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    More Y Competition

    Competition will be coming in fast and solid. I am pretty confident, Elon will keep innovation despite the onslaught
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    Tesla Y 2021 PPF bra?

    I agree---the temp stuff might work.. consider track wrap but if you want to truly protect your investment, I would consider having a professional do the PPF. Truth be told, even around town you can get road debris that will damage the paint.
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    Should I full ppf my new white model y?

    That is pretty much what I was getting at in my comment. Full body PPF is not for everyone but it depends on how you view the car. PPF is a lot of money but buying a Tesla is ALOT ALOT ALOT aALOT of money too. If you are a car enthusiast and are OCD about your paint, then that peace of mind of...
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    PPF question

    For an entire car, $5K for PPF is about in line from a quality shop. If you hear $2.5K for whole car wrap, you should run. If you have the time and patience you can try it yourself but unless you have experience, it won't be as good.
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    Should I full ppf my new white model y?

    This is a topic that just keep on giving. Bottomline, PPF if you want to physically protect your paint (after you decide what value aka $$ you can tolerate). Decide if you want high-risk, high-impact area or entire car. I just posted a video on the process and how I think about this topic.
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    TPMS Sensors

    As of right now, none of the aftermarkets once work. It appears to be a proprietary version from Tesla. Reach out to TSportline to see if they will sell you a set. They are only selling with wheel & tire setup because they are pretty much backordered via Tesla. If you have a 2021, don't buy...
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    Aftermarket TPMS

    No question, the new bluetooth TPMS are proprietary and the generic ones are having trouble communicating. I just got a set of OEM--not sure why they are so hard to come by but it was nuts trying to source them through Tesla but ended up getting them with the wheel and tire combo from TSportline.
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    Sabine Schmitz

    Truly a tragic loss. I met her twice. Once she blew past me in the Ring Taxi in the wet and it was glorious. Other time, she was amazing and friendly in person. She was a true enthusiast and an inspiration. She will be missed. #fcancer
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    Pic of your Model Y.......RIGHT NOW!

    Here is mine from last night...
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    Has Anyone Successfully Signed in to YouTube?

    The Runscape sign in worked for me. I tried everything before to no avail. This is the way to go for sure.
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    How many have wasted money on paint correction before PPF install?

    I know this shop well. They did my MYP. I think you are not hearing what he is saying. Lots of people don't necessarily need paint correction but lots of shops insist to increase the cost to the client. As a doctor myself, I think your analogy is incorrect. If you are hanging new drapes, you...
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    iPhone ringer volume turned way down by MY

    I still have the same issue. This is pretty frustrating.
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    TPMS connection

    I bought my winter setup from TSportline & they wheel/tire combo comes with TPMS included & worked flawlessly for me. I think the OP needs to drive the car and the TPMS will read. If you are checking before you drive, the readying will be 00.
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    What did you own before your Model Y?

    Owned a 2014 BMW i8 (one of the first in US) & still do. Love that car--clearly ahead of its time. Still was never copied unlike many cars today. Here are some shots of it as a winter warrior.
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    Where is the love for the MYP?!

    I agree but I dont want to jump the gun since I just picked up my MYP in December but I am hoping it gets some of the same love the other models got. Then again, we had not have the MY for a year yet so maybe something is coming for its birthday?
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    Model Y crushes RWD Taycan in drag race. How embarrassing.

    I agree. I have to say, I did a review and honestly, if it was not for the range and the tech, OTA features with Tesla, it might have been a harder decision. That said, the price/functonality ratio makes the Tesla the logical choice but the folks cross shopping the Model Y vs. Taycan aren't...
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    How are quality issues with Model Y currently

    I have been watching the quality issues on Teslas for a while now. I ordered my Model Y Performance and was expecting lots of issues, enough to maybe even decline delivery. Took delivery on Dec 31st, and was shocked it was nearly perfect. Now I shouldn't have to think about nearly perfect for...
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    To PPF or not to PPF?

    The cure times in many cases was based on the old processes. Although Tesla pushes these cars out quickly, remember that many of the components are painted weeks before they are out the door so by the time they get to you the consumer they are cured. I would advocate for at least this. I am...
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    Deep Blue Metallic Model Y Picture Thread

    her is Blu Spark. Totally in love.
  20. "Blu Spark" Model Y Performance

    "Blu Spark" Model Y Performance

    Model Y Performance
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    Streaks XPEL stealth

    I hear ya. It is very unusual. Would love to hear theories on what happened--or why.
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    Direct links to Tesla chat support...

    Awesome. This is great. I literally just used this! Thanks!!!
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    I finally did it... 2021 Model Y Performance

    I seriously considered both. I think overall, the utility of the MYP is what sold me. If range is key to you, then M3P is the way to go. These are pretty close in performance (honestly, unless you are at the drag strip all the time, you won't notice the big difference between the two). The...
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    I finally did it... 2021 Model Y Performance

    Thanks. I appreciate the support over the years and glad to be part of the Tesla family.
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    Streaks XPEL stealth

    That is not good. Defect in the product itself. How could whomever did that let it out the door. Ask them to redo. Completely unacceptable. Is it possible that you didn't notice before. Alternatively, it could be UV change but XPEL have protection so that very odd. Trust me, I have been doing...
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    I finally did it... 2021 Model Y Performance

    So, I have been stalking EV for a while having driven ICE for a long time and a plug-in hybrid (BMW i8) but decided to take the plunge. Test drove a bunch of cars including Porsche Taycan 4S and settled on the Model Y Performance largely based on range, availability of supercharging network and...
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    Anyone else dislike the new UI?

    Wow--I love this UI. Why can't we have nice things?
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    YouTube Question

    the is pop out player. So you can now have a free floating player while you continue to browse the web.
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    Congratulations to the Porsche Taycan folks as the current EV Cannonball Run record holder vehicle!

    I drove it and loved the Taycan & this was only the 4S. It’s definitely premium with some clear advantages & some disadvantages depending on how you’re using your EV.
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    To PPF or not to PPF?

    Unless you have wrapped a car in the past, I would suggest you don't try it yourself unless you want to invest the time and raw material to learn. There is a reason why most people pay someone to do it. the final product, if done well will last years and look professional. Sure you can do it...
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    Congratulations to the Porsche Taycan folks as the current EV Cannonball Run record holder vehicle!

    This team did an awesome job for sure. I am sure it won't be the last although I think these records don't mean what they use to. More nostalgic that anything else. The team will be in this podcast this afternoon on Tedward Drives: ‎Respect The Drive on Apple Podcasts
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    Is Model Y a luxury car?

    Definitely not a luxury car although it carries a luxury car price.
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    Those with free 3-month FSD, please jump in.

    Correct. Remember FSD is still in beta. You car is capable--so when its released to the general public, which we believe will be sometime soon, then you will have all the features. The big question is, does the clock start when it is public release or is the clock already ticking eventhough we...
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    Difference between PPF, Ceramic Coat, XPEL, Etc?

    Some of those seams can't be avoided. Some installers used basic patterns to do a quick job. the better ones, will customize and hide the seems as best as possible. The challenge is, on a white car, with dirt over time, you will see the seams more because of dirt accumulation. Not much you can...
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    This is just horrible. There are truly some horrible people out there to do this to someone else's property. Really? Too bad sentry was not on. This is another reason why I always PPF my entire car. I am not saying that is the solution but its another level of protection given how people can...
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    Condensation in front fog lights

    Did this ever come back or did the swapped lens ended the problem?
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    2021 MYP Waiting Room

    Awesome. Thanks man. I very much appreciate the support. Excited for this new addition.
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    How NOT to recover a Model 3 Mr AA

    One of the most unprofessional tow jobs I have seen in a long time. Why not use the tow hook. It is so much easier than what he did. Was there any damage to the axel?
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    2020 Model Y Home charging question.

    I agree, from 220V/240V you should get 48 amp from Gen 3 wall charger. If you are getting less than that after checking your connection, I would suggest that you contact your electrician to make sure that there isn't some fault or shorting that is happening. This low rate of charging indicates...
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    To PPF or not to PPF?

    You can't really compare PPF to ceramic coating can you. Both surely protect the paint, but PPF is a physical film that is a barrier (many now have hydrophobic properties). Ceramic coating is also hydrophobic but there is not a physical barrier. It won't stop rock chips etc like PPF. Rocks and...
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    2021 MYP Waiting Room

    Picked up my 2021 Model Y Performance on December 31st. Absolutely in love with this car—posting some videos shortly. Have been chronicling my journey on my YouTube channel if anyone is interested. https://youtube.com/c/DoctaM3
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    White Carbon Fiber Shift Covers?

    I agree--that is not what my question was. He was a bit snippy. Why?
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    Christmas Delivery Delays

    Nope, mine is still schedule for a few days. Hope they don't push them back any further.
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    Meh.. I agree. Sounds like ver. 11 is a huge re-write. I pick up my car next week so I am guessing V11 won't be until next year sometime.
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    Ride Quality of Tesla Model Y

    I too test drove the Model Y and for sure its is a firm ride. Over smooth terrain, its fine but broken surface and be prepared to re-arrange your organs. For this reason I am going to use coil-overs to help.
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    Will Tesla remove FSD from used inventory?

    Its all just software. The hardware is already in place, just need to be activated.
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    White Carbon Fiber Shift Covers?

    I would be interested in this too.
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    Delivery inspection process

    That’s probably a standard email fir efficiency. I agree, inspect then decide. That’s my plan. Given history and end of quarter, I am definitely inspecting closely. In fact, I am bringing a friend who is a car nut to look over things with me so I don’t miss anything.
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    Any way to get Homelink on a 2021 M3 LR without paying $300 to Tesla? Thx.

    Something to consider, if you garage door opener is IoT or WiFi connected, you can use location-based rules to automatically open or close your garage door using your phone. Doesn’t cost any extra money. I have homelink on my other cars but setup rules on phone to open/close based on my phone...

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