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Show Me Your Coils!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Todd Burch, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    I have a P85 coming in October. This time around, I decided to get coils instead of the air suspension. Couldn't justify the air this time around. I want to get a real good feel for how high the coil car sits, so:

    If you have some, please post pics of your coil suspension car (if the suspension was modified, please say so)!
     
  2. Wantap85

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    Love my coils. Came to tesla from a 14 Stingray so I needed that connection with the road I didn't think the air suspension would give me.
     
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    ooohh pretty
    love the dark colors w/ the right light!
     
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    Drat. I thought I had some handy on this computer but I don't. I do, however, have a ton of them sprinkled throughout my blog from just about every angle you can imagine.

    Basically I don't notice any difference on the rear suspension over an air car but I think in the front you will notice it seems a little higher. Note that I'm also running 19" wheels-- I suspect on 21"s you'd notice the differential on the front suspension even more.

    Pics below are from my delivery day-- the grey car (mine) is coils, the green car is JakeP with air suspension.

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    So... this picture is completely useless to illustrate that-- but it does of the blog address where all the pictures are.

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  5. muleferg

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  6. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    Coil Porn (this thread ought to be renamed to just that):
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    Thanks for the pics so far. Wow, those do look pretty high--especially so in the front. Personally, I prefer the lower look but don't think I can justify the extra cost and potential future maintenance of the air suspension anymore. Wish Tesla would drop the body about a half inch...
     
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    It's more noticeable in pictures than in person... but as an alternative, you can just toss a nice pallet of bricks in the frunk and call it a day.
     
  10. Todd Burch

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    Yeah there's a solution :)
     
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    silver 21's on coils:

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    Great thread because I am also waiting for delivery of my car on coils.
    Now i have seen the coil porn I will have to clear my browser history (again)
     
  13. Gizmotoy

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    I kind of like the practicality of the current height. Originally I was going to lower mine, but I never really have to worry about scraping the underbody like those with air do, and it handled much better than I expected at Laguna Seca.

    I agree it doesn't look as nice, but I think I'm happy to sacrifice that for the other benefits.
     
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    Charging at relative's house in upstate NY. Had to drive through "lightly trampled" field grass to get to backside of a warehouse where a welder outlet awaiting. Was nervous, but made it no problem despite rolling terrain. So... maybe air would have made it less anxious, but coils made it just the same. Will post pics later.
     
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    If I could still get the air today, I would. I'm not saying I hate the way it sits, it's just that everytime I see an air passing by or next to it that I think it's way cooler.

    Anyhow, the ride comfort/handling is good enough with coils.
     
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    Off roading behind warehouses-- with my coils-- to charge.

    Plus a bonus pic in front my alma mater.

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    I had a fully loaded P85 loaner a couple of weeks ago with coils. It had absolutely every other option, and I didn't even know you could get a "P" without air. You know what? I think I liked the road feel of the coils better. When I got my car, coils weren't even available.
     
  19. Todd Burch

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    Did it have 19s or 21s?
     
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    It had the 21's, but it still felt "smoother" over the bumps than my 19's with air. In the loaner, there was a solid "thump-thump" going over freeway imperfections whereas in my car, it's a much harsher "bang".
     

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