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    Lowering Modules

    Has anyone had any experience with putting any of the various lowering modules out there on the RRS? I've seen some previous mentions of Startech, Cargraphic and GAP. I was planning on doing the Renntech module but the GAP system with programming through the ODBII (as well as having the other diagnostic capabilities) made me choose that route. Haven't received it yet, just curious if anyone else has experience or advice to offer. Thanks!

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    I've had the Startech module in place for some time now. It's a fairly easy install from what I've read, but the shop that did my install did the alignment at the same time; the install for the module was nominal. I have around 30k miles since I've installed the module and they've been mostly problem-free. Once every 6 months I might get a suspension fault at start up, but it goes away with a restart. As for the reason I choose Startech: really easy install / removal, and the module is usable across platforms (I trade in my cars every 2 years or so).

    Yes, I too think it's fairly ridiculous to lower such an offroad capable vehicle, but with the considerable driving I do chasing waves, singletrack, and snow storms, on-road performance is nothing short of transformed with the module and some spacers in place, not to mention it looks wicked! Plus, offroad height is still completely active and usable, which I tested a few times in Tahoe / Mammoth this past season.
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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Thanks, I appreciate the info. I agree, it's a bit ridiculous, but since the vast majority of my time is on-road and driving the SC with heavy foot it I think I can justify it to myself lol. I do want the capability to reverse it or go back to standard height for offroading. I bought the GAP Diagnostic tool which allows lowering from their app as well when the tool is plugged in so may just give that a go first. Appreciate the insight.

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    I would go the much safer route and just get the johnson rods lowering kit. I use their lift kit and it's totally worth it. Never gotten a single suspension code, super cheap and no programming required. Proven safe over prob close to 10 years now.

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    I'm thinking about the GAP lowering module as it seems very easy to install vs hacking up anything. Any updates guys?

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    I'm using the AC Schnitzer lowering module. Mine is setup with lowering 35mm and I'm on 22" wheels. It allows 3 options.... standard, 30mm and 35mm. Basically same as the Startech one.... I suspect both are made by the maker.

    No issue with it so far.

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Lowering Modules-img_20171216_1509050.jpg
    This is picture of my RRS lowered by 35mm on 22".

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    That looks good Tony.

    Lowering module-wise I'm adding the GAP module tonight. I like the idea of the Renntech/Startech module better as it seems more adjustable on the fly vs. the GAP tool where you need the tool attached. Cheaper way to see whether I like the lowered look and how much though.
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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Anyone have a link to a place where you can actually buy the Startech products?
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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Quote Originally Posted by Roverthemtn View Post
    That looks good Tony.

    Lowering module-wise I'm adding the GAP module tonight. I like the idea of the Renntech/Startech module better as it seems more adjustable on the fly vs. the GAP tool where you need the tool attached. Cheaper way to see whether I like the lowered look and how much though.
    Thanks.

    Yes, that's why I went with it due to it's adjustability. Always had mine on 35mm so not sure if the 30mm will make a significant difference in ride comfort.
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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Quote Originally Posted by trez63 View Post
    Anyone have a link to a place where you can actually buy the Startech products?
    Here you go: www.germantuningcorporation.com/

    Four brands = AC Schnitzer / Brabus / Startech / TechArt

    Check the price between the Startech and AC Schnitzer with them. I recalled AC Schnitzer module was slighter cheaper for basically the same thing.
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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony420 View Post
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    This is picture of my RRS lowered by 35mm on 22".
    Hi,
    What size tyres do you have on those 22's?

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Same size as from factory 22"..... 275/40.
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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony420 View Post
    Same size as from factory 22"..... 275/40.
    Thanks.
    I was wondering because I have 285/40 22 on mine, but they seem to have a lot more side wall showing than your picture. According to a tyre comparison there is actually only 7mm difference in diameter.
    Thought I might go for 295/35 22 next time round.

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    Re: Lowering Modules

    Quote Originally Posted by SCar View Post
    Thanks.
    I was wondering because I have 285/40 22 on mine, but they seem to have a lot more side wall showing than your picture. According to a tyre comparison there is actually only 7mm difference in diameter.
    Thought I might go for 295/35 22 next time round.
    The AC Schnitzer wheel is 10" wide vs 9.5" for factory. They recommended using the factory tire size (275/40) but Startech on the other hand went with a 295/35 tire for the 22" x 10" setup.
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