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Suspension poll for all Model 3 owners (RWD, AWD, DMP)

What are your upgrades or planned upgrades in relationship to your Model 3 suspension??

  • Nothing - I like it the way it is (or I simply can't afford an upgrade!)

    Votes: 4 10.0%
  • Springs only to improve either ride or handling or ride height

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • Coilover set to improve the ride and/or ride height principally

    Votes: 4 10.0%
  • Coilover set to improve the handling and/or ride height principally

    Votes: 23 57.5%
  • The car as it came from the factory was too soft

    Votes: 2 5.0%
  • The car as it came from the factory did not ride well enough

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • The car as it came from the factory had just about the right ride / handling balance

    Votes: 2 5.0%
  • The car as it came from the factory needed improvements in both ride and handling

    Votes: 14 35.0%
  • In addition to Springs or coilovers I have also purchased aftermarket wheels

    Votes: 17 42.5%
  • I have not purchased aftermarket wheels but plan to do so.

    Votes: 6 15.0%
  • I have not purchased aftermarket wheels and will probably not purchase in the future

    Votes: 3 7.5%
  • I have not purchased Springs or coilovers but have purchased aftermarket wheels.

    Votes: 2 5.0%

  • Total voters
    40

dfwatt

Active Member
Sep 24, 2018
3,179
5,208
FL
Looking to get a broad-based sampling of people's general take on their Model 3 suspension. Please note that in addition to indicating your preference for suspension modification, please also indicate your assessment of the car's stock suspension and whether or not you have purchased aftermarket wheels. You should have a total of exactly 3 responses -- one response about your assessment of the suspension, one response about suspension purchases and one response about aftermarket wheel purchases.
 

GreenHokie

Member
Sep 26, 2019
379
443
central Virginia
I’ll bite and have voted.

I went with MPP Comfort Adjustable Coilovers for the sole purpose/goal of lowering the vehicle without sacrificing ride quality.

The stock suspension was/is perfectly fine for me, since I never drive/push my vehicle to the point where I felt the stock suspension was not adequate.

I also love the look of Tesla stock 19” sport wheels. So, zero chance I will ever “upgrade” to an aftermarket wheel.
 
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scubastevo80

Member
May 7, 2019
361
420
New Jersey
I have a factory AWD w/ boost and I agree the ride is rough on bumpy roads and doesn't handle as well as I'd like in the twisties. Given the feedback on MPP coils, for example, I'm looking forward to getting lower, more suspension travel and better rough road response.
 

dfwatt

Active Member
Sep 24, 2018
3,179
5,208
FL
So to summarize the poll results, the big winners were: 1) most owners thought that the stock model 3 Tesla suspension needed help in relationship to both ride and handling, but 2) most people bought suspension coilover kits to improve handling and / or ride height rather than simply the ride itself and / or ride height suggesting that concerns about ride were perhaps secondary. People were five times more likely to buy a coilover kit to improve the handling rather than buying one to improve the ride. The other big winner was 3) aftermarket wheels. None of this is surprising, but it confirms probably the sport/enthusiast-oriented nature of a lot of Model 3 owners on the Forum. Additionally people were four times more likely to buy a coilover kit to improve either ride or handling rather than simply buying Springs to lower their cars or improve the car's handling, this despite the significantly greater cost of the coilover kits, suggesting the major commitment of the owners on the Forum to improving their car's suspension as much as possible. This suggests that people really love their Model 3s!

As impressed as I've been with the MPP Sports coilover kit which has been on my car for over a year, I might be even more wowed by the Comfort Adjustable kit which we just put on my wife's Model 3, and which really does improve the ride of the model 3 significantly.
 
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