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- May 22, 2021
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- Austin, TX
- 1981 DeLorean, 2023 Cybertruck
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I disagree. As previously mentioned by others, I'm very impressed at how close the production vehicle is to the concept. It looks very close, and still looks unlike anything on the road today.
2019 lifted vs 2023 squatted
I’d *strongly* expect the “squatted” position will be the ride height in all but limited “offroad” settings that are speed limited
collectively, the changes seen make the difference of a roadworthy production vehicle, capable of achieving marketable range numbers
Um... The biggest difference in those 2 photos are the Benjamin Button's standing next to Franz.Those trucks are so close.
OK. So what are the chances..... Let's compare.Yes exactly - unless Tesla surprises,
Umm... How do you attach the CYBERNUTS to the BAW? I know that's where they belong but it might get pretty annoying having them flap about in the wind.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!
My wife's Model S has a "jack" setting in the service menu. I never really bothered to try to understand exactly what it does, I figured just held the adjustable suspension where it was while the forces on each piston changed, but maybe it was making adjustments to take pressure off the jack.Here’s a thread from the LR Defender forums, that talks about some of the odd and counterintuitive effects of its 4-corner active air suspension. Given the off road bona fides, it’s got one of the more individually-adjustable OEM systems there are so far.
as you suggested in your post, to raise a single wheel actually takes a jack still, but makes the Jack work easier.
absent a jack, the system thinks it’s trying to lower the vehicle assisted by the vehicle’s weight. The shock therefore “weakens” and - absent any pressure upwards - the wheel actually drops instead of raises.
but do the same thing with a Jack under the control arm, and minimal upwards Jack pressure raises that wheel more easily
Tesla would be performing quite a trick for its system to work much differently - but we’ll see!
The biggest thing for me is that in photos the “closer to production” prototype appears more toy-like than the original. We will have to see what it looks like IRL once people get their hands on them and start doing measurements comparisons to other vehicles
Nevermind. Persistence paid off and I finally stumbled onto the right search terms to find them.If anybody can find the ones Tesla uses available for sale on the internet, send me a link. They are brilliant!
So Tesla will surprise us with decreased safety and performance, and increased mechanical wear?OK. So what are the chances..... Let's compare.
Here are all the times that Tesla has done something that was exactly as the mass popular opinion expected of them:
No need to assume surprise is a negative outcome.So Tesla will surprise us with decreased safety and performance, and increased mechanical wear?
If you say so
Personally I'm not betting one way or another on any features.What I meant to be saying above is: if Tesla allows one to put the CT in its upper heights - to look like the 2019 proto topped out in the on stage phot- while even around-town driving but def at >45/50mph, I’ll eat my shoe