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  • The final cut of TMC Podcast #34 is available now with topics timestamped. We covered Tesla's rollercoaster prices, Toyota pushing junk science, Mike's new Model 3, Optimizing track mode for snow driving, FSD V11 apparently coming by the end of this week, and more. You can watch and check out the chat replay on YouTube.

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    Raleigh, NC waiting room

    Successful delivery at the off site lot today. Few paint/bodywork issues to resolve later but nothing major. Friendly staff there trying to make the whole process work but obviously don’t have all the kinks worked out yet.
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    Raleigh, NC waiting room

    Same here. Supposed to pick mine up at the off site lot.
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    Vendor MPP Model 3 vs Performance Model 3 On The Track!

    X2 my P3D+ hasn’t even been delivered yet and the coilovers/arms are really enticing. I want those wheels too.
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    Any interest in 20 inch Mono-Block Forged Alloy Wheels by Titan 7?

    Potentially interested in 20s, but not in a staggered fitment on a car that alread understeers. Square 9.5” width would be my preference.
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    Group Buy Poll for Mono-Block Forged Alloy Wheels by Titan 7

    Still on deck for the 19x9.5 (or even 20x9.5) square setup...
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    Lowering the Model 3

    I’d think those folks use a lot finer grinding wheel than would be useful for this task. I apologize in advance for maybe reading too much into your post, but if you are uncomfortable grinding a socket, you might want to reconsider doing suspension work on your vehicle. You need to be...
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    Lowering the Model 3

    Would take <5 minutes with a bench grinder.
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    Lowering the Model 3

    Nice video and well edited. One quick safety tip, because I’ve witnessed it go wrong before: Don’t ever use a cutoff wheel as a grinder. Cutoff wheels aren’t meant for any side loading. Google image search “cut off wheel injuries” to see what happens when those wheels shatter at speed...
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    Is it okay to drive the Model 3 hard?

    The legal consequences won’t matter much to the family of the person/people he kills because he has decided to be immature and reckless on public roads, rather than taking the car to an actual track. Let’s hope when he eventually does crash, he doesn’t hurt anyone else and is lucky enough to...
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    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    I picked up a small 6 space subpanel. Waiting on a top cap with the right size conduit fitting to be delivered because Lowe’s only had huge sizes but this should work pretty easily. 60 amp breaker for the charger, 15 amp for the meter. No issue with multiple wires under a screw and protects...
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    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    I did the weave thing. But now that I think more about it, irrespective of how it’s connected, that 14awg run is not sufficiently protected from an over current condition because the only protection device is the 60 amp breaker. This is how I need to do it. That way I can put a 15 amp...
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    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    I have two 14awg THHN conductors going back to the pugs on the disconnect. The CT sits in the lower center box and is connected to the meter with 22awg wire.
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    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    That is a pull-out style disconnect on the right, no fuses or breakers. I did it to be thorough and I figure if I’m standing there and notice something wrong, I can pretty quickly pull that disconnect. Definitely faster than I can get to the breaker inside the house. Whole setup is 60a...
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    Wall meter to measure power usage?

    I installed this one today. So far so good.
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    Track Mode

    I agree with all of that. Cooling is a huge factor as well. As I believe you alluded to previously, the impact of things like pad changes are easily measured in real time (x pressure applied, wheel slowed y amount) and any competent system can use that feedback loop to adjust accordingly...
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    Track Mode

    I don’t know that you can count on extremely hot brakes to do even the limited interventions you are suggesting with reliable effect. On the street it would almost never be an issue because that severe overheat condition is almost never going to happen. But a bunch of consecutive laps is a...
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    Track Mode

    Those are fair points. I generally view motorsports through a lens of competition and objective achievements, but the only reason I’ve ever competed is because it’s fun. And good point about Tesla not even putting folks on real tracks. I also don’t understand why Tesla doesn’t put some...
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    Track Mode

    What’s the logical limit of this? Should they be able to assume the motors are unaltered? That it’s not riding on bicycle tires? Should it be able to adapt to being tranformed into a donk on 30” wheels? There are always going to be boundary conditions that go into the design. Brakes seem...
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    Is it unethical to charge extra for Autopilot (software) after we had paid for the hardware?

    Ever paid for a software license after already having the software installed?
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    Group Buy Poll for Mono-Block Forged Alloy Wheels by Titan 7

    That setup is awesome. Once evasive confirms the fitment, I’m in for the 19x9.5 square TS5.
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    Track Mode

    There’s not a great explanation because generally, “casual drifting” is pointless on the track. It’s slower, eats up tires, and is how a lot of wannabe racers end up wrapped around trees. It does look cool, but it’s slow. Going out to smoke the tires is not the same as going to the track to...
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    Track Mode

    I agree that there was a failure to communicate adequately about this ahead of purchases, but I also agree with one of the above posts that said if the absence of track mode was a dealbreaker for you from the start, the only way to guarantee it was to go P3D+. Every thing else was some degree...
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    Group Buy Poll for Mono-Block Forged Alloy Wheels by Titan 7

    x2. Accommodating that lip without a separate spacer is critical to me.
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    Group Buy Poll for Mono-Block Forged Alloy Wheels by Titan 7

    Any updates from the test fitting on a P3D+?
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    New estimated delivery on Tesla page

    Mine changed this evening as well. Edit button also disappeared.
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    P3D with Performance Upgrade and Black Interior status

    I’m a manufacturing operations manager in a different field. It’s painful to wait (I check my account routinely hoping to see progress) but first come first serve just doesn’t make much sense in a production environment. Batching helps improve not only efficiency on the actual manufacturing...
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    PPF on White Model 3 - Questions

    Agree. That looks fantastic.
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    Group Buy Poll for Mono-Block Forged Alloy Wheels by Titan 7

    Great video and awesome to see so much progress already on this platform. They do talk about it needing more tire up front during the track portion. I’m leaning toward 19x9.5 square as a track/auto-x setup and then having a daily driver setup with factory 8.5.
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    PPF on White Model 3 - Questions

    Thanks, MXWing
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    PPF on White Model 3 - Questions

    Does anyone have good experience with a particular paint protection film on a pearl white vehicle? I like the idea of the film for protection but I’m concerned about any yellowing due to UV exposure. I’ve searched for information on this and other forums but most results are from a couple...
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    Group Buy Poll for Mono-Block Forged Alloy Wheels by Titan

    If they can handle the shoulder for that lip, I’m in for a set of 19s.
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    P3D+ misc info and pics- wheel weight, calipers, suspension

    The offset info may be stamped on the inside of the wheel.
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    P3D+ misc info and pics- wheel weight, calipers, suspension

    Can someone take a picture of the back of one of the 20” Performance wheels? Does it have a shoulder machined on the center bore to accommodate that ~70mm lip?
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    P3D+ misc info and pics- wheel weight, calipers, suspension

    Thank you for taking the time to do that. Really helpful info. . That’s good news on the 19s. That lip is interesting. I inquired about some wheel options with one manufacturer and I’m not sure they are aware of that lip as their test fittings appear to have been on vehicles without the...
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    P3D+ misc info and pics- wheel weight, calipers, suspension

    If you are able to get it, the rotor diameter, and the radius from the center of the hub to the outermost point on the brake calipers front and rear would be helpful. I’ve ordered the performance package with the 20” wheels as well but I’m interested to know whether certain 19” wheels will...

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