Hansshow Model 3 Power Hatch Install – Part 1

Hansshow Model 3 Power Hatch Install – Part 1

Do It Yourself, Group Buy Items, Modifications , , , , , ,
One of our members, Teresa Keller, posted in the Facebook group asking for assistance with the installation of the Hansshow Model 3 automatic trunk/hatch kit.  The kit is designed to add a power lift hatch to the Model 3 much like what the Model S has.  While there are a couple of these kits on the market, Teresa chose this one for the features it provides (such as being able to open and close the hatch from the main screen, mobile app, hatch button and an additional button mounted inside the trunk lid) and because she had seen previous installs…
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Winter Wheels and Tires – Model 3 Performance

Winter Wheels and Tires – Model 3 Performance

Do It Yourself, Modifications
One of the great things about the Model 3 Performance version is that it comes with some good sticky high performance Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires on 20" wheels if you originally opted for the Performance Plus package (now included with all Performance models).  However, these tires are not the best for winter driving, in fact Michelin doesn't recommend you use them below 40 degrees as the rubber used in the tires gets hard and grip is further reduced.  If you couple that with a tread design that has no siping or grooves for getting traction on snow or ice…
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Tuxmats for the Model 3

Tuxmats for the Model 3

Clean and Protect, Do It Yourself, Modifications
I am a bit surprised that there aren't more all season floor mat options for the Model 3.  Usually aftermarket suppliers get cars early so or are allowed access to cars to take measurements etc. so that by the time the car is in the market there are items available for it.  So why has it been so hard to find good mats for the Model 3?  I don't know why, but I do know that there is now a good set of mats available from a company called Tuxmat.   A local Model 3 owner received one of their first…
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Model 3 Light Upgrade

Model 3 Light Upgrade

Do It Yourself, Modifications
One of the upgrades I made to my Model S last year was to swap out the rather dim factory LED lights with brighter units from Abstract Ocean. I found these lights to be a real benefit for seeing what was in the trunk of my Model S at night as well as the brighter puddle lights on the bottom of the doors we helpful to passengers getting in and out of the car. I wanted the same thing for my Model 3 (I should have swapped out my lights before trading in my Model S as they are the…
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Model 3 Day XPEL Install at Detail Auto

Model 3 Day XPEL Install at Detail Auto

Clean and Protect, Modifications
The Tesla Owners Club of Kansas City decided to hold a Model 3 day on 3/3/18 to celebrate some members having recently taken delivery of their new Model 3's and to give Jon Cummins at Detail Auto an opportunity to showcase some of the ways in which you can protect and enhance a Tesla Model 3.   Jon graciously opened his shop to our members for almost 5 hours and supplied food, beverages and a wealth of information about XPEL paint protection film, window tint and ceramic coatings.  This article will feature information on the event and the XPEL installation…
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