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Lift-over height for rear hatch

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by artsci, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. artsci

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    Couldn't find this in Tesla's specs for the Model S. What's the lift-over height for the rear hatch? This is the measurement from the ground to the lower lip of the rear hatch -- in other words how far you have to lift items like a suitcase to clear the lip. Anyone know?
     
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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    Depends on what ride height mode you are in.
     
  3. Ceilidh

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    I seem to recall that by default the air suspension lowers which is supposed to be for ease of entry and exit. This always struck me as odd since this is a fairly low car to begin with and most elderly folks who need assistance to sit need a lift chair rather than something lower, so I would have assumed higher would be easier.

    But considering the jump seats, maybe it makes sense. Would be much easier to lift kids over a lowered rear bumper than a raised one.

    Your question brought this to mind... But I don't have the car yet so I will have to defer to others for the numbers.

    Cheers.
     
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    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    I will have to watch next time I open the back (e.g. watch the ride height). I will set it to max height and then open the back.
     
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    I just ran out to measure - 25 1/2 - or 26 inches when parked. and It seems pretty flat across the width of the opening, which is nice
     
  6. artsci

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    Thanks. I was curious as I plan to occasionally transport my Yellow Lab in the rear hatch space. If I back against the curb she can probably make that jump without help.
     

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