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  1. metalic5

    Rivian to ramp up production to 200 a week (per Bloomberg)

    yea they are and what is actually funny is that no one is talking about their struggle with staying on pace with manufacturing and deliveries of them. I have a customer who was scheduled for a mid Jan delivery of his and now has been pushed back to mid Mar delivery.
  2. metalic5

    Rivian R1T Gets Ceramic Coating, Window Tint, And PPF

    I was told by it's owner it was just around $5k
  3. metalic5

    What are Rivian investors (DSP) doing in 2022 market

    sitting on my original 175 and added another 230 this week... long haul for me.
  4. metalic5

    DIY PPF precut film for Rivian R1T

    remember the $5k was just for the front end, thats $533 in pre-cut material, so i can only imagine what getting the entire truck done would be. also i do agree that if its in the budget it is worth getting it done professionally, but i wouldnt knock on those who want to try to do it and save...
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    Florida/Southeast left in the dark

    so just to update some, haven't checked in on the south FL (Miami) site in a while, will be checking this week, also have confirmed sittings of R1T in Ft. Myers area, and just today, another just south of Cooper City area ( sheridan street and palm ave) in Broward county. EDIT: went today...
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    DIY PPF precut film for Rivian R1T

    https://kitcutz.com/find-xpel-kit they have a better price on some of the kits for the rivian. also, i spoke to someone who had the front end done (hood, fenders, and front bumper/grill) of their rivian in ppf, they spent $5k between tints (windshield/ front windows), ppf, and slight paint...
  7. metalic5

    Step It Up! (Tailgate Step)

    i think the best solution if not the for the 180 degree open would be to license fords version, no need to re-design the entire tailgate or to have to make changes to the tail light bar, this would be the most economical and easiest change.
  8. metalic5

    Rivian Signs 7-Year Lease for Large Louisville-Area Warehouse

    I thought about this, but after looking through most of their service centers, most are also leases not purchases, so my thought was i guess it doesn't make sense but neither does building out service centers on leases.
  9. metalic5

    Rivian Signs 7-Year Lease for Large Louisville-Area Warehouse

    Have they announced what's the intended purpose of the Facility is going to be? I see on the map its almost the middle point between Normal and the future Georgia Facility. Maybe battery pack assembly? or like @OverZealous mentioned maybe parts warehouse? any ideas ?
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    Rivian R1T MAX PACK delivery update from customer service -- Q1 2023 Possible

    At this point in time if i were you i'd just wait and see who calls you first on a delivery, you dont really lose much, deposit is still refundable till the day they call you to confirm. I Only say this because you never know what could happen with GM, if they have more issue with Ultium or...
  11. metalic5

    Rivian R1T MAX PACK delivery update from customer service -- Q1 2023 Possible

    Might not be the back of the Large pack queue but more than likely after launch editions
  12. metalic5

    Porsche Taycan beats EPA rating in winter!

    As efficient as heatpumps are, they don't work very well, and take a long time to bring temps up when working in low temps. in residential applications they work great, they have practically an unlimited source of electricity, they can literally run all day and night to bring up and maintain...
  13. metalic5

    Rants and Raves after 2 months of Rivian R1T ownership [DISCLAIMER: Unauthorized feedback from non-owner]

    I thought the same, then i remembered reading some details about RJ, as smart as Musk may be he's a physics / economics major. RJ on the hand has a phd in Mechanical engineering with a focus in Manufacturing and Operations Management, his father also operates an engineering firm that has...
  14. metalic5

    Meet the new SilvErado!

    I really do not like that it looks like there's a 6"+ platform between their skateboard and the body.
  15. metalic5

    Rants and Raves after 2 months of Rivian R1T ownership [DISCLAIMER: Unauthorized feedback from non-owner]

    There are rumors that when apples car is ready they will axe CP and that Google may do the same to try and strong arm manufacturers into switching to android automotive OS
  16. metalic5

    Rants and Raves after 2 months of Rivian R1T ownership [DISCLAIMER: Unauthorized feedback from non-owner]

    Yup, even though manufacturers can limit some of the data that goes to CP/AA , they rather keep it all in house. And the user experience is the psychology part. I was consulting a few years back when AA was coming online, there were 4 psychologist on the panel of 10 people, they really don't...
  17. metalic5

    Rants and Raves after 2 months of Rivian R1T ownership [DISCLAIMER: Unauthorized feedback from non-owner]

    Short answer, It all comes down to data, psychology, and recurring fees. The only fee CP/AA have are associated with the implementation and debugging the manufacturers need to do to make sure either doesn't cause issues with the OS the vehicle and the UI are running on.
  18. metalic5

    Rants and Raves after 2 months of Rivian R1T ownership [DISCLAIMER: Unauthorized feedback from non-owner]

    I'm a little familiar with some of the uses of these apps, I'm also very familiar with the data of what they are mostly used for as well as with the purpose behind the apps existence. I have consulted numerous times for some of the manufacturers of automotive Operating Systems. I do appreciate...
  19. metalic5

    20" Rivian Dark Wheels Roll Off the Line

    IMO They should have given launch edition order holders an $1800 credit if they opted to go with the dark wheels. if not its like they are taking away your free upgrade when you choose dark.
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