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FWD alignment

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by steilkurve, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. steilkurve

    steilkurve Member

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    Hello all. Got my X a week ago. Love it. Came in excellent condition, except for a small FWD misalignment. I have to bring the car in for a front door rattle and a FWD creak as well as installing performance pedals but I'm debating having the FWD worked on. Doesn't really bother me and more importantly, I worry about making things worse. Attached are photos of the misalignment. What have been people's experience with adjusting alignment? Fixed it? Caused more troubles? Thanks.

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  2. MasterT

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    I bet if you take a picture holding your phone just few inches higher - this "misalignment" would not even be noticeable. I think some of you guys are nitpicking just to find a "defect". You say that it "doesn't really bother you", but since you brought this up, it, obviously, does.

    That being said, I don't think aligning can cause any other issues - it's pretty simple and quick. Since you're bringing the car in for service anyway, I would ask them to align it better to get it off your mind.
     
  3. steilkurve

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    Actually, I didn't even notice it myself. It's the DS that did at delivery. Now maybe I would have later but my previous Tesla had misaligned doors that I never had adjusted.

    Is it a simple adjustment? Read elsewhere they take the door apart. Seems like other thinks could come from that such as rattles, dings, etc.

    Is this a case of if it ain't (too) broken don't fix it?

    Agree I can ask as I'll be in anyway but I'm trying to gauge if more trouble can come from a repair.
     
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  4. steilkurve

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    'other things'
     
  5. Solarman004

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    @steilkurve , I had the same misalignment on my MX and had the SC correct the alignment. I wish I had not.
    While the door handle alignment was somewhat, but not completely, improved, the upper section of the FWD now sticks up above the roof line and wind noise i slightly worse.
    In hindsight, I would have preferred the misaligned door handles.
     
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  6. steilkurve

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    Thanks. Precisely the kind of feedback I was looking for.
     
  7. rjdoc74

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    Don't do anything IMHO. Better yet wrap the car with Xpel stealth and wrap the door handles as well. Less shiny, less noticeable. Plus helps with fingerprints. Enjoy your MX.
     
  8. RyersonX

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    If it doesn't bother you that much, I would suggest you not to bring it to the SC for a fix. The SC fixed my door misalignment in 3 days but created more problem afterwards. My FWD was creeking and window seal too tight after the fix. I had to go back to the SC and they kept my car for 2 more days. I also suspect the misalignment will come back eventually with normal use.
     
  9. Gwgan

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    I've had my FWDs adjusted several tines
     

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