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My Pearl White Model 3 with some early mods

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by mauswerkz, Dec 3, 2017.

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  1. mauswerkz

    mauswerkz Model 3 - Long Range

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    Hi All! First post on this forum. Took delivery of my Model 3 (long range, premium upgrades, pearl white) back in October and I've been loving it. This is my first brand new car and also the first that I can't really do crazy mods to (I'm used to engine swaps, EV conversions, etc).

    This is the first car where I'm basically limited to cosmetic mods and wheels/tires.

    Here's what I've got so far:

    Tinted windows (40%) sides and rear.
    Blacked out chrome
    Front bumper "shadow" added
    VMR V710 20x9 ET35 5x114.3 wheels
    Michelin Pilot Super Sport 245/35/20 tires
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    VMR was great to work with. I had to take measurements of the hub (and brake rotor retaining bolt) to make sure they would fit without issue. They machined them up for me and they went on with no issue. I love them!

    Overall, the car is amazing. It's a blast to throw around in the hills, loves twisty roads, and is certainly more sport-oriented than the other Teslas I've driven. Steering is super quick, very responsive, and with good feedback. It's a very quick car, but it's no P100D. It feels very light, deceivingly so.

    I drove it from the SF bay area to LA a few weeks back and it was wonderful on the freeway!
     

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  2. VPcabs

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    Looks awesome. Congrats!
     
  3. Topher

    Topher Energy Curmudgeon

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    Cool. Was something done around the headlights?

    Thank you kindly.
     
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    Looks really nice...except maybe for that tree coming out of the roof.
     
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  6. mauswerkz

    mauswerkz Model 3 - Long Range

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    Nope, haven't touched them.
     
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  7. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    Awesome, how's the efficiency are you getting anything near the 310 mile rated range or 280 or whatever your 90% typical charge is?
     
  8. EXOTIC1

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    Looks like the S & X got together......... and had a baby! :)
     
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  9. Brando

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    Surprised you got tinting so quickly. Was it for looks? or Did you actually find "too much sun" or "too much heat" ?
     
  10. McHoffa

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    How much did you spend on the chrome blackout?
     
  11. Big Dog

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    Georgeous. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. run-the-joules

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    @mauswerkz if you've still got the stock wheels and are planning to get rid of them, let me know. I'm hoping to buy a set locally for my winter tires.
     
  13. Leftysmasher

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    How much room is there in the back seats? We have 2 kids so contemplating between an S and a 3.
     
  14. mauswerkz

    mauswerkz Model 3 - Long Range

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    I'm getting about 240-280Wh/mi. I'm confident it would go the full 310 miles if I weren't driving it 80mph on the freeway. I was very impressed with the range on my LA trip. I'll have an even better idea of its actual capability when I take it up to WA state later this month.

    Tint was for looks. The glass roof is plenty dark from the factory. No complaints about sun or heat from me. I can look directly at the sun through the roof with my sunglasses on (though just barely)

    Got quotes around $750-1000, decided to do it myself. As such, it doesn't hold up all that well to scrutinizing, but I'm pleased with it overall. The mirror mounts were the toughest part.

    I'm keeping them for road trips.

    I'm 6'3" and I fit in the back no problem. It feels more roomy in the back for me than a Model S (I've ridden in both).
     
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    @mauswerkz,

    Absolutely Gorgeous! Great work. Love the rims. You mentioned you did the chrome blackout....Did you PlastiDip or wrap the chrome? Also what did you use on your ‘Shadow’...love the effect.

    Ski
     
  16. T34ME

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    Congratulations @mauswerkz looks great! I am old school and I love it when owners do anything to make their cars unique to themselves. I particularly like your front fascia shadow trim. Very creative. It gives the lower grill definition and a new design element and character. This feature would work best on white, red, and silver colors. Do you mind if I copy?
     
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  17. thebigbobowski

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    I'm planning on deleting the chrome on my white Model 3 as well, but that front bumper shadow is totally unique and something I hadn't considered. Very cool. I hope you don't mind if I copy you. Did you use the same material for that as the rest of the blackout? And if so, what exactly did you use?
     
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  18. voip-ninja

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    Sharp ride! I can't get on board with the black wheels on a white car look though.
     
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  19. internalaudit

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    Congratulations @mauswerkz and enjoy your new ride.

    Are you an employee or a non-employee? Just wondering if the NDA has been lifted for the former.
     
  20. Hawesome

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    awesome look...I am just replying to this, so I can keep up with the feed...interested to hear about this 'shadow' look, as I have never heard of it before. I have a white c350 with the same black glass roof and black rims and am waiting for my new M3 in Canada (still haven't picked a colour, but thinking of a change from white).
     

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