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Installed adjustable rear camber links to reduce rear tire wear

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by artsci, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. artsci

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    Today I had SUPRKAR's adjustable rear camber links (see post #502) installed on my car. The installation took about 3 hours but it was well worth it as the setting are perfect for minimizing rear tire wear: -1.00 camber and 0.18 toe. Without the adjustable links the -1.00 camber setting is near impossible. The work was done by Jeff Wise of Wise Automotive in Timonium, MD. The guy's a perfectionist -- he would not stop until he got the specs spot on. He removed the aerodynamic panels under the rear axle to provide better access to the links as he was making the settings.

    I've driven about 15 miles since the installation over familiar routes and the change in handling is not substantial. The adjustable links are a work of art.

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    Here's a shot of it installed.

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    And the setup equipment.

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    Thanks to lolachampcar for all of the work he's done to make this possible. And to SUPRKAR for having the adjustable links made.
     
  2. schneiderjohn

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    Very cool! If you don't mind, could you give us a ballpark figure on what something like this might run?
     
  3. Denarius

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    I'm very interested in this, but waiting to see if there are any changes in the P85D setup.
     
  4. artsci

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    With the links and installation costs, about $1,100. Just in saved rear tire costs alone it should pay for itself in no more than two years.
     
  5. schneiderjohn

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    Wow! That's not too bad! I do wonder what the benefit will be on D-models, considering the expected decrease in rear tire wear. Perhaps still beneficial, but will likely take longer to pay for itself.
     
  6. jerry33

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

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    Unless they have changed the possible alignment settings, it should provide the same benefits. (resistance to the shoulder wear during turns, which isn't the same as the reduced wear that the D provides).
     
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    Rick:

    Anything different: for install of links, and settings, for p85+ vs p85 staggered 21 vs regular 21's

    your buddy howard in cincinnati

    ps LOVE YOUR FRONT CAMERA!!!
     
  8. artsci

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    No sure about the P85+, which may have different settings.
     
  9. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    P85+ has the same rear suspension and alignment specs as the P85 (w/ air).
     
  10. artsci

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    Thanks Howard. Ironically, when I had the MobileEye System installed the installer managed to disable my front camera. The usual solutions did not work so I probably have to replace all of the cables to get it to work.
     

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