PASMAG Builder Showcase: AJ Velasco's 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition

During our virtual walk-through of KnowledgeFest.LIVE, we noticed AJ Velasco's 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition as a featured vehicle for Orca Design & Manufacturing, the distributor of Focal and Illusion Audio. In this video, AJ gives us a tour of the Model 3 and tells us of the different modifications he and Matt Schaeffer of Sound FX Automotive and Musaic Design made to the build.


ESSENTIALS

Owner: AJ Velasco
Location: Clifton, New Jersey, USA
Vehicle: 2020 Tesla Model 3 Performance
Horsepower: 458 whp
Club: RuinedTesla

SOCIAL

Facebook: /aj.velasco
Instagram: @jrzy_m3p
YouTube: video

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Tesla Model 3 Performance Upgrade

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Signature Wheels Multipiece SV303 Wheels - 20x9 (f), 20x10.5 (r)
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires - 235/35/20 (f), 275/30/20 (r)
  • Electric Speed Design Titanium Lugs

BRAKES

  • MountainPass Performance Page Mill Performance Rotors
  • Factory Brembo 4 piston calipers

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • AirDemand Suspension 10 Way Adjustable Air Bag Struts
  • Air Lift Performance 3H Management System
  • Air Lift Performance Leveling Sensors
  • Dual VIAIR 444c air compressors
  • Dual Seamless Tanks air tanks
  • Custom @Rat4Life hard line frunk setup
  • Custom air compressor cover by Matt Schaeffer of Musaic Design
  • Custom Classy House Productions Airlift Performance manifold cover
  • MountainPass Performance Arastradero Rear Toe Arms
  • MountainPass Performance Arastradero Rear Camber Arms

EXTERIOR

  • Artisan Spirits Black Label Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler
  • Artisan Spirits Black Label Carbon Fiber Front Bumper Garnishes
  • Artisan Spirits Black Label Carbon Fiber Side Skirts
  • Artisan Spirits Black Label Carbon Fiber Rear Diffuser
  • Artisan Spirits Black Label Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
  • Hand Cut XPEL Stealth PPF Whole Car Wrap
  • Opticoat Pro Plus Ceramic Coating
  • 3M Satin Black Chrome Delete
  • Shaved Exterior Emblems
  • 3M Crystalline Window Tint
  • 3M Crystalline Front/Rear Windshield Tint
  • 3M Crystalline Roof Tint
  • Electric Speed Design carbon fiber side camera covers
  • Electric Speed Design carbon fiber door handles
  • ModifiedTesla M3 Style carbon fiber mirror caps
  • ModifiedTesla carbon fiber door sill plates
  • ModifiedTesla carbon fiber door hinge covers

LIGHTING

  • LightingTrendz Alumi Flow Series Underbody LED Lights
  • LightingTrendz Alumi Flow Series Interior LED Lights
  • LightingTrendz Alumi Flow Series Dual Row LED (Trunk Lighting)
  • LightingTrendz Alumi Flow Series Dual Row LED (front grill lighting)
  • RGB LED Dash Strip
  • RBG LEDs for subwoofer enclosure & amp rack

INTERIOR

  • TAW Customs Carbon Fiber/White Leather Custom Steering Wheel
  • TAW Customs White Leather Wrapped Airbag
  • ModifiedTesla Carbon Fiber Door and Window Switch Covers
  • RPM Tesla White Leather Arm Rest
  • Electric Speed Design Carbon Fiber Dash
  • Electric Speed Design Carbon Fiber Center Console
  • ModifiedTesla Carbon Fiber Center Console Side Trim
  • RPM Tesla Carbon Fiber Dash End Caps
  • 3m White Carbon Fiber Trim Wrap
  • Abstract Ocean Matte Screen Protector
  • Opticoat Opti-guard Leather Protectant
  • Opticoat Pro Plus Ceramic Coat (Carbon Fiber pieces)
  • CasperM3 Anti-Nudge Auto Pilot Device
  • Razo Wide View Rear Mirror
  • 3Y Accessories Phone/iPad Mount
  • ModifiedTesla Carbon Fiber Front Seat Backs
  • ModifiedTesla Carbon Fiber Rear Center Console Vent
  • Grey Alcantera Head liner, A,B,C Pillars

AUDIO, MULTIMEDIA & MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Illusion Audio Carbon C8 Component Speakers
  • Illusion Audio C3 CX 2 Way Speakers
  • Illusion Audio Carbon C10XL Subwoofer
  • Focal FPX5.1200 Amplifier
  • Focal FPX4.400SQ Amplifier
  • Mosconi AMAS96K High Res Bluetooth Streaming
  • Toslink Cable
  • Mosconi RCD Controller
  • Mosconi Mos-BTM Bluetooth Module
  • Mosconi 8to12 Aerospace Pro DSP
  • Hushmat Sound Treatment
  • Sound Shield Acoustic Foam Treatment
  • Stinger 6000 Series RCA’s
  • AudioQuest Big Sur 3.5 to RCA cable
  • Astell & Kern SE200 DAP Music Player
  • Acrylic Speaker Adapters
  • Custom Musaic Design A-Pillars
  • Custom Musaic Design Subwoofer Enclosure
  • Custom Musaic Design Amp Rack
  • Ohmmu V2 Lithium Lightweight Battery

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"My favorite modification is easily the custom audio setup created by Matt Schaeffer of Musaic Design. The custom amp rack, subwoofer enclosure, and A-pillars truly make the car stand-out from other Teslas. It's not an off-the-shelf type of mod that anyone can just get. The design compliments the look and feel of the car in a futuristic design. When people see the car at shows and meets, they are wow'd at the fact that it's a bagged Tesla, then when they come around to the back, they get a look at the audio and it being the final exclamation point on the project.

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Teslux Innovations Plaid Series RGBW Headlights
  • Teslux Innovations Plaid Series RGBW Fog Lights with Flow Series LED
  • Maybe Widebody - If someone makes it ("ahem - Liberty Walk, Pandem, Prior Designs" hahah)
  • Maybe a vinyl wrap design

SPONSORS

  • Always Clean Detailing
  • Rat4Life
  • LightingTrendz
  • MountainPass Performance
  • Signature Wheels
  • Clientele Coatings
  • Electric Speed Design

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Rat4Life - Misha
  • Always Clean Detailing (Fairlawn, NJ) - Benny, Felix, Karena, Hernard
  • Technicar Autosports (North Arlington, NJ)
  • Musaic Design (Lewes, DE) - Matt Schaeffer
  • Clientele Coatings (Midland Park, NJ) - Riegel Punla

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