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UP lip and lowering springs in 3 Performance

Ac3p

Member
Oct 13, 2019
19
0
Seattle
Hi,
Just purchased a 3 Performance and love it, I do a bunch of long range driving however so curious if the lip and lowering springs UP offer really do impact range without hurting performance? A bunch of my driving is 70mph (so 79) and I’ve noticed range really takes a hit.

Anyone had any experiences with these? Also I’m guessing no but what would justify the coilovers versus the springs.

thanks!
 

ctapiam3

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Jan 21, 2019
118
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Miami, FL
Hi,
Just purchased a 3 Performance and love it, I do a bunch of long range driving however so curious if the lip and lowering springs UP offer really do impact range without hurting performance? A bunch of my driving is 70mph (so 79) and I’ve noticed range really takes a hit.

Anyone had any experiences with these? Also I’m guessing no but what would justify the coilovers versus the springs.

thanks!
Hey, whats going on bro. I bought my performance in September and just had the Unplugged performance super performance springs installed. its about 1.5 inch drop however id say it sits a bit higher. ive only been driving for a day so far but i can fit 3 fingers in the front and 2 in the back. maybe when it settles a bit it will drop more but the ride is just as smooth as stock. Only difference i have seen is the body roll there is none compared to stock. Also i did my commute to work as usual today (35 miles) and range was the same. i will have better numbers hopefully by next week but im hoping to get a range boost from these springs, fingers crossed. hope this helps
 

augkuo

Member
Apr 24, 2011
989
2,928
Berkeley
I changed from the 20" wheels to 18" and my watts/mile decreased from 304 to 270 - of course my 0-60 time is slower now (haven't measured it) but the 20" wheels just can't take potholes! (bent 5 already)
 

ctapiam3

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Jan 21, 2019
118
0
Miami, FL
I changed from the 20" wheels to 18" and my watts/mile decreased from 304 to 270 - of course my 0-60 time is slower now (haven't measured it) but the 20" wheels just can't take potholes! (bent 5 already)
i also put the 18s on my performance upgrade as well and i have noticed a drastic difference in WATTS/MILE went from 340 to 290-300.
 
Mar 25, 2019
267
388
Indianapolis, IN
I changed from the 20" wheels to 18" and my watts/mile decreased from 304 to 270 - of course my 0-60 time is slower now (haven't measured it) but the 20" wheels just can't take potholes! (bent 5 already)

Your 0-60 should absolutely not be slower, if anything it should be faster due to less rotating mass unless you purchased 18" wheels made of gold or lead or depleted uranium... The stock 20" wheels are boat anchors...
 

ctapiam3

@PLAIDTESLA FIND ME ON IG
Jan 21, 2019
118
0
Miami, FL
Your 0-60 should absolutely not be slower, if anything it should be faster due to less rotating mass unless you purchased 18" wheels made of gold or lead or depleted uranium... The stock 20" wheels are boat anchors...
i agree. my 0-60 feels and is a lot faster. control on turns tho is what suffers. the 20s definitly have more grip and feels more planted
 

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