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    Model 3 Road Noise

    I’m wondering if your technique would work on a Model X. When I get home I’m thinking about pulling off the rocker panels and copying you. But I’d better have some silicone glue on hand before I start. It’ll be my luck that I’ll destroy all those clips.
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    Model 3 Road Noise

    Thank you for confirming my biases. After trying out different brands I ended with some variation of the Pirelli Cinturatos. Now all our Teslas, a Model S and two Model Xs are shod with Pirelli All Seasons of some kind. Not only are the Pirellis the quietest tyres I’ve ridden on, but...
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    Tipping for PPF?

    I’m about to face this situation myself. A few weeks ago I turned in my brand new Lucid Air GT to the same outfit who wrapped and coated our previous three Teslas. When I pick up my car the shop will have it for five days. Total bill for PPF, ceramic coating and tinting, $4900. Should I...
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    News for Model X owners with the dreaded shudder

    I just got it done, both half shafts. Approximately $1400 in San Diego CA.
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    the automatic driver door is not opening when I approach the vehicle

    Thank you for your response, Shawn. I appreciate it very much. Will add checking the central body controller to my list of things to be looked at on my upcoming service visit.
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    the automatic driver door is not opening when I approach the vehicle

    Reviving an old reply here since this just happened to me. Got new batteries for both fobs. Don’t have the other fob on me right now to test. What’s the Central Body Controller? Thanks.
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    Ticking noise on acceleration and regen (not the single click or the acceleration shudder or the rocking chair creak)

    Thanks for your update, and this time with good news! I listened to your video again. If ever I hear a sound like that in our Model X, I’ll know what it is. Thanks again.
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    Ticking noise on acceleration and regen (not the single click or the acceleration shudder or the rocking chair creak)

    Unfortunately, it can be. Though I would have hoped that by now Tesla had gotten itself ahead of the spare parts curve. Our Model X100D was involved in a collision that almost totaled it. Fortunately none in my family were hurt. The other driver, the one at fault, was not so lucky. It took...
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    The unofficial "when do I get my FSD beta update" FAQ

    I’ll never get it. I’m Asian.
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    Ticking noise on acceleration and regen (not the single click or the acceleration shudder or the rocking chair creak)

    The noise I’m hearing is not like yours in that its pitch and volume DO NOT vary with speed. There IS a humming, thrumming noise coming from the the area of the two front wheel wells, however. I just changed out the two front tyres, and the noise has quietened down but not gone away. The...
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    Ticking noise on acceleration and regen (not the single click or the acceleration shudder or the rocking chair creak)

    Thank you for your posts. I’m attempting to track down a noise from our Model X100D too. Do post an update when your replacement DU is installed. I’m curious to know if that fixes the noise.
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    Music streaming - Spotify alternatives

    I wonder if it’s any good. It can’t be worse than what we had before - Slacker Radio. I think there was a total of five fans of that service worldwide. It was pretty awful.
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    "New" Versus "Old" 2020 Continental Model X Tires – Lessons Learned from Recent Tire Purchases

    My hunch too, and exactly the confirmation I needed. Thank you.
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    Model S Plaid vs Porsche Taycan Turbo S vs my Model 3 Performance (after having driven all three).

    The more I’ve come to dislike EEEEHHHLOHHHN, the more I resent how much his arbitrary quirkiness informs the Model S’s interior design.
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    "New" Versus "Old" 2020 Continental Model X Tires – Lessons Learned from Recent Tire Purchases

    The Discount Tire Store website says that the OE Continental Cross Contact LX Sport CSI is “discontinued.” Discount Tyre is instead recommending Pirelli Scorpion Zero AS Plus.
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    Overnight Fire at Gruber Motors in Arizona

    Playing armchair psychotherapist here - Pete Gruber may be a pathological narcissist, and suffers from macular degneration. Ergo the inability to reflect, and the need for wearing sunglasses even while indoors. Just a WAG and probably just as wildly off.
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    Blog Tesla Increases Prices Again

    Who is Elon?
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    MASTER THREAD: FSD Subscription Available 16 Jul 2021

    This, right here. I ended up going barrio and buying a cheap convex blind spot mirror from Autozone, for the driver’s side door mirror. Ugly as hell and tacky beyond belief, but it works. And like you said, the electronic blind spot monitoring/warning system on my old Honda Odyssey worked...
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    MASTER THREAD: FSD Subscription Available 16 Jul 2021

    So our March 2017 build S75D came with AP2, with “EAP” - something that’s not even offered anymore - but no FSD. Less than a year ago, I had the MCU1 replaced with MCU2. From what I can tell on the app, if I subscribe to the so-called Full Self-Driving Capability, the only thing I will...
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    X: What's your 90%?

    What was your average speed, to get 330 miles? That’s impressive.
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    Plaid+ CANCELLED

    Good point! Let’s see - at 412 miles EPA rated range, that should give me a real world range of 280 plus miles. Decidedly better, and enough range to complete my 280 mile weekly commute to work without stopping to charge. My friends who own M3s of various configurations all remark very...
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    Plaid+ CANCELLED

    We did buy the car with the biggest battery. Twice. But I take your main point very well.
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    Plaid+ CANCELLED

    So. Now looking at the regular, ole, plain jane Model S Plaid. 390 miles EPA rated range. Translating from Elon-speak to real world ownership and real world driving of three Teslas, I’m estimating a real world range of 270 miles. Not bad, but is it worth the price of trading up, when our...
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    Plaid+ CANCELLED

    Yes, but the discrepancy between Tesla’s EPA estimates and real world driving range is still wider than that of Porsche, VW, Audi or just about any other EV manufacturer you can name. Those other automakers, though boasting lower rated range, come pretty close to their EPA estimates in real...
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    First Refreshed Model X Deliveries in July

    Legion are the people who still think that Elon Musk is Jesus Christ returning. For all their shortcomings, and there are a few (no overhead grab handles, not much storage space, chintzy feeling interiors), I am enamoured of my Teslas, but I’m not enamoured of Elon Musk. Elon Musk can’t do...
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    Blog Musk Touts ‘Quantum Leap” in Full Self-Driving Performance

    We'll get a quantum leap in Full Self-Driving performance "IN TWO WEEKS."
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    Blog Musk Touts ‘Quantum Leap” in Full Self-Driving Performance

    Yawn...what would be a “Quantum Leap” is if Elon Musk hired somebody to pick up the phone.
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    Model S Phone Mounts

    I have the Jaronx thingy too. It's not completely satisfactory; as you said, nothing third party really is. I don't even use mine for my phone. I've just kept mine in my car, unused, because it would kill me to throw it away after having spent 19.99.
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    Supercharger - San Juan Capistrano, CA (7 V2 stalls)

    Stopped here late last night, as I do about three time a month on my drive back to San Diego. This supercharger has become the rent-free, AirBNB for the local homeless population. One lady was asleep on the ground, with all her belongings strewn all around her such that one supercharger was...
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    Tesla Brand All Weather Interior Mats

    Go with the 3D all-weathers. Much more attractive, better designed and better fitting than the Tesla-branded Weathertechs. I don't know how the latter could have screwed all weather rubber mats so badly. I removed the cheap fabric Tesla floor mats from our three vehicles (2 Model Xs and...
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Me too. I'm down here in San Diego, and I've been googling feverishly for shops that might take on work like this. The spots I've been hitting to start are auto audio shops.
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Hadn't thought about that, which is probably why no one has yet attempted it. Maybe I'll start conservatively and have just the front doors and the wheel wells done.
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Slight non sequitur. I'm actually waiting intently for a thread to start about someone doing a soundproofing project just like this, but in a Model X. I'm thinking that applying similar material just to all four door panels and the front wheel well area might make an appreciable difference...
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    Help! Should I buy a model S??

    I would wait. At least until a newer, reworked Model S is released. In the meantime I would work on building up a credit history so that such a large downpayment would no longer be required. The longer you wait, the better the Model S will be, and, assuming you start building a good...
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Thanks so much for giving us a wrap up of your project. I will keep “watching” this thread, because I’ll PM if I know I’ll be in the SMF area, and take you up on your offer. Our current Model S75D will be traded in in about a year. My next Model S, I hope it’s going to be a “P”, will...
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    I would like to learn about all the above too.
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    Wiki Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software

    Man, I thought I had a rough weekly commute. Mine is only 141 miles EACH WAY, for a total roundtrip of 282. My car also sits at work for anywhere from two to four days before I return, and loses 2% to 4% battery charge. I drive a March 2017 build S75D. It hasn’t been nerfed yet as far as I...
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Thank you so much for your update and your latest pictures. I check almost everyday to see if you've added anything new to this thread. It sounds like the biggest difference, qualitatively, is felt when the four doors are treated.
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    It's too late, my MCU1 Died....

    I think he/she is SOL. Car is only a 2017, but has 75,000 miles. If Canada is anything like the US, his warranty is good up to 50,000 miles, battery excepted.
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Slight non sequitur - these "noise reduction kits" for the Model 3 are ubiquitous on the internet. Have similar kits been made for the Model S and Model X? My Model X could definitely use any help in road and wind noise reduction.
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Dang...you're a full eight and a half hours away from me, and that's without supercharging. I'm all the way down in San Diego. I would have loved to have used your guy. I'm hopeful I'll be able to find someone like him down here.
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Thank you very much. I'll be watching your thread, for post-installation updates and before-after decibel readings. Where in California are you?
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    I get anxious when I look at pictures like this. It would be my luck that once everything was bolted back in, there'd be some unidentifiable, unlocate-able rattle going on inside the cabin.
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    This is good to know. I had wondered if the sound isolation in the Model S Ravens had been improved. The main complaint I have about our March 2017 build S75D is the amount of road noise that gets in. Actually, our July 2018 Model X100D is even noisier than our S75D, allowing even more road...
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    Scoob’s sound proofing before & after experiment...

    Would you mind letting us know how much this cost you, once the work is done?
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    What's your S 75 range at 90%?

    S75D March 2017 build here, 58,000 miles. Maybe it’s because it’s winter time and our garage is cold. Maybe it’s because I supercharge to 80% to 100% every week. 90% in our S75D now yields 212 rated miles. That’s a loss of 7 miles in two months. I haven’t really noticed if the car is...
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    Supercharger - Redondo Beach (LIVE 20 Jan 2015, 8 stalls)

    I'm learning to not rely on the Navigation/Trip Planner to tell me how many stalls are available. In the last several weeks of commuting 140 miles each way, it has been wildly off.
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    Spotify audio quality?

    I would have to agree. I did my own rudimentary comparison test using the same musical track. Tesla’s built in Spotify sounds fuller and brighter. Spotify from my phone played through bluetooth sounds slightly muted, muddy and shrill at the same time. Just not a very pleasing audio quality.
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    Spotify audio quality?

    So does Spotify sound better coming directly from your MCU, or from your iPhone via Bluetooth?

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