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Hacker unlocks hidden “very low” air suspension setting on the Tesla Model S [Video]


Your favorite Tesla hacker Jason Hughes is still tinkering with his car after the recent “P100D” revelation and now claims that he managed to find a hidden air suspension setting to make the Model S even closer to the ground.

Hughes posted the picture of his Model S seen above with the new lower air suspension setting and shared a video of the car going from the “low” to the new “very low” – video embedded below.

In the description, Hughes writes:

“Difference between “Low” and “Very Low” is only about 3/4″ (~1.9cm)”

The Model S currently has only 4 suspension settings:  very high, high, standard and low.

Hughes didn’t reveal how he found the new setting, but it’s likely though his hacking of the Model S OS. Even though we are only talking about 3/4″ lower, I’m convinced a few Model S owners who are currently using lowering links would jump at the opportunity of using this hidden feature.

Here’s the quick video:

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  1. Nic - 7 years ago

    Could this have anything to do with the upcoming P100D? A super low setting for better drag racing performance?

  2. Max - 7 years ago

    the Lower setting was the old low. They brought it back up a bit after a Model S hit some junk on the road, and peirced the battery, slowly setting the car on fire. (driver was warned by the onboard computer, and had ample time to stop the car, and evacuate) Since then, they added a titanium plate, and brought the suspension setting a bit higher.

    • malkolmen - 7 years ago

      No, they fixed that issue by adding a titanium plate to the underside of the car.

  3. Randall Weatherington - 7 years ago

    The early Model S cars had a very low suspension setting, but ended up hitting a lot of road debris. There was an early incident caused by this when the battery pack was penetrated, the fire department did not know how to handle it, and caused the front of the car to melt to the ground.
    Tesla then sent out a software fix which, apparently, was just a block to the very low setting.

    • Nathanael - 7 years ago

      Yeah. The Very Low setting was disabled because it was dangerous. You don’t actually want to grind the bottom of your battery pack against every speed bump and every piece of road debris. Do you?

  4. JC - 7 years ago

    probably found by can snifing, not tesla os hacking
    all the different components from the car are controled/commanded by can
    now just sent the correct can-message to get the car lower

  5. Leon - 7 years ago

    The Model X has Very High, High, Standard, Low, and VERY LOW! VERY LOW IS An OPYION IN THE OS.


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