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heyy,

just wondering if anyone on here has or knows of a way to lower a 1999 hse range rover past its lowest point when the air suspension is lowered. Im going for the more suv look and would like to drop it as low as posible, im thinking i might have to convert it to coilovers?

any ideas?

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OK, I'll bite! What are you referring to when you say......

"Im going for the more suv look and would like to drop it as low as posible"

It is an SUV, I didnt think by lowering it that it will look more like an SUV.
 

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Ryan, your cracken me up man.. :lol: :lol:
 

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Well I think there are plenty of people on here know how to lower it beyond the lowest setting - it's called having a leak and bouncing along on the bump stops.
If you really want to go that low make sure you have a chiropractor nearby and book a weekly session.
 

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THis should be a good thread. Lemme go pop some pop corn and grab a comfy chair. :lol: KMag, are you playin a joke on us again? 8)

"lower past it's lowest point"? I don't think you can go less that 0. However if you want to go lower than access mode your rig can easily be recalibrated. I am pretty sure it's been covered before.

"Im going for the more suv look and would like to drop it as low as posible" :? HUH? Did you mean more of a low rider look? SUVs are usually higher not lower. Aren't they?

"im thinking i might have to convert it to coilovers". Coil over what? It wouldn't matter if you had air or steel, the answer is the same. You can't go lower than 0. At least with air you can raise the rig back up after your kidneys have fallen out or you are coughing up blood from the lousy ride. Again, I am pretty sure coil conversion/castration has been covered before.
 

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i just drove my Rover to the mechanics using only the access level hight. it was 2km of non-stop head bouncing 8~ at 30kph. The bounce from any and every little bump would last until the next :lol:

...and that was just Access level...not the bump stops :?

:clap: :clap: i amire all the responces to this topic :clap: :clap:

BTW; my point is DON'T LOWER A RANGE ROVER...JUST BUY A TAHOE AND LOWER THAT :thumb:
 

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Deflating the tyres to 14psi will give you at least an inch of drop, maybe more. Otherwise get
some fat friends.
 

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Simply recallibrate the ride heights, you'll need access to diagnostic equipment for that.
Your car, your choice, but why not get a car that is designed to be driven as low as a
bobsleigh, it'll work out better in the end. On a range Rover your supposed to raise the
suspension to be able to fit bigger tyres (not wheels! :evil: ). I don't see the logic in
buying an offroader to go lowriding in: :think:
 

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How to lower the P38 past it's lowest point:

-Start car.
-Put in access mode
-Put in reverse
-quickly get out of car, run behind it and lay down
-after you get run over, if you still want to lower it lower than the lowest point...like most suv's... repeat the above procedure.















***warning*** do not do this. You will die.
 

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to add a bit of reality to this thread (for posterity), you can't just re-calibrate below standard access height. (Beside the physical limitations of the axle hitting the frame) the ECU has default values in it, if you go outside a certain range it will cause a fault and re-set the calibration to default. You will have to physically modify the sensors somehow, AND notch the frame to allow the axle to clear....

this is a HUGE can 'O worms, and falls under "if you have to ask, you'll never know...."
 

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There was a guy who was starting do do this... I can't remember if it was xsuggs or the other guy.... I think the other guy.

Anyway... if you really want to do it, notching the frame and more is where to start.
 

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blind249 said:
heyy,

just wondering if anyone on here has or knows of a way to lower a 1999 hse range rover past its lowest point when the air suspension is lowered. Im going for the more suv look and would like to drop it as low as posible, im thinking i might have to convert it to coilovers?

any ideas?

cheers
If you want it lower than it is at access height,(slam it down) you will at least have to notch the frame front and rear and relocate the airbag attachment points higher up so you will have some suspension travel and frame clearance.

I have seen an adjustable ride height sensor link kit for later model Range Rovers for sale , which is designed to fool the EAS suspension computer into thinking the vehicle is at a higher ride height than it really is, maybe you could adapt this system to work on an older Range Rover, all that would achive really is to put it at the same height it lowers to when at speed on the highway.
 

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WayneB said:
I have seen an adjustable ride height sensor link kit for later model Range Rovers for sale , which is designed to fool the EAS suspension computer into thinking the vehicle is at a higher ride height than it really is, maybe you could adapt this system to work on an older Range Rover, all that would achive really is to put it at the same height it lowers to when at speed on the highway.

already done...
http://www.rover-renovations.com/Rear-Height-Sensor-Extensions-93-02-Range-Rover-p/hs-extensions.htm

for lowering you'd just do it backwards, shorten the arm, and modify the frame.....
 

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How about removing Air Srings and Bump Stops, Weld chassis to the Axles and fit a Air Sprung Drivers Seat from a Truck and use the Redundant EAS air Compressor and Tank as the air Supply for the Seat.
Job Sorted `)

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Wonder why the OP hasn't replied? :lol:
 

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OK Mags, your fine print has convinced me to get glasses. :lol: OK I have to add my idea too, 12 inch wheelbarrow wheels, done. :thumb:
 

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I got this.. Take the wheels off, then the car will be lower! :lol: and i'll send AAA to pick it up and sell all the parts from it..
 
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