Recent content by Dan Truax

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    How can the Tri-Motor Cybertruck at $70k possibly be real?

    70K, I'm not holding my breath. 1) There is no working prototype yet, unless they machined a aluminum mockup of the casting. 2) The value of the US dollar is going down vs cost of metals and material due to the increase of the money supply.
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    First principles pondering

    "The reality “Can GRID electric support BEV?” Texas brought front and center." This is a poor example. Texas could not support base loading. Why? It wasn't designed to operate at those cold temperatures. Wind, solar, nuclear, and gas plants all shut down because of cold temps. In upstate NY we...
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    Cybertruck design & engineering complete. First deliveries still this year.

    Cast ass end makes me think that the truck is going to be more expensive than the originally quotes prices, along with our government's increase in the M1 supply.
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    Matt Farah

    It is in one of the articles from one of the reporters who got the see the prototype before it was publicly released. In the article he said the prototype was body on frame and that the production model would be stainless steel unibody/exoskeleton...
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    Matt Farah

    Yes the prototype is still a body on frame EV truck. I'd feel better if they had a REAL working prototype, AKA a Stainless Steel Unibody working prototype. Can it be done? We really don't know yet... my RN112822505 number...
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    Let's Talk Options

    I'd just be happy if it would get made, out society has greater problems to overcome in the next two years (between confidence in the economy and a raging global pandemic) if this luxury product is going to come to reality...
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    Wrenching, Metric or SAE?

    Teslas' need minimal mechanic time, but as I was replacing a destroyed bearing in a pulley tensioner in my 170K plus 2006 Toyota Tacoma I was wondering what Tesla uses, I assume metric. I mean eventually I'll have to replace brakes and ball joints, I am going to be using metric or SAE?
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    The Cyber will be the most expensive thing I have ever bought INCLUDING my house.

    Me too, paid 65,000 for the house, bought it off the county and paid the back taxes. Trimotor will run 77,000, but for the value I'll get much more that 77,000$ out of it. That's if it is ever made.... Thye STILL don't have a true working prototype. The one driving around is body on frame...
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    Secret CybrTrk reservation holder

    It is ugly, who cares, I'm a cheapo, the truck will pay for itself just like my 2006 Toyota Tacoma did years ago and is still running well.
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    Anyone thinking of changing to a different Tesla model?

    I thought about a used all aluminum Model S for a daily driver (in salt encrusted upstate NY) and replacing the 2006 Toyota Tacoma with a full sized diesel but after the CT it seems it can fill both roles and be my last vehicle....
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    Can a CT be realistically kept outside?

    Yeah I wonder the same, its 21F here now, my rusty road salt encrushed 2006 160K mile Toyota Tacoma lives outside, while the diesel tractor (Required to move the 8 foot snowbanks we get) lives inside the garage with the wifes 2017 Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. The CT is too long for my garage, and even...
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    Versatility? This ain't a truck.

    Cooling, bigger battery with three motors can tow more pounds continuously up hill without damaging battery or motors due to waste heat removal systems. The Rivian can tow the same for short periods, so could that electric F-150 prototype, but if they did that continuously the cooling system in...
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    Versatility? This ain't a truck.

    The first pickup truck (not a prime mover) was just a car (Model T) with a bed installed on it (1913 Galion Allsteel was installing hauling boxes on slightly modified Ford model T chassis). Starting with the body on frame car, then years later the unibody car took over the car market. Now the...
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    What made you decide to buy your Cybertruck?

    I'm cheap, the tri motor is the best value. And it was not a sledgehammer. A REAL sledgehammer would have killed the ICE truck door. It was a dead-blow hammer, sheeple...
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    No working "REAL" prototype yet...

    Don't get me wrong I didn't make a reservation for the Bollinger due to the price I didn't make a reservation for the Rivian because the steel body will rust out in NYS due to road salt I would never get a model 3 for the same reason. (Though about buying a used Model S for an everyday driver)...