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UK MX Owners- Multi-storey car parks height restrictions

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Tanflado, Sep 14, 2016.

  1. Tanflado

    Tanflado Member

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    Hi guys ,

    Just to make you aware that the MX is going to struggle in some multi- storey car parks. Many have Height restrictions of around 2 metres the MX is 2.2m ! This isn't going to spoil the fun but certainly something we all need to be aware of!!

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    Tanflado
     
  2. ajackuk

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    Ohhh had not thought about that...
     
  3. travwill

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    That's odd that they are so short, even our BMW X5 which I imagine is common is taller than our MX.
     
  4. Tanflado

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    Check the X5 height! Way lower than the MX!
     
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    What happens if you lower the suspension to VERY LOW? Would that be sufficient?
     
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    Where does this 2.2m number come from? I'm pretty sure the car is ~64" tall - around 1.7m.

    Maybe the 2.2m is the height to open the falcon wing doors fully?
     
  7. goneskiian

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    #7 goneskiian, Sep 14, 2016
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    Where did you get this information? I'm about 1.85 meters tall (or 6' 1" in feet and inches) and can easily see over my X when it's in the Very High suspension setting. Granted the falcon wing doors go much higher when they open but if you go into one of these parking garages I would suggest letting your rear passengers out first.

    Edit: I just went looking at the specs and it is odd but Tesla does not include the height anywhere. So I eyeballed it (because I can't drop a tape measure straight through the highest point of the vehicle), and I would say it's about 1.73 meters with the suspension at it's highest.
     
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  8. Tanflado

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    Tesla shows height or rather "clearance"dimensions as 7 '3 but admittedly this does not specify if this includes the FWD being open ??
     
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    Think it is a FWD thing. Attached suggests we will easily get into multi-stories, but doors will not fully open. 64 inches = 1.63m, 93 inches = 2.36m...

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  10. Tanflado

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    Excellent news, the dimensions I had weren't very specific ......
    Didn't fancy having to check height restrictions constantly!!
     
  11. goneskiian

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    That spec reads 7.3" which in US speak means 7.3 inches. The line next to the number is from the ground to the underside of the vehicle. As I mentioned, I could not find any overall vehicle height dimensions on the US website.

    Yeah, like I said, you might want to let the rear passengers out before entering or they'll be climbing over the front seats to get out! :eek::p;)
     
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  12. Tahir

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    Height restriction is based on the lowest point in the car park, i.e. under beams, pipes or whatever else is running under ceiling level. Parking spaces are usually not directly under beams so should be OK (hopefully?)
     
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