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  1. HighPotential

    Plaid tire failure

    John, I have one. I will call you.
  2. HighPotential

    Sensitivity of “auto” wipers

    I mean this is an easy one to fix with a little bit of revised code and some simple added features (setting our own interval time, setting max auto speed, etc).
  3. HighPotential

    Sensitivity of “auto” wipers

    Finally rained in SoCal. Ok, Cal. A lot. Auto wiper is pretty bad. They must have had a student engineer do the code. Manual is fine, but its manual. Come on guys.
  4. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Michelin did not ask for my old tires back.
  5. HighPotential

    Smoked a Lamborghini Aventador SVJ in the stoplight derby.

    I could hear him coming a mile away. Sounded, and looked amazing. He was behind me making a left onto a two-lane roadway. I knew he saw my Plaid badge and he might try to make a move past me just after the turn. Most cars I would ignore, but I just couldn't let this one by. And he sure did...
  6. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    I wish I believed it was as simple as you claim it to be Sam. But I don't.
  7. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    No. I do not believe riding on the edge is the problem.
  8. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    My suggestion is, and what I am doing is, overinflating the tires to 45psi and driving them easy. The higher pressure gives them better structural integrity. Also, no cheetah launches or pedal slamming. Ease into the acceleration over a second or two. We can also use the non-"T" versions of...
  9. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    I am not in the "it's the camber, stupid" camp. My thought is that the tires are structurally getting "broken" by the massive, instant torque on the inside corner and then wear unevenly as they then continue to deform with just regular use after that. Camber wear is even across almost the...
  10. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    That's not a tire failing in your pics. That's wear of bad alignment. Even with all that wear in your picture, the tire is structurally intact. Our Michelins are getting torn up, not by bad alignment. We are dealing with something different here IMHO. I am eager to learn more about the...
  11. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    I like my 21's. I paid for my 21's. I want my 21's.
  12. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Yes the T2 is the Tesla spec version of the tire. Comes with the foam and the tread chip.
  13. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Me too. A bit noisier though. The T2 had me spoiled.
  14. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Fronts do not have this problem. Since you have10,000 miles, I would ask Michelin to replace both back tires.
  15. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    One perhaps informative bit of info is that on my worn tire, the wear was not even, it was sinusoidal as it went around the tire. Like pulsing. This tells me the tire is stretching and deforming. Maybe more info that the tire is structurally failing as opposed to even wear due to just bad...
  16. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Interesting. Maybe the too-short-of-a-sidewall is the cause. Not enough inflation, sidewall damage, eventual structure failure. Or just a good pothole starts it and the damage spreads from stress.
  17. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Would this mean tire defect on the 21s? If it was alignment, we should still see the same wear on the 19's and 20's right?
  18. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Michelin honored my claim and paid 75% of the replacement set which Tire Rack was kind enough to order for me. I was unable to find new T2's anywhere, but Tire Rack eventually got the non-Tesla version in and I snagged a rear set of those. They are a bit noisier on some road surfaces, but not...
  19. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    When I threw the T2's on the car was aligned very carefully at the low ride height so I do not believe it was an alignment issue (at least it being far out of spec)
  20. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    I think it is difficult. Why then only one of my two identical rear tires?
  21. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    I can see that. Here is some more info. This is a pic of both of the T2's I removed. The left one is the left side rear, the right one the right. I brought the insides together for comparison. There is very little "OEM" rubber to begin with (on the left). I verified this with the new set...
  22. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    I love the 21's. I don't think there's a reason the 21's should wear differently. The overall wheel diameter is the same size is it not? If it's different, then yes, that would make a difference.
  23. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Update. My barely used right rear "T2"'s leaked and the shop found the tread separating. The left one was just fine. Back on went my new non-T2 ones. I am beginning to wonder if this is a tire defect. My shop and I both inspected the slightly used T2's before install and they looked good...
  24. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Exactly. It's the alignment. THAT BEING SAID, I personally do not know how these OEM supply deals are made. Maybe Michelin reviewed and approved the Model S rear suspension geometry and agreed to supply their tire with their warranty. So as to whose fault it is, not sure. Micheline DID...
  25. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Yep. That's what happened to mine. Except mine started leaking at 8,700 miles. My wear was caught a bit sooner.
  26. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    That's exactly what I did. I like Low. (Yes, it's all about the looks, lol)
  27. HighPotential

    Plaid 21” rear tire woes - factory defect?

    Classic toe alignment problem. Mine was in spec but toed out. I got replacements and adjusted the toe for slight in. I am tracking wear every thousand miles.
  28. HighPotential

    Plaid tire failure

    Sorry, I meant No Toe
  29. HighPotential

    Plaid tire failure

    Update: We found the rear toe settings to be within spec, but they were toed out. We brought them in to spec but with toe in. We will see what happens.
  30. HighPotential

    Plaid tire failure

    Mine are gone after about 7,000 miles. Same problem. Although I do not have proof yet, the issue is NOT rubbing. This is a classic "too-much toe-in" alignment setting wear pattern. Too much toe-in on the rear tires. The treadwear pattern (inner edge only) is a simple diagnosis and is as old...
  31. HighPotential

    So my new Plaid with 8,760 miles on it destroyed its rear tires from faulty factory set toe-in.

    Well, that's the point. Factory spec apparently did this. Tesla realigned the car just over a month ago. There's quite a bit of history on this on the web. I took Michelin up on their generous offer. Once I get the new tires, I will have my local shop work with me to back off the rear toe...
  32. HighPotential

    So my new Plaid with 8,760 miles on it destroyed its rear tires from faulty factory set toe-in.

    I feel Tesla should cover this since it is so recent. They said they don't cover tires. Michelin said they would cover 2/3 of the cost of replacement tires. Any suggestions on how best to handle this?
  33. HighPotential

    steering yokes? is this true?

    yes. It literally pops out and then back in. Might be a bolt or two ( I can't recall) but very easy regardless.
  34. HighPotential

    steering yokes? is this true?

    It was super easy. I used this:
  35. HighPotential

    steering yokes? is this true?

    Yes they will communicate with you- quite extensively to make sure every detail is clearly specified before they make it. Make sure you also communicate very clearly (but as simply as possible) and make sure that you are satisfied that they clearly understand what you want in no uncertain terms...
  36. HighPotential

    steering yokes? is this true?

    This is them: New Real carbon fiber flat sport steering wheel for Tesla S/X yoke Disc style | eBay
  37. HighPotential

    steering yokes? is this true?

    I've had it in for a week now and I'm not going back. Much easier to drive. Materials are nice. Real CF, matches interior trim perfectly, and the perforated leather feels nice within the grips. Red stitching matches the car color.
  38. HighPotential

    steering yokes? is this true?

    I have a wheel coming from a Chinese manufacturer. Swaps in for the yoke. Looks to be good quality. Was able to customize it to match the car. Matte carbon fiber, red stitching (my car is red). Hopefully will be nice. Heating is included supposedly.
  39. HighPotential

    How to remove the back seat rear cover?

    Yes, it has stayed away. Make sure to do both seats.
  40. HighPotential

    First Service Visit Takeaways - Mixed

    Took the car in for damaged suspension linkage replacement and an alignment. Had an appointment. Price: Estimate number was not bad and they stuck to their number. Length: Ok. The appointment had me waiting 6 days, then it took them two weeks to do a 2 hour job. In their defense, they were...
  41. HighPotential

    How is Tesla service? Wary of sloppy dealer work.

    My new Tesla Plaid is a verified Tesla. It came with a small dent UNDER the paint, not the best fitting body panels, etc. I am happy with all that. From past other brand dealership experiences, I am wary of sloppy work and crooked practices. There is one thing I should have fixed though...
  42. HighPotential

    How to remove the back seat rear cover?

    Following up. It was the rear left seat latch. I wrapped the forward bar of the seat latch bar a 2-3 times with electrical tape and solved.
  43. HighPotential

    I thought Tesla was a fix-it-yourself type of company? What gives?

    I'm just talking about buying a shop manual and the lack of my enthusiasm to want to afford such a "rented" luxury.
  44. HighPotential

    How to remove the back seat rear cover?

    Put your rear seats down and see if it stops. I got lucky and mine did so I've really isolated it. I am referring to all speeds, including barely moving, a sort of creaking from the back right. It did not require road harshness, jounce, body stress, etc.

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