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Drive In "Low" Air Suspension Mode All The Time??

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by JohnEV, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. JohnEV

    JohnEV Member

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    I would love to have my MS sit and ride in the "Low" suspension setting all the time; instead of having the front come up when the car is going slow. Anyway to set this up?
     
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    You can get some drop links and then the standard setting becomes the low setting and the low setting is very low.
     
  3. JohnEV

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    Are there any threads on this? I searched and didn't find any.

    Thanks!
     
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    This is news to me. I thought you could set it and then it would remain that way until you manually change it. Are you saying that when moving slowly the suspension will always return to the top height? I do know that it lowers automatically at freeway speeds to reduce drag.
     
  5. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    It sets itself to standard from low:

    a) when you slow down from high speed driving
    b) if you are parked in low and begin to drive off

    It never raises to High or Very High on it's own, but will lower from those settings to standard at certain speeds.
     
  6. lolachampcar

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    ..... beware using lowering links to "fool" the car lower as it may reach unacceptably low levels as it lowers further at speed.
    Also be ready to deal with much higher negative camber levels as camber gain while lowering is not a linear function.
    And, yes, I have lowering links on my car :)
     
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    mnx 2013 P85

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    Does lowering the car improve the handling much, or is it mostly about looks?

     
  8. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

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    I would say looks. Handling (1/2" lowered) seems the same although damping is a little harsher (just one data point).
     

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