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P85D vs 85D stopping distance

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by SabrToothSqrl, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Is there a stopping distance difference between these cars?

    100-0 and or 60-0 in feet and time would be nice to know :)

    thanks...

    let's assume same wheels/tires.
     
  2. St Charles

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    If there is, it would be because the 85D is lighter.
     
  3. brianman

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    If you search the thread title in a search engine, it will take you to a teslamotors forum post that suggests (via lolachampcar) that the hardware is consistent across models. I would suspect, as St Charles suggests, that the lighter car stops faster. This implies that a P85D (stock) will typically brake slower than an 85D (stock), but if you do wildly different configurations and/or do aftermarket adjustments that affect weight then the story might change.

    Dunno if this helps.
     
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    I was under the impression the P85D has bigger/better brakes? Or is painting them red literally the only difference?
     
  5. St Charles

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    The paint is the only difference. The brakes are the same. What you can do is get a different brake pad which will do wonders to the pedal feel and bite performance.
     
  6. SabrToothSqrl

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    Really?! Ok then. I feel better about my next one being a 85D or 90D then. I thought I would be getting actually 'better' brakes, not just some paint. thanks. Yes I know the P makes it faster ;)
     

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