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Nitron Street series shocks

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by rdstr, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. rdstr

    rdstr Member

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    Been looking into alternatives to the Tesla suspension kit. I found a newer Nitron series, the Street series, which are a monoshock with single adjustment. Have any of you tried this shock series? I see no reason to modify torsion bar at this time and want to try a 'modular' incremental approach to modifying the suspension so I can tell exactly what changes I experience. Anyone tried these shocks?
     
  2. m0rph

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    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/22293-Initial-impressions-Nitron-46mm-NTR-Race-1-way-shocks

    I was looking at the 46mm Race shocks too, but they come with a service record. In my case I would have to service them 3 times a year...
    One level down would be the "Nitron NTR Fast Road" version, but I have no info (yet) on the service that one needs.

    For the installation, the torsion bar needs no modification, but do pay attention to Wizecty's advise:

     
  3. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    I have the 46mm 1-way. I'm really happy with them. Car feels so much tighter. (I had the base suspension).
    dI had not thought much about service - but in practice I think if I match tire changes that will be ok.
     
  4. rdstr

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    thanks for the reply Andrew. I am trying to educate myself about shocks and find it is difficult to get a lot of info. I did find someone that suggested I look at the NTR (96-02) 46mm shock though and in the standard spring rate I think it's rated 550/650lbs. F/R . Is this what you have? Reading on blogs for bikes I found they were hard to 'dial-in' the setting, and that there was no numbers or increment graduations to setup the shocks, but when they were dialed in, they got good reviews. Still searchin' for more info....
     
  5. Andrew Wolfe

    Andrew Wolfe Roadster 472 - S 440

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    Like several others here in the bay area, I went to Dietchwerks. Unlike Dennis - who understood everything he was doing - I just did what Rob Dietch said to do :).

    I believe that I have these:
    Nitron

    There was a mount that had to be modified/welded to get it to work on the Tesla. There were also some camber changes and some new bushings involved.

    I think I have some adjustment reports that I can try to scan and post.
     
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    According to the Tesla service manager in Scottsdale, Tesla has the right to refuse to service any Tesla vehicle with any non-OEM parts. Just FYI for you guys who are modifying your vehicles. It's a crap policy but the service manager told me it is the case. He even said that for his Model S customers who changed their wheels out, he made them sign a waiver of liability before they can touch their vehicles.
     
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    There's a lot of DIY roadster tinkerers on this forum and I have read few complaints about this policy from them.
    I don't doubt the policy exists and you're on the bad receiving end of it with your salvaged title roadster, but people that only changed headlights, shocks, disk pads, rims or tires were usually just told that Tesla wouldn't touch these parts, not the car.
    These are all 'serviceable' parts (like shocks in this thread) and I would expect this is not exposing us to the full wrath of this policy!
     
  8. rdstr

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    thanks for all the input. Finally got a reply from Nitron UK... they thought since the Nitrons had no rubber bushings I would not get any 'smooth' improvement over the stock Bilsteins.... odd, as I would think the adjustable nature and spring rates would smooth out the ride more than the mounting points...
     

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