DougWantsALeaf
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Propilot and steering

We recently moved our SV+ to the stock S+ 16" rims. The steering didn't lighten up like we experience in our S+ (now with EV01+ rims). I am beginning to hypothesize that the augmentation if propilot adds a bit of sluggishness to the steering. My adult children both comment that they only like to drive the S+, as the SV+ feels heavy to drive. The difference is quite noticeable.

We are going to switch tires and rims in a month, so a good time for per post efficiency experiment.
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Re: Propilot and steering

You don't think that turning Pro Pilot's steering assist on and off will suffice to test it?
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DougWantsALeaf
Posts: 3422
Joined: Fri May 10, 2013 8:21 pm
Delivery Date: 18 May 2013
Leaf Number: 407811
Location: Chicago North Side

Re: Propilot and steering

No, even with propilot off the SV+ steering is heavier than the S+. Steering aside, I am now curious to see if flipping the tires/rims in a month flips the efficiency... my hypothesis is that it won't completely. Something else also works in the S+ favor beyond smaller rims/tires.
2019 S Plus (93.3% SOH) & 2019 SV Plus (89.9% SOH) Both Silver
2013 Leaf SV sold 2019 with 11 bars
100 Mile Club Member (Number 87)
Max Miles on 13 Leaf: 120 miles
Max Miles on 19 SV+: 242 Highway miles @ 4.5 miles/kWh

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