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Discussion in 'Model 3' started by TEG, May 3, 2018.

  1. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Active Member

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    Agreed. Did you get all the bugs off? Any rock chips in paint or glass? Have you popped the Aero hubcaps off again?

    -Randy
     
  2. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Yes, definitely got the front bumper plastered with bugs on the trip. Did multiple touchless car-washes during and after so it is looking good.
    (Did some hand cleaning with a cloth to get the stubborn spots the car-washes didn't fully clean.)

    I did get pelted with pebbles from a construction truck at one point in the trip but haven't yet noticed any chips as a result.

    The aero covers came back off the moment I got back home.
     
  3. Dr. J

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    @TEG, are the textile seat covers still holding up?
     
  4. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    #104 TEG, May 26, 2019
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    Yes, still like new a year (and 8500+ miles) later....

    At a service visit, a Tesla employee said "you really shouldn't have that seat cover because it could interfere with the seat sensors and the car could shut off if it thinks there is nobody in the driver's seat", but I have had no such problems.

    By the way, I just put new wheels and tires (PS4S) on my Model 3:
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    Those are a 'staggered' set-up with 265/40r18 on the rear (18x9 wheels). The car handles better now.

    So far no door dings, scratches or any blemishes that I notice.
     
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  5. buttershrimp

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    What kind of wheels are they?
     
  6. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Flow One F1
    They were very reasonably priced.
     
  7. Wennfred

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    Teg, get the front end wrapped, well worth it.

    Fred
     
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  8. fseir

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    Nice wheels! Those really change the look of the car. More aggressive? Would love to see some other angles.
     
  9. Randy Spencer

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    #109 Randy Spencer, May 27, 2019
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    Are the wheels staggard or just the tires? Ima gonna need new tires soon, going wider might be fun.

    What did you do with the old wheels and tires? I was thinking of keeping mine, if I go for aftermarket ones, and using them for winter tires.
     
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  10. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Stock size wheels in front (18x8.5) with 245/45r18 (slightly bigger than stock tires.)
    Wider wheels in back (18x9) with 265/40r18 (much wider but about the stock diameter.)

    I am loving the handling improvement. I am finding them quieter than stock most of the time (depending on road surface.)

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  11. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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  12. Dr. J

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    Thanks for the tip on seat covers. I installed mine today and look forward to a less sweaty ride.
     
  13. Leafdriver333

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    I have about 5 small rock chips.
    And it has only 3K miles.
    Maybe I should get the front bumper PPF'd..
     
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  14. Randy Spencer

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    I just did mine after a year of damage. Sure makes cleaning bugs off the front easier and less worrying. Did a bit of paint touchup first but wish I had just put the PPF on initially
     
  15. insaneoctane

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    Have you monitored your Wh/mi change since you went to the new tires/wheels?
     
  16. Wennfred

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    Got some windshield nicks from Rocks that bounced off the hood, no paint chips, the Xpel really works.

    Fred
     
  17. eCharcoal

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    What are the offsets?
     
  18. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    30mm front, 45mm rear...
     
  19. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Tesla logo caps...
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  20. MichaelP90DL

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    Way to go! Congratulations! Take everyone you know for a ride. :)
     

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