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Which lowering links do you have ?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Vegasguy, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. Vegasguy

    Vegasguy Member

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    Hello, I'm in the market of purchasing some lowering links for my air suspension MS. Just not sure which ones to purchase. Please if you can state the ones you have purchased and explain how they are working out for you that would be grand.

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    Nice !!! How did you figure out how to install them? Hahaha sorry. Got any pics of the your lowered MS?
     
  4. cmarshack

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    The fronts are very easy and you do not need to remove the wheel, just put the car into Very High mode, then hit Jack Mode to lock it up there. You will easily be able to see old links. I used my hand and a flat head screw driver to pry the fixed end off of it's ball connection, then carefully bend the other end up and away while stabilizing the actuator arm (so you don't break it) and it will pop right off.

    I actually did the rears first with the rear wheels off. This gave me a better idea how the whole system works. Just make sure you take a good look (or even a picture) of how the old one looks so that it is situated correctly for the re-install. The new ones simply press onto the ball connectors.

    The whole job took me 20 minutes.


    These photos are of the links installed as shipped with no adjustments and suspension on low:

    20170827_190521.jpg 20170827_192845.jpg 20170827_192853.jpg 20170827_192859.jpg
     
  5. Vegasguy

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    Bro really nice!! I was heading to unplugged performance this coming weekend. The links they sell are about 500 bucks. Not sure what the difference ?
     
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    Unplugged are brackets that replace the factory brackets and not adjustable lowering links. So it's just a plug and play drop with no adjustability. It makes things easy so you don't have to constantly fiddle with link lengths, but it is also a lot more expensive and no adjustability if you didn't want to go quite as low.
     
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    I have Airmatic lowering links, very happy with the results. Shipping was fast, communication from seller was great, the installed commented on how nice the links are.
     
  8. Vegasguy

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    Do you have any pictures by chance? Did you install yourself ? Thanks !!
     
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    Click on the word results in the post above...it's linked to photos on Flickr. Install was done at a local shop.
     
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    Gawd damn sexy ass MS. Wheels are sweet too. Would you be able slame it more say if you selected Low in air suspension settings? Just want to stance mine when not driving. Thanks for your post ;)
     
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    Do you guys also have this comparison for Model X? Also will this work on cars with 20'' rims? Just got my car with 20s.
     
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    Not sure about the X, but it will work with 20" just fine. I have the 21" with no issues on mine, so 20's will just give you a little extra space or the same space if you've upsided the tire profile a bit. I think I've even seen some 22" with the brackets, but that gets really low. Looks awesome, but you better not be around pot holes and speed bumps much with 22s.

    I love the brackets, the install is super simple, I've done it multiple times now and only takes me like 40 minutes. It's a nice set it and forget it with no fidgeting. For me standard is great for normal every day driving and then I use low when I'm parking or cruising at low speed on a known street. Not that you'll see them, but the brackets look great too lol.
     
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    Thanks That is on low setting. You could adjust it using the links. Since this is my daily, kept it at that height.
     
  15. ChameleonP85

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    Hi Everyone,

    I used to have lowering links, and let me tell you, that sometimes too much adjust-ability isn't a good thing. My car is under warranty, and everytime it goes to Tesla, they reset those links back to stock. Plus, because these links are basically just a threaded connection, you really have no way of guaranteeing that every wheel is set "exactly right". Imagine being 1 mm off, you will feel it in your ride.

    I switched to UP's Model S Bracket, and while it was about 50% more expensive, I love the way it rides, and it looks better than the lowering links could have looked.

    The total drop appears to be around 1.3" from stock. It has been engineered to perfection. I have 20" staggered wheels, and there's no rubbing, no scraping, and as mentioned above, the installation is literally replacing the old crap bracket, with the anodized blue aluminum brackets.

    You're going to love these brackets, the quality is amazing, and the ride is superb.

    It is a tesla after all...go big or go home!
     
  16. Vegasguy

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    Yes your are absolutely correct. I will be going with UP. Thanks a lot for your input my friend. Take care !!
     
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    Sorry one more thing. Is there a way to adjust UP links to lower it to the wheels are tucked under the fender ? Only would do this at a car show when not driving it.
     
  18. ChameleonP85

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    UP - Are Brackets, not links, the links you have are stock - fixed length links. The brackets are fixed with two holes (Sport - Lowered), and Standard - OEM Like. In low mode there is less than a 1/2 cm or so space...it looks amazing.

    I'm not sure how much lower you could go from there, I don't have a solution for that bud! - but trust me the way it is, you'll love it.
     

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