After you or an alignment shop installs our control arms and lowering links you will want to align the wheels immediately. We recommend the following steps:
1. Set your Tesla’s height to the height you plan to drive most frequently. Usually that would be the Standard or Low position on your monitor. The height of the vehicle will change the geometry of the suspension, especially the camber. So it’s important to have the height set first before alignment is performed.
2. Have the alignment shop set your rear camber and toe to our recommended settings below. Notice that our settings fall within Tesla’s own spec. However, our settings will provide the best all around tire wear and performance for your Tesla and keep your alignment geometry to ensure less rolling resistance for increased range. The front settings can be adjusted to the factory specs with attention on reducing negative camber.
The full range of Tesla’s wheel/tire alignment specs for the Model S and X are below:
|TESLA S – Air Suspension||TESLA X|
|Front Camber: -0.3° to -1.2°||Front Camber: -0.3° to -1.2°|
|Front Caster: 3.5° to 4.5°||Front Caster: 3.7° to 4.7°|
|Front Toe: -0.20° to 0.10°||Front Toe: -0.15° to 0.15°|
|Total Front Toe: -0.40° to 0.20°||Total Front Toe: -0.30° to 0.30°|
|Steer Ahead: -0.05° to 0.05°||Steer Ahead: -0.05° to 0.05°|
|Rear Camber: -0.75° to -2.75° We recommend -0.75° to -0.85°
||Rear Camber: -0.5° to -2.5° We recommend -0.50° to -0.65°
|Rear Toe: 0.05° to 0.35° We recommend 0.10° to 0.15°
||Rear Toe: 0.05° to 0.35° We recommend 0.10° to 0.15°
|Total Rear Toe: 0.10° to 0.70°||Total Rear Toe: 0.10° to 0.70°|
|Thrust Angle: -0.20° to 0.20°||Thrust Angle: -0.10° to 0.10°|