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mindwaves
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Aug 14, 2019, 08:20 PM
 
I totally agree that physical buttons are always better for basic controls like volume. My 2015 CR-V has a really bad touchscreen for volume control and no physical buttons. For me, as the driver, it is fine, as I also have buttons on the steering wheel, but for the passenger, it is awful.
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Aug 14, 2019, 10:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I was so excited when I my steering wheel first came with volume buttons.

Never used them. The knob is easier and more precise.
That’s just familiarity. I eventually started using the volume button and it’s fine, and just as precise. But for passengers, it’s impossible.

And there’s nothing worse than having all the controls on the screen—climate, you name it. Too much.
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Laminar
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Aug 15, 2019, 05:21 PM
 
Looks like a bracket for a pump, possibly power steering?

Anything thick and metal should be a good engine ground. If you have a multimeter, you can measure the ohms between your proposed grounding spot and the battery negative terminal. Should be no more than a couple tenths of an ohm.
     
subego  (op)
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Aug 16, 2019, 12:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Looks like a bracket for a pump, possibly power steering?

Anything thick and metal should be a good engine ground. If you have a multimeter, you can measure the ohms between your proposed grounding spot and the battery negative terminal. Should be no more than a couple tenths of an ohm.
Thank you!

I do have a multimeter, so I’ll check.

It looks like an ideal spot. I just wanted to be sure I wasn’t clamping to a fuel pump, or something similarly bad.
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Aug 19, 2019, 10:47 AM
 
I ordered a Tesla Model 3 performance model in metallic gray. I first choose red, but I was told it was too ostentatious so I changed to metallic gray. Where I live, there are very, very few customization options for the Model 3, so I got the 19'' aero sport wheels, which is different from the aero wheels and the sport wheels in the US. I think it is a good compromise.

Here is a comparison, with the aero sport wheels, aero wheels, and sport wheels.


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Aug 19, 2019, 03:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by ShortcutToMoncton View Post
That’s just familiarity. I eventually started using the volume button and it’s fine, and just as precise. But for passengers, it’s impossible.

And there’s nothing worse than having all the controls on the screen—climate, you name it. Too much.
It was left unsaid my claim of precision was per unit of time invested.
     
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Aug 20, 2019, 07:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
I ordered a Tesla Model 3 performance model in metallic gray. I first choose red, but I was told it was too ostentatious so I changed to metallic gray. Where I live, there are very, very few customization options for the Model 3, so I got the 19'' aero sport wheels, which is different from the aero wheels and the sport wheels in the US. I think it is a good compromise.
I've been enjoying my Model S the last few weeks. Same metallic gray. I went with the cream and wood interior. I'm not the customizer type so I stuck with the normal wheels. Oh the torque. The lousy torque of sedans was why I got my boxster way back when.
     
 
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