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After Market way to increase ground clearance?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Tessy Flyer, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Tessy Flyer

    Tessy Flyer Member

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    I have a new S90D, my first Tesla, and just Love It!

    My only complaint is the ground clearance. I seem to hit every concrete wheel stop. I can not avoid parking in areas that have them. If I only pull in to a point prior to the nose going over the wheel stop, the rear end sticks out too far. My S90D has the 19" wheels and does not have the smart suspension, so I have the lowest clearance possible for an S.

    Is there an option out there somewhere to raise the body another 2 inches?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    It's a minor point of your post, but wheel dimension doesn't affect ground clearance. It's identical with both the 19"s and 21"s. Additionally, a Model S on coils sits higher than a Model S on Normal with the Smart Air Suspension. Granted, they can raise their suspension higher than that, but in most cases they sit lower than ours.

    My main suggestion, if you can't avoid the wheel stops, is to reverse into your spot. The rear end sits a lot higher than the front and in my experience does a good job of clearing wheel stops.
     
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  3. Tessy Flyer

    Tessy Flyer Member

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    Thanks Gizmotoy! I guess that is why I see so many Tesla's backed into spaces. I will use that method then.

    Thanks.
     

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