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Old 10-03-2018, 05:25 PM   #631 (permalink)
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Swag observation: about half of the teslas I see here in reno have noticeable visible (sitting in the car behind them) fitment issues, panels misaligned, doors not fully closing. I figure we have a hundred in the various models and many more visiting. Worst one had Georgia plates and looked like it was in an accident. Dirty ones seem to fit the best, since they tend to look like dodge darts.

Thought they were mostly being railcar shipped which gives you some leeway on filling the railcar because you park them in a lot for short-term storage until the train shows up.

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Old 10-05-2018, 12:53 PM   #632 (permalink)
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A different source had the Model 3 at the 4th best selling car.

Tesla Model 3 Takes #4 Spot In September Passenger Car Ranking
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:13 AM   #633 (permalink)
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A different source had the Model 3 at the 4th best selling car.

Tesla Model 3 Takes #4 Spot In September Passenger Car Ranking
That's nice and all, but there are caveats. For one thing it's just them backfilling pre-orders. We're not talking about people walking in off the street and choosing a Tesla over, say, a Camry. Secondly it's a bit of statistical tomfoolery; although the Model 3 was the 4th largest selling passenger car, it wasn't even in the top 10 in overall sales. 12th actually, which is not anything to sneeze at. But we really don't yet know what the sustainable sales numbers will look like.
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Oversized bearings? If that's what it takes, it works.
Jack Rikard (EVTV) said he spun a Tesla motor by hand and it took 15 minutes to spin down. Aerospace stuff.
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Jack Rikard (EVTV) said he spun a Tesla motor by hand and it took 15 minutes to spin down. Aerospace stuff.
I need better documentation from Rikard. He is YouTube based. Can't see that happening with anything but ball bearings. The BAPTAs we built for satellites only spun for a couple of minutes.
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Monro teardown Part II: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...orst-decisions

Basically the electronics and power train are great but the body / chassis need a lot of improvement.

9 panels riveted, bonded, or welded together to make a wheelwell - Wow just Wow! That explains a lot of body / alignment problems they are having.


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Looks fun to troubleshoot water infiltration.

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