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Vendor Unplugged Performance - Dual Rate Linear Lowering Springs for Model Y

I agree completely the pictures above look much lower. There is no way I'm fitting 3 fingers between the tire and the wheel well in those pictures.

Loudon County Exotics is where several people in the DC Tesla group advised me to go. They were $1100 with an alignment (which both shops strongly advised us to do). After hearing the place UPP recommended was $300 less including the alignment, I figured that was the place to go. Both places said it was basically an all day job and they would need the car all day. Both shops were about an hour away. I'm guessing there are more performance shops in LA compared to the DC area so there isn't much competition.

I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow.
 
When we picked up the car, we couldn't see any difference in the height. We thought when we parked it next to our other Performance Y we would. Unfortunately, we didn't. I can put 3 fingers in between the front driver's side wheel well with a tiny, tiny bit of wiggle room on the non-lowered Y, I put 3 fingers somewhat tightly on the lowered Y.

Mine is definitely lower vs. with stock springs
 

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TwoK4drSi

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I agree completely the pictures above look much lower. There is no way I'm fitting 3 fingers between the tire and the wheel well in those pictures.

Loudon County Exotics is where several people in the DC Tesla group advised me to go. They were $1100 with an alignment (which both shops strongly advised us to do). After hearing the place UPP recommended was $300 less including the alignment, I figured that was the place to go. Both places said it was basically an all day job and they would need the car all day. Both shops were about an hour away. I'm guessing there are more performance shops in LA compared to the DC area so there isn't much competition.

I'll try to take some pictures tomorrow.
Pics and measurement would help a lot. Sounds fishy even “if” they installed the springs. Is there a visual way to verify?
 
Just to follow up as to why I haven't posted any pictures....Tesla is doing paint correct on our lowered Y and since they gave me a loaner S, I told them to take their time. They are certainly taking their time as the body shop (not Tesla owned) has delayed it by a week twice already. I'm okay with it but I thought I'd let you know that I'm not a troll or something just making up the issue.
 
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KyleATMn

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Just to follow up as to why I haven't posted any pictures....Tesla is doing paint correct on our lowered Y and since they gave me a loaner S, I told them to take their time. They are certainly taking their time as the body shop (not Tesla owned) has delayed it by a week twice already. I'm okay with it but I thought I'd let you know that I'm not a troll or something just making up the issue.
How about now?
 

KyleATMn

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Put it to perspective. Top is my MY on stock springs. Bottom UP lowering springs. Both MY on 20” wheels with stock tires both Non-Performance MY

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Nice find! Definitely solidified my choice to get moderate springs in the future. Thank you!

Also side note, I don't think I've ever seen a model Y with tire shine.... What's up with that???
 

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Does anyone know if snow chains will fit after installing the lowering springs on an AWD with 20's?

oh lord... the answers is yes... but my forearms barely fit inside the rear wheel well. I posted my chain install in another thread for my MYP w UPP moderate springs.

I run 19” Gemini wheels in winter for snow chains if ever needed.
 
That is my car in the post above lowered on the 20s. These springs are definitely pretty junk but didn't have super high expectations for the price point. Ride quality is okay but can be a little bouncy depending on the type of bump you hit. Also after about 4k miles the popping from thhe front springs has gotten unbearable and annoying.
 
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That is my car in the post above lowered on the 20s. These springs are definitely pretty junk but didn't have super high expectations for the price point. Ride quality is okay but can be a little bouncy depending on the type of bump you hit. Also after about 4k miles the popping from thhe front springs has gotten unbearable and annoying.

Did UPP say anything about the popping noise? I wonder if the new batch coming in has fixed this. Does the ride quality feel better than stock though, besides the popping sound?
 
I contacted them 3 weeks ago as my front was getting worse and I was tired of adjusting the plastic wrap. They responded a couple days later saying my front springs had been identified from a batch with a manufacturer defect and would replace them in 3-6 weeks when they get them and can ship them out. 3 week ticker hit today so I’ll probably email again at the end of the week to follow up.
 
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