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    Has anyone changed their order before?

    I added Full Self Driving to my car a couple weeks after placing my order. The rep mentioned a change fee and I said that I had heard that it was often waived. He spoke to his manager and the fee was waived.
  2. K

    Ottawa Model 3

    Picking up my car on June 6 at 2:45 pm at International Centre. Got an estimate of $56.5 for my 2013 P85+: Resale Price 73,500 % Original Price 56% Tesla Cost to Resell (17,000) Trade-in Value* 56,500 % Original Configured Price 43% $56,500.00 I agree with their resale price of...
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    Model 3 Canada - Confirmed Orders Only thread

    I got a quote of $380/wheel from the Montreal servie centre. $89 for TPMS valve and $19 for centre caps
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    Model 3 Canada - Confirmed Orders Only thread

    Ordered April 13, 2018 Midnight Siver, EAP, 18" Aero
  5. K

    Looks like another year before we get the first Model 3's

    I reserved online on the evening of the reveal 3/31/2016. The Tesla estimator also tells me LATE 2018 for all configurations. Has anyone in Canada got an earlier delivery estimate?
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    Wiki Canadian Trip Planning

  7. K

    Tires - Staggered Size

    Went to a performance shop I use to get my tires switched over to Summers. I discussed tire options with the owner and he was really keen on Michelin Pilot Super Sports compared to the Continental Contipsportcontact 5s. He checked his supplier online pages and the 245/35/21 and...
  8. K

    POLL: Have you had to have your 12V battery replaced?

    I have an October 2013 P85+ and have had the 12V battery replaced twice. Once by a ranger but the last time I had to drive it about 250 km to the service station because the ranger was busy and they didn't want me to keep driving the car until he was free. I am going to start insisting that they...
  9. K

    Tires - Staggered Size

    Here is a link to another thread that indicates that Michelin may come out with Pilot Supersport tires this summer in the required sizes Rear tires for the P85+ with 21x9 rears -- Michelin, Dunlop or Continental?
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    Tires - Staggered Size

    I am also looking to buy new tires for my 2013 P85+ before too long. I found a tire review for the Contisportcontact 5P which rates it very highly: Continental ContiSportContact 5 review
  11. K

    Eastern Canada Superchargers

    I agree with the concept of 100 amp chargers between Ottawa and North Bay as you suggest provided that they are accessible to the travelling public without having to stay overnight. This has been a problem with level 2 chargers between Ottawa and Toronto in the past as freely accessible Sun...
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    Eastern Canada Superchargers

    I just sent an e-mail to the supercharger team to suggest they provide better supercharger service between Ottawa and Sudbury than is shown on the 2016 superchager map. Here is the message: Hello, I would just like to point out that on your 2016 Supercharger map there are Superchargers shown...
  13. K

    First Ottawa Tesla Owners Club meeting pp

    I will plan to attend. Thanks for organizing the dinner!
  14. K

    Charging at Calabogie Motorsports Park

    Just did a morning CMP Lapping session at Calabogie with my Model S P85+ on Friday. Things went pretty well and I will definitely take my car to the track again. I called in advance to make sure that mine would be the only Tesla there since I wanted to maximize my laps and see how many could be...
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    Charging Station at Calabogie Motorsports Park - Tesla Motors Really Comes Through!

    I haven't been on TMC for a while so it is great to see what's going on with Calabogie. I went up last year for a morning and managed to get out three times for 10-15 minutes or so each time. Really had to pay attention to my range and drive slowly there and back. I'm willing to help out in any...
  16. K

    Eastern Canada Superchargers

    I agree that Cobourg would be a good location. I drive from Ottawa to Hamilton or Waterloo to visit kids and would prefer to have the option of taking the 407 around Toronto without having to get to Lawrence St. It's not very often that Hwy 401 isn't busy through Toronto.
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    Eastern Canada Superchargers

    You will notice that the stalls are numbered 1A, 2A, 3A, 1B, 2B, 3B. You want to avoid using charging station 1A if 1B is being used (and the same for 2A & 2B or 3A & 3B). This is because the A & B stations are shared and cannot provide full power to both stations at the same time. On the other...
  18. K

    Toronto to Montreal - how safe is it to rely on Best Western?

    I would have no problem with paying $10 for up to an hour of charge. It is well worth my while to use a CS-90 at Cobourg or Kingston vs. a CS-40 at another location.
  19. K

    Toronto to Montreal - how safe is it to rely on Best Western?

    With the recent concern about being able to charge at the Best Western in Cobourg, it looks like my wife was right to predict that we might have problems at other Best Westerns than Scarborough. It looks like everybody should plan to charge in Kingston and not rely on Cobourg. We charged in...
  20. K

    Toronto to Montreal - how safe is it to rely on Best Western?

    Hopefully we can laugh even sooner, when the Kingston supercharger opens. No problem on the way back. Added 20 km at the Best Western in Cobourg but arrived home with 50 km of buffer. Wife was much happier, but still thinks it's a risky proposition to rely on the Best Westerns. What I'd like...
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    Toronto to Montreal - how safe is it to rely on Best Western?

    My Unexcellent Adventure I have travelled from Kanata, on the Western outskirts of Ottawa, to the Lawrence St. supercharger, without stopping to charge, a couple times recently by using Hwy 7 to reduce my distance travelled. Yesterday (Oct. 7) I set off again with my wife and a full load of...
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    Eastern Canada Superchargers

    I've had to go back and forth from Kanata to Hamilton twice in the last few weeks. I've made it, without stopping to charge, to the Lawrence Ave. Supercharger in Toronto and back each time. The first time, I took Hwy 7 to Hwy 37 to the 401 in Belleville so that I could pass by Cobourg and charge...
  23. K

    Preheat Method for Good Driving Performance in Cold Weather

    I found a good tip on the Tesla forum from 2kids10horses. By preheating the car, using the Tesla app, for 30 minutes with the temperature set to HI you can get very good driving performance right from the start in cold weather. The original tip came from someone at a Tesla Service Center. The...
  24. K

    Canadian Superchargers

    That is disappointing from the point of view of the HWY 401 corridor but I believe that they have added more stations in NE USA for 2014, which should be good for trips to that region.
  25. K

    Air Suspension no longer lowers at highway speeds (FW update v5.8)

    Here are my measurements again of the difference in the low setting on a P85+ - note that there was no difference in the Std setting. It used to drop 0.8" going to Low and now it drops 0.4".
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    Winter is Coming - Tires

    I've been starting to wonder if it would make sense to have three tire sets, summer performance 21s, winter - snow 19s, and winter-performance 19s. Maybe use the summers from May-mid Oct, winter snows from Jan-Mar and winter-performance in-between. The summers didn't seem as good as I thought...
  27. K

    19" Turbine Wheel Solution

    I did some very spirited driving on a local side road and I can certainly confirm that there is a significant change in handling with the Xi3s. It was a warm day, in the 50s. It felt like the tires were really squishy - like having play in the steering wheel. I can't say that it felt unsafe...
  28. K

    Air Suspension no longer lowers at highway speeds (FW update v5.8)

    Perhaps the difference in height is due to my car being a P85+; they might set them up to be lower to start with. I have winter tires on the car but I doubt it would make that much difference. I measured up to the bare aluminum of the battery tray behind the passenger front tire. I used...
  29. K

    Air Suspension no longer lowers at highway speeds (FW update v5.8)

    I have a P85+ so maybe they are more worried about tire wear with that model. Currently I have my winter tires on the car.
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    Air Suspension no longer lowers at highway speeds (FW update v5.8)

    I did some measurements before and after upgrading to 5.8. The Low setting is no longer as low: Version_____5.0_____5.8 Low_______4.46"____4.92" Std_______5.30"____5.31" I made 2 or 3 measurements at each setting and averaged. I figure the measurements are accurate within around 0.1". I moved...
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    Winter is Coming - Tires

    My wife and daughter picked the silver 21" Tesla wheels when we bought the car so i thought it would be a nice change to have the gunmetal for the winter - glad I made that decision.
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    Winter is Coming - Tires

    Just got my Michelin X-Ice Xi3s on gunmetal Rial Lugano wheels installed on Tuesday (Drove my Audi instead the couple of days before with the bad weather). Used Robson Racing in Ottawa as the installer for my order from Tire Rack. The owner said that he had worked on a couple white Teslas...
  33. K

    Driving Between Ottawa and Toronto

    Just picked up my new P85+ at the Mississauga service centre yesterday for the trip back to Ottawa. Unfortunately, they didn't do a range charge - I guess that I should have specifically asked them to. Stopped off at the Yorkdale Mall and used the HPWC that the Tesla store has in the parking...
  34. K

    Upgrade to 200A - Charging Solution in the Home

    My hydro meter is on the side of the garage, right outside where I want install my HPWC. I have a 100A panel inside the house. I am talking with electricians about installing a 200A panel in the garage that will then feed the existing panel inside my house and my HPWC.
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    Winter Tire Options

    I just ordered Michelin X-Ice Xi3 tires on gunmetal coloured Rial Lugano wheels with Tesla compatible TPMS sensors from Tire Rack for US$3190, including all costs: mounting, balancing, shipping, duty, taxes, etc. The Rial Lugano wheels are on a shipment from Germany so the whole package won't...
  36. K

    Getting Prepared in Ottawa: HPWC, electrician & ranger service

    Thanks for the advice. Decided to get the 4-year service + 4 year extension without ranger service. I do want the car in top shape and kind of feel like I should lock in prices now given all the price increases going on all the time. I am hoping that we might get a service centre in Ottawa...
  37. K

    Winter Tire Options

    Well, posting that last comment worked!!! Delivery available October 15 or later. Guess I will need winter tires after all!
  38. K

    Winter Tire Options

    It took my browser a while to fill in the pictures of the Apex wheels. They look good. I like the idea of going with black wheels for the winter tires for a different look. My wife & daughter chose the silver wheels when we ordered (I got to pick the P85+). I haven't received a delivery date yet...
  39. K

    Winter Tire Options

    I don't think it's off topic since most people will need a set of wheels for their winter tires. I picked out the Rial Luganos when I looked through the wheel options on Tire Rack - they do look good on the Tesla. They have a feature where they "show" them on the car. DSJ - What do the Apex...
  40. K

    Winter Tire Options

    The most informative reviews of the Michelin XI3 and Nokian R2 I could find were on About.com: Review: Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Review: Nokian Hakkapeliitta R2 I don't think either on is a bad choice.
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    Winter Tire Options

    I am currently thinking of the Michelin X-Ice XI3. I haven't used them before but the reviews are quite good.
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    Winter Tire Options

    I had a chat with a tire specialist at Tire Rack about which tires are suitable for the model S: Thank you for choosing Tire Rack. A product specialist will be with you shortly. You are now chatting with 'Nick' Nick: Hi Carey! Carey: Hi, Nick: how can I help you? Carey: I am chatting with some...
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    Winter Tire Options

    I have been looking on Tire Rack at options. I put in an earlier reply which hasn't been posted yet. The Nokians don't seem to come up as an option for the Tesla on their site and neither do the Michelin PA3s. They have: Performance Winter Tires Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 $259 each Dunlop...
  44. K

    Winter Tire Options

    I just heard back that they won't honour the old price and didn't know about the increase until my e-mail. This is not a good start to Tesla ownership. I would have expected a warning of a pending increase. I am surprised that the TPMS is that big an issue. I would think that could be reset by...
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    Getting Prepared in Ottawa: HPWC, electrician & ranger service

    Hi, I confirmed my order for a P85+ on Aug. 31st and am eagerly awaiting an e-mail with my pick-up date. I am looking for a little advice on getting my HPWC installed and on ranger service. I wanted to get twin chargers for my vehicle and they are now only available with the HPWC. I am...
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    Winter Tire Options

    That's really annoying! I just confirmed my order for a model S on Aug 31. I was talking to the people in Toronto about the winter tire package. I also checked through different options and was willing to live with the Pirelli tires to get the Tesla package. If they won't honour the $2,400...

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