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road vibrations through P85D steering wheel

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by vette_fly, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. vette_fly

    vette_fly Member

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    Has anyone noticed more road vibrations coming up through the steering wheel on the P85D compared to the non D? Compared to my previous P85+, I seem to be getting more. I know for sure it isn't the lane departure since I've tired turing it off.
     
  2. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

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    Yes. Overall, I feel there is significantly more road noise and vibration transmitted on my P85D than my old P85. I don't so much mind the road vibration, as it also imparts more steering feel. It's the increased road noise through the tires that bugs me.

    This is comparing 21" Michelin PS2 on the P85D to 21" Continental Extreme Contact on the P85.

    It was such a big difference that I had to check the tire pressures on the P85D because I was certain they were over-inflated (they weren't).
     
  3. vette_fly

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    Yeah the PS2 are a bit noisier in general.
     
  4. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Not an owner yet, but on the test drives I have done, I was aware that the road surface had a lot to do with the road noise, as you would expect.
    Older tar was noisy as the fine asphalt wears away leaving the pebble aggregate.
    Cement was quiet as was newer asphalt roads.

    Did not notice steering wheel vibrations, but I am not an 85 owner.
    Noticed nothing out of the ordinary in that regard other than the lane departure vibes.
     

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