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Rock Magnet?

chezedog

Member
Oct 16, 2018
28
15
CA
It seems as if our Model 3 gets an inordinate number of rock strikes while driving. We've already got 3 dings in the windshield, and there have been countless hits elsewhere. Anyone else experience this? Is it aerodynamics? Coincidence? Are we just lucky? Weird.
 

cbaaz

Member
Feb 1, 2019
177
112
arizona
It seems as if our Model 3 gets an inordinate number of rock strikes while driving. We've already got 3 dings in the windshield, and there have been countless hits elsewhere. Anyone else experience this? Is it aerodynamics? Coincidence? Are we just lucky? Weird.

Low profile cars are certainly more susceptible compared to something like an SUV.
FWIW - My last 2 new cars were higher profile crossovers and they both got their windshields whacked in the first couple of weeks, too. :mad:
 

electronblue

Active Member
Oct 1, 2018
2,325
2,507
Earth
It seems as if our Model 3 gets an inordinate number of rock strikes while driving. We've already got 3 dings in the windshield, and there have been countless hits elsewhere. Anyone else experience this? Is it aerodynamics? Coincidence? Are we just lucky? Weird.

If the rock strikes seem to affect the paint abnormally much see the threads about Model 3 paint being possibly softer than in many cars:

Model 3 paint wearing off
 

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