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$2000 Acceleration Boost for Model Y?

Discussion in 'Model Y: Driving Dynamics' started by JRod0802, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. MXLRplus

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    0-60 mph times are inaccurate by 'pocket dynos' unless you have the correct tire circumference.
    ie - A 10% smaller tire will hit a reported 60mph at 54 mph.
     
  2. Y&CYT

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    The guy on i1 Tesla used a device not related to the tires to measure his time that was supposedly very accurate....you can take a look if you want. Anyway, he tried different tire sizes for different ET's and the lowest was 3,2 seconds.
     
  3. moswissa

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    personally im not a fan of the 21 in wheels, its overkill. way to heavy and 21in tires are at least $1500
     
  4. Y&CYT

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    Well it should give you better handling and braking but lower range and more noise. We decided to stick with the 19" wheels on our purchase.
     
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    If it was the same as the stealth / performance I would have begrudgingly paid it. At 3.9 it wasn't enough of a bump in performance, especially when people paid a similar price for stealth with better performance.
     
  6. moswissa

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    you got 19s with the performance long range?
     
  7. Y&CYT

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    No we ordered the LR dual motor non-Performance.
     
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    #28 MY-Y, May 24, 2020
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    With my scheduled 6/4 delivery AWD being early enough to still have a performance VIN (5YJYGDEF6LF005xxx), I suspect I have the performance motors. Perhaps I'll be closer to the MYP 0-60 if they offer the acceleration-boost. Some other early MY are shown to have the performance 980 motors. It'll be interesting to see if the slightly later AWDs with the non Performance VINs have the 990 like the AWD M3s.
     
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    I questioned the same thing with my last Tesla. I saw it in the app and quite literally almost jumped on it immediately. Then I paused for a second and realized it wasn’t as fast as the Performance or even a “Stealth” 3. If it was just marginally faster I think would have just bought it.

    But if you’ve got the money and it’s enough for you go for it.
     
  10. Kuro Houou

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    Did you really think they would sell a speed boost upgrade for a LR Dual Motor for $2000 that was as fast as the performance version of the car?
     
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    I strongly believe Tesla will offer this to MY owners. It is easy revenue, and will sell in volume compared to the PUP. I didn't see anything in the Monro videos that would lead me to believe that there is enough of a difference between MY and M3 that would prevent Tesla from offering this. I plan to purchase if it comes available, as when I owned ICE performance cars, to shave .5 seconds or greater off 0-60 time would easily cost as much, and usually (not always) decreased fuel consumption. Further, unless it was offered by the dealer (e.g., Ford Racing, Dinan from BMW), these upgrades would risk voiding the factory warranty.

    Having said this, my guess is that we are at least 6-12 months away from Tesla offering an acceleration boost for the MY, because it will probably eat into PUP sales, which of course is higher revenue.
     
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    The rare Stealth Model 3’s we’re only a few thousand more when available and are faster than the Performance upgrade of the Model 3. So yes I do. It doesn’t have to be as fast as a Performance; but as fast as the previous Stealth.
     
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    As jeremymc7 mentioned above, if the M3 upgrade is any indication then yes, the $2000 upgrade will be as fast, if not faster.
     
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    Damn not being able to edit posts.

    The rare Stealth Model 3’s we’re only a few thousand more when available and are faster than the "Performance Boost" app upgrade of the Model 3. So yes I do. It doesn’t have to be as fast as a Performance; but as fast as the previous Stealth.
     
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    Heavy wheels are for looks, not better handling
     
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    Larger wheels have reduced sidewall squirm leading to more nuanced feedback and quicker turn-in.

     
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    Lighter smaller wheels, with low profile tires for performance
     
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    I'd do carbon fiber wheels if they weren't so absurdly expensive. Let alone easy to damage and expensive / difficult to repair.

    No scale of economics on carbon fiber after all these years?
     
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    While material cost has somewhat leveled, carbon wheels still have a high cost on labor to produce
     

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