Air Suspension as Tire Jack on your Air Suspension's Cybertruck

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Ref: Air Suspension as Tire Jack – TeslaTap

With the fully planned air suspension on each Cybertruck four wheels could three fully elevated wheels possibly hold up on a deflated tire wheel for it's replacement instead of jacking it up manually at the faulting wheel? This could be fixed just by a small temporary software setting enabled by your Cybertruck SW.

To be honest, I had the idea after I found this reference as part of my research for this post... Yes, there is already someone thinking of it.

Will Tesla's Cybertruck have a supporting feature like it?
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Unfortunately, the airbag system does not have that capability.
 

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Unfortunately, the airbag system does not have that capability.
Airbag? CT does not have stinking airbags suspension. It has airshocks with damping. That means airshocks / struts that can adjust the pressure on either side of the plunger independently, so yes you could lift one wheel off the ground as long as software allows it.
https://patents.justia.com/patent/20180095543
 
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Airbag? CT does not have stinking airbags suspension. It has airshocks with damping. That means airshocks / struts that can adjust the pressure on either side of the plunger independently, so yes you could lift one wheel off the ground as long as software allows it.
https://patents.justia.com/patent/20180095543
"ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION - Raise and lower suspension four inches in either direction for easy access to Cybertruck or the vault, while self-leveling capabilities adapt to any occasion and assist with every job." - https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck

I wasn't aware technical details had been released on the CT's suspension components. Source?
 

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Ref: Air Suspension as Tire Jack – TeslaTap

With the fully planned air suspension on each Cybertruck four wheels could three fully elevated wheels possibly hold up on a deflated tire wheel for it's replacement instead of jacking it up manually at the faulting wheel? This could be fixed just by a small temporary software setting enabled by your Cybertruck SW.

To be honest, I had the idea after I found this reference as part of my research for this post... Yes, there is already someone thinking of it.

Will Tesla's Cybertruck have a supporting feature like it?
When did you change a tire last?
 


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When did you change a tire last?
A long time ago, but if you have to do it I would like the Cybertruck to allow for it with the proper software controls. Given the technology involved with the Cybertruck it would be an interesting additional "Feature" to have.
 

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I run 34” BFG AT tires- 63lbs. I can understand where Cybertruck bigger 35-37” dimensional tires would be difficult without lift feature for people to change a tire, dismount, lift and spanner lugnuts to remount.

I’d be more than happy with an air-scissor jack that can get under a flattened tire Cybertruck. Only 4” down travel on the air suspension doesn’t get the Cybertruck above level to remount a fresh tire. These truck tire sidewalls measure 6-9” depending on lug choice(LT-AT-MT) so a tire flattened, air suspension gets you there sometimes.

My once in a blue moon luck, I’ll need a real jack and leverage to lift that bugger onto the axel. BTW: there is mileage to be gained not carrying a 40 lb. jack hundreds of thousands of miles! Even more mileage, if not carrying 80 lbs. spare tire and wheel. Aussie beadlocks are going to be worth adding to the CT.
 

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I hope the Cybertruck engineers learned something from this. Rivian flat tire and replace with air suspension at 6:55.
They talked about using the suspension system to lower/separate various components but they did still use a jack for the tire change. I think the OP was trying to avoid using the jack.
 
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They talked about using the suspension system to lower/separate various components but they did still use a jack for the tire change. I think the OP was trying to avoid using the jack.
Yes Reg, I was trying to avoid using the jack. Assuming there would be enough clearance to allow for a replacement of a fully inflated tire. This could all be part of the specs, if need/want be.
 


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"ADAPTIVE AIR SUSPENSION - Raise and lower suspension four inches in either direction for easy access to Cybertruck or the vault, while self-leveling capabilities adapt to any occasion and assist with every job." - https://www.tesla.com/cybertruck

I wasn't aware technical details had been released on the CT's suspension components. Source?
Tesla patents. There is no mention of Cybertruck but it stands to reason that the patents cover CT.
 
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Here is a different way to do it: (i.e., this is not exactly what I had in mind, but this ~works)
Wheel change without a jack! Citroen C5 Hydractive III+ suspension
Wheel change without a jack! Citroen C5 Hydractive III+ suspension - YouTube

Have a read at this person's comments on this YouTube video above:

Stravos Kontos
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I had Citroen cars with hydropneumatic suspension since 1975. (GS, BX, Xantia I & Xantia II Activa and a C5 now). All those suspensions could do that kind of tire change and they could all be driven with three wheels only, as long as you had one of the back wheels out. The most amazing of all was the DS, CX and GS, where the jack (more like a fixed height tower) was fitted in the middle of the side. Those cars were so well balanced that if you had a flat at the front and put the jack, the car would lean its back side and raise the front so you could change the tire easily and vice versa. Once you put the spare on it would come to the center again. It was so well balanced that the air's weight would make a difference!
 
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Never had to change a tire off reading. Though, it was with a dirt bike. ?
 
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