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  1. Schmeltz318

    Rally Armors Mud Flaps for Model 3

    Hey everyone, I wanted to share my results with Rally Armors Mud Flaps for Model 3. After having the cheap $30 Chinese mud flaps for half a year and not liking the fitment and the contact they were make with the paint, I knew I needed something better. I wanted a quality product and good paint...
  2. Space_CowBoy

    Rear defroster not working

    I picked my 2021 SR+ last December and haven't done much winter driving since I work from home ever since the RONA started. The few times I did go out when it was snowing, the rear defroster didn't work. Brought it to SC last week and they replaced the rear window where the heating elements are...
  3. K

    Surviving Yosemite in Winter Without Charging

    I'm planning on taking a trip to Yosemite National Park next weekend for the long holiday weekend. The trip is 3 days / 3 nights. Temperatures will be in the 20's and 30's, with high chance of rain and snow. The hotel I booked inside the park does not have a level 2 charging station (or even a...
  4. T

    Model 3 Paint (Ice Scraper Damage)

    Hey all, just trying to get a real sense of how I should feel after I damaged the paint on my Tesla Model 3 Performance (2021)... Saved up for 7 years just to give it scratches all over in the first blizzard :'D. Has missing paint inside the doors, underneath the frunk (hidden) etc. I love the...
  5. Jimt29

    Winter Weather - What Is Climate Control Settings

    The temperature has been set at 69 degrees since I got the car June 4th. I ‘m wondering what you other folks have the setting and why. Jump right in and give your opinion.
  6. Bthbth

    Model S 19" Slipstream Wheel + Winter Tire Package

    FOR SALE: 19" Slipstream Tesla wheels and Pirelli SOTTOZERO winter-rated tires for icy driving months ahead, purchased new from Tesla. Significantly improve traction on all surfaces in sub-freezing conditions. Very good-excellent wheel condition, tires have 10K miles of highway wear. $1200 (will...
  7. Space_CowBoy

    Car wash in winter at home [Need advice]

    I'm planning on setting up my garage to do car washes at home. Not sure what my requirements would be given that the winters here can be brutal. Additionally, what type of waterproofing would I need to do to the walls(bathroom paint) and or floors(epoxy). Also, would the drain need to be...
  8. R

    Cold Weather Efficiency Impacts

    Hi, I'm considering an upgrade to a Model Y AWD from my current Model 3 RWD LR. Now with the cold weather, what are people seeing as the range hit on average? For my Model 3 I usually get 150 wh/KM in the Summer and 200ish wh/KM in the Winter (0C and below). (Approximately 240 wh/Mile Summer...
  9. Deep Blue Blizzaks 623

    Deep Blue Blizzaks 623

    Straight up our driveway my Alaskan Sharon likes to give it a bunch of Welly as she heads to Stage 1, Southeast Alaska.
  10. irelandm

    Should I order the official Winter Tire package or ...?

    Okay, first off, while I am sure this topic has been covered before, I was having a hard time finding any threads that apply to my case. If there is one, I'd be more than happy to follow any links to other TMC forums about this topic. Now that that is out of the way ... TL;DR The package in...
  11. M

    Tesla shop debuts Model Y Induction Wheel Winter package

    Anyone have $4K handy for this upgrade? Tesla Launches Model Y Induction Wheel and Winter Package for $4,000 USD - TeslaNorth.com
  12. Mmackinnon

    MY and the Winter

    So today was the first day of snow here in northern AZ. Couple of questions came to mind. 1) Does everyone else think the auto for the wipers is all over the place? In the snow it was fast as hell for a bit when there was little coming down and then when i could barely see out of the window...
  13. T

    (A hopeful) Beginner's Guide to Wheels/Tires

    The 8 year dream of owning a Tesla is finally coming to fruition, and I'm awaiting delivery of a Model 3 Performance. I then realized I don't know the first thing about wheels/tires. I know that range for the stock tires and wheel sets (at least the previous iteration) suffered as you...
  14. kcm117

    Used: Tesla Model S 19” Slipstream Wheel and Winter Tire Package

    Price: $1100 Description: Factory/Original, Excellent condition set of four winter wheels + tires for Tesla Model S. Used for only two winters on my 2016 Model S 90D. Listed as "VIN greater than P50900, Silver". Original Link on Tesla: Model S 19" Slipstream Wheel and Winter Tire Package...
  15. CertLive

    Should recirculate be renamed to range boost mode? (Winter Tip)

    For all pre heat pumpers out there coming into winter time. Press the recirculate (range boost) button for a % range boost on longer trips! I am not sure it gets simpler than that but it seemed to work looking at winter travel figures on SR+.
  16. O

    3d Maxpider Mats - Costco.ca

    Posted also on Model Y forum but they're now available. Ordered mine - $179.99+tax for front and back, incl shipping.
  17. O

    FS: Tesla Model S Wheels/Winter Tires (Set of 4) Chicago (Western Suburbs)

    19” Rial Luguano. Slight curb rash (see photos) 245/45R-19 MICHELIN X-ICE XI3 XL tires with 7/32 tread left. Includes TPMS and Lug nuts I am asking $750. I am located in Chicago (western Suburbs) area. Local pick up is preferred. If you have any questions please let me know.
  18. O

    Model S 21" Staggered - Michelin Pilot Sport All Season Tires

    Came across what looks like a new option to now have all season tires on the Model S 21" staggered setup. Does anyone have any experience yet with these?
  19. Gwgan

    Model X power steering bolts NHTSA Recall

    NHTSA Recall Code 20V-062 certain Model X 2015-1016 bolts holding power steering unit can corrode and break. This was settled on early Model S some time ago. I received a letter about this in early April and the best guess at that time was that the parts would be available in Late Summer 2020...
  20. venezing

    Model 3 Standard Range+ owners... how is it in New England?

    I’m very close on pulling the trigger on a Standard Range Plus. I wanted to see how everyone’s experience is owning it in New England. Range loss in the winter? Driving on the “great” roads of New England (I live in Western Massachusetts) How’s your paint holding up? Do you have snow tires...
  21. M

    OEM Tesla Model 3 Performance Winter Tires and Rims For Sale

    Selling a set of 4 rims and tires. They are OEM 20” winter snow tires that work with Tesla Model 3 Performance. They are sized to be compatible with the performance brakes. These tires have roughly 3,000 miles on them. The tread is in very good condition. One tire does have a small leak in the...
  22. B

    Tesla Model 3 SR+ with 100 mile round trip commute

    Hi All, So I recently placed an order for a Model 3 SR+ which at the time of ordering has an estimated range of 250 miles. I drive 100 miles a day round trip, 50 miles to work and 50 miles home which is roughly 15 miles back roads and 35 miles highway (65-70mph). My wife and I have a bigger SUV...
  23. ElectricIAC

    Winter tires....All (No) Season?

    So I’ve made the decision to keep my P3D+ 20” for the time being and will swap out with the Gemini 19” when the Mrs’ LYD arrives. We have a trip coming up to CO and anticipate some wintry weather both coming and going and want a nice grippy tire that will still function well in more favorable...
  24. D

    Tesla Model 3 LR AWD -- 200 miles range vs 320 claimed? [NJ]

    Hi everyone, I wanted to confirm if this is normal. My Tesla Model 3 LR AWD is getting around 200 miles on a full charge with an average of 370 wh/hr. Here are my factors and conditions when I calculated the 200 mile range: NJ Commute ~50 miles round trip Traffic during 50% of my commute 35°...
  25. V

    Tesla as only vehicle

    Hi there - first time poster here, finally getting into this because I am finally at the point where my first Tesla is hopefully in my not too distant future. I currently own a 2016 RAV4 hybrid and have had 0 problems with it. Only 60,000 km (~37,000 miles) on it, so it has lots of life left...
  26. K

    Brightness percentage in your country?

    Hi, and best regards from Finland. Wish there would be snow, it gives so much light. What's your midday brightness percentage? (Thinking about you, Californians... :))
  27. Colgate2004

    MASTER THREAD: Winter driving advice, winter tire choices, etc.

    Brand new owner here (actually not-even-owner yet; I pick up my car in 2 weeks). I am planning to buy a second set of wheels to run studded snow tires (we get a lot of snow & ice where I live). My car is a non-Performance dual-motor AWD, long-range/extended battery Model 3. I've done this on...
  28. BMW740iL

    Diesel Heater

    Hi there, any Tesla model 3 owners who have installed a diesel cabin heater? I found this user story on insideev: As demonstrated by commenter Stanislav Jaracz in New Jersey, you can install a diesel/petrol combustion heater for less than optimal plug-in driving days. All the heat you want -...
  29. BMW740iL

    Standkachel

    Met de eerste Model 3 winter ben ik benieuwd of er meer rijders zijn die denken dat de verwarming niet efficient is. Bij winterse kou gaat de range hard omlaag, zijn lange ritten oncomfortabel koud en duurt opladen langer. Ik heb bij Webasto gevraagd of het mogelijk is een standkachel in de...
  30. E

    Cabin Heat / Speed Interplay on kWh/mile

    Here is the thought problem. Its a very cold day. I have to drive 60 miles to my destination. Assume, just as an example, cabin heater needs to draw 5 kW to maintain a given cabin temperature. What would be the ideal speed to drive at for the least kWh/mile for this trip? Obviously if you are...
  31. K

    MASTER THREAD: Range Loss Over Time, What Can Be Expected, How to Maintain Battery Health

    i bought my model 3 in aug 2018. After the software upgrade I only got 316 miles when charged to 100%. Last night I got only 312 miles from 5% SOC to 100%. A 4% degradation within 10 months? Have others degraded similarly?
  32. Y

    18" Winter Tires/Rims for P3D

    Hello everyone, I have a Model 3 Performance and ordered 18" XIce3's with a set of rims from PMCTires that were guaranteed to fit. Went to get them installed, drove off and within 20 seconds came right back due to a loud noise from the back tires. Turns out the calipers were scraping against...
  33. R

    Problems with new Tesla in the Snow

    I've had my Tesla for three days, and I'm experiencing some frustrations. I'm hoping the forum can help: Wipers--we're getting our first snowfall and already the OEM wipers suck. They can't clear anything. I did look on the forum and see a few suggestions for alternatives: Bosch PUV and Trico...
  34. V

    Model S oem Wheels on X ?

    I have a spare set model S 19” wheels I’m planning To use on the winter months on The MX , tire will be 255/50/19, are they (wheels) okay to use safely due to the heavier weight on the MX ? Can’t find any info about the oem weight load anywhere ... thx guys
  35. Bonaventure

    Model X Winter Tires & Rims - 265/50R-19 PIRELLI SCORPION WINTER

    Tires: 265/50R-19 PIRELLI SCORPION WINTER Rims: 19X8.5 SPORT EDITION WX9 BRIGHT SILVER Includes sensors! Order Total was $2,220.53 Asking: $1,600 (OBO!) Location: Kalamazoo, MI Area (49009) --- Unfortunately I had to sell my Model X. I have tires used for one season (last year) available...
  36. K

    Minimizing Cool Temperature Impact on Range?

    We will be doing our first long road trip with our Model 3 LR AWD starting on Sunday. It may be fairly cool on the morning we leave (temperature around freezing is forecast overnight), so I'm seeking advice on how to keep a warm enough temperature in the car while minimizing impact on range...
  37. R

    Model S Winter Wheels/Tires/Chains (Rial Lugano + Michelin X-Ice XI3 XL) - SF Bay Area

    There is snow in Tahoe! 4 Wheels + Tires + Chains Mounted and Balanced Almost new (5 trips to Tahoe). 19x8.5 Rial Lugano 245/45R-19 Michelin X-Ice XI3 XL Lugbolts (20) TPMS sensors (work without any issues on my P85D) I had those on my Model S but I now have a Model X and these do not seem to...
  38. J

    Winter Road Trip with dogs?

    Has anyone done a significant road trip in the middle of Winter? With dogs? For the lunch stop with warmer temperatures, I would try to find a "dog friendly" restaurant, which translates into one with a patio. In the winter it would be too cold to sit on a patio. Unless you have a service...
  39. D

    Ordering winter tires (Switzerland)

    Hi, Does anyone knows if when ordering the extra Winter Tire package with the car, do you also get the summer tires as well? Because to me it seems too much if this extra price for Winter tires and you dont get the summer included as well. Would be better to go with the inclusive summer tires...
  40. A

    It pains me to announce that my yearly low tire pressure notification has arrived

    Yes, Fall is here and cold mornings have caused my tire pressure to drop and trigger a warning. I just wanted to warn people that cold weather is coming :(. Winter ... is coming.. and range will drop. Southern friends please feel the norths pain. Thanks for listening. :)
  41. K

    18" P3D Wheels to Fit Pilot Alpin's

    I'm looking to put 18" wheels with Michelin Alpin's on my Model 3 Performance for the winter - either Pilot Alpin 5's or Pilot Alpin PA4's. I'm struggling to find any wheels that fit the wider performance bore. Has anyone had the Alpin's on their P3D with 18" wheels? In case it helps, here are...
  42. drewpost

    Model 3 19" Wheel All Season Tyre Suggestions

    New Model 3 RWD owner here. I've never had a RWD car before and I'm a bit paranoid about the winter. I live down in Surrey so not talking constant snow but we do get cold and we also do get the occasional accumulation. I'd like to get a good pair of all-season tyres (instead of dedicated winter...
  43. W

    2015 Model S 85D

    Trying to find a good home for my first Tesla. I don't want to sell but I guess I'm too old to have S,3,X....only S,3 or 3,X :-) 2015 Model S 85D, 49k miles - Free Supercharging (which I really don't want to give up) Options: Midnight Silver, Black interior, Carbon Fiber Trim, Next Gen...
  44. GolanB

    Winter Tires Off: Rust on Center Disk adjacent to Hub Flange

    Today I finally got my snow tires removed (performance tires are back on)! As we were cleaning up, I noticed rust had formed across the center disk (which marries up to the hub flange). I was told that this can sometimes happen when two different metals are married together and that some...
  45. R

    12V Battery warning just came up with very bad timing - how long do I have?

    Hi, I'm up in Tahoe (Incline Village, NV actually, walking distance from Diamond Peak's resort) and we got a good snow storm that made things very difficult around the area. That part is not that bad, except that the 12V warning just came up this morning, and I can't figure out the level of...
  46. zhu-

    Post your before and after winter wash photos

    First time I've had a chance to do a proper wash this year. Thought I'd share a before and after photo. Dirt mostly from last week's snow: After wash and seal. There looks to be some white streaks on the bumper but it's light coming through a fence. I actually went to check after seeing...
  47. T

    Heated windshield wipers

    2017 75D without wiper blade defrosters and heated washer nozzles. In Finland. Eh. That said, has anybody installed aftermarket solutions like Heated Windshield Wiper Kit Crystal Clear Blades: Automatic Heated Windshield Wiper Blades Do these work? Cheers, --T
  48. YYZ-IAD

    Cold Weather Issues - Road Trip

    I've been on upstate NY road trip through recent cold snap (West Mass to Buffalo). Have encountered consistent issues that I assume are common with others in cold temps? Temps have generally been single digit F (-15 or so C) Charging has not been possible at overnight stops (hotels...
  49. Brando

    ICE, winter driving, traction control watch testing

    EXCLUSIVE: Winter driving all Teslas in Alaskan snow | Sideways Included January 4, 2019 How are Tesla cars "... for winter driving? We [Roadshow] traveled to Alaska to put every one of the company's current production machines through their paces on snow and ice ..." cnet/roadshow An...
  50. C

    Summer windshield fluid in the winter?

    Hi all, I'm not really into cars, and only really purchased a M3 for the cool tech, no-gas, and self-driving features. Prior to this car, I just let Jiffylube and my repair shop handle literally everything related to the car. So I've owned my M3 since August and last month it started to tell...

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