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  1. sjmcman

    New TAPTES Mats - Anyone try them?

    I’ve had the Taptes mats for 7 months now and still very happy with them.
  2. sjmcman

    Basic Summon and Auopilot

    No doubt that Autopilot leads the pack in automated driver assistance - and the capability is baked into the purchase price just like the higher trim version of other brands - Hyundai in this case. Anyone who doubts the benefits Autopilot provides needs to take a long road trip with it to...
  3. sjmcman

    Basic Summon and Auopilot

    Tesla needs to include basic (not Smart) Summon as a function of Autopilot. There was a time when basic Summon was cutting edge and deserved a premium. Keeping the basic forward/backward feature as a function of Smart Summon makes it seem like a premium feature, but basic Summon no longer is...
  4. sjmcman

    Advice Needed - would you request new VIN

    Most definitely, request to be assigned a new VIN.
  5. sjmcman

    New TAPTES Mats - Anyone try them?

    I also ordered in Sept and received them last week. Good fit, very happy with them.
  6. sjmcman

    Taptes All Weather Floor Mats

    I ordered Sep 15 and the delivery was a surprise - although a good one, I never received an email confirming they had shipped. As an aside, they shipped from Kansas City, MO.
  7. sjmcman

    Taptes All Weather Floor Mats

    My front/back seat floor mats arrived yesterday as well, very happy with the fit. I’m still waiting for the trunk area mat.
  8. sjmcman

    Taptes All Weather Floor Mats

    Last I heard on Oct 29 they were awaiting Customs clearance, and should ship in the US a few days after being cleared. I haven’t received any updates since then
  9. sjmcman

    Maxpider or WeatherTech?

    Check out Taptes as well.
  10. sjmcman

    New TAPTES Mats - Anyone try them?

    I have some on order, but haven’t received them yet.
  11. sjmcman

    Homelink Garage Door Opener Installed

    Agree on the install. Its expensive, but over the life of the car it will be worth it.
  12. sjmcman

    Accelerated pedal cover

    LR models don’t have a covering on the accelerator, just a metal plate. Brake has the rubber pad.
  13. sjmcman

    License Plate Screw Size

    Cross posting from some info I posted my first accessories: Rightcar Solutions silicone license plate frame. $14.99 The rear license plate frame is pretty flimsy and I wanted something that wouldn't rattle. It's thicker than the license plate frame Tesla provides, so I secured it with...
  14. sjmcman

    MODEL Y no backup warning noise

    I took delivery 9/29, the pedestrian notification speaker is installed and active.
  15. sjmcman

    Ceramic coating DIY (Avalon King)

    I used the Adams kit, great results there as well.
  16. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    Probably a multi-faceted answer. If you have Netflix, American Factory was an interesting watch.
  17. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    Great input, thanks for sharing. As Munro pointed out in his MY teardown, high tolerance (small, consistent gaps) is expensive and you can expect any manufacturer to make trade offs.
  18. sjmcman

    Wiki Model Y 19" vs 20" Decision Guide

    Exactly, their design changed and they no longer have their name stamped into the rim.
  19. sjmcman

    Test drive and buying Model Y in Virginia

    Glad to hear you had a good experience! Tyco only gave us 20 min when we test drove, but the experience was good. We thought the same of the ride as compared to our X3, we found the Y to be slightly more comfortable.
  20. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    Those kinds of misalignments are just inexcusable. You were still comfortable taking delivery?
  21. sjmcman

    Test drive and buying Model Y in Virginia

    Keep regenerative braking on Standard, you should be able to adapt within a few stops. Very different, but pretty cool once you get it down. Play with the car settings a bit; side mirrors, heat/cooling controls. As with any test drive, try a variety of road conditions, rough and smooth. Try to...
  22. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    A fine Scottish sky in your photo!
  23. sjmcman

    Wiki Model Y 19" vs 20" Decision Guide

    I went with Gemini and planned to swap them out as well. These TSV wheels are a interesting mix of Induction and Uberturbine, and have just supplanted TSS as my preferred option.
  24. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    I assume you don’t see many Tesla’s in the UK yet, any observations from your driving?
  25. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    Thanks for adding in!
  26. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    I do have the raw data in Numbers and here are two snapshots of how I initially logged the measurements. Your thoughts are spot on as far as standard deviation, that's exactly what it's telling us. The MY has more measurements with left-right imbalances, whereas the X3 was more consistent...
  27. sjmcman

    First Accessories

    Thanks, here’s a link to the screw set I bought on Amazon for $9: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SBQ1JX5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I looked at options from Lowe’s, Home Depot and others, this seemed the best all around solution with extras if I need them. The...
  28. sjmcman

    Vendor Show Off Your Aftermarket Model Y Wheels

    The new TSVs look amazing!
  29. sjmcman

    First Accessories

    Thought I'd share some of the first accessories I've added to our MY. Please note, I have no association with any of the vendors or manufacturers. Quick bandit license plate holder $129 I'm really impressed with this. Front plates are required in VA and the front mount that comes with the car...
  30. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    It’s a good way to put some specifics around the panel gap question. Tesla is capable of high quality, but consistency is an issue.
  31. sjmcman

    Ring Car Connect

    In that case, paying connectivity for yet another device isn't appealing.
  32. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    I should add the largest gaps on the BMW were where the hood meets the front grille. MY was the bottom of the rear lift gate. Max on each was 7.5 mm.
  33. sjmcman

    Panel Gaps, MY vs BMW X3

    In preparing for our change from BMW to Tesla, I thought it would be interesting to see the measured panel gap differences. So here we go... I made approximately 40 measurements (in millimeters) across our 2017 X3 and new MY resulting in: BMW X3: AVG 4.646 MODE 4.500 STDEV 0.783...
  34. sjmcman

    Ring Car Connect

    I read that slightly differently, in that it requires Wifi or LTE to work and that the car's connectivity could provide that? We may need to wait and see the specs, but it's own LTE service would be a big disincentive.
  35. sjmcman

    Ring Car Connect

    Judging by the photo, it looks like custom hardware which links to your Ring account. My guess is you’d have to replace your Jeda or Taptes hub to use this.
  36. sjmcman

    Ring Car Connect

    For any Ring security systems or camera users, an upcoming application which integrates with Sentry Mode: “Tap into your car’s built-in cameras to get alerts and watch recorded video in the Ring App. The first compatible cars are Tesla models 3, S, X, & Y. Watch Tesla Sentry Mode and recorded...
  37. sjmcman

    August/September VIN Notifications and Deliveries

    That is interesting. It was on the part of the rear door that tucks under the front door. Photo attached.
  38. sjmcman

    Taptes All Weather Floor Mats

    Looks like the same material as their M3 mats, which are nice. Looks like a preorder sale: TAPTES All-Weather Floor Mats for Tesla Model Y
  39. sjmcman

    VIN 49xxx — great delivery but here are my issues

    Very similar experience picking up 48xxx VIN today. Blue/black LR, Gemini, Tow hitch, Autopilot/no FSD. The frunk lid appeared to have already been adjusted (bolts were worn), and looked great. The driver's side passenger door was slightly misaligned, the tech adjusted it on the spot and is...
  40. sjmcman

    August/September VIN Notifications and Deliveries

    Took delivery a few hours ago at Tyco in Virginia, no serious defects to speak of. Blue/black LR, Gemini, Tow hitch, Autopilot/no FSD. The frunk lid appeared to have already been adjusted (bolts were worn), and looked great. The driver's side passenger door was slightly misaligned, and...
  41. sjmcman

    Took delivery yesterday, SC wouldn’t fix gaps

    Agree, no need to wait. There are many cars delivered with few issues overall and no serious issues - we mostly hear about the bad stuff. Just go into it with an open mind and if the vehicle doesn’t meet your expectations request a different one. My delivery is this afternoon and I get the...
  42. sjmcman

    Took delivery yesterday, SC wouldn’t fix gaps

    Agree the frunk should be fixable. The doors are problematic and if you can’t live with the gaps you may want to consider returning.
  43. sjmcman

    Help identify random reflective part

    I believe this also covers a retaining screw.
  44. sjmcman

    Test drive and buying Model Y in Virginia

    Congrats! Any info on Supercharger miles?
  45. sjmcman

    Gap between headlight and bumper

    I’m surprised the bumper had that much play?
  46. sjmcman

    August/September VIN Notifications and Deliveries

    Don’t blame you, in that situation I’d do the same. Crappy way of making sure the delivery goes into Q3 numbers.

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