Side-by-side comparison of prototypes shows how Tesla botched the production redesign process

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Those trucks are so close.

If you're complaining about having big BAWs. I 100% don't agree with you.

Looks more usable now imo
"BAWs" ??? It has two now??? Wow, Cybertruck get even better. Best Cybertruck in universe!!!

Maybe it will be OK to leave one of the children home to driver a 5-seaster Cybertruck with BAWs.
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"BAWs" ??? It has two now??? Wow, Cybertruck get even better. Best Cybertruck in universe!!!

Maybe it will be OK to leave one of the children home to driver a 5-seaster Cybertruck with BAWs.
Yea you should probably *driver* one of your kids home before going BAWs deep
 

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Those trucks are so close.

If you're complaining about having big BAWs. I 100% don't agree with you.

Looks more usable now imo
I can recall a time when having big BAWs was 'looked down upon'
They WILL be acceptable soon, and CYBERNUTS might just be a thing!
 


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I can’t be the only one who thinks Tesla has nearly ruined the design by making the body shorter, narrower, and more boxy, while the bumper is much thicker. Thoughts?
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your title sounds like you write for Barrons.
 

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Yes, and as applied to pickup trucks/SUV’s safety characteristics, this precedent in sedans (including other OEM sedans) is to my mind all but irrelevant.

I’ve never said that that it would be *impossible* for Tesla to allow people to put the CT atany height they want under all speed/maneuvering conditions.

I’ve only pointed out that there are good reasons other SUV/truck OEMs don’t permit this in SUV/trucks.
Manually adjustable on the fly air suspensions been available in the Audi ETron since 2019…… I definitely have it in my 2021. That is an SUV.
 


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Manually adjustable on the fly air suspensions been available in the Audi ETron since 2019…… I definitely have it in my 2021. That is an SUV.
sure, but “manually adjusted” doesn’t mean “all height settings available at all speeds”

and setting aside the relevant sense of “SUV” for present purposes:

“The E-Tron's default ride height is 6.8 inches. At speeds above 75 mph the suspension automatically drops the car 1.0 inch to reduce drag and improve handling. Switch to Off-Road mode on the Audi Drive Select menu, and the suspension lifts the E-Tron 1.4 inches. With 8.2 inches of ground clearance. On rough terrain the driver can also activate the “Lift” function. Compared with offroad mode here the body is another 15 millimeters (0.6 in) higher”

that last “lift” mode appears speed limited to <18.6mph

So that means the eTron has a max suspension range of 3” total, with half of that range speed limited - all while sitting on ~30” tires.


The CT sits on 35” tires, it’s base right height is almost certainly higher than the eTron’s max “lift” 8.8” mode, and while we don’t yet know the actual release specs it was purported to have 16” of total suspension select range

here’s a compare of the eTron “SUV” in lift mode compared to what we’ve seen of a CT in a lifted mode (for perspective, don’t forget the CT’s tires are 5” taller):

Tesla Cybertruck Side-by-side comparison of prototypes shows how Tesla botched the production redesign process 7386F734-E0DC-41BF-A6C3-CC73DE55F28D
 

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Suspension was supposed to from 8 to 16 in. An 8 inch travel.
 
 




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