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Anyone found springs that maintain ride quality and reduce fender gaps?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by tna9001, Sep 12, 2019 at 9:24 AM.

  1. tna9001

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    Hey guys,

    I'm picking up my car next week and I've been looking at pictures of aftermarket wheels on these cars and the fender gaps are ridiculous kinda looks like this:confused:. Absent spending $2500+ for coilovers has anyone found and springs that maintain decent ride quality and reduce the fender gaps?

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    What’s worse are the sunk in wheels :eek: once you see it you can’t unsee it
     
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    • 2WD Standard Range: Lowered .75" Front & Rear
    • 2WD Standard Range Plus: Lowered .75" Front & Rear
    • 2WD Long Range: Lowered 1" Front & Rear
    • AWD Long Range: Lowered 1" Front & Rear
    • AWD Performance: Lowered 1" Front & 1.2" Rear
     
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    I am going to get the T Sportline lowering springs (the reviews from people who got them speak highly of them)...only scared of the install. None of the places I trust have ever worked on Tesla's before so nervous of my car being the first they work on...ugh.
     
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    Any good shop you trust will have no issue installing the springs. The 3’s suspension is pretty straight forward. Check out suspension shops around you if your shops are hesitant. Take 4 jack pucks along and explain the 3’s jack points (in the manual). Also get a 4 wheel alignment after the install.
     
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    If those shops have worked on Audis and BMWs, they will find the Model 3 familiar.
     
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    Thanks for that info. I’m wondering about the spring rates?
     
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    I’ve used tsportline on my sr+ .75 all around. Front has about 3 finger gap and rear 2...
     

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    What wheels are those?
     
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    These guys make individual kits for each variant of the Model 3:

    Products | Mountain Pass Performance



    Setup:

    • Ride Height Street: Typically 110-115mm measured from ground to battery
    • Ride Height Track: Typically 104mm measured from ground to battery
    Low Grip / Technical Track Damper Settings (clicks from full stiff – higher number is softer)

    • Front Compression: 9
    • Front Rebound: 8
    • Rear Compression: 6
    • Rear Rebound: 7
    High-Speed / High-Compression Track Damper Settings (clicks from full stiff – higher number is softer)

    • Front Compression: 5
    • Front Rebound: 5
    • Rear Compression: 4
    • Rear Rebound: 3


    Street Damper Settings (clicks from full stiff – higher number is softer)

    • Front Compression: 14
    • Front Rebound: 13
    • Rear Compression: 14
    • Rear Rebound: 13
     

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