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    Model Y LR and Performance Test-Drive Review

    Maybe the LR has a different suspension setup in the 7 seater, but I’ve heard the same comments made before regarding body roll and from driving my LR it feels like I’m experiencing a different car. I simply am not experiencing anything that I’d describe as significant body roll. I’m not sure...
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    Model Y ride comfort?

    @srlawren I stuck with the Geminis. If they were gun metal or black I’d be even happier
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    Model Y ride comfort?

    I wanted the MYP but went LR purely because of the stories regarding the ride. I find the LR perfectly acceptable for ride quality, but not stellar. It does very well with minor imperfections but struggles much more with larger bumps, as if there simply isn’t enough suspension travel...
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    Can we talk about Tesla paint real quick?

    I’m assuming the base coat (color) is water-based but the clear coat is 2k? No idea. Bring on the Gigafactory Texas. I think we’ll magically see much better paint, purely by coincidence, or course... The only paint issues on my car are in the base coat, but I had the same issue on a BMW...
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    Should I full ppf my new white model y?

    My opinion: it’s not a museum piece, so a ‘full front’ can give you 99% of the protection at less than 50% of the cost. There will be a slight texture difference between the film and the original paint, but you need to be up-close and looking for it. Save the rest of the money for something...
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    Tesla black touch up paint

    I haven’t applied any Tesla touch-up paint, but there are some great tricks applying using a tooth pick or a chewed-off plastic dabber. Two pieces of advice: 1) Watch this video. Larry Kosilla is one of the best detainers in the world. The tips are legit: He has a newer video using syringes...
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    recommendation request: interior cleaning products with no shine?

    Funny - turns out Nextzett is the reborn Einszett, after a fire in Germany destroyed the factory. They also make a great product to soften rubber seals (e.g., door seals) called Gummi Pflege.
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    Can we talk about Tesla paint real quick?

    There are two sides to this. The article seems to be based on aftermarket resprays, where the paint isn’t baked in many cases. The curing / off-gassing would probably take longer in those cases than would happen in a modern car plant. Still, I had a car a couple of years ago with a $13K paint...
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    Can we talk about Tesla paint real quick?

    Some automotive paints are simply softer than other, e.g., traditionally Japanese paints vs. German, but there are no real ‘rules’ there. Soft paint marrs more easily, but likewise is easier to correct. Harder paint does not scratch as easily, but requires heavier correction. There is no...
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    Xpel Ultimate Expectations

    Good luck to you. You deserve better for $5K. Much better. Hopefully Xpel can put pressure on them. If not I’d write a Google review with no opinions... Simply ‘This is what they think is acceptable for $5K’ and post the pictures. I had a poor install on some areas on one car. When I...
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    Xpel Ultimate Expectations

    Trimming only risks damage to the paint. Typically they use a razor blade. It’s like a bad hair cut. It typically doesn’t get better by taking more off.
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    Favourite 3rd party retailer

    I got that same email and jumped in to grab the puddle lights and a brighter trunk LED 👍
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    Xpel Ultimate Expectations

    It shouldn’t be peeling back. Absolutely not. I could pressure wash my Xpel’d cars with zero peeling as long as I followed sensible practices. Zero. It’s much less likely to be the film adhesive and much more likely to be a [email protected] install job, not prepping the paint correctly (IPA wipe down...
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    recommendation request: interior cleaning products with no shine?

    Personal choice, here... I’ve had some higher-end cars where anything but a natural OEM finish will hurt the resale value. Bottom line, there are only two things I use for hard interior surfaces and synthetic seating surfaces: 1Z Einszett Cockpit Premium or Distilled water and a microfiber...
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    Favourite 3rd party retailer

    Abstract Ocean. Hands down. I had an issue with understanding how to fit the acoustics roof glass seal and they were incredibly responsive. Not sure who they are, but they seem very customer-focused. Given that some of these aftermarket pieces are not always up to snuff, or described...
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    Wrap or Coating near Mentor, OH

    Even lifetime ceramic coatings won’t prevent chips, or even scratches. PPF is the tool for the job of you want to go that route. Contact Jon from Bullittproof. He details and wraps (Xpel Ultimate) and I believe he has access to a facility that’s directly in Mentor (can’t remember the...
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    Steering Feel Model Y

    Yes to this. I had a 997.2S, a Cayman GT4, GT3 Touring, and a ‘03 NSX. I love cars with good steering feel, but the MY LR doesn’t bother me one bit. With EPAS and a very heavy chassis I’m more that happy with how the steering is calibrated, understanding that it naturally has zero ‘feel’...
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    117xxx VIN - What to Expect?

    I ordered a very similar ABS design. Hopefully it looks that good!
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    Tesla floor mats vs third party

    I am personally of the opinion that OEM carpeted mats just look better. I got OEM 3-d molded mats as a freebie on my last Mercedes, but two-and-a-half years later they’re still in their packaging because they look like... all-weather mats. I use OEM carpeted and if they somehow got too...
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    Paint repair of scratches from road debris

    Sorry, man. That stinks. There is no perfect solution but $1,800 is a joke. It’s even more of a joke if you were intending to install PPF anyway. Here’s my opinion, and my rationale: They were probably tying to do a ‘perfect’ job. Blending modern clear coat (I.e. painting an area of a...
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    To PPF or not to PPF?

    Random two cents: Clear bra provides incredible protection. Ceramic coating is talked about in the same breath, but it really shouldn’t be. Certainly not in terms of rock chip damage. It’s like comparing the protection of an airbag vs. a balloon animal Does the better stuff like Xpel...
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    Tesla Paint Depth vs. Other Cars

    Wow! Your first car was really down to the wire! I’ve seen / had bad paint jobs from BMW and Porsche, so big automakers are not immune, but it’s the regularity in Tesla paint imperfections that’s disappointing. I’m sure it’s one of these things that Tesla will get right over time. It...
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    Tesla Paint Depth vs. Other Cars

    I picked up my Model Y yesterday, and as part of the inspection process I took my paint depth gauge since I have heard the stories of paint issues. In general the Model Y read low compared to the other cars that I tested. These readings are from my own Deep Blue Metallic car, but I took...
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    117xxx VIN - What to Expect?

    Congrats! You got to those upgrades quickly!!
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    117xxx VIN - What to Expect?

    Lots of very accurate estimates here... We have dual pane glass and heated steering wheel but the flippy center console! The delivery experience was underwhelming, but luckily the issues with my particular car were minor (at least to me). All panel gaps were great. There was a gouge in the...
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    117xxx VIN - What to Expect?

    I’m pretty certain you’re correct, @Eric66 On way to delivery now. Hasn’t been a super-smooth process so far (e.g., glitchy website). I’m bringing a paint depth gauge for kicks... Really hoping to see good things...
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    117xxx VIN - What to Expect?

    Thanks much @RocketMan777! Test drive today sold me. Even the non-performance Long Range has great punch. Would love to be driving one now vs. waiting for the perfect configuration... The overall package is that good. If tomorrow doesn’t work out I believe I’d be waiting until June to get a...
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    117xxx VIN - What to Expect?

    Thanks much to all of you. I like both center consoles a lot, but heated steering wheel would be a bonus. Going to see it (hopefully grime-free) tomorrow. Really hoping it’s mint as I want to get driving!
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    117xxx VIN - What to Expect?

    Picking up a LR AWD built on Feb1. What should I expect? I’m not a hardcore Tesla follower, but I’m assuming: Dual pane side windows Heated steering wheel I’m assuming it will not include the new center console or updated headlights. Does that sound about right? I was the car today from...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model S waiting room

    Congrats to those ordering a refreshed MS. I’ve been hell-bent on replacing my E-Class with a MY while waiting for the Cybertruck, but the new MS is tempting... More $$$ but with faster acceleration, vented seats, heated windshield, adaptive suspension, active noise cancellation... Seems like...

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