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  1. paranoidroid

    WTB: Jackstands or Rennstands for Model 3

    Looking to buy two of either of these stands. PM me with price shipped to San Francisco, CA. Thanks!
  2. paranoidroid

    Master Brake Cylinder Brace from Mountain Pass Performance MPP

    Great review, thanks! A friend brought up one compromise with bracing the master cylinder this way that I didn't think about - it may change worst case front end collision dynamics. Could the master cylinder be braced in a way that doesn't risk it going into you in a bad front end collision?
  3. paranoidroid

    A/C Clicking Noise

    FWIW I had this issue that seemed like it was caused by material expanding/contracting when A/C was on and after a few months the initial clicking went away on its own. Like the whatever material cured or settled eventually.. YMMV.
  4. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    Great, so with your total confidence and having "tested the hell out of it in all imaginable scenarios" tell us under what conditions will your car spin out with Track Mode enabled but not in full stability control? Give us a handful of scenarios and be specific about it in terms of vehicle...
  5. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    What I find interesting is there is not one person who actually frequently tracks or autocrosses cars or has high performance driving education here that agrees with you.
  6. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    I don't think anyone said anything about speed. We're talking about stability controls. In the situation you're describing leaving stability control to the default can actually save your life. Do you think you can react as quickly as the car's stability systems in keeping the vehicle under...
  7. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    I invite Perry & afadeev to come to the next local autocross event where it's a safe environment to run Track Mode and see how easy it is to lose control of the car with Track Mode vs. without Track Mode - even at the low speeds autocross tracks run at.
  8. paranoidroid

    High speed braking instability - ABS/ESP bug?

    Stock brakes are fine for street. Stopping power is not brake limited but tire limited. You are only brake limited when the brakes get too hot from heat soak from repeated high speed braking over and over again. This generally only occurs on the track.
  9. paranoidroid

    High speed braking instability - ABS/ESP bug?

    This was what my guess of the issue is. The car does get a bit light at high speed. Maybe the spoiler from the performance car would help (or aftermarket). Unplugged Performance recently tested the factory spoiler: Independent Aerodynamic Study of Tesla Model 3 by Unplugged Performance...
  10. paranoidroid

    Loose seat belt anchor, is this normal?

    Can someone check if their shoulder seat belt anchor is this loose on the passenger side? On the driver side I can't press in as far as depicted in the video - as if there is something behind the anchor piece. But on the passenger side you can see I can press it in pretty far as if there's...
  11. paranoidroid

    AWD front motor sounds

    I think it's completely normal.
  12. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    There is a HUGE difference in vehicle dynamics between track mode and non-track mode when driven at the limits. One lap on an autocross course will immediately show it.
  13. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    Actually Track Mode makes the car nearly the same as all stability controls off. It does add other features on top such as helping you rotate but it will also let you lose the car and spin it. Randy Pobst who spent all day with us last weekend said exactly the same thing - and he loves it this...
  14. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    Sorry, I am just going to disagree with you here. You may have more Track Mode miles on public roads than me but you aren't able to push it to the limits as much in public - I have pushed the limits of Track Mode on the track multiple times as well as observed dozens of others do the same...
  15. paranoidroid

    Track Mode m3p

    I have used Track Mode for a few days on the track and taken it to its limits and have seen maybe a dozen or more spins in Track Mode from Tesla Corsa events. The danger I see with Track Mode is not so much aggressive corners which the car is highly controllable but in a sudden spin when the...
  16. paranoidroid

    Please List Model 3 PERFORMANCE track times

    I think with the brakes now being majorly front biased from stock it throws off the VSC control loops which was tuned with the stock factory bias. You would have to do some calculations and figure out how to increase rear brake bias to compliment the new front brakes so the proportion is similar...
  17. paranoidroid

    A/C Clicking Noise

    Still happens and have not had a chance to get it diagnosed. Please update to what they did to yours. Thanks!
  18. paranoidroid

    Feedback from BMW or other premium brand converts?

    I still got my bimmers but none of them get driven outside the occasional track day. Welcome to the club!
  19. paranoidroid

    $1k Refunds on FSD Start March 11

    Communication down to CS is very bad within Tesla. They are often times not the best informed (and probably not their fault). So I would be surprised if this pans out. Pleasantly surprised (I'd like a $1k refund) but I would personally bet against this happening.
  20. paranoidroid

    I need to know about your rattles....

    I have had zero rattle issues with mine. It spent one day at the track and two full days at the autocross (where my vehicle was used as an instructor demo vehicle and driven very hard) so any rattle issues would have definitely shown up by now. Good luck with voip getting the issues resolved.
  21. paranoidroid

    Model 3 Performance Battery Degradation One Month (Story)

    Do you have a Teslafi graph to correlate the drop with Tesla Corsa? I also ran at Buttonwillow but don't see a drop on mine..
  22. paranoidroid

    Alarming amounts of cold weather vampire drain

    The low pressure warning at 41psi is really strange. I've run my car at 40psi for weeks and no warning. I bleed them down to 36psi cold at Buttonwillow for a day on the track and no warning either. It does make me wonder how Tesla's warning algorithm works here.
  23. paranoidroid

    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    The cost of printing is insignificant when compared to the peace of mind of thousands of dollars of stuff that's stored in the trunk that you know is now completely secure. For the times where you MUST use the trunk of course and when the contents are more valuable than the risk and cost of...
  24. paranoidroid

    Tesla Corsa 2nd Event is Jan 27th!

    There were plenty of P3D drivers who were much slower than the fastest RWD drivers. So much is on driver skill.
  25. paranoidroid

    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    I printed them myself, but you can just use 3DHubs.com. Upload the correct files and x2 (one for each seat). Easy install.
  26. paranoidroid

    Epidemic of Model 3 small window break-ins

    I just printed and installed this lock and it works GREAT. Tesla Model 3 rear seat lock by jonco223 Completely secure now for the times I MUST use the trunk for something.
  27. paranoidroid

    RWD Needs Track Mode

    Yes I agree. Even the very basic BMW models have the ability to lesson or disable traction & stability controls.
  28. paranoidroid

    Tesla and quality control.

    I've had very few issues with my car. Certainly not any more than from other manufacturers (BMW).
  29. paranoidroid

    Where is my GD Perf Package refund?

    Same boat here, also Dec 3rd approval.
  30. paranoidroid

    Audiophiles w/ Model 3's

    I use Sonarworks for my headphones too (Focal Utopia, which are great but need the correction). That and with some reference studio monitors I have a decent idea of what neutral should sound like (which I prefer since I listen to a wide variety of music). I agree with those saying the Model 3...
  31. paranoidroid

    Audiophiles w/ Model 3's

    The thread is titled 'Audiophiles with Model 3s' thread so technically it is on topic ;) But happy to move to PM too. I can spend up to $4k a set of powered speakers but I prefer to not be too far off on the optimal diminishing returns curve. I do most listening at a desk but I would prefer...
  32. paranoidroid

    Audiophiles w/ Model 3's

    Thanks for this. I generally like a flat frequency response since I have a wide music taste. I have some studio monitors (first gen Mackie HR824) that I use as my main speakers at my desk and your EQ without the lowest end bump sounds the best so far out of all EQ suggestions. As an aside, if I...
  33. paranoidroid

    Gen 1 UMC 40 Amp Mobile Charger - $300 shipped.

    Will drop to $280 shipped!
  34. paranoidroid

    Gen 1 UMC 40 Amp Mobile Charger - $300 shipped.

    This will charge your Tesla S/X/3 at 40 amps instead of 32 amps of the Gen 2 charger. This is 25% faster and these gen 1 units are no longer made. $300 Shipped Includes: 1 x Gen1 Mobile Charger (with 20 ft cable) 1 x NEMA 14-50 adapter 1 x NEMA 5-15 adapter
  35. paranoidroid

    UP vs MPP Coilover

    Anyone going to TC with the MPP sport coilovers? Perhaps we can all have a coilover drive test/feel battle.
  36. paranoidroid

    When and how to get the $5000 refund?

    Anyone still waiting for their check and was confirmed beginning of Dec. or earlier? I got the confirm email Dec 3 and still no check even when it seems others have gotten theirs already. I also have my free SC turned off. I'm worried it was lost in mail.
  37. paranoidroid

    AWD front motor sounds

    I guess the best way to describe is is to try to record the sound like in the video I posted. The sound I hear is specifically the pulsing whrr-whrr that if you start the video I posted at 0:12 you can hear at 0:13.
  38. paranoidroid

    AWD front motor sounds

    So to confirm, you hear a faint pulsing whrr-whrr sound that varies with speed like in the video I just posted? I think we all expect a steady whine but many hear a pulsing whine at certain speeds (what some may be describing as beeping?). It's mostly evident when the car slows to around 33mph...
  39. paranoidroid

    AWD front motor sounds

    I found a video of someone recording the front motor pulsing sound that I hear. Turn the volume up because it's faint. It's most evident around 0:13-0:15 when he's at 33mph. It's a faint high pitch pulsing - and not a steady whine like you may hear instead at higher or lower speeds. The faint...
  40. paranoidroid

    Panel (mis)alignment and/or gap getting worse?!

    Those specific headlight gaps look like a lot (most?) of 3s I've seen including my own out of the factory.
  41. paranoidroid

    AWD front motor sounds

    Yes, I have this on mine as well at around those speeds. I think it's normal.. but I think a few of us should try to record the sound so we know we're all talking about the same thing.
  42. paranoidroid

    Gen 1 UMC 40 Amp Mobile Charger

    This will charge your Tesla S/X/3 at 40 amps instead of 32 amps of the Gen 2 charger. This is 25% faster and these gen 1 units are no longer made. $325 Shipped or pick up in San Francisco. Includes: 1 x Gen1 Mobile Charger (with 20 ft cable) 1 x NEMA 14-50 adapter 1 x NEMA 5-15 adapter
  43. paranoidroid

    Sandy Munro talks about the teardown of the Model 3

    I have two BMWs, not as good as those but not bad at all and very much passes my standards. Closer to new Honda on my example and this includes paint quality as well. You def. need to drive a Performance Model 3 with your car experience, you'll love it.
  44. paranoidroid

    Tesla Crackling Sound Near Driver Windshield

    Does it only happen with HVAC on? I think it's related to contraction/expansion of wood when temp changes and causes rubbing. When equalized it stops. I believe there is a service bulletin for it and a fix that involves putting some lube on the parts.
  45. paranoidroid

    When and how to get the $5000 refund?

    Anyone who got confirmation from early Dec or earlier and still not gotten their check yet? Still waiting for mine and I've been getting billed for my supercharging.
  46. paranoidroid

    Sandy Munro talks about the teardown of the Model 3

    Exactly, this is what I'm interested in hearing about. Munro said Tesla didn't take advantage of the battery when designing the frame and it could be made just as safe as today but with less mass in the frame - thus it's overweight. He claims Tesla should use finite-element analysis - such as...
  47. paranoidroid

    Sandy Munro talks about the teardown of the Model 3

    Yes, I watched the whole video. I'm not debating if the Model 3 is a great handling car, I purchased my Performance 3 over a BMW M2 Competition or BMW M3. It IS a great handling car, but the question I was answering is why weight is important (with one article to start that can explain to the...
  48. paranoidroid

    Sandy Munro talks about the teardown of the Model 3

    It's not all about 0-60. My last post to you, you can either spend some time googling and learning about the many dozens of reasons weight is VERY important in a car or you can just keep quoting 0-60 times and look uneducated to everyone else in the car world. And again, I gave you one article...
  49. paranoidroid

    Sandy Munro talks about the teardown of the Model 3

    You asked why weight matters (not why it should matter to you) and a few of us have given you a bunch of answers. If you don't get it, then you just plain don't get it. Everyone else in the car community does.

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