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  1. dfwatt

    After competent installation of two systems, nightmare scenario with Tesla Energy in FL – Other customers with similar experiences? Class action?

    Our relationship with Tesla energy has gone badly sour. After an initial high quality install witnessed by our contractor – who himself does solar and who stated that the team that installed the panels and powerwalls was "a real A-team" – we had a second smaller 8 kW system installed in our...
  2. dfwatt

    Tesla Model 3 OEM 20in Silver Turbine Wheels – No Curb Rash

    Will post pictures shortly. We are in Florida and we would strongly prefer local pick up $1,100 for the whole set or $400 for individual wheels. Only two TPMS. Cash or certified check.
  3. dfwatt

    Suspension poll for all Model 3 owners (RWD, AWD, DMP)

    Looking to get a broad-based sampling of people's general take on their Model 3 suspension. Please note that in addition to indicating your preference for suspension modification, please also indicate your assessment of the car's stock suspension and whether or not you have purchased aftermarket...
  4. dfwatt

    Comparison of Model 3 Performance w/ Two Versions of MPP Coilovers

    It's no secret that MPP Coilover kits are a big hit on this forum. And there are lots of reasons for that, but I know a lot of forum members often times wonder what kit is better for their uses and preferences. Hopefully this summary can give folks the information to make an informed choice...
  5. dfwatt

    Tesla Model 3 Performance Review – At 2 Years and Counting! Are We Two Years into a Revolution?

    Tesla Model 3 Performance Review – At 2 Years and Counting! Are We Two Years into a Revolution? It's hard to believe that it's been a full two years since we plunked down what seemed like just a staggering chunk of money for the first of our two Performance dual motor Model 3s in July of 2018...
  6. dfwatt

    Tesla Model 3 Performance Wheels w/ Pilot Sport 4S - New (taken off new car)

    Selling four of the 20 inch performance wheels, weight 28.7 pounds each, with mounted OEM Telsa-spec Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires 235/35-20. These wheels and tires were removed within the first week of ownership and have no road rash, nicks, tread loss, etc. Local pickup ONLY. Boston, NH...
  7. dfwatt

    Review of Two House Solar Installations - 12kW and 8 kW - in SW FL

    We’ve just completed our second Tesla solar installation, a mid-sized 8 kW system on our SW Florida rental property, following on the heels of a larger 12 kW system that we installed in January on a brand new house (eventually our primary residence), while the just-installed 8 kW system was a...
  8. dfwatt

    Battery degradation on Model 3 - only with long range battery pack

    This thread could constitute some critical data collection and service to the community. Please make just two choices – indicating your range of mileage and your degree of battery degradation and lost range. Please also if you can provide information on how much you supercharge and what you...
  9. dfwatt

    Tesla Model 3 Performance at one year - true love is possible after the honeymoon is over!

    It's hard to believe that it's been a year since we first put down what seemed like a staggering chunk of money for the first of our two Model 3s in late July/early August of last year. The first one came pretty quickly a matter of weeks, and I was so blown away by the car and the overall...
  10. dfwatt

    Route for Florida to New England in 3 Days - trip observations

    This was actually our second trip in one of the cars, but the first time we really planned it out and thought it out carefully, with one objective being To avoid the New Jersey and Washington corridors by jogging slightly West of 95. The trip down in January for my wife in our midnight silver...
  11. dfwatt

    Top Gear issue shows Model 3 DMP trouncing BMW M3

    I can't remember all the many times the various forums have had both Tesla owners and BMW owners/visitors both arguing that the BMW M3 would 'easily' beat the Model 3 DMP around the track. We've seen suggestions on Fastest Laps (not a highly reliable source) and more meaningfully in Randy...
  12. dfwatt

    Locations of upgraded (145kW) and V3 superchargers

    Perhaps I'm missing something but I can't find any information conveniently organized in terms of which version 2 superchargers have been upgraded to 145 kilowatts and where the version 3 chargers are coming in. Tesla states that all the new charging locations will be version 3 but I'm not able...
  13. dfwatt

    Undercoating and rustproofing Tesla Model 3

    If you are like me and living in New England where the roads are salted 4 months out of the year if not more, you're a bit paranoid about rust. An ostensibly well rust proofed from the factory Lexus showed pretty extensive rust after 10 years in New England, adding to my paranoia in the context...
  14. dfwatt

    Aftermarket Racing Performance brake rotors - weight loss w/better heat dissipation at a steep price

    Racing Brake in California makes the only option to Mountain Pass performance aftermarket rotors. Price is a formidable $2185, for front and rear replacement rotors. Or you can just get the fronts for $1140. Pros: 1) Better heat dissipation from a curved 'convergent vane' design, but probably...
  15. dfwatt

    Experience with Ceramic Coating - End User or Pro Applied

    Needless to say there's a lot of attention these days to ceramic coating and film wrapping of new cars. Lots of impressive pictures and testimonials outlining the benefits of both of these technologies, but the cost is impressive too. While ceramic coating will not protect from stone impacts...
  16. dfwatt

    Biggest Positive and Negative Surprises About Model 3 AWD Performance Version

    This thread is to help new users find out what other new users have learned, in some cases, the hard way, but also to help spread the word on some positive surprises. Negatives or positive don't have to be about the car's driving and operation only, and can also be about the dealer and any other...
  17. dfwatt

    Model 3 Performance Version – tweaking and tuning, wheels and tires, etc.

    This thread is for tweakophiles who own the Model 3 Dual Motor Performance Version (I'm in the new 12 step program for Technology Tweaking Addiction and was a founding member:p:p). This thread is for sharing information on upgrading, optimizing, tuning, auto crossing, and all things that...

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