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    Our first road trip - Model Y (600 miles)

    250kw up to 50% state of charge then 150 after!?!? Cries in 85D* 😭
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    Advice on a used Model S 90D

    huh, my 85D is fine and I don't baby it. No rattles, no creaks. All trim is fine except for some small bubbling of the alcantara on the inside b-pillers. Honestly, my interior looks like the day I bought it at 28k miles now at 105k miles. And I wiped it down and dressed it maybe 6 times...maybe...
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    Drive Unit Repair SCAL Independent Shop

    I wonder if there is some dielectric coolant that can be used in the older S that can keep these drive units from failing while still providing enough cooling performance for the batteries.
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    Buyer Be Ware: RPM Tesla Cubby

    Looks to be within spec by Tesla standards. All joking aside, I bought the cheap one with no pull handle, just a lip underneath to pull on, from Amazon and have bee happy with it. Ok quality, blends in with the cheap plastic down there, lol.
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    The funny thing is the car didn’t think I was going to make it until it gave up about 60 miles in, lol
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    Update on the 19” TNA Razors and Pirelli P Zero AS+ Elect. Have a little over a thousand miles on them now and still drive the same (AP set at 65mph on highway, sometimes 70). Still flooring it here and there but this set up appears to be abouy 11-12% more efficient then the Vredesteins on the...
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    Am I being an idiot trying to hold onto my p85dL outside of warranty?

    Dunno. My windows must be aligned right cause I get very little wind noise. I shoved some 1/2in foam behind the upper corner of both driver and passenger sides to help it seat better since I noticed a lot of air movement in that area and it seemed to help.
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    Model S Wh/m

    Been here my whole life. I know how fast people drive on I-95. I put 75k miles on the 85D in 3 years and drove from NC to the Canadian border for an old job on a weekly basis. I drive plenty. I just don’t care how fast others think they need to drive to keep up with random strangers they will...
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    Model S Wh/m

    Where I’m from(mid atlantic) people can barely drive 65 without running into jersey walls and each other. That’s the main reason it never feels comfortable to me to go any faster as the amount of times you will get cut off means you’re unnecessarily reducing your reaction times to save a few...
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    Model S Wh/m

    Ya’ll drive too fast. Lol. I got 224 miles on my 85D on 90% charge with 6% left at 65mph. If I had a 100D or a refreshed long range…woowee I’ve done quite a bit of drag racing and autocross in my day but 80mph on the highway never felt comfortable no matter what I was driving.
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    Model S Wh/m

    This is a segment of a recent trip from NC to VA. Two other passengers plus 50lbs of luggage. Lots of ups and downs average 65mph.
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    SC01 FUSC not transferring??

    I have always seen no recent supercharging sessions and a $0.00 bill since I got my car. I bought mine from a dealer but it was a one owner corporate car.
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    First Road Trip in my 2022 Model S

    I always google the supercharger stops the in car route planner wants to stop at and adjust accordingly to my needs. Otherwise you might end up in the middle of no where or an inconvenient location. 75-80mph is a real range killer I see. I can get rated at 70mph in my 85D so I typically won’t...
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    Cold weather driving sucks up the battery

    One of the things I had to learn fast was driving in cold weather when I first bought my 85D. A couple things I do is pump the air pressure up to 50psi (45psi should be good on a M3) to eek out that little extra efficiency that can be used for heating instead of overcoming rolling resistance. I...
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    Am I being an idiot trying to hold onto my p85dL outside of warranty?

    I agree with the others. Keep the car. Get a warranty on the battery from 057 while it is still good. That’s my plan. I’ll pick up a cheap plaid in a couple years when used car prices implode some more. Also, best I have seen on my 85D is 124kw at a supercharger at 6% state of charge. Never...
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    Alrighty, just got my new wheels and tires on the other day. Went from Vredestein QuatracPros on the original 21” Turbines to Pirelli P Zero Allseason Plus Elects on TheNewAero Razors in 19”. Initial impressions are the P0’s are probably more efficient. I can’t tell for sure until I get back...
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    Can you get rated range in sub-freezing temps?

    I am in that camp also. I firmly believe there was very little in the way of non-aero efficiency improvements on the newer Tesla’s until the latest Plaid variant. Most of the range improvements for the S I believe come from larger usable batteries and tweaks to the aero (front bumper and...
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    Can you get rated range in sub-freezing temps?

    The short answer is no. You can’t. But I got pretty close if you remove heating and battery conditioning. Today as everyone in the country knows is friggin’ cold. I was able to get this result with an average speed of 60mph! HVAC was set up in a special way to maximize range in my opinion...
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    Are Old Model S Cars Still Good? (NEW VIDEO)

    Found the screenshot of the trip meter of it. Comes out to about 290-295 miles of range.
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    What should my ideal charge percentage be?

    Dunno. I am naturally leary of attempting a 100 to 0 attempt. But going off of my trip meter from last charges and the kw usage I am somewhere between 74kw to 77kw of usable energy (guessing accessories are accounting for the discrepancies). My range during the summer is very solid as any trip...
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    Are Old Model S Cars Still Good? (NEW VIDEO)

    Not bad on the range. My best run ever in my 85D was 39% battery used to travel 115 miles in 50 degree weather which works out to almost 295 miles of range. Autopilot set to 65mph, climate set to auto 72 and whatever traffic patterns dictate the average speed. I am fairly certain that until the...
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    What should my ideal charge percentage be?

    Previous poster in this thread said by his math the 18650s should have about 4% calendar aging after 7 years.
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    What should my ideal charge percentage be?

    I'm at 256 rated from 270 new. That's 5.2% degradation so if 4% of that is calendar aging, my car only has 1.2% cycle aging? I charge mine to 90% at home and 70-80% if I supercharge.
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    Understanding 85kWh battery limits

    Definitely something janky going on with your battery. My 85D has 102k miles and none of those issues. Battery drain on 30 degree days is only like 4-5% over 12hrs to keep the battery warmish. My car is a little newer, my warranty runs out in April. I am also on MCU2. I am seeing a little less...
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    What's the best efficiency people have seen on the highway? Curious what the standard is
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    yea, Yea, this was a recent trip. Temps in the high 50s so hvac was left on auto at 72. Average around 55mph but some stop and go traffic which slowed me down but 65 to 70mph when not in traffic. My car does not do as well in stop and go traffic. I have standard regen on but I struggle to get...
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    Way above my head my friend. All I know is most of the forces acting on a car like rolling resistance increases linearly with speed and the predominant force that increases at a nonlinear rate is aero drag. There will be some nonlinear force increase in the gearbox from the gears dragging...
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    Maryland Tire Shops

    Pirelli P Zero Allseason Elects. I’m not worried about the patch. I plug my tires….don’t hate. Lol
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    2020 Model S with BMW wheels including range impact

    Man. What happened to just being happy for your fellow man.
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    Maryland Tire Shops

    Thanks everyone, I will reach out to both shops to see what they can do for me.
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    Maryland Tire Shops

    Anyone know of a good shop in Maryland that will not scratch my new wheels and are willing to work on Teslas? Preferably a shop with custom/aftermarket wheel experience. Every good local shop I have called won't touch Teslas which is so silly to me as it's just wheels I need done.
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    Looking to Buy Late 2016 Model S w/ FSD Titanium Metallic Only

    It’s not about discouraging you. It’s about helping you make informed choices. The car may indeed exist. But it would still be exceedingly rare. How long are you willing to wait for it to turn up? You could buy an AP2 car and have it repainted Titanium Metallic and enjoy it within a couple...
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    Looking to Buy Late 2016 Model S w/ FSD Titanium Metallic Only

    Just buy an AP2 car and get it wrapped or painted in titanium metallic. I'm sure there is a wrap that is pretty close to that color. Or just spend the 7k+ and get it repainted to that color.
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    2016 Model S 75 w/21k miles (L.A.) for sale

    Yea, it’s confusing. Why does the tesla app show the repeaters but the inages show regular side markers?
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    Vendor Preventative Maintenance regarding Battery Failures in early Model S vehicles (2012-2014)

    So far I am about 7500 in maintenance costs if you include MCU2 and two sets of tires. Not bad but I don’t have air suspension.
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    Vendor Preventative Maintenance regarding Battery Failures in early Model S vehicles (2012-2014)

    Working in the industrial automation field I can tell you pneumatic issues can be notoriously hard to track down. If you have one leak you probably have more…
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    My model S warranty expires in two months and I’m looking for an exhaustive list of things to inspect and possibly fix before it expires

    Everyone says it is, lol. $1750 so not bad. They replace both the driver dash and the center screen. So if either of your screens is starting to yellow or bubble or slow it may be worth it.
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    Evannex Carbon Fiber Center Console

    Hello all. I have an Evannex carbon fiber center console for sale. It is in great shape. Evannex really made these sturdy though at the expense of more storage. Pictures attached. Could use a can of air to blow out the dust between the crevices on the storage box cover. Asking $250 +...
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    My model S warranty expires in two months and I’m looking for an exhaustive list of things to inspect and possibly fix before it expires

    My 15 85D is in the shop now with 98k on the odo. Not much to fix to be honest. They are lubing the rear axles due to a click I get during decel. We’ll see if that works. Replacing the last remaining original door handle. Lubing, cleaning and replacing a piece of cracked weather stripping on the...
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    Looking to Buy Late 2016 Model S w/ FSD Titanium Metallic Only

    Honestly, he could just but an AP2 car and get it repainted titanium metallic.
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    Looking to Buy Late 2016 Model S w/ FSD Titanium Metallic Only

    It can’t have FSD. Look at the picture closely. The sidemarkers on the front fender is silver with no repeater camera. Also, side cameras on B piller are missing and the rocker panel at the bottom is black. This car is an AP1 nose cone car. Looks just like mine lol
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    Yes, I have been very impressed with the Vredestiens. 21k mile average for them have been 315 for me on the 21s. On warm days averaging 60mph they will do 250-260 if I don't need heat or AC.
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    Tesla model s stops charging at 95%

    My car has a hard time making it past 97%. Been like that forever. I only charge to 85-90% at home on 24A so I’m not stressing the battery. It’ll make it 99% every now and then but won’t stay there for long
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    Need help regarding price levels for a used Tesla Model S P85D out of warranty

    Maybe an 85D is more your speed like others have suggested. Mine runs fine at 98k miles and has retained 95% of it's charge capacity. Get one where the warranty expires next year and throw a 057 HV warranty on top of it for two years once the Tesla battery warranty runs out. You should be...
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    EZ Pass Mounting- Problem Solved

    They are different. The ones used in the mid-atlantic area are the small curved ones. They do not have a replaceable battery as far as I know so probably a weaker signal strength.
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    Lifetime Average Wh/mi

    They look better than the turbines in my opinion. That's interesting to see the efficiency increased by that much with a similar design but a different size. I have a set of TheNewAero Razors in 19 on the way so very excited to see how they perform.
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    Finally took a big gulp out of the Kool Aid

    You also have the 19 inch wheels. The Model S is a heavy car so the sidewalls flex a lot before they load up enough on the 19's to make a steering direction change. You can try adding more air to stiffen the sidewalls up a bit to see how that feels. My 85D steering is immediate on the 21's and...

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