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low air suspension range improvement

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by balefire, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. balefire

    balefire Member

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    With the hope that the auto lower suspension setting at highway speeds is permitted again in V6 firmware..
    What is the expected or known range improvement? 2%?
     
  2. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    Nobody except Tesla knows the answer to this question. Anyone who attempts to quantify this will likely not be able to do so given all the variables involved in calculating range. The only way to determine this is under very strict, controlled conditions. I believe the lowering has more to do with handling and stability than it does range.
     
  3. jerry33

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

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    The difference in handling is certainly more repeatable than the difference in range.
     
  4. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Jerry, I suspect I'm not alone in hoping that you can give us some comparisons between pre and post-6.0 efficiency for your car. :)

    For handling, I look to people like lola to give us some data and/or qualitative info.
     
  5. jerry33

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

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    First I will have to get 6.0 :)
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Heh. Perhaps I was too subtle... You might want to start planning and recording some measurements now for your "before". ;)
     
  7. DrFlsGood

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    Was this adjustment in ride hight due to "picking up" debris in the road? or some other reason?
     
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    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I believe the consensus opinion is that it was more about calming the media waters rather than actually improving safety for occupants or vehicle.
     
  9. JohnQ

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    See if Leilani can get some more air tunnel time :) It would be an academic exercise but would give directional data.
     

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