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Y vs 3 handling and ride comfort

Luminous

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I've only ridden in the S once so I can't really comment much on S vs ES350. The S is definitely cushier than the 3 with the longer wheelbase being the primary contributing factor. Also keep in mind the tires on your ES350 may play a big role as well depending on tire make/type, sidewall height, etc. If your ES had oem 17" tires, the sidewalls are slightly taller on those compared to oem 19" model Y tires so that also makes a difference.

Are you getting used to the Y's ride or still feel it's not to your comfort needs?

My wife is driving the Y. I drive my 2007 ES350 even when she does not need it. I loved winter tires on ES as they felt cushier but louder. Yes, ES tires are stock size with taller sidewalls. Can I lower tire pressures on Y to get an idea of potential improvement?
 
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tlr1000

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My wife is driving the Y. I drive my 2007 ES350 even when she does not need it. I loved winter tires on ES as they felt cushier but louder. Yes, ES tires are stock size with taller sidewalls. Can I lower tire pressures on Y to get an idea of potential improvement?
Lowering pressure always helps to soften the ride at the expense of efficiency. On my 3 I used to run it at 42psi and the last time a Tesla ranger did some unrelated servicing he recommended 45psi. There was a noticeable difference in a firmer ride going up 3psi so I'm sure if you reduced the Y's tires by 3psi or so there should be a noticeably softer ride.
 

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