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  1. mini2nut

    Just picked up my R1T

    Luck of the draw indeed. My biggest fear, sloppy exterior fit and finish, was realized went I picked up my R1T in December. Audi or Porsche QC would not have allowed my truck to leave the assembly plant. My expectations are high on a $80k vehicle. Almost every panel was slightly out of...
  2. mini2nut

    New Drone Video of Normal Plant Campus - Must be $25M - $35M worth of vehicles

    The short wheel base Rivian van would make a MUCH better mobile service vehicle than the current R1T’s.
  3. mini2nut

    Just picked up my R1T

    Congrats! I can see that the front edge of the hood is way out of alignment on the drivers side. It almost looks like the hood isn’t latched all the way. Put in that ticket!
  4. mini2nut

    Is this really necessary? Overpriced touch up paint pen from Rivian

    I just received my overpriced touch up paint pen from Rivian. As small companies grow they tend to lose touch. My paint pen is a great example. Rivian promotes itself as a green company yet they shipped the paint pen in a large 12” x 8” x 4” cardboard box. It‘s a great example of the left hand...
  5. mini2nut

    Damage results from 7K lbs R1T vs Civic in collision

    Great to hear everyone was OK. I love how everyone chimes in as If they are professional automotive insurance adjusters. Our Model Y was in a minor backing accident last year. The total cost of repairs? Slightly over $10k and 3-weeks in the body shop.
  6. mini2nut

    Cybertruck Latest "Beta" Prototype gets up close look inside and out at Tesla Investor Day

    The trains, no tire marks on the pavement and incorrect side lighting were the giveaways for me. It was fun and different so I thought I would post. The 2024 Dual Motor CT will most likely MSRP in the mid to high $60's. The BEV pickup wars are about to begin in the fall of 2023.
  7. mini2nut

    A lot of R1Ts just appeared in the shop, including some Launch Green.

    A lot of the LG trucks are over $80k MSRP and are tough to move. Even if the upcoming $50k Dual Motor Cybertruck gets a 40% price increase, which it won’t, it will still MSRP for under $70k. This will undercut R1T and Lightning pricing and put a dent is sales and effectively cause some...
  8. mini2nut

    Road Trip from WI to FL - Our Experience in the R1T

    I do agree with the 20” tire road noise. It’s a great looking OEM wheel and tire but the noise and lower battery range makes the stock 21” wheels a tempting proposition.
  9. mini2nut

    Tail Lidz Manual Tonneau Cover installed photos & review

    Rivian should be offering an OEM manual bed cover soon. I’m hanging tight until then.
  10. mini2nut

    My Rivian completely dead from ~40% vampire drain after a month long vacation

    Unacceptable vampire drain is my #1 R1T ownership complaint. Rivian doesn’t appear motivated to address the issue or it’s a major technical challenge for its engineering team.
  11. mini2nut

    1 week in and in LOVE, but not without some quirks - my R1T delivery summary and initial thoughts!

    Congrats and thanks for posting your thoughts. It’s always good to read about other owner impressions.
  12. mini2nut

    Cybertruck Latest "Beta" Prototype gets up close look inside and out at Tesla Investor Day

    You're spot on. Musk is the king of marketing products with a zero advertising budget. He lets others get the word out. When revised pricing is announced it will be covered by nearly every media outlet on the planet. The term 30x is used for marketing purposes. The average Joe thinks the...
  13. mini2nut

    Cybertruck Latest "Beta" Prototype gets up close look inside and out at Tesla Investor Day

    Here is a leaked photo of what the Cybertruck looks like under the skin. Tesla vehicle engineers were thinking outside of the box. The cab appears to be quite conventional while rear section is all cast aluminum.
  14. mini2nut

    Cybertruck Latest "Beta" Prototype gets up close look inside and out at Tesla Investor Day

    My guess is the main exoskeleton will be reduced to 2mm thickness. The front fenders and hood will be even thinner. Why? Affordability, vehicle weight and crash worthiness.
  15. mini2nut

    Cybertruck Latest "Beta" Prototype gets up close look inside and out at Tesla Investor Day

    SS and the unique aluminum Giga casting are two of the reasons it's taking nearly 4-years to get the truck into production. Space X engineers have a lot of experience working with stainless steel. I think their toughest engineering challenge was making the stainless steel front end yield in a...
  16. mini2nut

    R1T unresponsive

    Damn. I need to check my tonight when I get home.
  17. mini2nut

    Cybertruck Latest "Beta" Prototype gets up close look inside and out at Tesla Investor Day

    The one thing I am curious about is the SS exoskeleton. For weight and affordability reasons I am curious to see if Tesla will stick with 3mm, nearly 1/8" thick, stainless steel that supposedly was on the Cybertruck concept truck.
  18. mini2nut

    Cybertruck Latest "Beta" Prototype gets up close look inside and out at Tesla Investor Day

    Even if Tesla raises the Dual Motor $49,900 reveal price by 40% it will still be under $70k ($69,860).
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