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The guy in the left of the R1S in the picture is huge right? The R1S looks like a compact SUV next to him 😂

Jokes aside, I love this blue but cannot get over the $2500 to justify it over the included for free launch green!
 

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The guy in the left of the R1S in the picture is huge right? The R1S looks like a compact SUV next to him 😂

Jokes aside, I love this blue but cannot get over the $2500 to justify it over the included for free launch green!
Little known fact, you need to be 7 feet tall to work on the Rivian assembly line 🤣. I agree with you launch green for free is too good to pass up for the blue.
 

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Is anyone bothered by how small the rear calipers are? I thought they would be the same all around.
 

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I think people are spying on us 🕵️‍♀️

 

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Every vehicle I can think of has different rotors/calipers front vs rear.

~80% of braking effort is done by the front.
Very true and completely forgot about that.

Keep in mind that once most people adjust to driving an EV, they use the regenerative braking far more than the actual brakes.
Also true, yet another bonus of owning an EV, less brake servicing. But I know Tesla recommends owners to get their brakes cleaned and lubricated every 12 months or 12,500 miles. Any current EV owners want to chime in on brake servicing?
 

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Very true and completely forgot about that.


Also true, yet another bonus of owning an EV, less brake servicing. But I know Tesla recommends owners to get their brakes cleaned and lubricated every 12 months or 12,500 miles. Any current EV owners want to chime in on brake servicing?
I’ve had a Model S for 5+ Yrs, 60,000 miles and have never taken it in for any type of “regular” service. AFIK, the brakes have never been touched. I look at them the last time I had the tires rotated, and they looked fine with plenty of pad still on them.

Not that I’m saying you shouldn’t have them cleaned and lubed. That’s probably a good idea. Just saying that in my experience it’s not catastrophic if you don’t.
 

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Seriously, Rivian really came though on design. I was planning to get a Range Rover Sport mostly because of its elegant design, but the R1S basically put that on hold. Not exactly the same SUVs but you know what I mean.
The front half of the R1S is very reminiscent of a Range Rover. The back half, not so much. It’s much more squared of than the Range Rover. I actually like the design of the rear end of the Range Rover a little better.
 
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