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  1. Baytomax

    Model X is draining 9% a day when stored in a covered garage

    Sentry mode can drain a couple of percentage points for me in an 8-hour workday. I leave it off at work since camera coverage for the building gets my car. Also, new owners will tend to open their Tesla app much more often just to check on the car or navigate around the app. This will wake the...
  2. Baytomax

    Model X is draining 9% a day when stored in a covered garage

    That percentage seems very suspect for Sentry Mode. I would check to see if you can enable the feature where the car automatically disables sentry mode at home/work.
  3. Baytomax

    Rear seat seatbelt stuck to seat

    They pushed my mobile appointment service back since they don't have the "necessary part" on hand. This is extremely frustrating, this is the 5th time my taillights have been postponed so I imagine I'm going to get the run around for this seat belt issue. Driving around with my back seats...
  4. Baytomax

    Rear seat seatbelt stuck to seat

    I’ve added this on to my existing service appointment. I hope they’re able to get to me quickly, they’ve been postponing my appointment for over two months for my tail light condensation because of parts issues. I already noticed that the seatbelt has stained the white interior. Would love to...
  5. Baytomax

    Rear seat seatbelt stuck to seat

    Hello, some background information, I have a 2021 SR+. I noticed while driving today that one of my seatbelts is refusing to release tension. There is a lot of tension, I can barely fit one finger between the belt and the seats. I’ve temporarily relieved some of the tension by folding the...
  6. Baytomax

    Supercharger - Lake Arrowhead, CA (LIVE 17 Nov 2021, 8 V3 stalls)

    I have a trip in January with a group of friends. We are taking two Model 3s. Glad to see this is live!! Any range anxiety is gone now.
  7. Baytomax

    Is installing a charger in a condo worth the high cost?

    Sorry for the misunderstanding, I read "underground parking structure" so I assumed there was some type of property management/HOA to help with managing projects like EV charging stations. I have seen some instances where HOAs (with the right community leader) can push hard for an EV charging...
  8. Baytomax

    Is installing a charger in a condo worth the high cost?

    LA county resident as well and the question ultimately boils down to whether to not you see the value in home charging being $5k. I have a home charger setup using the mobile connector and a NEMA 14-50 outlet. I get around ~30 miles/hr charging at home. I paid $500 for the installation, only...
  9. Baytomax

    Another Price Increase [Oct 2021 & Nov 2021]

    CarbuyersUSA offered me $49k for my SR+ w/ 4500 miles. With the numbers being so close to an LR excluding tax/fees, it feels wrong not to take this offer but there is a reason why I went with the SR+ in the first place. Just couldn't afford the higher trim levels and this shouldn't really...
  10. Baytomax

    stupid question: How do I get in the vehicle?

    My best advice is to reach out to your local service/delivery center. They never like to pick up so the best way to reach them is to dial for service dept. and ask to be transferred to support/sales. They'll be able to get you squared away.
  11. Baytomax

    stupid question: How do I get in the vehicle?

    I imagine they left the physical cards somewhere in the center console area then. Does the app allow you to unlock the car at least so you can grab the cards to start the car? Your phone key should be all you need to get started.
  12. Baytomax

    stupid question: How do I get in the vehicle?

    You should have access to unlock and start the car via your Tesla app after you confirmed delivery. I picked mine up so they gave me the physical key to tap on the B pillar and that's how I got in, but my app was ready to go shortly after confirming and accepting delivery.
  13. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    That's what I thought too, I was the one who urged him to place an order back and we timed it so he'd take delivery around this time. By this time last year, it was already the next year release. I wish that they'd keep it consistent. /edit - for reference, my friend is taking delivery this...
  14. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Friend just got his VIN and it is indeed a 2021 VIN. He asked his SA why last year October VINs were new year and they mentioned that the refresh had to play a role in it.
  15. Baytomax

    WTB: M3 19" Sport Wheels (Any color/powdercoated) (SoCal/626)

    Thanks all, after having the car for a month. I can say that the 18s have definitely grown on me. I'll be holding off on any trades for now. I can't imagine having a rougher ride than it already is. Love love love the looks of the 19s but having increased unsprung weight along with a bumpier...
  16. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Wow crazy to think you saved yourself almost two whole months by getting the existing inventory model. Hope you can help someone out with that order!
  17. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Unfortunately, you just have to wait a little longer. You really don't get any solid information until you're near getting a VIN. End of the quarter, Tesla will prioritize shipping cars to orders that are closer to Fremont (ex. California orders). The time you place your order really doesn't...
  18. Baytomax

    Brand New M3.... Towed away today

    For what it's worth, you seem like you're handling it very well. Sucks to hear, glad you're safe at least. It could've been much more of a disaster really. I hope Tesla takes care of you soon, I would look into possible lemon laws in the off chance they can't figure what's wrong with your car.
  19. Baytomax

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Blue and yellow would look amazing. You can't go wrong! Consider my post earlier a sign to go with yellow ;)
  20. Baytomax

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    I agree! Just need something to help me find my 3 when I pull up to the superchargers... There's like 5+ white 3s everytime I go haha
  21. Baytomax

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Thank you!! It was worth a complete afternoon! It came out just the way I wanted it. I saved a good chunk of money and time by not taking it to a shop and having them powder coated. I would've been out of a car for 3 days and that is a big PITA. Yellow might be too bright for others, but I...
  22. Baytomax

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Painted calipers yellow myself and had it lowered on coilovers this past weekend! Painting the rear calipers in a satin black this upcoming weekend. 15/20mm spacers were also ordered, will use them to make the wheels flush until I can decide on a wheel setup!
  23. Baytomax

    Am I getting caught up in the hype of PPF

    You got a pretty good deal for it to be only $900, the cost for the product alone from XPEL runs about $800. I have never ran PPF on any of my previous cars and it won't change on this one either. There are still rock chips or other damage that go through PPF entirely and you end up having to...
  24. Baytomax

    Am I getting caught up in the hype of PPF

    The way I see it is the amount it costs to get front-end PPF'd, I can just get a new paint job on it and it'll look better than the PPF. If in 5 years I have minimal rock chips, I just saved myself a few thousand. If in 5 years I have a ton of rock chips, I'll repaint the front, I have spent...
  25. Baytomax

    Suspension Questions (Coils/Springs/Bags)

    I am putting on a set of Unplugged Performance coilovers tomorrow! I bought them used from a user here. I got the chance to meet up with him and he just recently upgraded to air suspension. I was going to go the spring route because it was 1/3rd the cost of coilovers but I really do not like...
  26. Baytomax

    Question on kind of roughness on gas pedal when coming to stop / starting

    I had that exact same dilemma, it was a very obvious transition from the regen braking to the brakes taking over. You could hear and feel the transition take place. Fast forward 2,000 miles, it almost feels "broken in". The transition is not nearly as rough and the sound is greatly reduced. I...
  27. Baytomax

    FS: Unplugged Performance Coilovers - RWD

    Thank you!! Was a great and smooth sale. Would 100% buy from @atd1991 again. Let me know if you sell other goodies haha 👀
  28. Baytomax

    Supercharger - San Gabriel, CA - Valley Blvd. (LIVE 5 Aug 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    Really don't understand how people don't figure this out themselves. I'm a new owner and when I went to the Brea SC (they also suffer from this issue from people parking on the wrong side), it took me all of 30 seconds to realize this cable was not meant to reach out this direction.
  29. Baytomax

    Supercharger - San Gabriel, CA - Valley Blvd. (LIVE 5 Aug 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    It's so bad now that the cars that are parked on the correct side now look "wrong"
  30. Baytomax

    Supercharger - San Gabriel, CA - Valley Blvd. (LIVE 5 Aug 2021, 20 V3 stalls)

    Someone's going to end up damaging the charging cable eventually. When you're parked wrong like that, the cable has such a hard time maneuvering around to the charge port.
  31. Baytomax

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    Thank you!! I will be keeping them on the car as I know I'll put it back on misaligned if I do take them off haha. I had a can of plastidip laying around but someone mentioned how hyperdip had a much superior finish so I ordered a can and I'm having some really high expectations!! Need to get...
  32. Baytomax

    Pic of your Model 3.......RIGHT NOW! [model 3 pictures thread]

    I will be hyperdipping the chrome emblems this weekend!
  33. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Which location are you going to be picking it up from? Hope you take a thorough amount of time to go through. They only give you the first 100 miles to schedule service for any cosmetic imperfections.
  34. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I don't know how warm it gets for you in your city but white is such a nice color in summer temps. I can place my hand on the body panels when it's 90°+ out and the panel is slightly warm and that's about it. My coworker's black paint Tesla is scalding to touch. If I could swap my NCA battery...
  35. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    When it's that close, the next "few days" are going to be the longest few days of your life!! What config did you end up getting?
  36. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Burbank gang let's go! They take you into a gloomy parking structure where you can't really see paint defects all that well. I'd be extra cautious since the lighting is so dim there!
  37. Baytomax

    How does adding autopilot to the car after purchase work?

    @jmaddr summed it up pretty well. Every new car that Tesla outputs today comes standard with Autopilot! It's essentially traffic-aware cruise control that autosteers for you to center you in the lane. FSD is an additional add-on that is completely optional. They released the monthly...
  38. Baytomax

    IKON Motorsports Front Lip for Model 3: A Review

    This was my favorite lip (aesthetics-wise) and hearing that it's as high as a 4% decrease in range is upsetting. Thanks for the diagram, it really helped define the "swirls" part. I imagine city driving at low speeds shouldn't affect efficiency whatsoever.
  39. Baytomax

    How to lock door quickly if being chased and jumping into car?

    There is a lock button on the screen that is always in the same spot. That's honestly your best bet. On a less serious matter: the assailant would probably have a hard time fiddling with the door handle anyways... no one knows how to open it at first 😅
  40. Baytomax

    WTB: M3 19" Sport Wheels (Any color/powdercoated) (SoCal/626)

    Very interested but we are a bit of distance for local swap though :/ How much are you looking for cash shipped? I'd love to do a trade but the distance would make it cumbersome.
  41. Baytomax

    19” Vossen VSF-1 Anthracite staggered setup 8.5 front 9.5 rear w/tires/TPMS

    Price on the TSportline springs? Would be able to do local pickup.
  42. Baytomax

    New Model 3 - Rattling / Noise Issues

    Does your rattle sound like some plastic piece is flapping around? I had two rattle noises in my newly delivered SR+. I was able to fix one of them myself. My rattles sound like they're coming behind the trim pieces. I popped off the trim on the driver side rear quarter window and found that...
  43. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I have a feeling they were short on current batteries and decided to prioritize their current inventory for LR/Performance M3s because of higher profit margins. So they started importing the LFP batteries from China. China sales have been on a decline for Tesla so they may have had an...
  44. Baytomax

    Supercharge cost rate depends on total amount of energy per charge

    Are you referring to the price when charging? Price per kilowatt differs from charger to charger. The ones near me are set up like TOU charging. Off-peak/on-peak charging rates vary dramatically. During on-peak you can pay as much as 2x what off-peak normally is. Correct me if I misunderstood...
  45. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I say go for it! If I was still waiting and I had months left for my EDD I wouldn't think twice.
  46. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Tons (20+) SR+ just dropped in LA zip code. Try 90058 ZIP.
  47. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I was very disappointed w/ the '21 SR+ charging curves compared to the previous '20 SR+. For all those who want the comparison source: '21 SR+ vs '20 SR+ charging rates Lots of good info compiled in that article. Suggest everyone take a quick peak at some of the charts.
  48. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Bjorn's outlook on the LFP battery variant and the general consensus in the comments look pretty good for LFP batteries. I haven't done any actual data logging and measurements with my SR+ (Fremont) on the 0-60 times at different SoC but purely from a driver's POV, I feel a noticeable increase...
  49. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    Bjorn's video on 0-60 times between Fremont/China Model 3 If these LFP battery variants are indeed the same battery they use in the China factory, the 0-60 times according to Bjorn are a lot more consistent. Very interesting to consider if you're a the type w/ a lead foot. You can see that the...
  50. Baytomax

    SR/SR+ (Model 3 RWD) Waiting Room

    I wish I could have this problem too lol. Would really hate it if Tesla just decided to send me a check for $4,000. It would really ruin my day!! Also love your name, used to play RS back in the days!!

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