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  1. corndog

    Uneven tyre wear

    I'm at nearly 65k and on my second set of tyres. My front tyres always wear very evenly. No problems there at all, but the rear tyres are tricky. The factory alignment specs call for too much toe in on the rear, which causes the very inside edge to scrub badly. I've almost completely solved this...
  2. corndog

    Light bar upgrade in Aus: suggestions & where have you mounted your switch?

    Actually I never ended up installing lights. It was turning into too much work for the amount of use I'd get. I was planning to hide an isolation switch in the footwell. There is a hole in the plastic cover under the steering column, and to the left. It could be used to mount a switch, while...
  3. corndog

    Pocket Lights

    In case anyone is interested in how I installed and activated door pocket lights in my 2020 3LR: I ordered lights from Tesla and wired them into the original wiring in the doors (the ones that were cut off from factory). They didn't work automatically and Tesla were unwilling to activate them...
  4. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    Yes it came with the 13-pin outlet. I was planning to re-wire it to 7-pin, but ended up just getting an adapter instead.
  5. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    I got a genuine Tesla trailer ECU and tow bar from Norway. Can confirm that it's plug and play. Works 100% no problem. The only thing it doesn't do is give you trailer mode. Trailer mode isn't that great anyway. Kind of a pain tbh.
  6. corndog

    Model 3 Performance sound system upgrade

    It's absolutely possible and heaps of people have done it. It's no more difficult or complicated than a "normal" car, except there are a few minor differences. Search these forums and you'll find tons of info. I used Travis Llado's blog as a main guide. Link below. The main things you need to...
  7. corndog

    New headlights retrofit

    The ride height sensors are in EU spec cars, not US. Apparently a regulatory requirement in EU. They're suspension position sensors on the LHS front and rear suspension. They measure the ride height upon closing of the doors, then quickly adjust the height of the headlights (see here >> ). This...
  8. corndog

    "Almost all input is error. Car should do the right thing automatically."

    I think this is where Elon gets it wrong. He can't seem to comprehend user preference. I fully expect they'll one day put the HVAC temperature control behind a menu. Personally, I want all the HVAC controls visible and one-touch all the time. Most people probably don't. I get that. I don't like...
  9. corndog

    Bike Rack - Roof vs Trunk vs Hitch

    If anyone's interested; I use a hitch mounted rack on my 3LR. Just before xmas I did a trip with 6-7hrs of driving, 2 bikes on the back, and loaded to the brim with camping gear. Efficiency was down about 10-15% from normal. I think I've heard people losing 30+% on the roof....?
  10. corndog

    M3 Premium System EQ Bands and Sub Level Control

    I was playing around similarly a bit over a week ago using Android AudioTool. I'm not 100% sure, but I had concluded that the EQ still affected sub. Your thoughts?
  11. corndog

    Some of us want to hear our Subwoofer more than we hate road noise.

    Only the mids are odd (3ohm), but there are a couple of good aftermarket swaps available (focal or JBL, which is actually a rebranded focal, but cheaper). The woofers and sub are pretty normal.
  12. corndog

    Spotify playlists ignore a lot of tracks

    I haven't noticed this, but I have noticed that it doesn't list all my followed artists. For me it stops at F, then shows "Recommended Artists".
  13. corndog

    Spotify: Bluetooth vs Tesla built in app

    I also want to add that, while it would be nice to know the actual bitrate, it doesn't really matter. What matters is how it sounds to you. Pick the source that sounds good for you.
  14. corndog

    Spotify: Bluetooth vs Tesla built in app

    I would normally agree with you, except that over the last couple of years, there have been several SW updates that people have claimed made the sound better. Each time I would check, and each time it was extremely obvious to me that it was still terrible. I won't claim to be able to pick the...
  15. corndog

    Spotify: Bluetooth vs Tesla built in app

    Nope. I never use immersive sound. I've had it off since day 1.
  16. corndog

    Spotify: Bluetooth vs Tesla built in app

    Our cars use Spotify Connect, which comes from Spotify at 320kbps (Spotify Connect Stream Rate). As of 2021.36 (or maybe earlier) it appears that Tesla are now allowing that full bitrate in the cars. This was first noticed by Green on twitter (). The difference between in-car Spotify and...
  17. corndog

    Has Spotify bitrate increased??

    Yep that's what I've done. I'm convinced that it's streaming at the full 320kbps now, which is better than bluetooth (256kbps). Tidal should only be better if you download tracks in your car.
  18. corndog

    Has Spotify bitrate increased??

    Go with what you think sounds better. It's possible that it's different by region, so you'll have to go by your own assessment.
  19. corndog

    First Australian-made Seat Covers for Model 3 - Neoprene

    I wouldn't. For that I'd probably get some of those seat hoodie type things that kind of just drape over your seats. These seat covers have velcro straps that need to pass under the seats, which is probably a bit too much hassle for just a weekend trip.
  20. corndog

    Replacing Tyres on Model 3 - Tesla versus Tyre store

    Agreed. I adjusted my rear toe to 0deg and it's almost completely eliminated the problem. Can you share your alignment specs? I'm getting an alignment done this weekend. How long have you been running on this alignment?
  21. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    I've concluded that they just don't give a sh!t. Sales are already outstripping demand. We're a small market, so it's not worth the hassle for them. Also, no, what scomo said is not true at present, and was not true when he said it. This suggests to me that they've given up on the towbar idea...
  22. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    Actually EU tow bars are already accepted under ADR. So there is literally no red tape. There is exactly zero extra regulatory approvals to do, as the car is already certified for towing in Australia.
  23. corndog

    Spotify: Bluetooth vs Tesla built in app

    If I knew that, I wouldn't be asking haha! I think someone (maybe in this thread) estimated it based on wifi usage, but I don't think anyone has managed a direct measurement.
  24. corndog

    Spotify: Bluetooth vs Tesla built in app

    Has anyone else noticed that in-car Spotify sounds better than it used to? Green mentioned it on twitter a couple weeks ago, so I had a listen myself, and I agree. When comparing against my bluetooth stream, I find it very hard to tell the difference now. I think Tesla have finally uncorked the...
  25. corndog

    Has Spotify bitrate increased??

    I don't use immersive sound at all. I always have it off. I doubt it's anything on Spotifys end, since Spotify Connect already streams at 320kbps by default. The consensus is that Tesla have likely been throttling it to save data. Now it sounds like they've lifted the restriction.
  26. corndog

    Has Spotify bitrate increased??

    I haven't seen anyone talking about this, apart from @greentheonly mentioning it on twitter recently. This morning I checked for myself, and I think he might be right! For context; I stop short of claiming to be an audiophile, but I am pretty picky when it comes to music listening. I always...
  27. corndog

    Any SR Owners Wired Up Map Pocket Lights?

    Waking up this old thread! I'm planning to get door pocket lights working in my 2020 3LR. Mine didn't come with them installed, and I'm actually the person that discovered the wiring harnesses were physically cut and unpowered. So I've ordered some lights from Tesla and I'm looking into to how...
  28. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    Just when in use. The car detects that the trailer lights are connected and enters trailer mode. I think you can manually deactivate trailer mode though, but I'd have to check to be sure.
  29. corndog

    cyber truck tailgate

    I'm still bummed this never happened. I really really want air suspension in my 3, but don't really want to the hassle of aftermarket.
  30. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    I'm sworn to secrecy and have already said too much... You should also ask if you even want the tow package configured. Pros: - Deactivates the rear parking sensors - Apparently has a safety feature to detect and react to trailer sway Cons: - TACC only sets to current speed, rather than the...
  31. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    I was in the same boat as you until I got sick of waiting. Earlier in this thread I discussed it; I imported an OEM tow bar from Norway, which also came with the wiring system. It was just plug and play to the existing wiring loom already in the car. All the lights worked straight away, but...
  32. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    Direct quotes from Tesla emails I received: "Be advised if there's any damage caused as a direct result of the installation of a third party tow bar will void your warranty." Then clarified further: "Regarding the Warranty point raised by my colleague [redacted], that is correct it is in...
  33. corndog

    Online survey on fostering and improving electric vehicles and the adoption of its services (Tesla cars as case study).

    I got a fair way through it, but the questions don't quite sit right with me. Hard to explain, but they're a bit weird and seem like the results could be taken with different meanings than the respondents intended. Some questions can be interpreted in different ways, some seem conditional or...
  34. corndog

    Model 3 headlights adjustable?

    Over 20 months of ownership I've learned a lot about how the headlights in the Model 3 work. I have the older style lights, but I'm pretty confident that what I'm about to tell you holds true for the new style lights too. I hate the Model 3 headlights (short throw being one of the reasons), so...
  35. corndog

    Do latest Oz Model 3’s come with radar, passenger lumbar support & boombox?

    Worth mentioning that the radar question likely doesn't matter. It's expected that even cars with radars will have those radars turned off anyway, as all the cars transition to vision-only software.
  36. corndog

    Replacing Tyres on Model 3 - Tesla versus Tyre store

    There's more to it than that though. Mine was aligned within spec, the steering wheel was straight and the car tracked straight, but the rear tyres were getting dangerous wear patterns.
  37. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    Only about 2yrs too late.
  38. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    It's interesting because in EU it's allowed for bike racks. The EU model 3 manual even has guidelines for how to do it correctly. I use mine for a bike rack 🤷‍♂️
  39. corndog

    Replacing Tyres on Model 3 - Tesla versus Tyre store

    I've got Yokohama BluEarth-GT AE51 on my 19in wheels. I'm at 37,000km and expect to get around 45,000km total. My only complaint is that they don't have that thick rubber lip to protect rims, so I'm getting stone chips on the rims edges. They corner like the car's on rails, but straight line...
  40. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    It's second hand from a wrecker. It was $800 for the tow bar and $500 for shipping. If you go this route, pricing will depend on the seller. I also found that many sellers won't ship outside of EU.
  41. corndog

    First Australian-made Seat Covers for Model 3 - Neoprene

    I just noticed that they're now available on their website. For exactly what I got (front and rear) it's $644. Just front is $299. Pretty reasonable imo.
  42. corndog

    The Stealth Hitch is now complied in Australia thanks to TOCA!

    For anyone interested in my tow bar story; Just before TOCA got this one approved, I got an OEM Model 3 tow bar from a wrecker in Norway. Cost me $1,300 landed. It's used, but perfectly fine and came with the OEM wiring. Just plug and play, but has a 13-pin EU style plug. Took me about 2.5hrs to...
  43. corndog

    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    This is the sheet from the alignment I got done straight after installing the springs. I ran like this for nearly a year, and was getting the inner edge rear tire wear. I more recently had Tesla redo the alignment, but they didn't give me a sheet. I've noticed it's still happening though. I...
  44. corndog

    M3P - Who switched from a (true) sports car?

    I lowered my 2020 3LR a year ago (Eibachs about 1inch). The wheel alignment is all in spec (even had Tesla do it to make absolutely sure), but I'm still getting wear strips on the very inside edges of my rear tyres. Do you have any tips to prevent/reduce this? Do I need more toe in? And if so...
  45. corndog

    Suspension Upgrades - Melbourne

    Hey @EcoCloudIT how long have you been lowered? Have you had any tyre wear issues? My 2020 LR has been on Eibachs for about 24000km and I'm having trouble with the rear tyres wearing a narrow strip on the very inside edge (pics attached). MyCar did the wheel alignment initially and it was all in...
  46. corndog

    Light bar upgrade in Aus: suggestions & where have you mounted your switch?

    I'm after something very discrete and don't need a lot of extra light. I just want the highbeams to shine wider for country driving, so I'm planning to add 2x 30W LEDs into the air intake. They're about 20mm diameter, so similar to a bike light, but more than 3x as bright. It will all be very...
  47. corndog

    Light bar upgrade in Aus: suggestions & where have you mounted your switch?

    Thanks @strykeroz but I'm only after a CANM8 module or similar. I'm doing a custom light set up. You could try the "Tesla Model 3 Australia" Facebook group. You could probably get 5 buyers together there.
  48. corndog

    Supercharger - Geelong, Vic

    The time difference in negligible. Plus if you need to make an extra stop to get food on the way to the SC, you were better off going to the UR. Anyway, each to their own. UR works best for me in this case.
  49. corndog

    Supercharger - Geelong, Vic

    The Chargefox Ultra-Rapids have been a far better option for me. If I'm ever stopping in Ballarat to charge, it's on a Friday evening and I'll be looking for dinner. Everything around the Tesla SCs close quite early, but the Ultra-Rapids are located near Grill'd, Nandos, Subway if you're early...
  50. corndog

    Light bar upgrade in Aus: suggestions & where have you mounted your switch?

    No worries @strykeroz. It'll be a slow project for me too, but will let you know if/when I make any good progress. Currently just getting all my ducks in a row to see if I'm going to really tackle it. FYI the best price I've found so far is $169 from LAZER CANM8 Can-Bus High Beam Interface |...

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