Ride height?

Discussion in 'Wheels, Tyres, Brakes & Suspension' started by steveskeggy, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. steveskeggy

    steveskeggy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    My Missus has Arthritis in her spine and doesnt like a firm ride.
    If I set the ride height to normal, its a bit too firm for her, its not bad but we have just changed from a Lexus LS430 which went down the road like a boat.
    But if I set the ride to he middle setting, she likes it because its a bit softer and its higher for her to get in and ot of the car.
    If I run permenantly with the suspension on the middle setting, could it do any damage?
    I know it goes back down at a certain speed, but we dont often get up to these speeds (Not with her i the car anyway).
     
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    Should not do any harm whatsoever.
     
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    steveskeggy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Cheers mate.
    Didnt think it would, but I thought I had better check first after the performance I had with the Lexus suspension :crazy:
     
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    I'm not sure why the ride should become firmer by adjusting the ride height, the pressure in the air suspension is the same.
     
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    Also. make sure that tyre pressure (when cold) is kept at the lowest figure of the permissible range for the car.
     
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    Longer/shorter damping?
     
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    steveskeggy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Personally, I cant tell much of a difference, but she who must be obeyed likes it better.
    So anything for a quiet life, eh chaps:thumb:.
     
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    Have you thought about doing a blind test? ;)
     
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    steveskeggy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nah, shes as deaf as a post, has the memory of a goldfish, but has eyes like an eagle..
    When she wants:rolleyes:
     
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    fatter tyres... example 16s instead of 17s :thumb:
     
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    Doubt they'd fit over the V12s brakes ?
     
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