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VIN decoder for P3D

VIN decoder for P3D

I put my VIN in for the P3D stealth edition. Position 8 was a “B” which shows as dual motor, regular. Monroney says Performance dual motor. Can other owners confirm position 8 and state whether it is stealth or +?
Thanks.

Magic 8 Ball | August 20, 2018

Which Vin Decoder are you using?

Bighorn | August 20, 2018

Teslatap's but also the teslarati article has a breakdown.

Magic 8 Ball | August 20, 2018

BTW We got stealth so between you, ours, and 1 other, there is consensus: B for the 8th position.

Bighorn | August 20, 2018

Thanks--I'll be a might pissed if the + has a different code.

https://www.teslarati.com/decoding-tesla-model-3-vin/

Magic 8 Ball | August 20, 2018

I think the VIN decoders are outdated for the Model 3 P and P+.
The car shows the dual motor with red underline logo on the screen so it knows it is a "stealth".

Bighorn | August 20, 2018

might/mite

Bighorn | August 20, 2018

Oh right, I forgot to double check that, but I recall that as well. No red calipers hiding behind the aeros though.

Magic 8 Ball | August 20, 2018

No, and never expected to get the bigger brakes and wheels unless plopping down the extra 5K.

ncancilla81 | August 20, 2018

I have the P3D+ and it’s a B for the 8th vin

Bighorn | August 20, 2018

@ncancilla
Thanks for corroborating that!

@M8B
Didn't expect the larger rotor/caliper--didn't want them. But even the base performance model should have different brakes, as is tradition.

Magic 8 Ball | August 20, 2018

@Bighorn

Yeah, I never read anything to indicate the base performance would have "different" and not having followed what TESLA has done before I really have no "tradition" to go by.

In any case this is the first confirmation, AFAIK, that the 8th digit is "B" for the Model 3 P and P+ which pretty much confirms the VIN decoder needs some updating. Thanks @ncancilla

zippy | August 20, 2018

seconding, P3D+, B in the 8th position

Bighorn | August 20, 2018

TeslaTap will update his decoder. Probably not a bad thing from an insurance cost standpoint not having a performance designator. It may also corroborate that we have the same motors as the regular AWD.

billlake2000 | August 20, 2018

What's stealth? What's + ? Aren't all P's dual motor, thus P3D is redundant? Sorry I don't know this stuff. More than I can afford, but lilbean sure got me dreamin'....

gm_xeon | August 20, 2018

@billlake2000 minus / stealth means without the performance upgrade package. Plus means with it.

Bighorn | August 20, 2018

@bill
Yes P3D is redundant. Stealth is the straight up performance version with the 18 inch Aeros. Plus is the add on package with 20 inch wheels, CF spoiler, alum pedals, upgraded brakes/rotors/susp and higher top speed.

billlake2000 | August 20, 2018

Ah, thank you, guys. It really is just SO TEMPTING!!!

Magic 8 Ball | August 20, 2018

"Stealth" is fun name for The P without the +
But the root, IMO, of "stealth" is like the old school "sleeper". Basically a performance car that has no indication, on the outside, of being a performance car.

There are a few different acronyms for the various version now so I think some, including myself, are just having some fun.

billlake2000 | August 20, 2018

Yeah, like my Smart Car if it had the Suzuki motorcycle engine in it. Vroom.

nwfan | August 21, 2018

@Bighorn, upgrading wheels and tires?

dwejr99 | August 21, 2018

Mine is P+ and also has B in 8th position.

TSLAholic | August 21, 2018

Stealth... now, THIS I can live with... I wasn't feeling the whole MINUS deal LOL
So... P3D stealth here, 8th VIN character is B.

Bighorn | August 21, 2018

@nwfan
Depends on my retirement income:) I’ve got way too many sets of wheels lying around already.

nuclearfusionEV | October 22, 2019

2020 decoder shows B for stealth and C for full performance. Has anyone with the Model 3 Performance got a C in the 8th position of their VIN?

jjgunn | October 22, 2019

I have full P3D with a "B" in 8th position.

Manufactured -- 04/2019

Is the 10th Character "L" for Model Year 2020?

That makes it confusing when crossing model years

jimglas | October 22, 2019

B in 8th position
J in 10th position
P3D purchased about a year ago

roarolsenjohannessen | November 5, 2019

to: nuclearfusionEV
I have a Model 3 Performance with a C in the 8th position of my VIN.
Estimated delivery 3. december 2019.

Others?

Scrannel | November 5, 2019

Sept, 2019 Performance. B = 8th position. K = 10th pos. FWIW,

neilhamrin | November 5, 2019

my 8th position is a B for my P3D- delivered 11/8/18.

selenainnis | December 3, 2019

Just contacted my delivery person about upgrading from LR AWD to a Stealth. He got back to me and said that he was able to find one in pre-production that's allocated to their location that matched our order and gave me the vin which has a C in the 8th position, delivery estimate in 7-10 days.
Anyone else with a C? Is this because it's just a software unlock?

SdpLV | December 3, 2019

Got a question about this...

I bought a used 2018 P3 LR AWD with 690 miles on it directly from Tesla last week.

Here’s the weird part: The Dual Motor logo is underlined with performance line on the back of the car and VIN 8th position is a B. (10th position is a J).

What exactly is going on here? Was it a P3D and performance software removed but logo left on prior to sale?

The delivery center tech was confused, and said it might be a performance model but then we looked at the software on the app and the account and it didn’t match up. I was buying a LR AWD, not P3D.

No underline on the software Dual Motor, just the outside logo and the VIN checks out.

The car is fast as hell regardless. Just trying to know what we bought. If the cars VIN was really tagged as for Performance can we ask to upgrade the software down the line?

geherman | December 5, 2019

I took delivery of a 2020 white "stealth" performance on Dec. 2. "C" in the 8th position.

NorthValley | December 5, 2019

My VIN for a Performance, due to be delivered in mid December, has C in 8th position

rgprojectx | December 6, 2019

Stealth model with a "C" in the 8th position. Built October 2019, delivered Nov 12th.

JAD | December 6, 2019

When the badges were added after delivery, several AWD got the red underline by mistake. Nothing more than a badge on the back. The center screen software will tell you much more.

SdpLV | December 6, 2019

@JAD Thanks. Good to know. Haven’t bothered to remove it.