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  1. Rambino

    Tire Blew Out on PLAID - 1.5 month wait on tires ?!

    TS Sportline carries the tires and has access to stock.. I had a great experience with them, tires arrived in 2 days..
  2. Rambino

    Any luck softening the suspension in the 2021/2022 refresh?

    I must have gotten to the rough ride.. Just the lighter rotors on my Plaid made me content enough.. I agree though, its very stiff in general, but the car is very heavy so that comes with the territory for performance I guess..
  3. Rambino

    Any luck softening the suspension in the 2021/2022 refresh?

    Yes, the fix is to purchase aftermarket lighter forged wheels or at minimal a Brake Kit with lighter rotors. Signature SV104 wheels are quite popular... or go for 19"s factory wheels.. I noticed when I upgraded my brakes to Unplugged Perfomance big brake oversized kit, it dropped about 2 lbs...
  4. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    Correction to my original post.. The Stiffest Setting on the Bar is towards the rear of the car when on the ground.. It is the opposite of the current directions on their website.. although it may be updated eventually. I confirmed this with Unplugged and also changed the setting to the...
  5. Rambino

    Torn between two used S

    Im glad my car came w FSD.. I never enabled full FSD on my car, but with the package my car does lane shifts, takes all exits on highway to my destination and does a bunch of other things. I absolutley love it so for me FSD all the way.. The prior models FSD wasnt so useful, but with this...
  6. Rambino

    2022.24.5 shows recommended 21"tire pressure as 20 PSI on 2022 Model S Plaid?

    42 was the previous model S.. 40 is whats on the door tag for the Plaid w 21" 19's run slightly higher so 42 makes sense.. Personally I run 43.5 all around on my 21's and have hit the speed limiter without issue and plenty stability. I did run 36 psi for a while when I first got the car...
  7. Rambino

    Plaid 21”rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Im still curious if the T2 version of the Michelin tires solved this.. I thought the Neg camber was adjustable? Perhaps im wrong.. Mine from the factory was -1.7 which is actually the perfect setting, gives the best contact patch for curves.. more than that the rear end turns into an Ice...
  8. Rambino

    Plaid 21”rear tire woes - factory defect?

    My tires also shred on the inner.. Its clear that when one drives under heavy load (I run in sport mode / lowest setting) the car squats and adds a ton of neg camber causing the inner tire to be the main contact point and with 1000hp, it just rips them right up.. From what Im reading it...
  9. Rambino

    "Pull Over Safely - Vehicle Shutting Down" - Car Totally Disabled

    Mine did that also, except I was on a major highway.. came very close to being rear ended multiple times as I was over the crest of a bridge and there was no shoulder to pull off onto.. I had to jump the barrier to safety. Car started working again after about 5-10 min. Turns out it was a High...
  10. Rambino

    Plaid Vibration around 38-42MPH....

    I had squeaking coming from my suspension as well. Mine was from the front right.. They lubricated the sway bar links, and axle shaft / hub and re-torqued all the suspension bolts.. They had to use special microphones to find the noise.. If yours is similar, check there!
  11. Rambino

    New Michelin PS4s put on with updated T2 rating

    The T2 tires DO have the bluetooth module. I just patched a hole in my tire and saw the BT device.. It is cast along the center of the inner tire.. There is also foam. I thought in my previous post that it didnt have them, but I stand corrected. There is a QR code on the back you can...
  12. Rambino

    Hit a Pothole, Received Alignment, Car Still Pulls Right

    Yes definitley research into a custom or race alignment shop.. The generic company shops and Tesla are not going to dial you in as accuratley.
  13. Rambino

    Hit a Pothole, Received Alignment, Car Still Pulls Right

    Its most likely the alignment shop. You have more camber, more caster all on the left side which would cause the car to pull slightly right.. I would go back or find an alignment specialty shop and say you want both sides set to Equal values (dont listen to the BS about setting it off for road...
  14. Rambino

    Model S Plaid Brakes Are Terrible!

    I plan on removing my Heat Shields entirely rather than cutting them.. Im down in Florida so its a non issue.. I really dont think it will affect much unless you drive in mud and rocks a lot regardless of where you live. As for the speed sensor, simply wrap it in aluminum heat wrap.. I...
  15. Rambino

    Has anyone installed a radar detector in a updated 2021 model S?

    Yea theres another thread on this going on.. Mid way you can see my post with pictures of the green wire tap and get a breakdown of the install. Good luck! https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/12v-access-model-s-2021-refresh.240706/
  16. Rambino

    12V Access: Model S 2021 Refresh

    I think you have it figured out.. Im glad I was able to find you guys the direct wire tap.. Ill admit, I must have tapped at least 4 other spots first trying to get a signal... not the best way to do it, but in the end it seems we all have a solid solution now and an understanding for its...
  17. Rambino

    Sirius XM Disappeared after recent update... Found a way to bring it back!

    Yea it gets removed from Sources.. but if you go into the Audio menu (where the equalizer is), you can see it in those menus and toggle it off and on.. then it pops back up on the regular Sources menu.
  18. Rambino

    "Pull Over Safely - Vehicle Shutting Down" - Car Totally Disabled

    I call the local service dealer and thru the phone options menu you can get the service phone to ring. Also you can ask your service advisor in person to speak to the tech if you have any additional questions. Thats always worked for me.
  19. Rambino

    New Michelin PS4s put on with updated T2 rating

    I meant Michelin Pilot Sport 4S.. I didnt see any evidence of a bluetooth chip in these tires.. I do believe that may be for the CUP 2 tires.. Also they are 100% interchangable and considered the newest version as some people above are stating they do have T2 already from the factory.. Just...
  20. Rambino

    "Pull Over Safely - Vehicle Shutting Down" - Car Totally Disabled

    My 2021 Plaid also shut off with a 10 second warning.. Was stuck on a highway at night.. Extremely dangerous situation.. I had to run off to the side of the road and flag cars down from smashing into me. I quickly pushed the Power Off button in the service menu, got out and locked the car...
  21. Rambino

    New Michelin PS4s put on with updated T2 rating

    So Michelin released an updated version of our PS4 tires named version T2.. I bought a set from Tsportline.. they were the only ones that carried it... I didnt think it would be a big difference but they ride so much quieter, less vibration/humming and are in general much more pleasant. Im...
  22. Rambino

    Sirius XM Disappeared after recent update... Found a way to bring it back!

    I recently updated to 2022.16.1.2 and my Sirius XM disappeared including the app icon. However I did find a way to bring it back and this will probably work on others who have lost theirs on different updates.. Under audio setting where the equalizer is, there is an option for Sources...
  23. Rambino

    12V Access: Model S 2021 Refresh

    Hey, im the one who posted about the black and green wire taps.. Mine does turn off when the car goes into a deep sleep.. usually after 20-30 min.. if you check on your car after an hour (dont bring your key or it will wake up the car).. you should be able to see the radar is also off.. also I...
  24. Rambino

    Tesla Plaid Round Steering Wheel

    This is a New (only test fitted) aftermarket Tesla Plaid / Long Range round steering wheel to replace the Yoke. Fit, finish and quality is excellent.. Color match is identical to interior including high quality leather and includes the heated steering wheel option. The core is a Tesla...
  25. Rambino

    Can I pickup in NJ and register in FL without any issues?

    Florida doesnt require in-state ID, I think you can give them a out of state address for the registration but if they require an in-state address, give one (could be a local parking garage if you dont know one). Also give them an out of state one and ask for it to be your "Mailing Address"...
  26. Rambino

    Tesla Plaid Round Steering Test

    I drive very aggressively and because of the added weight and slight off center position, it felt more like throwing a weight around and kept me from super fast movements like drifting and such. I tried it out for a couple weeks, overall I was happy with it and I got used to it being slightly...
  27. Rambino

    Tesla Plaid Round Steering Test

    Hey everyone, I bought and tested out a custom round steering wheel to replace the yoke. Overall it was a big relief... I found myself driving, turning, parking naturally again. Felt so good. The wheel is very sturdy and is built off a factory Tesla yoke core so its direct plug and...
  28. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    I bought a cheap ebay spoiler w matte finish .. it actually looks quite good lol and I was able to get a Matte finish to match the interior carbon I have..fitment was perfect.. Fits 12-19 Tesla Model S OE Factory Style Trunk Spoiler Wing Matte Carbon Fiber | eBay I triple up the double...
  29. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    Ive had many cars, I do all my own work and set them up for different things like track, canyon runs, highway etc.. Now im in sunny florida so its mainly highway here and I drive the Plaid very hard and test all it limits often.. Like you I still want an enjoyable and supple ride but also...
  30. Rambino

    Multiple Errors (third time) Model S LR

    Turns out the updated brake actuator that triggers the "Car Start" on when you hit the brake pedal, didnt fix it...I still bricked it..lol I havent had the issue since because I made a simple change.. I always get in the car fully first before hitting the brake pedal to turn the car on. This...
  31. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    Its very easy to d I went full stiff.. I personally think it could be stiffer compared to other bars ive used on other cars.. IMO though, the full stiff on this car is a perfect street/highway setup.. Also the bar is VERY easy to install yourself.. just follow the instructions they give and...
  32. Rambino

    Plaid Performance Degradation with Mileage

    I noticed it slightly, and also my friend who has a Plaid; primarily at highway speeds. It may just be in my head getting used to the power, but if not, we concluded it was part of one of the software updates where they toned it down a bit as my friends car is brand new, 500 miles and he felt...
  33. Rambino

    Plaid Vibration around 38-42MPH....

    My tires are at 20%, Michelin 4S factory, and most of my noise or vibration has disappeard. Not saying its the culprit but I dont even notice it anymore and has caused me no issues as I continue to drive the card hard on a daily basis.. 6k Miles here
  34. Rambino

    12V Access: Model S 2021 Refresh

    I tapped directly. I use a razor blade to trim off some of the wiring sheath to expose the wire.. Then I use tappers from Autozone.. Done it this way on at least 10 cars without issue
  35. Rambino

    12V Access: Model S 2021 Refresh

    It just pops off easily.. No special techniques.. Its a bit of a pain to tuck the excess in the headliner, so be gentle and take your time till it all fits in snugly
  36. Rambino

    12V Access: Model S 2021 Refresh

    Strange... Mine is working just fine without any issues. Im not sure if there is an update for my valentine one, but its the newer hardware version, I will check....I have the newest Plaid firmware as well.. Ill update and follow up if mine conks out..
  37. Rambino

    Plaid track mode imminent.

    I got track mode yesterday.. Already did some donuts in a grass field with her.. lots of fun.. I did notice you can toggle "DragStrip Mode" on / off as well while in track mode, but im not sure if it makes any difference...
  38. Rambino

    Plaid Radar Detector install with switched power

    If you want to avoid all that wiring and panel removal.. Heres my post with a Much simplier solution to tap into the 12v under the mirror cover.. Cheers https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/6279153/
  39. Rambino

    12V Access: Model S 2021 Refresh

    Ok, I re-wired my Valentine 1 as I have found a better 12v source which turns off when the car powers off.. I cannot edit my previous posts, but If your reading this, I suggest you ignore my past advice on where to splice (the wires were too small and did not always give signal).. There is no...
  40. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    Just remember to let any shop you use, have the directions which can be downloaded from Unplugged Perf. website.. There are specific torque ratings for certain bolts that the shop must adhere by (specifically where the main brakets mount to the frame) its aluminum and the torque spec is very...
  41. Rambino

    Multiple Errors (third time) Model S LR

    Actuator Pump is in which I believe replaced the abs module as they bled my brakes as well..somehow its connected to the inital startup when you touch the brake.. So far the error screen issue has not returned.. If it does I will let you all know
  42. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    True, Unplugged said the Front bar was sufficient.. A stiffer rear can actually induce oversteer, whearas stiffer front induced more understeer (as is the case of our cars and most OEM cars are setup this way).. This can be reveresed depending on how your suspension is setup, but thats the...
  43. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    Exactly, and the bar is adjustable so if the stiffest isnt for you, go softer.. however in my testing, the firm is very good, didnt affect ride quality at all.. I wouldnt go any softer.. I was actually expecting it to be a lot firmer, but im quite happy with the driving results..
  44. Rambino

    Plaid Vibration around 38-42MPH....

    Well as mentioned, my tech is up there, master trainer, ranked 3rd in the US etc... and you can tell he really knows his stuff and loves his job.. Of course he doesnt know the time for fix, but he has spoken with the Tesla engineers about this issue as others have brought it to him.. He was...
  45. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    Extremely happy with the sway bar.. To answer the question above, factories usually go on the soft side to for ride comfort.. The stiffer sway makes the car a little firmer over bumps, but in this cars case, its practially unnoticable. When I say BMW M handling, what I mean by that is, the...
  46. Rambino

    Plaid Vibration around 38-42MPH....

    Ive got a big update on this: The tech foreman at my local service shop is rated at 3# in the country. You can tell when talking with him, he has his finger on the pulse of all things going on with these cars. He immediatly knew of the vibration issued when I questioned him.. He stated its...
  47. Rambino

    Instant Braking Huge Improvement Trick!!

    Mountain Pass Performance had mentioned that the factory spring clips on the front calipers "4 of them total" are very high strung and keep the pads off the rotors to the point you have a long pedal travel before the brakes kick in. After consulting them we came up with a quick solution and the...
  48. Rambino

    Unplugged Performance Sway Bar Installed!

    I installed the Unplugged Performance sway bar on my Plaid.. was EXTREMELY easy with a lift.. ****make sure you follow the Torque specs for the bolts*** I put mine on the "stiffest" setting, and its Perfect.. I wouldnt go any softer as It did Not compromise ride quality at all... I was...
  49. Rambino

    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    Exactly, the tires are trying to grip but slipping on the cold or wet surface under tight corners.. totally normal and is a performance aspect of the suspension.. all seasons or winter tires have softer rubber and will slide more without the noise..
  50. Rambino

    2021+ Model S and Model S Plaid Refresh Issues Thread

    Tire Skidding is normal.. Its a part of the way the front suspension is setup and is nothing to be concerned about. This was also how the Alfa Romeo suspension are setup.. basically when turning the control arms added camber naturally which can cause the skidding.. Im not sure if this is how...

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