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Tesla Ownership Experience (Car Talk ONLY)

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Rob_EV wrote: OEM ones (Weathertech)........but I'd try to get my hands on 3Dmaxpider or Tuxmats (not sure if they're made yet for the Y).
I'm looking at getting a set of Tuxmats (branded as Phantoms on Costco.ca) for our M3, just waiting for a delivery date before I order so we'll have it on hand when we get the car.

Not sure about trunk mat, we've never had those for any cars and we've never had any issues with our trunk getting dirty or worn down... we don't put anything extreme in there.
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Tuxmat/Phantoms are great mats! Way better than the overhyped weather techs.
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Winkle wrote: I'm looking at getting a set of Tuxmats (branded as Phantoms on Costco.ca) for our M3, just waiting for a delivery date before I order so we'll have it on hand when we get the car.

Not sure about trunk mat, we've never had those for any cars and we've never had any issues with our trunk getting dirty or worn down... we don't put anything extreme in there.
Trust me, trunk mat is worth it.......carpet on the Model 3/Y isn't very easy to clean.
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Winkle wrote: I'm looking at getting a set of Tuxmats (branded as Phantoms on Costco.ca) for our M3, just waiting for a delivery date before I order so we'll have it on hand when we get the car.

Not sure about trunk mat, we've never had those for any cars and we've never had any issues with our trunk getting dirty or worn down... we don't put anything extreme in there.
There a set of Tux on Amazon: Tux
But me I went with this one: Mat
Love them. And used at 67$ no brainer
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Konowl wrote: What is everyone using for trunk/frunk mats
I bought the ones off Tesla, rebranded WeatherTech. Granted this was in 2018 and there might be more options now, but I'm very happy. Had a trunk spill a few months back that it handled easily.
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Konowl wrote: Yeah that's what I'm leaning towards.

Now to look at accessories.... sigh.
I went kind of crazy with accessories, the missus was making fun of me. My list:

- Trunk guard semi pointless, just because it looks nice
- 303 Aerospace Protector to protect the vinyl/etc on the interior, really any rubber/vinyl protector will do
- Charging cable holder simple thing to mount the cable on in the garage
- Interior light replacements - these fit in the doors, footwells and trunk. The default Tesla lights are kind of a joke.
- Elon Accessories screen protector - The best one and super easy to install
- Performance foot pedals - look and feel great
- Samsung T500 SSD for dashcam/sentry
- A cooler for the frunk or get something else for the trunk, they have custom made ones but I got a little Coleman like that. Super handy for carrying groceries/takeout, keeping them cool or the smell out of the car
- Jeda or Taptes USB hub
- Jack kit, tire patch kit, etc
- other chargers if you roadtrip a lot
- Tesla puddle lights - again abstractocean but a bunch of companies make them, totally silly but fun
- Vinyl Center console wrap - absolutely must have, the default piano black finish will be scratched in your first week of ownership, if you get only one thing on this list make it this one. I got mine from abstractocean but they're all the same 3M stuff
- Any centre console organizer, they're all pretty much the same but again a necessity IMO
- Floormats! I went with 3D Max Spyders which are fantastic but really anything other than the Tesla ones!

And there is a lot more I am forgetting but oh well haha.
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Redmask wrote: I went kind of crazy with accessories, the missus was making fun of me. My list:

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- A cooler for the frunk or get something else for the trunk, they have custom made ones but I got a little Coleman like that. Super handy for carrying groceries/takeout, keeping them cool or the smell out of the car
...

And there is a lot more I am forgetting but oh well haha.
Link does not work (at least for me - but it's likely an issue with affiliate links and Rona), but I was able to figure it out. Just wondering how well it fits the frunk, and whether it moves much? Have to agree it could be super handy.

For those interested, here is an amazon link: Coleman 24-Can Party Stacker Portable Cooler
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knapper wrote: Link does not work (at least for me - but it's likely an issue with affiliate links and Rona), but I was able to figure it out. Just wondering how well it fits the frunk, and whether it moves much? Have to agree it could be super handy.

For those interested, here is an amazon link: Coleman 24-Can Party Stacker Portable Cooler
Yeah that's the one. It's not as flexible as one of those custom made ones you can find on abstractocean but it does the job for me. It fits well in there and leaves a solid foot of space on a side. It is pretty small but enough to carry some brews or meat from the grocery store. You could always get a trunk cooler instead if you need more space though. Personally I use the sub-trunk for all of my cosmetic stuff instead but they have some really neat coolers that fit in there too.
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got this one
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07B3Q2YKJ/ref=dp_cerb_2
samsung t500 ssd
never got it to work on model 3

even in car it mentions to format..did..noluck
Redmask wrote: I went kind of crazy with accessories, the missus was making fun of me. My list:

- Trunk guard semi pointless, just because it looks nice
- 303 Aerospace Protector to protect the vinyl/etc on the interior, really any rubber/vinyl protector will do
- Charging cable holder simple thing to mount the cable on in the garage
- Interior light replacements - these fit in the doors, footwells and trunk. The default Tesla lights are kind of a joke.
- Elon Accessories screen protector - The best one and super easy to install
- Performance foot pedals - look and feel great
- Samsung T500 SSD for dashcam/sentry
- A cooler for the frunk or get something else for the trunk, they have custom made ones but I got a little Coleman like that. Super handy for carrying groceries/takeout, keeping them cool or the smell out of the car
- Jeda or Taptes USB hub
- Jack kit, tire patch kit, etc
- other chargers if you roadtrip a lot
- Tesla puddle lights - again abstractocean but a bunch of companies make them, totally silly but fun
- Vinyl Center console wrap - absolutely must have, the default piano black finish will be scratched in your first week of ownership, if you get only one thing on this list make it this one. I got mine from abstractocean but they're all the same 3M stuff
- Any centre console organizer, they're all pretty much the same but again a necessity IMO
- Floormats! I went with 3D Max Spyders which are fantastic but really anything other than the Tesla ones!

And there is a lot more I am forgetting but oh well haha.
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Redmask wrote: I went kind of crazy with accessories, the missus was making fun of me. My list:
And there is a lot more I am forgetting but oh well haha.
I did MANY things, but below are a few of my favs (too many to list really):

I didn't like the wood dash, so I got a set of covers:
https://www.amazon.ca/LMZX-Interior-Das ... 07TZTF9T2/

Aluminum pedal covers for $10 are great ($15 now):
https://www.amazon.ca/Lot-couvre-p%C3%A ... 07V3L67LZ/

Franz style matte black "TESLA" trunk badge:
https://www.abstractocean.com/perf-emblem/

Auto frunk & trunk struts
https://www.amazon.ca/Upgraded-Lift-Sup ... 085BCL2ZM/

Reduced tension frunk spring (to go with frunk struts)
https://www.amazon.ca/Prime-Line-Produc ... 008RG6C3I/
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your best bet wrote: got this one
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07B3Q2YKJ/ref=dp_cerb_2
samsung t500 ssd
never got it to work on model 3

even in car it mentions to format..did..noluck
I formatted it myself on the PC with GUIFormat, worked perfectly.

One of the updates annoyingly wanted to format it again so I went through with that and now it's exFAT instead of FAT32 but it still works.
Auto frunk & trunk struts
https://www.amazon.ca/Upgraded-Lift-Sup ... 085BCL2ZM/

Reduced tension frunk spring (to go with frunk struts)
https://www.amazon.ca/Prime-Line-Produc ... 008RG6C3I/
Nice, what's the second link for? To prevent hood warping? The trunk struts made it too hard to close for the missus and even a trial for me at times one handed. I can't seem to find some that do auto-open without requiring hulk-out to close.
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Rob_EV wrote: I did MANY things, but below are a few of my favs (too many to list really):

I didn't like the wood dash, so I got a set of covers:
https://www.amazon.ca/LMZX-Interior-Das ... 07TZTF9T2/

Aluminum pedal covers for $10 are great ($15 now):
https://www.amazon.ca/Lot-couvre-p%C3%A ... 07V3L67LZ/

Franz style matte black "TESLA" trunk badge:
https://www.abstractocean.com/perf-emblem/

Auto frunk & trunk struts
https://www.amazon.ca/Upgraded-Lift-Sup ... 085BCL2ZM/

Reduced tension frunk spring (to go with frunk struts)
https://www.amazon.ca/Prime-Line-Produc ... 008RG6C3I/
Yeah noticed what a pain the frunk was when I test drove. Might have to look at the struts/spring.

How's the wood dash cover? Holdin gup?
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Konowl wrote: Yeah noticed what a pain the frunk was when I test drove. Might have to look at the struts/spring.

How's the wood dash cover? Holdin gup?
FYI, there is currently nothing available for auto open frunk for the Y, it's a COMPLETELY different frunk setup.

I just set the CF dash cover on top of the wood........I didn't stick it down, it sits there 100% fine, doesn't move under heavy acceleration or braking or cornering. I really like it.
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Rob_EV wrote: Auto frunk & trunk struts
https://www.amazon.ca/Upgraded-Lift-Sup ... 085BCL2ZM/

Reduced tension frunk spring (to go with frunk struts)
https://www.amazon.ca/Prime-Line-Produc ... 008RG6C3I/
I did the Auto Frunk struts on my X but reverted back to the original struts. I didn't want to accidentally open the frunk when I'm not around and have it wide open. At least with the stock, it will just unhinge but won't be as noticeable if open.

I did the frunk spring and it makes such a big difference!! Anyone and everyone should do this. So easy to do as well.

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