Does Rob have a brother on the East Coast?.
Does Rob have a brother on the East Coast?.
2010 Tesla Roadster #992 - Electric Blue
Not as far as the east coast, but he does have another shop he's opening in Vacaville, California which is towards Sacramento off of I-80. So if there are any Roadster owners up that way that may be another option for people. He has a Race trailer so for whatever reason if the Roadster needs to be trailered from Vacaville down to San Jose and back he has that capability. He also indicated that if someone was active in Racing their Roadster that he can load / trailer the Roadster to the track as well and that there's a neighbor who has a Model S and Roadster Charger so that's super convenient!
I think as for the east coast and places far away I'd take Strider's recommendation and find a Lotus repair shop that has a good reputation (and one that preferably is active in the racing circuit). You might also be able to mail Rob and he possibly could recommend a Lotus connection for you as well. I do know that Rob said you may order the shocks/springs from him and have them shipped to the shop that's putting them on for your Roadster. Rob would communicate to the repair shop on how to set the shocks up properly for your Roadster (Since I was looking out for Roadster owners Nation and WorldWide with this upgrade).
Holy Sheez!! I LOVE IT!
Just took TC off and took the Roadster for a spin to play a little around some low speed twisties with my new HIDs and Adj. Suspension... Can feel the suspension really good due to the off camber of the road.... wait for no traffic, no people/pedestrians... when its clear a perfect setting to test the car/suspension. The Roadster now controllably drifts, and really well too. Has understeer that's more predictable than before, but you can plant the front back down if you lightly let off the accelerator. The front and rear now work in sync. Can snap the rear out more quickly and hold it longer than before. The car was losing the energy, handling and feel through energy being lost in the old sloppy stock suspension.
A+ upgrade. Cheap Insurance and a nice bump up for pure enjoyment and comfort. The stock suspension just plainly sucks and is dangerous in my opinion.
Last edited by wiztecy; 09-28-2013 at 09:11 PM.
I stopped by there this morning and he showed me the Nitron shocks. I am thinking of getting the same setup.
How much did it cost in the end, with the bushings, shocks and the new alignment?
Still very happy, the suspension is dialed in really well. Going to talk to Rob to discuss what I feel/see in handling to see if I can get it any better, but so far so good. I do feel this setup is better than what Tesla offers. I'd love to do a comparison test with the Tesla Roadster Sport VS. Rob's setup using the Nitron Shocks.
UPDATE: Just spoke to Rob, he has 2 extra sets of Nitron shocks that he can use for the Roadsters. He said he'll throw the whole package in since he has everything at the group buy price of $4100 which includes the alignment, rear upper control arm bushings, 4 Nitron Adj. Shocks, and setup. He may have a 3rd set available as well. After these sets are gone it will be a 2 week turn-around to get the shocks ordered from Nitron. And the cost will be $4500 for the setup. If there's a group of people who want the setup he can lower the price down to the group buy of $4100.
Last edited by wiztecy; 10-02-2013 at 07:19 PM.
Getting my shocks Nitron'd tomorrow. Will keep you all posted.
Do you have the CarboTech brakes? If not you better get them. You can't have a good suspension without good brakes... stopping is key and actually should come first. Good brakes work even better with a tighter and properly setup suspension. You're immediately find you're not loosing precious feedback to the steering wheel and brakes through slop that was caused by the crappy suspension.
FYI: I'm also working with Rob to find a better tire combination than the AV0x's we have running... Since I have the 1.5 (with no tire learning) we're looking close at the rotations of the new tire and trying to match that with of the AD0x's. The fronts it appears we're going to move up to a 195 from the 175 stock width. I agree, tires are key to both handling and stopping power.
Last edited by wiztecy; 10-03-2013 at 10:51 PM.
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