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    Adjusting the suspension for twisty mountain roads?

    We have a great thread on adjusting the suspension for things like autocrossing. But, I don't autocross.

    However, I do live and drive in the Santa Cruz mountains (for those in No. CA, I'm talking Page Mill, Skyline Blvd, Alpine Rd., Pescadero Creek Rd., Hwy 1, etc.). What do you recommend for someone doing a lot of driving on those roads? I'm on the stock settings now (with the stock non-sport 007 tires, btw), and I really do feel the back-end weight, which is slowing me down and making me a bit more cautious. I remember the old saying about unwary 911 drivers rarely leaving the road nose first. ;^)

    I don't drive crazy - I'm not looking to drift through corners or anything like that. I just want to have a nice quick drive through twisty roads.

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    See the "Adjusting the Suspension" thread referenced. I am experimenting with this scenario in a Tesla 2.5 Sport, and posting results there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smorgasbord View Post
    However, I do live and drive in the Santa Cruz mountains (for those in No. CA, I'm talking Page Mill, Skyline Blvd, Alpine Rd., Pescadero Creek Rd., Hwy 1, etc.). What do you recommend for someone doing a lot of driving on those roads?...
    Not the answer you are seeking, but: *never forget to watch out for bikes!*

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEG View Post
    Not the answer you are seeking, but: *never forget to watch out for bikes!*
    Yeah, one of them might be me!!!!
    (Or my G-friends - there's a Thursday morning ride, often taking routes up to the top and back to work).

    It's probably more about the way up - nobody goes up 84 or 92. But 9, Page Mill, OLH, Kings Mountain - expect someone pedal stomping. On the way down? I can beat most things down 9 / Page Mill / 84, probably not a Roadster though. I've imagined drafting behind a Roadster down 9 - that would lead to a PR for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEG View Post
    *never forget to watch out for bikes!*
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP4MDjNaq6w

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    Quote Originally Posted by VolkerP View Post
    I'd call that one unlucky guy... funny vid though.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth OVER doing. - Mythbusters

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    I cross posted a question here: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...l=1#post244905
    (in case people are still following this)

    I just cross posted this question in the Model S forum as well (here)
    http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...918#post244918
    Last edited by DrTaras; 2013-01-03 at 09:27 AM. Reason: added
    Over 150,000 page views of "The Hun!" Model S Xformation before there were any!

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