there's a referral code that gets one $50 off an order of over $500. How can I get that?
  44. Pkatz

    P3D Tire & Rim Options

    Thanks for the further reply. I am thinking 18” make more sense as you suggest. It opens up the tire options. As much as it will slightly reduce the handling as you described, it seems like a small price to pay for not having to change my tires several times a year. I just got a $800 bill to...
  45. Pkatz

    P3D Tire & Rim Options

    Thank you so much for the helpful post! If I may ask, why are you thinking that you would switch to the 19” rather than the 18” that you posted the link to? Is it an aesthetic reason or a performance reason?
  46. Pkatz

    P3D Tire & Rim Options

    I have had my P3D for 4 months now. I have the 20” peformance wheel/tire package with the performance brakes. I’m in love with the car, but I live in the NY area, and the roads are crap. As a result, twice in three months I’ve had tires blow after going into a pothole. The first time I lost...
  47. Pkatz

    Voice commands suddenly not working

    I tried this when my voice command stopped working and it did the trick. Since the most recent update (i.e. V 9.0) I’ve noticed that occasionally the celluar connection drops in areas where I know there are plenty of antennae and normally good reception. There must be a bug in the update.
  48. Pkatz

    Voice commands suddenly not working

  49. Pkatz

    P3D "Estimated delivery by late September"

    I was very lucky from what I’m hearing here. My P3D changed to “late September delivery” and I actually got it by the end of the month.

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