Reinstall Valentine One with V1Driver on a Model 3

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    I would have preferred to wait as well. But the free supercharging deal and full tax credits pushed me to move now. There will always be improvements. Part of the price tweaking I think is due to the expiring tax credits. I’m also glad I had the option to buy FSD, even though I have no idea what it will mean long term.

    I didn’t get the performance wheel/brake package because I need to run snow tires where I live and I like having the extra range of the Aero’s. I was planning on getting 19” but after seeing the data I’m staying with Aero’s all the time. I have two sets of Aero’s. Folks with 20” rims are complaining about how easy they are to bend. One guy doesn’t remember hitting anything and brought it into service and every rim was bent. And you can’t put 18” or 19” OEM wheels on the larger brake calipers.

    Elon Tweeted all Performance cars will get Track Mode but I have not seen it yet and won’t hold my breath.
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    @mswlogo Nice work.

    If you put the hardwire kit back by the amp, what’s connecting the BT dongle and V1 on the header? Or did you end up moving the hardwire kit closer to the V1?

    I’m having my local detail shop hard wire my V1 into my Model 3 next week and I want to make sure they consider the placement of the dongle. (Mine will be up front.)
     
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    Good question. You can make your own splitter. Just be aware that the Dongle is not in Parallel with the V1 (it's flipped). There are numerous threads on that topic. A lot of folks attached the Dongle to the V1 with a Splitter so they can move them as a pair to another car. I basically did that in this install but not for that reason. I didn't want the dongle back at the amp like you said I wanted it near the V1. I could have put it any where alone the that line (with a splitter).

    If it was up front you might not want the clutter of the dongle but it sure is nice being able to see the blinking LED. And you do want to make sure there isn't to much stuff between Dongle and your phone and the dongle isn't near electronics that might cause interference. Lots of folks have no issue with Dongle "buried in the dash". But I've seen a few problematic cases that didn't work well. This is especially true on the BTLE Dongle, it's a little more fussy.
     
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