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Scraping - Prevention

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by DrManhattan, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. DrManhattan

    DrManhattan Member

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    I have a few places in my commute where my current car can scrape if I'm going to fast, and a driveway that I sometimes scrape even when being careful. My wife also insists on driving the car on days I'm not working, and she has a very steep driveway.

    Is there anything I can install under the front fascia and/or underneath the battery to soften the scraping? At least until I get comfortable enough with the car and know it's limits? My S is coming very soon, and I didn't get the air suspension.
     
  2. wdolson

    wdolson Active Member

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    I got the air suspension to deal with this. I also found the air suspension is necessary to get out of the car easily with my long legs. I have trouble getting enough leverage to get out of the car otherwise.

    I don't know what to do with a non-air suspension.
     
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  3. TampaRich

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    Enter and exit your steep driveway at an angle to prevent scraping.
     
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