TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

negative camber on the 19's?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by islandbayy, May 31, 2013.

  1. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,394
    Location:
    Greendale, Wisconsin
    Anyone here tell me if the negative camber is present on the 19" tires as well? Or is that just somthing for the 21's or performance versions?
    If so, I think I am going to have the alignment done and that reset. I want the maximum tire life out of this car.
     
  2. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    4,914
    Location:
    WPB Florida
    I believe (from looking at the parts documentation) that there is only one set of suspension for MS (not counting Performance Plus which is a change in bushings - not geometry). I have also seen only one alignment specification. These two would indicate that MS carries the same rear camber settings without regard to tires/rims.

    With resect to having an alignment done, the only camber adjustment available is "bolt slop" so there is no way to remove significant amounts of camber in the rear during an alignment.
     
  3. jerry33

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

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    13,647
    Location:
    Texas
    The negative camber is there but because the sidewall is taller on the 19", there is less of an effect on tread life.
     
  4. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,394
    Location:
    Greendale, Wisconsin
    I was afraid so. I am not very happy with this negative camber. My tire pressure is spot on, and I am now seeing (feeling) my rear tires are heating up considerably after 20 minutes of freeway driving, and with 750 miles on the entire car, I am already seeing inside wear on the rears. And no, I'm not driving like a maniac (The occasional burst from a stop light or sign, but have been trying to drive for range).
     
  5. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    4,914
    Location:
    WPB Florida
    Yep, been there, fixed that.
     
  6. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    Messages:
    2,394
    Location:
    Greendale, Wisconsin
    Tesla service center? Or on your own?
     
  7. Volker.Berlin

    Volker.Berlin Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    Messages:
    243

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC