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Curious - How many here are getting the spare? I spec’d it but I’m still mulling it over. Worth the risk of just going with a tire plug kit, I wonder? Wish the spare were included, the way it was before.
Not me. Definitely cheaper to get aftermarket, unless you want to match the factory wheel or are configured for 21s.

I'm R1S, and want a full size spare. I'll only carry it for road trips & off road adventures; my challenge will be finding the best solution to carry it either inside behind the 3rd row, or external at the back of the vehicle.





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Curious - How many here are getting the spare? I spec’d it but I’m still mulling it over. Worth the risk of just going with a tire plug kit, I wonder? Wish the spare were included, the way it was before.
I’ve added it to my R1T. $600 was an ok price for me.
 

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I've had good luck this year, but I usually end up with a flat twice a year. Not sure how I'd manage without a spare.
 

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Anybody adding the reinforced undercarriage?

I thought that was standard on the launch edition?
 

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Anybody adding the reinforced undercarriage?

I thought that was standard on the launch edition?
It was but newest update had this t say:
"The Off-Road Upgrade is now optional for Launch Edition and Adventure Package preorder holders. Over the past months, we’ve talked with many of you about the Electric Adventures you’ll soon be taking. While the trips all sound exciting, they don’t always involve extreme off-roading — the standard capability of our vehicles is more than enough.
Today when you visit your Rivian Account and view your configuration, the Off-Road Upgrade will be unselected, and your price will be adjusted lower by $2,000. If you would like the Off-Road Upgrade, simply select it. Your price will return to its original total."

I take it at face value but there is at least one theory that is an effort to save weight and improve EPA range.
 

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I’ve added it to my R1T. $600 was an ok price for me.
I added the full size spare too, however, it was $800. Which wheel did you configure? I have the 22” Sport Bright wheels.
 

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It was but newest update had this t say:
"The Off-Road Upgrade is now optional for Launch Edition and Adventure Package preorder holders. Over the past months, we’ve talked with many of you about the Electric Adventures you’ll soon be taking. While the trips all sound exciting, they don’t always involve extreme off-roading — the standard capability of our vehicles is more than enough.
Today when you visit your Rivian Account and view your configuration, the Off-Road Upgrade will be unselected, and your price will be adjusted lower by $2,000. If you would like the Off-Road Upgrade, simply select it. Your price will return to its original total."

I take it at face value but there is at least one theory that is an effort to save weight and improve EPA range.
I added it back in. Would rather have the capability than go without. Our plans for future involve road trips west to Utah, Arizona and Montana.
 

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Only the 21" is $600, the 20 or 22 are $800 for the spare. The price gets adjusted based on which wheel package you select.

Im going to need 4x spares at $2400 for a set of wheels and tires (bargain for forged wheels + tires) if you ask me!
 

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I am a dual citizen with my pre-order directed with downpayment on a vehicle delivered to Canada. Can I change my delivery to my US address and switch to US funds last minute, or should I decide now which country for delivery?
The only way you can take delivery in the US is with a valid US drivers license and address. I asked this before as I work in Seattle on an L1A Visa and considered taking delivery there. Those were the requirements.

The other consideration was the taxes I would have to pay on importing the vehicle etc to insure it in BC. In the end it just made more sense to take delivery in Canada as thats where I intend to be long term
 

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I just found a few small changes to the interior today as well. I had screenshots of the configurator screen from a few months ago when I first reserved to compare to the updated ones from today.

I'm not saying these are all negative or positive (that's subjective), but here's what I saw:
  1. No more yellow buckle on the door panel pockets: https://share.getcloudapp.com/4gunY5eW
  2. Floor mats are a different color/texture: https://share.getcloudapp.com/mXurZEDq
  3. Different color stitching on the steering wheel: https://share.getcloudapp.com/7KuoJ2ZR
  4. Different color/material used for the speaker grilles: https://share.getcloudapp.com/4gunY5LB
    • Although, when looking at the backseat view they actually look to have changed from plastic to a metal in the new version: https://share.getcloudapp.com/L1uB5zZQ. So this one is a little puzzling
They also altered the area above the rear view mirror and made it smaller in your updated photo (looks better now)
 

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I talked to a CS rep yesterday (Emily) and she said the R1S as still on target for August deliveries...anybody else getting the same answer lately?

Also, the off-road package...I am assuming that weight will hamper mileage. but if you don't get that package, is the under carraige still protected. I want to understand the difference better.
 

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