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Taking Model 3 to the Track

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by kbecks13, Nov 15, 2018.

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Are you planning to track your Model 3?

  1. Yes!

    7 vote(s)
    58.3%
  2. Maybe - hesitant about if the car can handle it

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Maybe - not very into tracking/never done it before

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. No - no interest in tracking my car

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. No - warranty concerns

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. kbecks13

    kbecks13 Active Member

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    Alright everyone! I'm super curious to see what the distribution is for various people on this forum in terms of tracking your Model 3.

    What's the general feeling for taking a Model 3 to the track? Any concerns about reliability or safety?

    Let's discuss!
     
  2. Nocturnal

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    Already have twice. You just have to consider that your regular insurance won't cover you on the track so a track policy is wise. Also if you break something on the track there is a chance that Tesla won't cover it. I'm not worried about breaking the motors or something but rather damaging the smaller items like suspension components etc. I paid a lot for my expensive toy and I intend to enjoy it. :)
     
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    How did your brake fluid hold up under heavy braking? that's the only thing I would be consider about and change to a high temp fluid before tracking. I have a LR RWD
     
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    I didn't have any fade or other issues, but the larger calipers and rotors on perf package probably helped that. Regen definitely takes a lot fo the strain off the brakes compared to an ICE car. I could smell the fluid after a hard run but nothing major.
     
  5. kbecks13

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    Same, i had a little brake fade at the end of a 15 minute track session but nothing serious. The brake pads themselves were REALLY cooking and i could definitely smell them after 1 lap.
     
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