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How is the suspension firmness/feel in colder tempertures, especially the P85+?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by rainman50, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. rainman50

    rainman50 Member

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    The P85+ has different suspension components. Anyone know since the bushings (or other parts a s well) are different that they would ride more firm, percent wise, in the cold vs the standard bushings. I assume any car rides firmer in the cold but how much probably depends on the suspension/tires . I have not driven any Model S in colder temperatures. Since I'm pondering to drive the Tesla in the winter and was considering the P85 and the P85+, I'm concerned that the P+ might be too firm. I'd definitely use 19 winter tires.

    I have driven a P85+ in May with Winter 21 inch tires and it had a very firm ride.
     
  2. AMN

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    We drove ours through MN winter on a set of dedicated 19" snow tires/wheels - really not a problem. The ride becomes slightly stiffer when it gets very cold (as in below 0) but our AMG and BMW M cars were much worse.

    Get the P+ if you can afford it but plan on buying a set of 19" winter wheels. You can get them for under $2k.
     

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