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Range data from removing Aero Wheel Covers

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Ferdball, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. smartypnz

    smartypnz Supporting Member

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    While not a scientific comparison - still interesting; and it kinda proves what we expected. Even if +/- was half - still impressive.

    A real test might be 2 just delivered similar equipped M3's running on a closed course(or a long fwy run), side by side (to maintain close to same speed).
    Multiple runs exactly the same course, while swapping drivers for each run. Each would start at the same battery level.
     
  2. sweter

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    Nice, I like this. I'm thinking of doing this to my future red 3. Any issues painting the rims?
     
  3. Electroman

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    Does the paint color and pattern have an impact on the range?

    Inquiring minds wants to know.
     
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  4. smartypnz

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    Varies by how many coats of paint you use.
     
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  5. T34ME

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    Solid gold aero covers definitely increase range.
     
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  6. Ferdball

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    Additional datapoint: I set the Traffic Aware Cruise Control to a max of 80, and I got 265 Wh/mile. Good news for Tesla fans. Apparently, I hoon a lot more than I led on.
     
  7. Randy Spencer

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    Wow, thank goodness for the built-in dictionary (including Austrailian slang) on the Mac, makes finding out about your described loutish behavior completely simple.

    -Randy
     
  8. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2020: Drain the Sewer

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    Setting TACC to 80 mph and actually going 80 mph are poorly correlated.
     
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  9. But_dave

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    Nice - very interested in how you accomplished this look - thanks
     
  10. LBusDoor90

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    Has anyone posted aeros painted all black anywhere yet? My 3 is black and even if just a photoshop, I'm curious to see how it would look.
     
  11. jlghertner

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    I’m most concerned about snow and ice building up behind aero covers. Will wait to see what happens.
     
  12. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    doesn't really happen. I've already been through a winter with mine. pretty impressed at how well the caps keep stuff out. I rotated my tires recently and took off the covers for the first time. The brake gear is pristine.
     
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