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Change in air suspension setting with 21" wheel

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by telegogo, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. telegogo

    telegogo Member

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    I ordered a P85D with 19" stock wheel and plan to change the aftermarket 21" wheel.

    Is there any difference in the air suspension setting for 19" and 21" wheel? I got the info. from the sales that Tesla will not change the setting for aftermarket wheel replacement.
     
  2. franknesss

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    I had the same questions when i purchased my car. Unfortunately to prevent Tesla from being too involved, in case they didn't really support aftermarket rims, I purchased the 21's to prevent any issues. I'd also like to know the answer to this in case it comes in handy in the future.

     
  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    As far as I know, the only difference is if you have a "P" and then the air suspension is supposed to be tuned for more sporty driving.
     
  4. telegogo

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    Sorry,what the "P" stands for? Thanks
     
  5. telegogo

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    i got it. That means the setting is the same for different wheel diameter?

    I know it is quite common in some area to have different diameter for winter tyre, but we don't need that in Hong kong.
     
  6. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Performance. P85, P85+, P85D as opposed to S60, S85, or S85D. The "P" series have more HP.
     
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    I would guess it doesn't make a difference as it is auto leveling.
     
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    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    The tires have the same diameter and revs per mile, so there's no difference there.
     
  9. Blu Zap

    Blu Zap Grinning member

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    A huge difference the + and D bring is the performance suspension, hence the Tesla recommendation for 21"s with those configurations. The air suspension would be configured differently accordingly.
     
  10. Dvc

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    I checked that before, alignment setting is different between 19" and 21". Air and coils suspension also make the difference. Warranty on suspension will not be covered if 3rd party rims are used. No more free car tow during warranty period as well.
     
  11. evilmarshy

    evilmarshy New Member

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    You asked Tesla?

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    alignment setting is different between 19" and 21". Air and coils suspension also make the difference?
    For sure???
     

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