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What type of suspension will the 3 have? (not talking about adjustable air)

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Sonny Daze, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Sonny Daze

    Sonny Daze Member

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    Do we have information or clues about what type of front suspension the 3 will have? Will it be a double-wishbone type like the S, or will it use McPherson type struts?
     
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    Since it's a scaled down version of the S, it will be double wishbone up front with the multi link setup in the rear.
     
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    Cost wise McPherson strut. Ideally double A arm/wishbone as it allows lower ride height and superior adjustability but with a cost.
     
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    Actually, now that I look at the reveal again, I think you're right. It might actually be a McPherson setup...
     

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    Here's the S for comparison.

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    Thanks for the up close of the model S. It's definitely a wishbone setup. The upper portion threw me off. It's not exactly what I would call a traditional upper and lower A arm design. But it is wishbone style.

    So I was correct on my first statement. It will have double wishbones up front and a multi link setup in the rear.
     
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    From the M3 release event:

    "Tesla is expecting that air suspension — as seen in the Model S — will be optional, the test-drive driver said."
     
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    If it truly does end up being a wishbone/multilink setup it almost makes me lean away from going with the air suspension- even if it does has a sport setting- as I'm willing to sacrifice a bit of ride comfort for road feel and the handling advantages that go along with said setup.
    I find it not at all mysterious that an FD owner and an NB Miata owner would be highly interested in this! ;)
    (and thanks for posting S pic Sonny Daze!)
     

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