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2018.14.13, car feels faster?

jerjozwik

Active Member
May 12, 2014
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660
san gabriel valley
so i just picked up my car for window motor / sway bar links / power conversion module / soft suspension service bulletin. they also performed a tire rotation.

i had been driving a S85 rwd loaner so i dont know if it is the effect of coming back to my 3 or did it get a speed boost with the new software.

on my way home i was regularly [audibly] spinning my tires when accelerating at ~30mph. is anyone else running that version? seems we dont really have a software update tracker thread in the 3 subforum.

...just curious!
 

dgaultiere

Member
Sep 29, 2017
128
127
Santa Barbara, CA
If this is really true then I'm excited for that update! :D

Do you really mean that you are spinning your tires or just chirping them? Does it feel any faster from 0-30? That's where I feel the car is the most held back currently.
 

mtndrew1

Active Member
May 12, 2015
1,350
3,767
Gardena, CA
Went from .7 to .13 the day after I picked up the car and it feels the same to me but of course I didn’t have a whole lot of experience with the car prior to the update.

Stupid fast before and after.
 

gaswalla

Model S,3,X.. CT with Austin delivery
Sep 23, 2012
3,452
3,839
San Diego
You can take your car in for service.. Parking near the service center no longer works... Usually the techs will push the latest update along with any service
 
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Brentt

Member
Apr 11, 2015
299
260
Tulsa, Okla.
I couldn't tell you about earlier updates because I just Picked up my car this week
It appears the motor is capable of more than the tires can handle and is software limited.
 

dgaultiere

Member
Sep 29, 2017
128
127
Santa Barbara, CA
I couldn't tell you about earlier updates because I just Picked up my car this week
It appears the motor is capable of more than the tires can handle and is software limited.
Yeah tesla’s traction control is aggressive. Electric motors product 100% torque from a standstill so they would annihilate the tires without serious traction control. It would be nice if Tesla offered a sport mode or track mode which allowed a little bit more wheel slip for spirited driving though!
 

harcocjh

Member
Apr 23, 2015
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82
Chicago, IL
Yeah tesla’s traction control is aggressive. Electric motors product 100% torque from a standstill so they would annihilate the tires without serious traction control. It would be nice if Tesla offered a sport mode or track mode which allowed a little bit more wheel slip for spirited driving though!

This is probably why the car feels limited from about 0 to 20. After 20 it is plenty quick. The only negative is now I've gotten a little more used to the speed and WANT MORE! :)
 

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