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Model Y Series: Episode 9 – Aeroshields MY-M3, Hood Alignment, Engine Bay Rail Reinforcements

Engine Bay Rail Reinforcements (SORB)

Episode 9 – Aeroshields MY-M3, Hood Alignment, Engine Bay Rail Reinforcements

Welcome back to episode nine of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro compares the aeroshields between the Model Y and Model 3, offers commentary on hood alignment and more detail on engine bay rail reinforcements catered toward Small Offset Rigid Barrier (SORB) impact testing.

Sandy starts this segment with a comparison of the aeroshields of the Tesla Model Y and the Model 3. He notes that they’re quite similar, with a few key differences that have enable the Model Y aeroshield to be stronger.

He then moves onto investigate the cause of the hood misalignment. He notes a few interesting findings: it looks as though the hinges have been moved; the bow in the hood seems to result from the improper latch closure; and the inside latch of the frunk has also been adjusted and is not inline anymore.

He closes the segment by looking at the cross car beams, which make him “pretty happy” due to their function in Small Offset Rigid Barrier (SORB) impact testing.

For the full details, check out the following clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzv0-CbfJlY

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com for full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process. This site will offer regular insight from Sandy, interactive data and reports, and livestream from Munro’s headquarters.

Model Y Series: Episode 8 – Q&A from Comments and View of Things to Come

Sandy Munro Q&A

Episode 8 – Q&A from Comments and View of Things to Come

Welcome back to episode eight of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro addresses a handful of viewer questions and gives a glimpse of what to expect next.

During the five-minute video, Sandy discusses four common viewer questions:

  1. Insight regarding the industry standard for gaps;
  2. The pros and cons of using bands versus bolts for the suspension dampener;
  3. How Munro received the Model Y; and
  4. What tools Sandy uses for his teardowns.

He also offers a quick glimpse of what’s to come. You can check it all out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN0cvI6uNnE&t=3s

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com for full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process. This site will offer regular insight from Sandy, interactive data and reports, and livestream from Munro’s headquarters.

Model Y Series: Episode 7 – Front Impact Structure, Snap-Fit Lamp & Rotor Serviceability

Model Y Front Impact Structure

Episode 7 – Front Impact Structure, Snap-Fit Lamp & Rotor Serviceability

Welcome back to episode seven of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro takes a look at the front wheel envelope and shares an overview of the:

  • Front impact structure: looking under the wheel well at the front rail structure, which compared to the Model 3 looks a lot different and much stronger;
  • Snap-fit lamp: the side marker, which is also a camera, is similar to the Model 3 with a molded snap-fit feature that snaps directly into the fender sheet metal; and
  • Rotor serviceability: changes, such as having an external retention screw for the brakes, make servicing the rotor much easier.

For the full details of each of these areas of the Tesla Model Y, view the full video here.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com for full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process. This site will offer regular insight from Sandy, interactive data and reports, and livestream from Munro’s headquarters.

Model Y Series: Episode 6 – Wiring, Brakes, Quick-connects & Rear Body Structure Overview

Tesla Model Y Wiring Munro teardown

Episode 6: Wiring, Brakes, Quick-connects & Rear Body Structure Overview

Welcome back to episode six of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro provides an overview of the vehicle’s wiring, coolant lines, brakes and rear body structure.

From the corrugated wrap over the local 12 volt wires and the more expensive but 100% leak proof quick-connects on the coolant line, to the heavier, cast over front and rear brakes, and self-locating, aluminum rear cradle-like piece, Sandy was really happy with what he saw.

In each of these areas of the Tesla Model Y Performance, Sandy is pleased with the quality of what he says is turning out to be a fabulous vehicle. Check out this video for full details.

Also, please consider Sandy’s suggestion for how to pay it forward during these challenging times. Together we have the ability to make a difference!

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process. This site will offer regular insight from Sandy, interactive data and reports, and livestream from Munro’s headquarters.

Model Y Series: Episode 5 – Suspension Overview

Tesla Model Y Suspension Munro teardown

Episode 5: Suspension Overview

Welcome back to episode five of Munro’s Tesla Model Y Performance teardown, where Munro & Associates CEO Sandy Munro provides an overview of the vehicle’s suspension configuration.

Sandy’s initial overview is that the Tesla Model Y and Model 3 have similar suspension systems, but it’s obvious they’re not the same. Sandy noted differences in the Model Y’s dampener, lower control arms and configuration. Check out this video for full details.

Looking at the rear suspension, Sandy says it looks very similar to the Model 3 (including a component that says “Model 3” right on it). Sandy applauds Tesla for this good commonality.

Interested in more? Visit www.MunroLive.com full details about Munro’s Tesla Model Y discovery process. This site will offer regular insight from Sandy, interactive data and reports, and livestream from Munro’s headquarters.