Hang Out Thread

Hang Out Thread

This is the official BS hang out thread :) There are times you just want to talk, or say what is up, or just connect with other X owners on a level other than just the X. We used to do this on Silvers Referral thread, but that got flagged away, and I miss my space to BS with others and have some fun.

So come and enjoy and share your fun times with us all.

If there are several that think this is wasting space, please speak up and we can discuss removing it too. I don't want to create a problem with others that feel it should not be here, but as there are not 20 new posts each day on this X side (at least not yet) I didn't see the harm of having a hang out post.

Again, please if you think this should disappear, I will delete it. I just miss having places to not detract from others posts but yet connect with other owners and have fun :)

freemarket | 8 oktober 2019

I believe my 2014 MS w AP1 was said to eventually be capable of coming to me in a parking lot or parking itself. Or I at least believed it would eventually. When AP2 rolled out I was frustrated, but before V10, Navigate on Autopilot was really the only differentiator between the two systems. I get the feeling of being “dupped,” but I will continue to believe there is just so much red tape and likely more than Tesla ever imagined to get FSD here. If Elon can get done what he has with SpaceX in a relatively shorter period of time than Tesla has had, its also proof that being up against an auto industry is far harder politically and governmentally to get acceptance for change against a major competitive market; whereas Space had nearly none.

That being said I guess I’ve fallen to give even more grace than some others feel willing to give.

I still have my 2014 MS and when I weigh out the features vs benefits, AutoPilot has delivered a MAJOR benefit to me with over 80,000 miles of use. Auto steer is just a game changer when traveling highways for 3-4 hours of more.

I bought the FSD on my 2018 Model 3. I’ve used the Advanced Summon a few times testing over the weekend. The look on my 7 year olds face was likely the most priceless moment for me as a car enthusiast and Dad. But, I lean towards seeing it in reality more so as a feature that will benefit me much less than Auto Pilot over the long run. A step in the right direction, but such an obvious challenge here for Tesla to successfully get to FSD. I hope I’m wrong.

That brings me to my 2 week old MX Raven. I saved $6k and didn’t buy FSD. All I would have netted pre V10 was auto lane change and navigate on auto pilot. Now with V10, I can’t get it to come to me in a rain storm. That I suppose will be the day I wished I had spent the extra cash, but for now I’ll be checking the forecast to drive the 3 w chance of showers.

Nigel.sydnor | 10 oktober 2019

Hi Guys, I have Model S wheels I'm looking to sell. Model X 22" Turbine Wheel and Pirelli Scorpion Tire Package for 6,000 OBO. I'm located in California. They are the wheels and the tires are included.

Email me at:

burdogg | 10 oktober 2019

My main gripe is the computer and abilities... were paid for the fsd option just like everyone else and yet instead of bringing on the earliest ones and giving them the better computer.. we continue to see features given out that we gave paid for but not getting. (Yes dash cam was not a feature anyone paid for... but yet those that bought the same package add those in dec 2015 got it... we don't)

Just tired of waiting for Tesla to follow through with what they said they would fo | 11 oktober 2019

@burdogg - Fair gripe, but FSD is really complex. A clue is no other automaker offers FSD in a car you can buy. Developers working on other features unrelated to FSD are unlikely to be suitable to do FSD - it's an entirely different skillset. Just like you'd prefer not to have an optometrist do open-heart surgery, as the results could be disappointing and deadly.

Triggerplz | 13 oktober 2019

@Silver way to go your Jets won, I’m glad they spanked those Cowboys

Tropopause | 14 oktober 2019

I made a SvC appointment (via my app) for the MCU2 and HW3 upgrade. We'll see if I get a phone call canceling.

Tropopause | 14 oktober 2019

Some good news- My wife's Model 3 received a lower repair cost quote from Tesla Service Center to perform a rear bumper repair job vs. the 3rd party Tesla Certified body repair shop. AND Tesla is actually installing a brand new rear bumper! The 3rd party shop was merely going to repair and paint the bumper.

Saxman | 14 oktober 2019


Good luck.

I just got another YELLOW BORDER on my Dec 2016 MCU1. They replaced the MCU1 about 1 year ago. Wonder if they would replace again with MCU2???????? One can always ask. :)

burdogg | 30 oktober 2019

Saxman...let us know...also have the yellow border...have been waiting to fix until computer upgrade to save tesla money

burdogg | 30 oktober 2019

Saxman...let us know...also have the yellow border...have been waiting to fix until computer upgrade to save tesla money

burdogg | 30 oktober 2019

Saxman...let us know...also have the yellow border...have been waiting to fix until computer upgrade to save tesla money

Saxman | 31 oktober 2019


I had a Service appointment (Austin TX) for some minor bodywork which I scheduled on the Tesla app.. The day before I get a text that they cancelled my appointment and recommended a body shop., I wasn't able to show them the MCU screen.

I have another appointment in 2 weeks to get new tires, so I'll show them the MCU screen then and let you know the verdict.

From what I'm hearing the early snow in Vail Valley has been good, so I'm hoping for another good ski season..

Have you replaced your original MX tires since we both took delivery December 2016? I'm still driving the originals at 35K miles, but will replace before driving back to Colorado in December.

nwfan | 31 oktober 2019

@Burdogg, having the yellow border fix applied to my Model S today along with
FSD update (HW3). I'll let you know how it goes.

Saxman | 31 oktober 2019


When did you originally take delivery? Is your FSD update the new HW3 computer?

Thanks | 31 oktober 2019

@nwfan - Also did you have HW2.0 or HW2.5? There have been some unconfirmed ideas that only HW2.5 are being updated to the HW3 AP processor right now.

nwfan | 31 oktober 2019

2.5 upgrading to 3.0.
Yellow band is gone. Display
Looks like it did when new.

Cure treatment takes 2 hours. If they have to give it a 2nd dose another 2 hrs.

FSD upgrade based on Vin and when purchased.

nwfan | 31 oktober 2019

Asked about Mcu upgrade. Apparently it’s a hot topic at the SC. Plano waiting on engr study to be completed. I was told antenna needs to be upgraded and currently the hang up.

Also having model s shudder fixed in dec during my 2 yr service. | 31 oktober 2019

@nwfan - That makes sense. The WiFi antenna with MCU2 supports both 2.4 and 5 GHz. I doubt the old antenna would support 5 GHz. In addition, I understood there are two new remote Bluetooth antennas, where MCU1 had the Bluetooth antenna built in the MCU itself. I'm glad they are working on a total solution. I thought an MCU2 upgrade might skip 5 GHz WiFi and stick a Bluetooth antenna in the dash.

Tropopause | 2 november 2019

Had my Model 3 rear bumper replaced at the SvC. Finish same day, picked up next day. Looks great and cheaper than Authorized Tesla body shop.

NWFan- thanks for the update on HW3 and MCU2 upgrade. Still waiting for my turn.

Triggerplz | 4 november 2019

Silver where are you???

NKYTA | 4 november 2019

There is only one in PerfectVille.
72 Dolphins.

Byte that Brady.

jimglas | 5 november 2019

Not a fan, but you have to agree that brady is GOAT

Saxman | 14 november 2019

Recently an 18 Stall SuperCharger location opened near my house in Austin, TX.

It's only 2 miles away, so I can easily WALK there.


Triggerplz | 16 november 2019

@jimglas Brady last game was a lost to the Ravens 37-20 Brady was indeed the GOAT = Got Our Ass Thrashed :-)

jimglas | 16 november 2019

maybe staying on to long
Like Favre did
But still GOAT

freemarket | 16 november 2019

I have silver envy. The S, the 3, the X. I hadn’t seen an X in silver for a while, but then I did, today. So pretty! I’m really surprised that they discontinued it. Perhaps they’ll bring it back for the Y or B.

burdogg | 24 november 2019

Saxman - no I had to change my original tires - mostly due to punctures not wear ;( But they were wearing down. We are at 38,800 miles now - don't remember where we were at when changed - but there was one original tire still on when we changed them - and it was getting close to time to change it.

So I guess the real question still is this - are us original FSD purchasers (with MCU2) going to get this new MCU anytime in the next 6 months?

burdogg | 24 november 2019

Sorry - I should say HW 2.0 - I don't remember if that is MCU 1 (Dec 2016) ;) or if it is MCU2 - either way - it is the first FSD purchasers :)

Earsly | 25 november 2019

Hello, we purchased a 2016 Model X 75D from tesla for $57,000.

Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Midnight Silver Metallic Paint
20" Silver Wheels
Ultra White Seats
Carbon Fiber Décor
Black Headliner
Six Seat Interior
Technology Package
Autopilot with convenience features
Autopilot with convenience features
Premium Upgrades Package
Smart Air Suspension
Ultra High Fidelity Sound
Third Row Seats
Accessory Hitch

Is this a good deal? Anyone else regret their used (older) model X purchase after sitting in the updated model Xs? I can still cancel and go with an updated model X but not sure if it's worth the extra 40k.

Triggerplz | 1 januar 2020

Happy New Year to all of the old crew and the Newbies

mbp11 | 1 januar 2020

Wanted to post this to the Tesla moments but I don't know how to initiate a new forum topic!

I had one of those moments today. I live in the SF Bay area and my girlfriend's iphone 4 died. We went to the Verizon store where they told us to upgrade would be a $40 fee in addition to the phone and the GF said "no way" so we were steered to a Best buy down the street. We finally got there in traffic, and we had the GF's dog, a beagle mix, in the back so we parked in a clear spot in view of the store and put the car in "Dog Mode" and went in.

Finally found someone to help us and we picked out the phone and paid for it and my girlfriend was looking at cases when I saw flashing lights out front and two Dublin police cars surrounding my Model X. "Oh *sugar*!" I told Diane to put the cases away and come out front as soon as she could and I walked outside quickly. I waved at the police and went up to them and introduced myself and that I was the owner of the car. They told me there was a dog left in the car and I told them, yes, the car was in dog mode and that is why the sign says "my owners will be right back, the AC is on and the temp is 70 degrees." They had not seen the dog mode before and so I released the dog and showed them around the car. Several other people came up so I turned on the dog mode again (dog out of car and now in my GF's care) and showed them the sign on the 17" screen. Showed them the doors, the Frunk and emergency battery disconnect, how to get into the Frunk, showed them the back trunk and lower trunk, and discussed the 5 seat, 6 seat and 7 seat arrangements. Discussed the safety of the car, showed them how to do an emergency release of the FWDs (I have several zip ties going to the release cables and then out the side of the speaker grill, as discussed elsewhere in this forum) and discussed safety features and the fact that the car cannot be "rolled over" in an accident. Or, at least it would be hard. The two officers were fascinated. No one has shown them a Tesla before.

Discussed range and the difference between the various models and the new "raven" models. (mine is the 2018 July, 295 mile distance) Discussed issues of charging and the difference between superchargers and level two chargers and traveling long distances with the Tesla and how the trip is planned for you. Range anxiety discussed.

I am so bad. Had to show them the Easter Eggs, the emission testing, romance mode, videos and games, mars lander, Internet browser, and finally (I am bad) the holiday model X dance, which the car performed flawlessly. That had them cracking up, now they want one for their department and perhaps for their own. IT is great not using a gasoline car.

Turned the situation into an educational one, everyone was smiling, they will report on the Tesla Dog Mode at their next police mustering report and we avoided a ticket!

Mike P

jimglas | 2 januar 2020

you get embassador of the new year mbp11 !

mbp11 | 2 januar 2020

Yes, I am an embarrass-ment

Triggerplz | 2 januar 2020

@mbp11 nice story, you not only avoided a ticket they may have broken your window, always good to educate the police, Once I was pulled over by the local police asking why I didn’t have an inspection sticker in the window and he was about to write a ticket until I informed him in this state inspections are not required on electric cars.. Another teachable moment for the police

mbp11 | 10 januar 2020

Triggerplz, did not know this either. What state are you in? Not sure this is expected for California. They let any kind of vehicle on the road!

Going to call the local Dublin Police and make an appointment to show anyone else over there who is interested all about the car. I hope it is not a stupid move (would they ticket me for not having a front licence plate on?)

Triggerplz | 10 januar 2020

@mbp11 Its New Jersey and there’s no sales tax on electric vehicles which was a $10.000 savings, and yes they will ticket you for not having a front plate if one is required, they were going to ticket me for tinted windows but I have a tint wavier from the Dept Of Motor Vehicle’s I really think he wanted to give me ticket, after he gave me my paper work back he followed me thru the township for about a mile

bryan321 | 13 januar 2020

Yes !!! We need a fresh start :)