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I'm fairly certain I don't have lowered front suspension on my P3D

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by Love2Run, Jan 6, 2020.

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Does it look like the white P3D sits lower?

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  2. No

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  1. Love2Run

    Love2Run Member

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    So, I've always thought my mid 2018 showroom Red P3D sat a little higher on the front than other P3Ds I've seen. I had the opportunity to sit next to another stock P3D from 2018 and it's pretty clear that their's is about 1/2" lower than mine. I'm about 3 finger on the wheel gap and they are about 2 fingers.

    Nothing heavy in either of the cars. No one in either car.

    What do you think?

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  2. BulldogsRus

    BulldogsRus Member

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    The black rims are nicer. :D
     
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  3. jmaddr

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    Can you get a part number from you shock and spring?
     
  4. Love2Run

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    I will pop the front wheel off tonight and see if I can find the part numbers.
     
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    tomas Out of warranty...

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    White def lower
     
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  6. lottadot

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    Can you do the photo on a flat concrete slab? Seems like that could simply be the difference from a non-level-gravel lot.
     
  7. al503

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    You might also consider comparing the same side of each car. On some cars, the left or right side is higher that the other. And as someone mentioned above, compare on a flat, hard surface.
     
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  8. tomas

    tomas Out of warranty...

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    It’s easy. Get tire pressure equal. Park on a hard surface. Measure distance between roadway and bottom edge of car at same point on each car. Then you’ll know.
     
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    Do you know that white is stock?
     
  10. Love2Run

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    Yes, I work with the person who owns the white car. I know they haven't done anything except PPF/Cermic/Tint.
     
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    definitely make sure both cars are square on equally flat surface. Are your wheels matte black powder coated?
     
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  12. Love2Run

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    They are satin black, but I sometimes think they look matte black. I like them when they are clean, otherwise, I wish I had a different color.
     
  13. JBT66

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    Your whole setup looks larger in that pic so it’s really hard to tell.
     
  14. Love2Run

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    In my flat garage, I'm just shy of 5 inches for the following measurement on both sides.

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  15. Teedub21

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    pretty flush for stock. You guys running spacers?
     
  16. Love2Run

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    i haven’t done anything to the car since buying it... except powder coat wheels.
     
  17. DrSmile

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    I have a P3D+ and a P3D-. Looking at them side by side they look identical in terms of height, but with the stock 20 inch rims/tires on the P3D+ and the stock 19 inch rims/tires on the P3D-, the P3D+ sits just over half an inch lower measured at the door sills. Right now I have 18 inch Winter tires on the P3D+ and it sits at exactly the same height as the P3D- give or take 1/4 inch. I measured from the edge of the rim on both and I got 6 inches for the P3D+ and 5.5 inches for the P3D-, so those numbers match yours for both cars, meaning they have the same wheel gap.
     
  18. turns2stone

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    My MY2020 Performance measure the same as yours, 5” and 3 fingers.
     
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    MY2020 P+ with 20" wheels, and your 5" dimension is 4 & 11\16" on mine,

    Ian
     
  20. Love2Run

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    How about this measurement?
    28.75” on front and 28.5” on the rear. I have 13k miles on the tires, so it would have been slightly taller with fresh tires
     

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