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2018.14.13, car feels faster?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by jerjozwik, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. jerjozwik

    jerjozwik Active Member

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    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!
     
  2. dgaultiere

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    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.
     
  3. Fusion

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    Maybe your traction control is broken now...:rolleyes::p
     
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  4. dgaultiere

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    Anyone else have 2018.14.13 and able to comment on this?
     
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    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.
     
  6. dgaultiere

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    Any tips on how to get 14.7 other than waiting and crossing my fingers?
     
  7. gaswalla

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    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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  8. jerjozwik

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    sooooo, after spending more time with the update... im going to disappoint you all.

    i think the detail team put a bit too much tire shine on after the car wash because im not getting the same audible wheel slip anymore.
     
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  9. Brentt

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    I have 2018.16.1 and this thing is fast! It will easily spin the tires at 20-30 mph. That is until traction control kicks it :)
     
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  10. dgaultiere

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    Are you suggesting 2018.16.1 is faster than previous updates? Also you are now two whole updates ahead of me!
     
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    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.
     
  12. dgaultiere

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    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!
     
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  13. harcocjh

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    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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  14. jackbowers

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    I haven't made any measurements, but the car does feel a bit quicker 0-30. But it was pretty quick before!
     

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