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Wheel alignment (lowering question)

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by zanardi43, Apr 23, 2017.

  1. zanardi43

    zanardi43 Member

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    I've been on the fence about getting lowering links installed on my MX P90D, but my major concern (other than potential air suspension issues) is having enough latitude in the wheel alignment range to be able to accommodate a lowered stance. If anyone has lowered their MX and/or has first-hand knowledge of the MX alignment range capabilities, I'd be most appreciative.
     
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  2. ptsagcy

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    Why would you want to lower it mechanically when you can easily do it with air suspension?
     
  3. SMSMD

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    Go to controls. .suspension. .you can set your Tesla from Very high to very low. .it's remembered on your GPS location and automatically goes to that settings. There is a speed limit that you can set it to go low which you can use it for highways.
    I use high when I go to malls to avoid the curb during parking & speedbumps.
     
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    vandacca ReActive Member

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    Note: Only High and Very High height settings are remembered at a particular GPS location. Right now, you can't have the Model-X remember low or very low at a GPS location (which is a shame). I'd like to set my Model-X to go into low everytime I park it in my garage so that the FWD will clear the garage door motor.
     
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  5. zanardi43

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    I should have been more clear...I am aware of (and use) the adjustable air suspension currently. What is like though is to have an even lower setting than the OEM 'very low'. I can buy lowering links to accomplish this, but want to understand how much alignment room/tolerance is available first.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    There are some posts on TMC about unequal tire wear when constantly run on Very Low settings...I don't have personal experience with that, just quoting.
     
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    What are the benefits of lower settings?
     
  8. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    Some like the way it looks. It is also likely more aerodynamic. It will be hard on the tires though as the camber is only going to increase even further.

    Yes, this is actually a thing...

    StanceNation™ // Form > Function
     
  9. bushburner

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    What I've learned from owning a mercedes and a porsche with air suspension is that they can be pretty finicky. I would not fool with it. It will definitely look nicer, but the possibility of premature wear on the air suspension negates that.
     
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