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  1. pinke2323

    U-Joint Problems

    Answer: $440. Steering back to normal with new U-joint.
  2. pinke2323

    U-Joint Problems

    Any update on the effectiveness of the repair? Any idea what it would have cost out of warranty?
  3. pinke2323

    Model S 19" factory OEM wheels

    Looking to sell set of 4 Model S 19" factory OEM wheels for $500. I replaced these on my 2015 70D in 2019, so about 4 years of use. One of the rims is slightly bent (I've marked it); the other 3 are in great shape with minimal cosmetic imperfections. Comes with 4 Tesla "T" center caps. More...
  4. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Salem, Virginia

    Thanks for the update. Did you charge at the temporary spot, or is the remodeled Sheetz reopened?
  5. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Salem (Apperson Drive), VA

    Not looking good: Supercharger - Salem, Virginia
  6. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Salem, Virginia

    Any update? Need to make a quick trip to Roanoke (Daleville) this weekend and this stop is key.
  7. pinke2323

    Model S: Pilot Sport 4S Tires & TSport 19" Rims

    I've got the 19” TSS Flow Forged w/Michelin Primacy MXM4 (245/45R19). Tires were recommended by Tesla SC, where I also purchased and installed. Good luck!
  8. pinke2323

    NC Service Centers - Charlotte vs Raleigh

    I can vouch for the Charlotte SC. Helpful staff, quick service and I’ve gotten a loaner each visit (pre-COVID). Your deciding factor between Charlotte vs Raleigh could be wherever you get an appt sooner. Congrats and welcome to the club!
  9. pinke2323

    What did you name your car?

    The Battmobile (h/t to my 4-year-old daughter)
  10. pinke2323

    Show off your aftermarket wheels.

    Finally get to contribute to this thread: 19” TSS Flow Forged from @Tsportline in space gray w/Michelin Primacy MXM4 (245/45R19). Absolutely love them! Hard time deciding between gloss/matte black and the gray, but I like how the gray offers a slight contrast to the obsidian black paint.
  11. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    UPDATE: After trying this solution for a few days, I noticed that the small tabs around the edges of the tiles were starting to bend under the weight of the car, creating a sag in the tile and causing a slight drag. Don’t think these will be a long-term solution after all. On to experiment #2...
  12. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Greensboro, NC

    I was there around noon and can confirm that stalls 1A & 1B were down (I also think 4B was having problems). In this case, who would we contact about repairs and how?
  13. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    Stop hatin on my dirty old garage floor!! Just kidding, you are correct. I may end up doing the whole garage, just not ready to commit right now.
  14. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    The Diamondtrax Tiles did the trick! I’ll live with them a few more days before finalizing the design and securing to the floor, but no more scraping. For reference, here’s what I used: Diamondtrax Tiles - Diamond Plate Interlocking Garage Tile
  15. pinke2323

    Questions about buying a used Model S re: free charging and battery degradation

    1. Do your research. 2. Don’t be scared!
  16. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    Treated plywood is also what my dad suggested! (Don’t mean that negatively - he’s a smart dude!) Here’s what I went with (silver): Diamondtrax Tiles - Diamond Plate Interlocking Garage Tile Each interlocking tile is 15.75” square and 3/4” thick. I got 10, but instead of doing 5x2, I’m going...
  17. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    Thanks! You both are spot on. I ran a series of tests today (OK, one test) and a 5/8” thick piece of scrap drywall on the garage floor was enough to get me over the lip. Now to find a sturdy piece of rubber about 5/8-1” thick. Thanks for the help! Side note: The MS only scrapes entering the...
  18. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    Thanks! So basically, a “speed bump” of sorts that would raise the back of the car before the scrape? I wonder if one of those curb ramps would work (and stay in place). I was initially picturing an extended ramp, but that might be massive and unsightly.
  19. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    I can add a pic if it helps, but basically dat ass too low so I need to give it a boost. Was hoping someone could suggest a product they’re using...and not “sell your car” or “buy a new house.” I saw the Bridjit but is that for curbs only? Oddly, the car is fine going into and up the driveway...
  20. pinke2323

    MS scraping garage entrance - need advice

    Just got a 2015 MS 70D (no air suspension) and have found that it scrapes the lip of my garage entrance when pulling straight in and backing out. My driveway is a fairly steep incline to the garage, and the concrete lip is about 1 inch high. The front of the car clears fine, but the lip scrapes...
  21. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Toringdon Way

    I bet "College Me" would be super disappointed to find out that "Now Me" is this excited about something as basic as electricity. Then again, "College Me" had never seen a Model S...
  22. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Toringdon Way

    Interesting -- what do you mean by "pressure"? I assume you're talking about the Mallard Creek location in N. Charlotte? Haven't been, so any insight/tips would be appreciated. Also, that's gotta be a pain for you to routinely go all the way up there!
  23. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Toringdon Way

    I know we're all excited, but you guys did read this post correctly, right? Hopefully they will be energized soon!
  24. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Salem, Virginia

    Same in S. Charlotte, which also got the pedestals last week. It's happening!!!
  25. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Charlotte, NC - Toringdon Way

    And my S arrives on Monday -- what great timing!!! Thanks for all the updates along the way!
  26. pinke2323

    My Carvana Experience

    Great write up, very informative. One important thing to add is that you will not be able to talk with anyone at Carvana who has seen the car in person if you're buying outside your local market. That has been the most frustrating part for me, aside from lengthy delays. There is only a general...
  27. pinke2323

    Any trick to knowing what options are on a Tesla?

    Since I've already hijacked this old thread with a question that still can't be answered, I might as well get something out of it and ask you all -- is this a good deal worth waiting (longer) for? ... 2015 MS 70D for $36,400 70k miles Black w/black leather next gen seats AP1 activated (90%...
  28. pinke2323

    Any trick to knowing what options are on a Tesla?

    Buying from Carvana. Very long story short, they let the car sit around too long and the 12V battery died. Then they lost the keys. So now they definitely have to have Tesla mobile service come to them. That also means they have to transfer ownership to request service. It's been an adventure.
  29. pinke2323

    Any trick to knowing what options are on a Tesla?

    Unfortunately, no one I can talk with at Carvana has seen the car in person. I'm still in the buying process (waiting on Tesla mobile service now). Normally, I wouldn't have a problem with waiting a few days to check out the car in person, but it's been several weeks and I just want to know if...
  30. pinke2323

    2016 Model S 75D Silver fully loaded $49,950

    Update @JCL123 ?
  31. pinke2323

    Any trick to knowing what options are on a Tesla?

    Yep, for a robust tool, Tesla would need to unlock the vault, so to speak, and that ain't happenin'. But EV-CPO's robust database and crowdsourcing from, say, TMC members who are overly willing to share their car's specs (e.g. P85D+ | Ludicrous | 90kWh | Blue | 21" Grey | Pano | AP1 | Hi-Fi |...
  32. pinke2323

    Any trick to knowing what options are on a Tesla?

    For context, I'm in the process of buying an MS from Carvana that I can't see in person. There have been lengthy delays and I just want to confirm the car's options -- AP activated? Air suspension? -- so I can determine if it's worth the wait while I shop around. Carvana CS reps also haven't...
  33. pinke2323

    Any trick to knowing what options are on a Tesla?

    Bumping this to see if there are any other options now. I've seen a dozen similar threads, but they're also old and I find it hard to believe no one has found a way to get a list of basic options on Teslas being sold via third parties without visual inspection.
  34. pinke2323

    Supercharger - Salem, Virginia

    My in-laws live in Roanoke, so I'm eagerly awaiting this Supercharger. Any accessible chargers at Smith Mountain Lake? Maybe a marina or RV park? Literally nothing on Plugshare in that area. Ironic considering the dam(n) lake was made to create electricity.
  35. pinke2323

    Carvana Buying Experience

    Great info - thank you
  36. pinke2323

    Service Bulletin out on Hard Acceleration "Shudder"

    Never saw an answer. Is this a free repair regardless of warranty, or at least covered under powertrain?
  37. pinke2323

    Buy a Used Model S out of a vending machine...

    One year later: Still true. But if they don't really know what they're selling, in theory you could find some really good deals. In theory...
  38. pinke2323

    Carvana Buying Experience

  39. pinke2323

    Carvana Buying Experience

    @rimburn3 Congrats on your Carvana gem. Hopefully you're still 100% satisfied? I'm in the process of buying a 2015 MS 70D through Carvana, and your post has eased some apprehension that has been building while awaiting delivery (delayed until 9/8). The main drawback of Carvana is that remote...
  40. pinke2323

    Bubble on instrument cluster

    @Shibiwan How was your Carvana experience, and how have your first few weeks of Tesla ownership been? I'm also in the process of buying from Carvana (15 MS70D) and it's been, um, challenging because neither myself nor any of the customer service reps can see the car in person. Any tips? Also...

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