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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
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Hello TMC Community,

My name is Danny, director, and founder of MODEL+

MODEL+ is a boutique style shopping experience solely catering to Tesla Model 3 and Model Y platforms. By this approach, we are able to curate and offer only the best parts available at various price levels.

As a consumer, I was deeply frustrated with other shops making me navigate through pages after pages, looking at the same generic product photo, and still not find what I’m looking for! Things shouldn’t be like this in a time when we can order a new car via Apple Pay, right?

Many large shops will simply catalog as many SKUs for as many different cars as possible, to see what sticks. That’s not how we do things around here! Everything we offer, we believe in, and will not hesitate to demo in our own shop car. You can expect us to take beauty shots and videos to best represent the parts you may be interested in ordering with us. Why wouldn’t you expect to see high quality content before spending hundreds or thousands of dollars?

Everything we offer in our shop is carefully vetted, so you don’t have to. Plug & play is the motto, so we work closely with brands expressing the same ethos and attention to details as us. MODEL+ is an authorized dealer for the top brands we carry and fully support after sales.

We are a small operation, and your needs automatically become our top priority. Our goal is to develop long term relationships with members of this community. You can come to us for suggestions and recommendations on products we offer, and even the ones we don’t (yet). I suggest checking with us directly for ANYTHING aftermarket. I’m certain we can get you what you are looking for at a fair price, or at the very least point you in the right direction. That’s a promise!

Our Studio Model 3 will be used to showcase parts, so expect a lot of transformations, stay tuned!

Thank you in advance for supporting a small business! 🙃

Danny Ren
MODEL+ Director, Owner
Portland, Oregon
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
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Portland, OR

APEX

Launching in conjunction with APEX, their NEW EC-7R Fully Forged Wheel Set, specifically designed for Tesla Model 3.​

We already ordered our set in SATIN BRONZE for autocross this season baby!!



18x9.5 +34 - Square Configuration

64.1mm hub-centric with notch cutout for Performance Model 3 (compatible with ALL Tesla Model 3 variants.)

Only 19.7 lbs each. Forged under 10,000 tons of pressure, these wheels will handle anything you can throw at it on the race track, or from the street's punishing potholes after the long winter.

New profile design compatible with most popular Model 3 big brake kits.

Compatible with factory Tesla center caps.

Recommended tire size 265/40/18

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Available in Satin Bronze, Satin Black, Brushed Clear, and Anthracite // $2091 SHIPPED with current promotion!

 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
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Vorsteiner​

MODEL+ is an authorized dealer for Vorsteiner Aero & Wheels. This is the same group of people who design and manufacturer premium carbon fiber pieces for the upper echelon of car manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, etc.

Vorsteiner's Tesla VOLTA Aero Program has new retail pricing this year, making these carbon goodies very hard to ignore. 😝

These pieces are extremely lightweight, however they still need to be shipped in large boxes. This is a fantastic way to take advantage of our FREE SHIPPING promotion this month.

Besides, with all the money you're saving on gas, go fast parts, and shipping, you may as well make your car easier to identify in the sea of Teslas at the grocery store! 😅

We have cataloged the entire kit in our store for you to easily purchase the full kit or individual pieces.
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Additionally,​

We have limited sets of Vorsteiner V-FF 107 in Carbon Graphite being restocked (late March-early April).
Secure your set soon, we won't be getting another shipment for the rest of 2021! Also free shipping!

Vorsteiner V-FF 107 in Carbon Graphite Wheel Set - MODEL+





 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

Aspira Auto Design​

Introducing Aspira Auto Design studded spacers, products made by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. You know how we know?

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Without you even asking, these spacers are made hub-centric with the notch cut out for all you Performance (PUP) guys ;). Fully compatible with ALL Model 3s and Model Ys.
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  • 6061-T6 billet aluminum keeps things strong and lightweight.
  • Anodized Black finish is just plain sexy and will remain that way throughout the seasons.
  • 12.9 grade hardware secures everything together solid.
  • 15mm / 20mm / 25mm widths all come restudded, giving you versatility to use OEM factory or aftermarket wheels and lug nuts.
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You can achieve the staggered look while keeping your ability to rotate tires. Win, win! Instantly giving your car that confident stance!

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Feel free to contact us about any fitment questions you may have. Every millimeter counts around here! (That’s what she… 😝)
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
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Portland, OR
Factory 18" Aeros can get some spacer lovin' too 👌
18x8.5 +40 with 20/25mm Spacers

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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
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Studio Build Update​


-Vorsteiner Rear Decklid Spoiler
-Rear Street Diffuser

Very impressed with the initial test fit with Vorsteiner parts.
The edge to edge alignment is EXACT on the Model 3 trunk lid.
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The diffuser's screw holes lines up perfectly onto the car's underbody panels, giving it a secure fit.
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This is why there's no chance we will "price match" the Alibaba specials other retailers are selling as their own... don't even ask.
When it comes to body / aero pieces, fit & finish is everything. There's a reason why the Vorsteiner Track Diffuser alone costs more than this entire kit...
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Offering quality is our commitment to this community, even if it takes us longer to get there.

Full write up, high quality photos and video walk around coming your way!

-Danny
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

H&R Spacers​

H&R is a leader in making high quality suspension parts and spacers. They've been producing these products for European marques for over 30 years now. We just received a whole bunch of TRAK+ Spacers, so they're in stock and ready to ship to you.

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14mm / 17mm / 20mm in silver and anodized black. All hub-centric, all Made in Germany.
Will have more live photos and side by side comparison shots coming shortly! Thank you for all the support so far, it's been busy around here! 🙃

 

MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR
Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser & Decklid Spoiler Highlight

As promised, took advantage of the rare sunshine here in the Pacific Northwest.
This 2x2 Pre-Preg Glossy Carbon BEAMS under sunlight!!! :cool:

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Like I mentioned in previous post, these carbon pieces weigh next to nothing. However, they ship in large boxes so take advantage of free shipping from us!

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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

APEX

Launching in conjunction with APEX, their NEW EC-7R Fully Forged Wheel Set, specifically designed for Tesla Model 3.​

We already ordered our set in SATIN BRONZE for autocross this season baby!!




18x9.5 +34 - Square Configuration

64.1mm hub-centric with notch cutout for Performance Model 3 (compatible with ALL Tesla Model 3 variants.)

Only 19.7 lbs each. Forged under 10,000 tons of pressure, these wheels will handle anything you can throw at it on the race track, or from the street's punishing potholes after the long winter.

New profile design compatible with most popular Model 3 big brake kits.

Compatible with factory Tesla center caps.

Recommended tire size 265/40/18

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Available in Satin Bronze, Satin Black, Brushed Clear, and Anthracite // $2091 SHIPPED with current promotion!


Friendly reminder! PRE-SALE PRICING ends tomorrow March 19th! Don't sleep on this special for some ultra-light (19.7lbs) ultra-strong (fully forged) wheels for the track or the streets!



 

MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR
Generic spacer photos aren't good enough for us here.
Here is a better look at the H&R extended shank nut next to a standard aftermarket lug nut.

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The cool thing is the black anodized version includes matching black lug nuts. Ideal for those with darker factory wheels like Zero-G and Uberturbines.
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The 17mm/20mm version are restudded, which also features notch cut out for you to use with ALL Model 3 and Model Y variants.
We will try our best to always keep these in stock and ready to go.

Weight (with lug nuts)​

14mm - 1lb,15oz
17mm - 2lbs, 3.9oz
20mm -2lbs, 7.6oz

-Danny
 

MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

MountainPass Performance​

Let me start by saying it is the utmost honor to announce that MODEL+ is now an authorized dealer for MountainPass Performance products!!!
Jesse and the rest of @MountainPass team were early supporters in our venture, and they need absolutely no introduction around here so I'll keep it short and sweet. THANK YOU!

"A rising tide lifts all boats"​

As we began cataloging MountainPass Performance parts on our store, we asked what can we offer? We know you, as consumers, have options to buy from wherever you like. This is why we are not here to compete but rather to compliment the great job MPP is already doing for this community.

Giving more options to consumers is always a good thing if done right. Ideally we'd like to be an extension to MPP's fantastic customer service and knowledge base. We understand that spending thousands of dollars over the internet for car parts sight unseen can be a daunting task.
At the end of the day, our ultimate goal is the help you make an informative buying decision on purchasing and installing some of the best aftermarket products for your Tesla. Anything we can do to take some load off of MPP's shoulders, we are happy to do. Anything beyond our scope of knowledge, we will make sure we research and fact check so we can give you the most accurate information.

Our studio Model 3 is on MountainPass Performance Comfort Coilovers. The word "composure" is the best way to describe the way they feel. Comfortable ride in the streets and well mannered during spirited driving duties in the backroads.

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We've got it SLAMMED on the lowest setting and it still rides smooth like butter. Couldn't say the same for lower quality kits we've tried in the past in previous cars. Tuning expertise for EVs from MountainPass Performance married with high-quality manufacturing capabilities of KW Suspensions. That's a lethal couple! 👫

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These comfort coilovers make no noise and no drama. In my opinion this is the darling "set it and forget it" solution.. We're almost 4000 miles in on these and they perform like the day they were installed. They eat potholes for lunch and handle spirited driving abuse for dinner.
We like to drive our cars hard around here :cool:

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We simply can't praise them enough, that's why we are so excited to share this announcement!
If you spend enough time on this forum, you will see hundreds if not thousands of reviews saying the same thing, and for that reason there's no need to say anymore✌️

-Danny

MountainPass Performance Suspension Parts @ MODEL+
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

Lug Nuts​

Our next items to catalog will be lug nuts! Starting off with these high quality matte black Wheel Mate WM14T lug nuts.



We wanted to start with something simple, clean, and designed specifically for Teslas.
The "T" etched on the side of each lug nut signifies this.
These lug nuts will work with OEM & aftermarket wheels, and of course compatible on all Model 3 & Model Y variants.

Expect a lot more fun colored lug nuts, in different sizes and shapes coming soon!

Thanks again for the support :)

-Danny

 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

Studio Build Update​

SS21 - Teaser & Test Fit

@UnpluggedP Front Lip Spoiler
@SignatureWheel 20" SV105 Wheels
Both brands we don't carry yet, but we do it for the culture around here.

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Test fit, unpainted.

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These custom SV105s have been sitting on ice since Christmas!
It's time to switch it up now that the nice weather is rolling in. That brushed finish with a thicc coat of gloss clear goes bananas 😲

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Can we like make #whatsinyourfrunk a thing though?

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Forgestar CF5s was a good run, I still love the simplicity of these a lot.
Possibly doing a bespoke set down the road. 👋 for now

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-Danny
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

Studio Build Update Follow Up​

Today was the day!!!

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MODEL+ SPEC - This millimeter perfection is 100% calculated in-house and the concavity madness was executed by @SignatureWheel - Absolutely thrilled with the fitment!

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The icing on the cake was no rubbing whatsoever during our test drive, but the car desperately needs a car wash.
@UnpluggedP front lip is painted, and going on tomorrow. This car will also see its first Autocross this Sunday 🏁
Proper photos will follow shortly of course!

-Danny
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
505
Portland, OR

Martian Wheels​

Martian Wheels also needs no introduction around here. Their MW03 wheels are fully forged, so light weight and strong, yet coming in at a reasonable price point. A wide variety of sizes ranging from 18"-20" and widths from 7.5"-9.5 in multiple finishes.



Recently fully restocked, we have cataloged Martian Wheels neatly in our store for you to have a refined shopping experience.
Take advantage of our free shipping code "TMCMODELPLUS" that expires at the end of this month!

-Danny
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

APEX

Launching in conjunction with APEX, their NEW EC-7R Fully Forged Wheel Set, specifically designed for Tesla Model 3.​

We already ordered our set in SATIN BRONZE for autocross this season baby!!




18x9.5 +34 - Square Configuration

64.1mm hub-centric with notch cutout for Performance Model 3 (compatible with ALL Tesla Model 3 variants.)

Only 19.7 lbs each. Forged under 10,000 tons of pressure, these wheels will handle anything you can throw at it on the race track, or from the street's punishing potholes after the long winter.

New profile design compatible with most popular Model 3 big brake kits.

Compatible with factory Tesla center caps.

Recommended tire size 265/40/18

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Available in Satin Bronze, Satin Black, Brushed Clear, and Anthracite // $2091 SHIPPED with current promotion!

Follow Up​

I spoke to APEX today and they told me their container is anchored bayside, waiting for a spot to open up to unload their shipment of wheels. Because of this delay, APEX is allowing dealers to offer special pricing for those who are interested. You can no longer purchase @ promo pricing direct through APEX. If you missed out on the initial launch pricing, this is your second chance!

Also, free shipping is good until the end of this month (Code - TMCMODELPLUS)

New shipping ETA should be next week.
Please message for pricing details.

Regards,
Danny
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR
Friendly Reminder

Today is the LAST DAY of March, which means LAST DAY we are offering free shipping on orders of ANY SIZE using code TMCMODELPLUS @ checkout
We don't like to pressure people into buying things but we do like saving you money.
This is not a joke, the joke is coming tomorrow! 😁


Danny
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
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Portland, OR

NOVITEC​

This one goes out to all the big ballers out there who doesn't want to look like anybody else yet keeping things classy.

MODEL+ is now an OFFICIAL NOVITEC Group Authorized Dealer. We had to put in a lot of leg work to pull this off considering we don't sell hundreds of thousands of dollars in parts to Ferraris, Lamborghinis and Rolls Royces... But we had to take these extra steps to ensure everything we offer is quality, authentic and straight from the source. This is our core value in doing business.

These gorgeous premium gloss carbon aero pieces from the prestigious NOVITEC Group are crafted with attention to detail that's trickled down from designing & manufacturing aftermarket parts for the highest caliber of automobiles on the planet. Applications are 3D laser scanned during R&D to ensure fit and finish that meets the standard of NOVITEC Group's most demanding core clients.

All aero parts are wind tunnel tested and manufactured in Stetten, Germany, then directly shipped to client. This ensures no shortcuts are taken from product inception all the way to the installation onto client's vehicles.

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NOVITEC's Full Aero Kit consists of
-Premium Gloss Carbon Front Lip
-Premium Gloss Carbon Side Skirts
-Premium Gloss Carbon Rear Spoiler
-Premium Gloss Carbon Rear Diffuser

Everything is presented neatly on our store with pricing for full kit or pieces individually.

Keep in mind these pieces are made to order and generally takes 8-12 weeks to be built and ship directly from Germany.

Worldwide shipping is available on these parts!
Please message if interested.

NOVITEC Model S and X parts and tuned KW Suspension for Model 3 can also be specially ordered through us.
We can't wait for Model Y to finish development.
Please inquire directly, these parts are no joke!

Regards,
Danny
 
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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
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Portland, OR

SnapPlate​

Added something light to the store...

Made by SnapPlate, this ingenious quick release license plate mount addresses two main issues.

  • Eliminates the need to drill holes into that clean minimal front bumper of our Teslas.
  • Some states requires the use of front license plate that is usually enforced during parking in city streets.
The clean, minimal design blends perfectly with the Tesla front end when it’s installed, leaves no unsightly hardware behind when it’s removed, and the exclusive breakaway plate mount breaks away under stress to protect the grille on the car where it attaches.

Designed for standard US, Canada or Mexico license plates. This SnapPlate fits ALL variants of Model 3.

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MODEL+

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Oct 21, 2020
657
505
Portland, OR

Autocross 1​

Took off in the morning with 100% charge just to be safe. I wasn't sure how much SOC to expect by the time I needed to do my runs. It's still fairly chilly here in the Pacific Northwest, so I had to run the heater and all that.

Rendezvoused with some A/X friends for coffee bright and early.
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Arrived at Portland International Raceway shortly after.
Had to go through tech inspection since this was the first event of the year with ORPCA.

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I've always enjoyed running with Oregon's Porsche Club. Not as competitive and usually a chiller atmosphere. I just needed a safe place to push the car's capabilities and experience how the parts interact with each other. Classification is simple - there were the Porsche specific classes, then Non-Porsche FWD, RWD, AWD.

Plus, we were accompanied by these toys. Who's really complaining?

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Video​


Impressions​

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Power / Electronics​

As you can see in the video, I was able to get the car sideways on demand.
This was achieved by using the Ingenext Bonus Module to completely disable traction/stability control and regenerative braking.
It was an interesting experience because there was no engine noise in relation to the amount of power sent to the rear wheels.

The "go pedal" felt more like an on-off switch, making it difficult to "roll" into the throttle. But if I kept all the electronic nannies on, there was no way to put the power down properly. I could go around a corner with the pedal mashed to the floor and the car would putt around without the slightest urgency in the world, in the name of safety of course...

Suspension​

Considering I'm on MountainPass Performance "Comfort" Coilovers, the car still performed exceptionally well. I understand when the car is pushed like this, my ride height is not the most ideal. There were definitely parts of the course where the suspension could've benefited from extra travel.

Regardless, this setup is miles better than stock suspension or lowering springs would have yielded me. I don't believe my skill level has reached the suspension's capabilities, but I'd like to address some body roll via sway bars and damping/rebound adjustability down the line.

Braking​

No complaints with the stock brakes whatsoever. Didn't exeperience any notable brake fade during these short autocross runs.
Having the ability to turn off regenerative braking was good for predictability and consistency. With that being said, it wouldn't hurt to improve brake pedal feel with MountainPass Performance Master Cylinder Brace and possibly stainless steel lines.

Wheels/Tires​

Took the car with its new street set up there since our APEX EC-7Rs are delayed...

Sitting on 20x9 / 20x10 Signature SV105s which are also fully forged and lightweight for its size.
235/35 - 265/30 Falken Azenis FK510 Summer Performance Tires.
They got the car around the cones fine but a 265/40 Michelin PS4S square setup would've been more ideal.

Charge​

I was right on the money for starting the day with a full charge.
SOC @ 87% at arrival to PIR.
SOC @ 74% after 7 (~41 sec) runs.
Just exactly what I needed for the car to have max power where it counted.

Miscellanous Notes​

SR+ weighs nearly 500lbs less than Long Range or Performance models. This directly benefits agility and weight transfer of the car. This is not to be overlooked considering there are people out there who will put in great efforts just to remove a few pounds here and there around their car.
More importantly, this weight is directly removed from the front axle from the absent of an electric motor to power the front wheels. I suspect we could get quite competitive in autocross if we were to set the car up properly and gain more seat time.

I find the usable power range in these cars to be very ideal for autocross. As most may know, these cars tend to lose steam on the top end regardless of performance variants. It's that 10-65mph range these cars really throw down.

Complaint - The seats are comfortable for daily driving duties. However, they're not supportive at all when you're putting the car through its lateral limits. That's the only real complaint I have so far.

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That's all I have for now!

Danny
 
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