How high does the air suspension raise the car?

I can't seem to find anywhere on the Tesla website a description of how high the air suspension can raise the car. I might consider air because I do have a farm that I travel to and the roads are all dirt roads that can be quite rugged--because of that I'm definitely getting the 19" wheels and am undecided about air.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

I've heard one inch. Somebody will correct me.

Check this thread (found it using

Can you drive the car in the lowest setting when going 20-40 mph?

Only the Normal setting can be used 20-Highway (65?).

You can use all settings when parked, very high (under 10 mph) and high (under 20 mph).

We tried to measure it on mine. We got about 1.8 inches. Walter Franck, an excellent OE guy, says 1.3 inches. I think it's a bit more. Franck says, on the volkerize thread, 2.1 inches from Low setting to Highest.

It reverts to normal at above 20 mph. I'd like to see a software enhancement allowing to remain High until 35 mph for city driving, especially in SF, where I live.


Be careful it sinks back to normal when parked although the screen still says it is in high mode. I found this out when I ripped off my my front bumper backing out in "high mode" which I had used to park.


Also for snowy conditions like we have in Norway during harsh winters.
In the olden times my Citroen CX had this wonderful function, rising up a couple of inches allowing me to fly through the snow drifts.
But seriously, it should indeed be a function for us snow folks. It will prove to be very useful. Maybe an update when the bitching and moaning rises in force, say Q1 2014...

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