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What does Tesla say about straightening the front lower rail?

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Per Tesla Motor Service Tesla Body Repair Tech Note: Model S and Model X Structural Repairs:

“Tesla does not allow pulling on any structural component of Model S or Model X. Tesla defines a structural component as any part that is welded, weld-bonded, rivet-bonded, or riveted to the vehicle.

Pulling the body structure can damage the adhesive bond between structural components, including adhesive in seemingly unrelated parts of the body structure. Because compromised adhesive bonds significantly reduce the structural integrity of the vehicle, Tesla does not allow pulling of the body structure.”

Tesla Body Repair Tech Note: Model S and Model X Structural Repairs