TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

What do you use more? Trunk/Frunk

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by tfraley, Jun 10, 2019.

?

What do you use more?

  1. Trunk

    85.3%
  2. Frunk

    14.7%
  1. tfraley

    tfraley Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2019
    Messages:
    158
    Location:
    Los angeles
    Hey guys

    Just wanted to hear what you guys are using more.
    I know we shouldn't be using the Trunk to much because of break in's

    But at the same time, I'm weary in opening and closing the hood. I feel this is something that should be fixed in the next iteration. I know people have swapped out springs to make it easier to close but I still worry about that on the freeway so haven't done it.

    What are your thoughts on the subject
     
  2. ammulder

    ammulder '98 GS400 -> P3D+

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2019
    Messages:
    530
    Location:
    Philly area
    I use the frunk more for long-term storage — things I want in the car all the time like the kid-clean-up-kit and mobile charger. I use the trunk more for day-to-day things, because it’s both bigger and easier to open.
     
    • Like x 4
  3. Bill Foster

    Bill Foster Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Messages:
    738
    Location:
    Nashville
    I love the idea of the Frunk, cause its weird, and most cars don't have it, but I also like being able to slam my trunk and not think about bending the metal. So, Trunk.
     
    • Like x 3
    • Love x 1
  4. qdeathstar

    qdeathstar Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2019
    Messages:
    846
    Location:
    VB
    In order to open the frunk from outside the car you got to fumble with the app or spend $150 on a dongle which, in my opinion takes away the advantage of not having to carry around keys (combo lock on my door at the house)
     
    • Like x 4
  5. tfraley

    tfraley Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2019
    Messages:
    158
    Location:
    Los angeles
    Exactly how I feel
     
  6. dmurphy

    dmurphy Woof.

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,640
    Location:
    New Jersey - Morris County
    I like to get Frunky.

    I actually use the Frunk more, depending on what I’m transporting. If it’s any kind of food (pizza etc) - I put it in the frunk, so the smell doesn’t permeate the cabin. I figure the trunk is connected to the passenger compartment, but the frunk has the “firewall” to separate it off.

    A pizza box fits perfectly in the frunk. Just sayin’.
     
    • Funny x 3
  7. OCR1

    OCR1 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    2,846
    Location:
    Southern California
    I forgot there is a frunk.
     
    • Funny x 4
  8. Uncle Don

    Uncle Don Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2019
    Messages:
    99
    Location:
    California
    I've opened my frunk a couple if times in the 8 months I've had my car, only to show it to people. I've never put anything in there.
     
    • Like x 1
  9. neptunesfinest

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2018
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    NJ
    The frunk is too much of a hassle. I hate having to open the app just to open it and I’m certainly not buying a fob. I keep a few things in there but not stuff I use regularly.
     
    • Like x 1
  10. mewantcookiez

    mewantcookiez Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2019
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    USA
    Only time I opened the frunk was to refill the wiper fluid. Too many stories of people denting their hoods due to improper closure.
     
    • Like x 1
  11. Bill Foster

    Bill Foster Member

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2019
    Messages:
    738
    Location:
    Nashville
    It does work great for groceries, those hooks are nice
     
  12. RayK

    RayK Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,059
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    There's basically a WeatherTech mat in the frunk and that's it. On the rare occasion it might contain a backpack, my wife's purse or a jacket or two, a bag or two of groceries but it's only for the duration of the trip.

    The trunk, on the other hand, always has a couple of reusable shopping bags, my windshield shade (when it's not in the cabin), a bottle of Windex and paper towels and another WeatherTech mat. That doesn't include the mobile charger, an air pump and some tools in the lower compartment.
     
    • Like x 1
  13. idealdreams

    idealdreams Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2019
    Messages:
    59
    Location:
    USA
    Pizza transport is probably the most my frunk has been used since getting my M3 a couple weeks ago...plus when parked in the garage, the back end of the car is really close to the garage door when closed so not much room to get behind and access the trunk -- no problem when you can just pop the frunk open and grab your pizza :D
     
    • Like x 2
    • Love x 1
  14. ammulder

    ammulder '98 GS400 -> P3D+

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2019
    Messages:
    530
    Location:
    Philly area
    Someone said a while back they can smell all the food they put in the frunk. Though maybe that was Chinese instead of pizza... Have you smelled your pizza while bringing it home?

    Maybe it's because my kids dig cereal... and there are four of them... but my grocery bags seem too tall for the frunk.
     
    • Like x 1
  15. run-the-joules

    run-the-joules Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2017
    Messages:
    2,790
    Location:
    SF Bay
    Trunk. Frunk is for things I rarely use but always want in the car.

    Frunk is not viable for regular use because it’s annoying to open and more so to close. You have to use your phone or the MCU to open it, unless you paid $150 for a fob, and closing it requires getting handprints on the paint.

    If the Tesla logo worked as an open button and it could auto-close, I would use it a lot more.
     
    • Like x 1
  16. dmurphy

    dmurphy Woof.

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2018
    Messages:
    1,640
    Location:
    New Jersey - Morris County
    I can’t smell anything when it’s in the frunk. Hasn’t been an issue.
     
  17. WilliamG

    WilliamG Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2019
    Messages:
    2,374
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Swapping out the springs and struts takes a minute or two and is well worth it. There’s no way for the trunk to just spring open by itself. The spring/struts aren’t even involved until the actual heavy metal latch is released in the app/on screen etc. There’s at least one video on YouTube demonstrating this.
     
    • Like x 1
  18. MentalNomad

    MentalNomad Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2018
    Messages:
    271
    Location:
    USA
    Stories of the dangers of denting the frunk are very overstated. So are stories of break-ins for the trunk, for most areas of the country.

    That said, I use the trunk more often than the frunk, but not for any strong reason. I generally open either with the app as I approach the car, anyway.
     
  19. Casmium

    Casmium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2018
    Messages:
    173
    Location:
    Mississauga
    Use the frunk just because I like to back the car into my garage so it's easier to get things in and out of the frunk
     
  20. Leafdriver333

    Leafdriver333 Somewhat Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2019
    Messages:
    1,070
    Location:
    usa
    I use the frunk for everything that will fit in there.

    I have done the easy close mod and it really makes closing the frunk easy. Sometimes, it doesn't pop up when the moisture seals it tight but I can easily pry it with my finger tip.
    "Open frunk" is one of Siri commands I set up. And as I walk up to the car I talk to my Apple watch to open frunk if I have things to put in there.
    The hooks in the frunk are really nice. I use them all the time as well.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Informative x 2
    • Like x 2

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC