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  1. Venomboy

    Sell my S and buy a Y?

    I do love the dual screens! We also have a base model Honda Accord we got from a friend for dirt cheap and it had $3k miles. It's a decent car but man...the road noise is pretty bad. I've heard a few things about the Y being noisy but I also know brand and type of tire can have a lot to do with...
  2. Venomboy

    Sell my S and buy a Y?

    I have a 2017 Model S 90D model that I bought brand new in early 2017. I got the free upgraded self driving computer and also upgraded the center screen/computer. I also have black TSport 19" wheels and full glass tint. So far it's a great car (I bought it new) and don't have any issues with it...
  3. Venomboy

    To MCU2 or not to MCU2?

    Early 2017 Model S owner here. Over the summer I got my self driving unit replaced for free; mobile service swapped it out in my driveway. Took less than 2 hours. I saw some improvements in terms of overall stability and visualizations but my center console had already started to get wacky...
  4. Venomboy

    Tesla towing/flat repair story

    I've found that the policies aren't clear or consistent depending on who you talk to at Tesla. Their reason for not giving me the loaner wheel (which has a Goodyear tire on it) is that the other 3 tires are non-OEM. If I drive the 10 miles to Wheel Works, nothing will happen. Hell, if I drive a...
  5. Venomboy

    Tesla towing/flat repair story

    Update: Looks like I'll be getting tire reimbursement from Tire Rack because I purchased their warranty service.
  6. Venomboy

    Tesla towing/flat repair story

    Yesterday I found a giant bolt in my right front tire and I could hear the air hissing out. I had the 19" standard silver wheels and Pirelli Cinturato tires I bought last year as the original Goodyears had worn out. Sunday: I call Tesla's roadside assistance number. They answer immediately and...
  7. Venomboy

    Vendor Tesla Model S Flow Forged Wheels - Model TSS Available in 19" & 20"

    Thanks! One of my service centers said their wheel mounting equipment (meaning mounting tires on wheels) is only for Tesla wheels and they don't want to damage non-Tesla wheels. Don't know if this is true or just a way to avoid dealing with 3rd party parts.
  8. Venomboy

    Vendor Tesla Model S Flow Forged Wheels - Model TSS Available in 19" & 20"

    My service center said they wouldn't mount tires on aftermarket wheels. I asked if they would mount aftermarket wheel/tire packages on my car and they didn't really have an answer.
  9. Venomboy

    FS: TSportline Matte Black 19” TST with Pirelli P-Zero A/S Plus

    I'll take them and I can pick up this Sunday or Monday at the very latest. I'll PM you.
  10. Venomboy

    Auto parking change?

    Mine almost never comes on. But when it does it's pretty accurate. Sometimes I reverse into a space and it turns on and does a good job. Is there any way to turn it on manually?
  11. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    A friend of mine in San Fransciso said there’s a street by his house and it’s lined with broken glass. The signs and open cars don’t deter anyone. They just break the windows regardless. Because of Prop 47 the entire state let’s criminals walk every day. SF just gets the publicity. This...
  12. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    I got an estimate from Service King in Santa Clara. About $380-ish installed. The actual glass is about $260 or $280. They called Tesla and said the glass could take 3 days to 3 months to arrive. A friend at work has a Model 3 that has the same breakage. She's getting her glass in a week. I...
  13. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    I have friends in law enforcment and probation. They said you cbs do a lot of heinous stuff and there’s pretty much no punishment. Major drug dealer in my neighborhood got his house raised by SWAT. They found fighting pitbulls, weapons, 50+ pot plants, etc. Dude got out on bail next day and...
  14. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    Because of Prop 47 and 57, there’s little to no punishment for these types of crimes.
  15. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    Yes I use the privacy screen. No I’m Not going to remove it. I read all the debates on this. I called Tesla and have an appt in a week at a service center to check it out. They said if the trim wasn’t damaged then they can fix at the dealer. Looks like the trim is intact and that my window...
  16. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    Just read about C Bond. I’ll look into it. Thanks!
  17. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    Thanks. Doubt I’ll file an insurance claim. Not worth it. You’d think there would be an alarm for breaking glass.
  18. Venomboy

    Smashed C-Pillar window at Fleming's in Santa Clara, CA

    Tonight between 8:23pm and 9:48pm, some asshat smashed the C-pillar window on my Model S driver's side. They flipped down the rear seat. Guess they saw the case of bottled water in the trunk and moved on. Luckily my window tint kept a huge chunk of the glass together on the rear floor deck...
  19. Venomboy

    Best 19 tires replacement

    I've had the 19" P7's for almost a month now. Super quiet and smooth. They feel a bit soft when I turn but so far no complaints. The stock ones were super noisy in comparison.
  20. Venomboy

    Organize Reus group buy in Bay Area

    What's installed in this upgrade and how long does it take?
  21. Venomboy

    Tire Shops - Do they know how to lift a Tesla?

    I once called Wheel Works to repair a screw in my tire and they swore they could lift my Model S. I arrive, and 10 mins later, "Uh, yeah, the guy that does the Teslas won't be in for another 2 days..." Called Tesla and they set up an appt with me next day at the nearest service center and...
  22. Venomboy

    Anyone Tint Their Windshield?

    I haven't had any issues. There are 3M logos which my installer said I could remove after 10 days with rubbing alcohol. They came off instantly :) The only thing I saw was the other day it was raining in the morning and I was parked outside a small shop with a really bright halogen looking...
  23. Venomboy

    Anyone regretting their purchase

    I love and dislike mine. Love the looks, the space, the handling. It's a really beautiful car. And I love that it's electric. I don't like the fit and finish issues and the interior materials are pretty damn cheap. The LED interior lights are useless so I replaced mine with Abstract Ocean...
  24. Venomboy

    Anyone Tint Their Windshield?

    I have mine tinted with Crystalline at 70%. Helps big time with the heat and haven't had any visibility issues. Is it legal? I'm no lawyer. LOL. But I'd recommend it.
  25. Venomboy

    Autopilot thoughts

    Sometimes my autopilot is awesome. Other times it swerves rapidly then slows down immediately. When it works, it's great. I know what to expect and I know what's coming in self-driving cars. There's a gap right now but I have hope it'll work properly because I've seen the real deal.
  26. Venomboy

    Positive experience at Santa Clara service center for tire repair

    Got clarification on the wheel/tire mounting: Yes, they'll mount aftermarket tires on stock wheels. Yes, they'll mount an aftermarket tire/wheel package if they tires are already on the wheels. No, they won't mount tires on aftermarket wheels. They said their equipment is for Tesla wheels only...
  27. Venomboy

    Positive experience at Santa Clara service center for tire repair

    Last week I noticed one of my tires was low by about 8psi. Filled it up and 2 days later is was down about 6psi. So I figure I have a slow week.. Sunday I call my local Wheel Works and ask if they can repair it. Sure, come on in. Over the phone I ask if they know how to lift a Tesla. Yeah...
  28. Venomboy

    Be careful when getting a tint!

    Fremont: OCDetailing - Bay Area Coating & Clear Bra Specialist
  29. Venomboy

    Be careful when getting a tint!

    Your welcome :)
  30. Venomboy

    Be careful when getting a tint!

    Or stick with shops that have tinted tons of Teslas like OC Detailing.
  31. Venomboy

    recommendation for NVX audio installer in the bay area?

    OCDetailing: OCDetailing - Bay Area Coating & Clear Bra Specialist They'll do it. Talked to them about it. They also recommended another solution (forgot the speaker vendor name) that costs a bit more but they feel is a lot better.
  32. Venomboy

    Tire wear

    Just took mine in for a rotation. 2017 90D with 8000+ miles. Fronts at 8/32, rear at 5/32. Service guy told me he's seen most people needing new tires around 15k miles. I don't drive crazy or too fast. Hopefully I'll get more mileage out of these.
  33. Venomboy

    Window Tinting

    OCDetaling if you're in the Bay Area. They're in Fremont. OCDetailing - Bay Area Coating & Clear Bra Specialist
  34. Venomboy

    Window Tinting

    I just got Llumar ceramic 35% on sides, back, and pano roof. 70% 3M Crystalline on front windshield. Makes a big difference in the sun. You should not have visible seams. Have your installer fix it.
  35. Venomboy

    Tesla Front Center Console- Like/Dislike?

    Storage overall in the cabin is awful. I've found women really hate the lack of door pockets and how poorly designed the center console is. The center armrest cupholders are another source of pain. Cupholders exactly where my forearm rests. Fail.' I think the thing I dislike the most is the...
  36. Venomboy

    Model S - Window Tinting

    Sent you a message.
  37. Venomboy

    Model S - Window Tinting

    I just got my 2017 Model S with Pano roof tinted by OCDetailing in Fremont, CA. Got 35% Llumar ceramic on sides, back, and sunroof. Got 3M Crystalline 70% on front windshield. Great service, fair price. Joe (the owner) is a really good guy to deal with. The 3M has a few tiny 3M logos that I...
  38. Venomboy

    Black exterior w/ White interior Model S

    Wish I would have gone with white. I have Obsidian black with black perforated leather seats. I think the white on the dash and door panels is really nice
  39. Venomboy

    Quality Control, is this acceptable?

    The sticking on mine near the inner bottom is pretty rough and uneven. I don't think your new wheel is acceptable.
  40. Venomboy

    Is UHFS sound upgrade worth it?

    Years ago I put a Pioneer aftermarket stereo in my 2003 Highlander. USB port on the front. Bought a USB kit for my Honda Odyssey. iPod integration. My current Fusion and Pilot have USB ports that connect to the stereo. I travel a lot and I often rent a smaller car for driving around. Typically...
  41. Venomboy

    Is UHFS sound upgrade worth it?

    I boosted the 2 lowest frequencies to just about maximum. The remaining frequencies are at roughly +6. The 2 high frequencies can get piercing at higher settings. These settings definitely helped. The clarity is always there. I haven't had this much clarity on any stock system in any car I've...
  42. Venomboy

    Is UHFS sound upgrade worth it?

    The system is super clear. However, it's lacking in bass big time. I find that even with he low frequencies boosted really high with the EQ, you can't feel the bass unless you get the volume up to 3 or 4. Lower than that and it's a bit like an AM radio. I currently own a 2013 Ford Fusion and...
  43. Venomboy

    Poll: Ultrawhite - modern or cheap looking?

    I usually hate white interiors but I think it looks nice and I almost got it when I ordered my 90D. I only sat in the white seats once but they didn't look or feel cheap to me. Curious if they'll really hold up over 5 years.
  44. Venomboy

    1 month + review: Model S 90D

    Just ordered some Griot's window cleaner as all my cars have the gassy interior windows.
  45. Venomboy

    1 month + review: Model S 90D

    I did do my homework. But a few test drives aren't the same as a 2600+ mile ownership experience. Same thing with reading forum posts. When I first sat in a Tesla I thought it was amazing. Still did after a few test drives. There's lots of posts where people say they love everything about the...
  46. Venomboy

    1 month + review: Model S 90D

    We have the Model S, new Honda Pilot, and a 2013 Ford Fusion Energy. I don't think the Tesla in terms of interior materials, fit, and finish is better than those 2 cars. It's more minimalist and beautiful and I can't even compare the acceleration. This weekend I was wondering if I made the right...
  47. Venomboy

    1 month + review: Model S 90D

    More not so good: No OFF button for radio. I've read previous threads on this. How hard is it to add an off switch for the audio? XM: can I get a keypad or a way to punch in the radio station? Album art...please add it. Audio overall: bass is very attenuated at lower volumes, but it sounds...

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