Thank you. I was more curious about a round wheel style.I don't have one (yet!!!), but a few on twitter have done a fully customized one for their Model S/X from here. Looks pretty impressive.
The ultimate dry carbon fiber fully custom made Yoke steering for the Model 3 and the Model Y. Handmade customizable with real carbon fiber yolk with exquisite craftsmanship, delivered to your door with expedited shipping. Superb quality carbon fiber in matte, gloss and forged carbon fiber.pimpmyev.com
Ohh, so you mean like this?
Where isn South Florida are you? I am in Delray beach. I drove my friends Plaid, he loves the car hates the yoke and no stalks 3 months in now and another friend in NY has a LR that said he used to the yoke but it's annoying and hates no stalks. I like to drive a lot with one hand on top of the wheel. I know people say it is engaging but I just want to drive the car, not pretetnt I am racing on a track.Since you don't have the car yet, give the yoke a chance before you look for replacements. Maybe you'll like it.
If you’re getting the LR rather than the Plaid, did you consider buying a used pre-refresh S with the regular wheel and stalks?Looking for a review, not a debate. I already don’t like it. Car is coming in May
Not a fan of the old interior and it floats too much for me.If you’re getting the LR rather than the Plaid, did you consider buying a used pre-refresh S with the regular wheel and stalks?
I live fairly close to Delray Beach. Don’t want to be more specific in a public forum.
Agreed. Before I got the car I thought I would like the yoke and was very open to it. But once I started driving it I hated it. and especially backing up and doing sharp turns I thought the yoke was terrible and I would try to switch as soon as I could. You can read my complaints somewhere on this forum.Since you don't have the car yet, give the yoke a chance before you look for replacements. Maybe you'll like it.
Great feedbackAgreed. Before I got the car I thought I would like the yoke and was very open to it. But once I started driving it I hated it. and especially backing up and doing sharp turns I thought the yoke was terrible and I would try to switch as soon as I could. You can read my complaints somewhere on this forum.
But 8k miles in I am quite used to it and find no disadvantage anymore and even like the leverage feeling you get on turns -- you can more easily use your whole arm leverage to hook your thumb in the corner and lever the wheel around on a turn instead of having to grip the rim and use the smaller grip and wrist muscles. That only applies to turning within about 90 degrees of the wheel -- for sharper turns, or for fancy racing and especially drifting/donuts the ability to let the wheel run through your gripped fingers is a method with no substitute with a yoke.
I'm perfectly content with the yoke now and no plans to change and even miss it a bit when I have to drive one of the non-yoke Teslas
I agree with you on the shifting, turn signal and horn issues. The yoke is fun, but these other controls are not. FYI, you can illuminate the shift buttons on console with a quick press of left/right scroll wheels at the same time. I think you must be in park, or at least stationary with brake on.It would be great if there was a consolidated yoke replacement thread with the available options. I was very much against it before driving given the slow steering ratio and 3 pt turns aspect of it. At the same time I thought I'd try and be open once I got the car. Now I have the car I hate the yoke much more than I thought I would originally.
What I didn't fully grasp earlier was how idiotic the gearshift controls are now, asinine position of the horn button and general button placement on the yoke. My garage is off a narrow alley. To fit the cars in it I have to make a bunch of 3 pt parking maneuvers. I can park the Y in about 20 seconds. WIth the S about 5 times as long.
Dealing with the idiotic gearshift placement just makes it all the worse to do it. About 95% of the time the buttons on the lower part of the console never light up the first few times you touch them. Sliding your finger on the screen is even worse. Not like you can swipe an inch or 2. No, you have to swipe a LONG way. Could you imagine having to rock the car to try and get out of snow?
There is no way I can see the yoke being better in its current iteration. Why have 2 separate buttons for the turn signals? Could have used a momentary on switch that you press LEFT or RIGHT in just one place instead of having to remember which elfin' switch (upper or lower) activates the right turn signal. Horn isn't every remotely easy to get to if you have an urgent need.
If they had quickened up the steering ratio, or made it variable and accelerated toward the end it wouldn't be as bad. Then you are still left with the terrible button placement. To top it off, if you wear glove without some sort of conductive material, they don't work. Same applies to the touch screen. Trying to get the console shift buttons to light up in a timely manner isn't worth the effort.
I can live with the yoke more than I can the button/gearshift issues. I flew aircraft for many years so it isn't like I am biased against yokes in the first place. At least in that implementation there was some logic for me. Still prefer a stick but yokes worked well.
So it would be great if we had maybe a sticky thread regarding replacement options. I look at each one that comes out and can't say I am ready to buy until the stalk issue is fully sorted.
I love the rest of the car but the drive controls should not get in the way of your enjoyment. Tesla answered a question I never heard asked. Wish they would have given an option for a round wheel or yoke. I doubt the take rate would have been more than 20% if people had a chance to test drive it before ordering.
The one plus is at the auto direction selection gets it right about 90% of the time when in my garage. It is smart enough at least to tell me which way it plans to send me when I press on the brake.I agree with you on the shifting, turn signal and horn issues. The yoke is fun, but these other controls are not. FYI, you can illuminate the shift buttons on console with a quick press of left/right scroll wheels at the same time. I think you must be in park, or at least stationary with brake on.