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  1. Pushrods&Capacitors

    Lucid Gravity Debut

    Just look at all the Air range tests and deduct a bit for the extra frontal area/weight. It’ll do just fine range wise. Likely go further than your bladder. 😉
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    Lucid Gravity Debut

    The Gravity is what Lucid needs right now. They’ve already been cutting losses per car from $500K to near $100K and new production efficiencies are cutting it further. That said, the Air is a sedan and those just don’t sell in huge numbers any longer. They have $6.8B cash on hand and the Saudi...
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    Stainless steel brake lines installed review 😃

    I get it, no harm in trying something and SS lines almost never make brakes feel “worse”. As far as pad compound recommendations, I just haven’t really looked tbh. Anything from a reputable maker in a semi-metallic street performance category would probably be good. Stoptech, EBC, Hawk etc. prob...
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    Stainless steel brake lines installed review 😃

    Hmm. I have to say, because the MME brake pedal is decoupled from the hydraulic circuit you’d prob get better braking “feedback, initial bite or whatever” you’re seeking from going to a set of street performance non-ceramic compound pads. Those 4-piston front Brembos are just asking for a...
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    Focus RS Rims

    The standard RS wheels were cast and the optional ones forged, right? Even so, I’d bet they aren’t rated to take the MME 5000lb empty and 6000lb loaded weight. But, that’s just my opinion, not backed up by data.
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    New incentives for Mach-E announced 💰

    Best car I’ve owned in 31 years of car ownership. So good that I couldn’t part with it for a ‘19 Shelby GT350 last year.
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    The GT never had a 5 second limit

    4Xs don’t have limiting like the GTs to speak of other than Ford’s soft launch tuning that slightly handicaps their 0-30mph numbers (should run a 1.8-1.9 but usually Dragy has them at 2.1-2.2 with high SOC and good temps). With a harder launch strategy the 4X could hit 4.0-4.2 0-60s instead of...
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    Tesla cuts price of Model 3 & Model Y again!

    Are you confusing CarMax with Carvana? Methinks you are.
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    Tesla cuts price of Model 3 & Model Y again!

    Which brings up a pertinent quote from Dr. Ian Malcolm: Teslas are already being totaled for relatively mild accidents because of their “awesome” gigacastings that aren’t repairable in a conventional manner. “OEMs”, by which you really mean Legacy Automakers, could have been doing the same for...
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    Tesla cuts price of Model 3 & Model Y again!

    Yes, I have. I know. The initial ramp has been slow and fraught with challenges. However. Battery facilities will be coming on line in the near future and additional EV prod lines as well. Things often look the very best for first movers just as they’re about to get very challenging, right?
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    Tesla cuts price of Model 3 & Model Y again!

    I said only so far. Read. Comprehend. We’re not there yet obviously. Only so far to drop though.
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    Tesla cuts price of Model 3 & Model Y again!

    Only so far for $$$ to drop before the others will be able to sue Tesla for “dumping” product. Not there yet, but, can’t go down to 0 either. It just reeks of desperation if you ask me. Dude is legit worried. And he should be.
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    4 days with 2023 Tesla Model Y in Portland

    All we’ve driven have been ‘23s. The 3 had leaking driver window seal so we took it back. The Y didn’t leak water but it did leak air as evidenced by the whistling noise. Whatever, they just have bad build quality. Still.
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    4 days with 2023 Tesla Model Y in Portland

    You forgot phantom ADAS braking events and horrible window seals due to the inept seal design for the frameless side glass. And every Y we’ve sampled rides like an oxcart even on our good roads. Otherwise, spot on. Oh yeah, the audio system has good fidelity and extended low end response, I’ll...
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    Analysis: Tesla's rivals scrap for thin slices of US EV sales

    Basic macroeconomics. And, even with monster $$$ drops the X and S sell in vanishingly low numbers compared to a few years ago. Gee, wonder why. Oh, because plenty of luxury competitors now that don’t look 10-12 years old. Just wait until the Big 3 (well Ford and GM at least, no idea wtf...
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    Should I try to force HVBJB to fail?

    Imo, drive it in “full send” mode as often as possible, especially after DCFC sessions, as stated above. Get a new one and then cross fingers. Our 4X has been fine so far since our HVBJB replacement in December ‘22. I still do Dragy runs and accelerate at WOT frequently.
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    Spoiler recommendation

    AOSK lip spoiler, $109 early last year. Still on tight.
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    When or will GT/PE 5 Second limit be lifted by OTA

    Yep. I know. No date. Darren says.
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    When or will GT/PE 5 Second limit be lifted by OTA

    The basis is we ain’t seen shit yet, and there’s no concrete date given. It’s all speculation from both sides. Regardless of what a man called Darren says. 😂


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