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  1. Vaillant

    Looking for South Bay area alignment shop for Model X

    Do you have a link with more info? I have a 3 I’m pondering suspension upgrades for.
  2. Vaillant

    Looking for South Bay area alignment shop for Model X

    It was going to be $270ish at Sunnyvale Tesla for an X last week, but they found suspension problems so it ended up being covered by warranty.
  3. Vaillant

    Anyone try Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires?

    Follow up: I took the X in to Tesla Sunnyvale to get aligned. Turns out there was a failed bushing which explains the handling issues. They ended up replacing the “FR SUSP AFT LINK ASSY” and then performed an alignment (all covered by warranty). The car tracks a lot better at freeway speeds...
  4. Vaillant

    Anyone try Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires?

    FWIW, 42 psi is what is recommended. You are correct that 50 is max. There could be some alignment issues. We bought it used and I’ve never had it aligned (60k miles). The wear patterns on the tires all look pretty normal, though.
  5. Vaillant

    Anyone try Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires?

    It’s been a few hundred miles now. The X isn’t my primary car, so a lot of the miles aren’t mine, but I do drive it fairly often. The ride did seem to initially be worse, with the car being challenging to keep centered in the lane (autopilot struggled, too), but then I belatedly realized that...
  6. Vaillant

    Plaid+ CANCELLED

    Breaking Plaid, you say?
  7. Vaillant

    damn did I have the capacity to charge my tesla fast all along?

    Yeah, that’s a 20 amp 120V outlet, so a bit better than the standard 15 amp 120V outlet, but still not fast. You can charge at 16 amps continuous on it, which means 1.9 kW charging (multiply amps and volts). Compare that to the 32 amp 240V, which gives you 7.7kW, 4 times faster!
  8. Vaillant

    Replace back tires -> Never need to rotate tires?

    Left to right uniform radius is likely a lot more important because of the differential, than front to back, which are not mechanically connected. Our X has a staggered set up so I imagine the diameters don’t match exactly, and that’s as it comes from the factory.
  9. Vaillant

    Hotel/Destination Charging Thoughts

    At our work, they have “EV Connect” chargers that are set up to be free for the first 12 kWh, but then start charging you $1 per kWh starting at 13 kWh. This way people are really good about moving their cars! We also are required to have our name and phone number on the dash while charging...
  10. Vaillant

    Model 3 Drag Racing?

    So, in the stoplight wars, it’s better to challenge another car if the road is uphill? Interesting…
  11. Vaillant

    Anyone try Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires?

    I ended up buying a pair for the rear a couple of days ago (installed price $570 at America’s Tire). Haven’t driven too much yet to give much of an opinion. The first impression is that they feel a bit “squishy”, but that always happens when I go from a tire with almost no tread blocks to full...
  12. Vaillant

    What is high mileage to you? Would you buy high mileage used?

    If I could find an MP3 with 55k miles for $35k, I’d buy it today!
  13. Vaillant

    Your Maintenance experiences / Cost to own

    2018 with about 17k miles. Had a flat tire that couldn’t be repaired, so that was a couple of hundred bucks. Otherwise, no out of pocket expenses. Had paint corrected right after I bought it, but that was covered.
  14. Vaillant

    What is high mileage to you? Would you buy high mileage used?

    One other thing to consider is the warranty. At 55k miles, the warranty coverage is gone for everything except the powertrain. So, that will impact the value of the car as well.
  15. Vaillant

    Anyone try Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires?

    Thanks for your review. The speed rating won’t initially be an issue because I’m doing the rears first, but it’s good to know about.
  16. Vaillant

    Replace back tires -> Never need to rotate tires?

    When we bought our used Model X, the fronts and backs were different brands. Now the rears are worn out, so we are changing them for another type again. I don’t see any harm in it, as long as they are the appropriate size and similar performance.
  17. Vaillant

    Anyone try Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires?

    Thanks for the replies. I’m leaning towards trying them out. Probably will do it next month. I’ll follow up if I do.
  18. Vaillant

    Anyone try Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires?

    I performed a search and didn’t find any discussions, so I thought I’d start one to find out if anyone has an opinion on Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus II tires. Our Model X rear tires are looking like they’re about at the end (especially the inside edge), so I’m looking around to see...
  19. Vaillant

    First road trip (finally)!

    We did a trip from California to Oklahoma in December and it was our first road trip in a Tesla. The onboard estimate of remaining battery life at your destination is pretty accurate, except if the weather changes. It takes into account the current temperature, but not upcoming changes, nor...
  20. Vaillant

    My Car Seems Slower

    Tell you what. We can trade cars for a month (2018 AWD w/boost) and when the month is over and you hop back into your car, it’ll feel quicker again.
  21. Vaillant

    Tesla roof rack installed by Tesla cracked glass

    It’s visible and quite obvious when wet. See my avatar.
  22. Vaillant

    Tesla roof rack installed by Tesla cracked glass

    One thing to be aware of is the replacement glass may not have the same orange tinting when wet anymore. Not sure if yours originally does or not.
  23. Vaillant

    Tesla Model 3 vs. Honda Accord Hybrid

    The rated range is based on EPA test parameters, which are at a slower speed rather than typical highway speed. It makes a big difference! The rated range is what is shown on the main screen. If you go to the energy screen, you can see what it actually projects you’ll be able to achieve based on...
  24. Vaillant

    How many ways to turn off traction control?

    You can enable Dyno Mode. With all of the power in the 3, it can make handling a bit tricky. Disable traction control and all nannies with dyno mode
  25. Vaillant

    Camp Mode with Model 3 and a tent

    It looks like the open bottom section is the “porch”, while the sleeping area does have a bottom.
  26. Vaillant

    Recommended Reading

    After reading the whole thread, I was hoping for closure, too. Oh well. I highly recommend the Hyperion Cantos (a series of four sci-fi books) by Dan Simmons.
  27. Vaillant

    Model X Plaid Plus

    Here’s what I think happened: the redesigned battery pack is a form factor that can use either type of battery cell, but, it’s a compromise with the current cells and they can’t fit as many, so the 2021 Model X/S LR and Plaid packs have *less* capacity than the earlier cars. The heat pump and...
  28. Vaillant

    Occasional Error Code from M3 - Driver pillar camera blocked

    This may seem surprising, but could it be that your B pillar still has the plastic film protecting the glass? There was another thread where people were complaining about scratches on the B pillar and eventually it was figured out that there was a plastic film on top. That could at least make...
  29. Vaillant

    If you could change one thing about the Model 3...

    I highly recommend a powered frunk from TeslaOffer or Hansshow. Pretty easy self install and once done it feels OEM (you can use app/screen/fob/button to open/close). No more worrying about greasy handprints or bending the hood. I have Hansshow on our 3 and TeslaOffer on our X.
  30. Vaillant

    If you could change one thing about the Model 3...

    My last three cars (RX-8, Volt, Model 3) haven’t had a spare. I always have a pump on hand, but if the tire is damaged badly enough, a pump and fix a flat ain’t gonna cut it. Lucky for me, I haven’t been stranded yet. Ironically, the smallest car I’ve ever owned (Miata) is the last one that...
  31. Vaillant

    Model Y induction wheels on a 3

    Are the bolt patterns the same on all Teslas? I assume 3/Y are the same and S/X are, but are all four models the same?
  32. Vaillant

    How Much Will This Body Damage Cost?

    $9.99 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00P1ZQOCC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_YD6TXDR7MNPB54AP3HEQ?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  33. Vaillant

    If you could change one thing about the Model 3...

    You’re in luck!!! https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1356524205374918659?s=21
  34. Vaillant

    Tesla Model 3 vs. Honda Accord Hybrid

    One other part of the calculus is running costs. Depending on where you live, the cost per mile to charge can be significantly cheaper than the cost per mile for gas. If your electricity rate is tiered, though, with much higher rates the more you use, then the cost difference can narrow or even...
  35. Vaillant

    If you could change one thing about the Model 3...

    Make Track Mode an available upgrade for the whole range. Easy $ for Tesla.
  36. Vaillant

    CarAndDriver Model X site implies they have tested new X?

    One caveat is that there are two versions of the 2021 X and S: pre and post refresh. So that’s going to remain confusing, not just for C&D. Maybe they should call it the 2021.5 version.
  37. Vaillant

    My Car is on a Diet.

    But how heavy are your track day clothes? Are you wearing boxers (heavy), briefs (better), thong (good), or commando (the correct answer)? Crew socks or low cut socks? Also, if you’re putting two swipes of deodorant on, you can drop down to one. Have you thought about shaving your head? And...
  38. Vaillant

    2020 MX Raven Door Slam Rattle

    Our 2017 does it, too. Kind of unnerving.
  39. Vaillant

    Major 2021 Model X refresh pending [Update: Unveiled January 27, 2021]

    What does the Washington Football Team have to do with the steering wheel? Maybe because they’ve been directionless for decades?
  40. Vaillant

    Steering is almost stuck and very hard like rotating heavy farm machinery all of a sudden

    I have an old car without power steering. Of course, it was designed that way, but still, it’s quite hard to turn the steering wheel at slow speeds. Once you get moving it’s a lot easier. So, had you lost your power steering on the freeway, it would have been tough to steer because your car...
  41. Vaillant

    New Hitch (on old X)

    Did you buy yours new? We picked up a used 2017 X from Tesla last summer and it didn’t list a towing hitch on the car details, but, when I popped the cover, it was there. $130 later for the missing receiver and we were good to go.
  42. Vaillant

    12 Volt Air Compressor suggestions please.

    I bought this one and it doesn’t have a screw on connection, so it’s easier to use. Actually, bought three of them and they all work well. Helteko Air Compressor Tire inflator DC 12V, Portable Car Tire Pump w/Emergency LED Light, Long Power Cord, Auto Shut Off, Carrying Case, Electric Air Pump...
  43. Vaillant

    Supercharger - Gallup, NM

    No, I didn’t see evidence of any other work being performed.
  44. Vaillant

    Supercharger - Gallup, NM

    We are getting 71 kW on the new chargers at this very moment, which is quicker than sharing. I first plugged into a shared charger and was at about 50-ish kW, so the urban charger is better. Also, looks like when you share an urban, it doesn’t affect charge rate, so that’s good, as we continued...
  45. Vaillant

    So torn between 2021 Performance and LR+Boost

    Get the Performance and then put on more efficient 19” or 18” wheels. That way you get the best of both worlds, range and acceleration!
  46. Vaillant

    LR AWD BOOST w/ FSD or Performance w/AP

    FYI, at the end of last quarter you could upgrade to EAP. So, it may become available again. I would go P with AP.
  47. Vaillant

    Still hoping for a Christmas miracle (full P boost)

    Only a few day left for the Christmas miracle to happen! On the other hand, I’d be fine with a NYE miracle or Valentines miracle or a St Patrick’s Day miracle or Talk Like A Pirate Day miracle...
  48. Vaillant

    March 2017, X 100D

    We bought a March 2017 X through Tesla in June and it did not have unlimited charging.
  49. Vaillant

    Tesla app - false “rear passenger window down message?”

    We have the same issue on the front passenger window on a 2017 X we purchased used in June. I’m glad I saw this thread! Just did the calibration, so hopefully the app notifications go away.
  50. Vaillant

    Major 2021 Model X refresh pending [Update: Unveiled January 27, 2021]

    California has pristine roads?! I wish!

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