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    tesla upgraded suspension

    so im pretty familiar with suspension on trucks but does anyone know what the "sport" suspension upgrades include? is it a simple kit one could assemble for less than what tesla wants? im hoping so, or at least most the shocks and parts are not tesla specific.

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    You get adjustable sway bars and adjustable shocks. Also I was told the suspension travel is increased.
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    Swaybars are not Tesla specific however the springs and bilstein shock are built to "Tesla" specs and can only be purchased through them.

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    Hallo! I am also looking for coilovers / lowering- kit for my 2011/12 2.5 roadster. I will lower the front 2-3 cm and maybe 1-2 cm in rear. Supplyer? Makes the sportsuspension form Tesla the car lower? Or just stiffer?

    Does Anyone know what is done with the Orange roadster with wheels from Konig? I will also put on 19" wheels in rear and 18" in front. Offset?

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    Does Anyone know this Roadster? Lowered Orange with Konig-wheels.

    I into modifying my 2012 Roadster 2,5.I want to lower my chassis and put on 18/19" inch wheels. I would like to discuss with any roadsterowners that have done this!http://www.google.no/search?q=tesla+...RIBFpQE114eXM:

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    Hmmmm.. No one that have modified their Roadster? It really need to be closer to the ground in front, too much gap between the tire and the body

    I also think the stability of the car with the original suspension is to "loose".

    Will the sportsuspension lowering the car too? (adjustable springs)

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    I already scrape on my driveway if I have a second person in the car I think mine is low enough...

    I am curious about wheel/tire options though.

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    It would be really tough finding the right wheel option, roadsters have a hard enough time finding alternative tires let alone rims that are a different size. You can do it but you won't have traction control. As for lowering it, just remove the springs

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    It's been my experience that doing any kind of major upgrade to any car such as lowering, changing tire size in a major way, or engine modifications, unless you are actually using the car for racing, results in the car being dumped within about six months (along with the several thousand dollars you've spent plus a modified car is worth practically zero).

    Those kind of things appear to make sense before they are done but afterwards the car a real pain to drive and often reliability is compromised (during that six months it's in the shop for three of them).
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