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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

I saw an install video on the Startech unit I think a while back and it was quite involved. I would think there's a vendor that can just tap into the ODBII without any other hardware mods and allow you to lower ...
Also, the site you posted, although very pretty, has zero product info that I could actually navigate to. What is up with RR parts vendors and their sites?!
 

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I saw an install video on the Startech unit I think a while back and it was quite involved. I would think there's a vendor that can just tap into the ODBII without any other hardware mods and allow you to lower ...
Also, the site you posted, although very pretty, has zero product info that I could actually navigate to. What is up with RR parts vendors and their sites?!
As I mentioned before, I think the Startech unit and AC Schnitzer unit are probably made by the same manufacturer as they both looks almost the same except of course the badging. They offer the same 3 settings (factory, 30mm and 35mm lower). Yes, quite a bit of wiring involved so let the professional install it for you.

This is the official Startech website: https://www.startech.de/en/startech-fahrzeuge/range-rover-sport-2014/

German Tuning Corp is the US office for those 4 brands, so you can purchase the products from them. I'm sure if you contacted Startech in Germany, they'll have you contact their US office
 

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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.
I have the GAP tool and been thinking of lowering using that tool. However, I did not realize that it requires that the tool be always attached to the OBDII. That would we an issue for me as I use the OBDII port to plug in my AT&T ZTE Mobley for 4G LTE wifi for long distance driving with the family...

I think there is a way to use Mobley with USB charger and OBDII connector. I may just use that adaptor and get best of both worlds.
 

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I’m looking at the Renntech lowering module. For those of you that have the Startech module ( or any other module) how is the ride quality when on its lowest setting?
It sucks that the factory has the ride setting programmed so after 20MPH the SVR auto adjusts to a higher ride setting.


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I have the GAP tool and been thinking of lowering using that tool. However, I did not realize that it requires that the tool be always attached to the OBDII. That would we an issue for me as I use the OBDII port to plug in my AT&T ZTE Mobley for 4G LTE wifi for long distance driving with the family...

I think there is a way to use Mobley with USB charger and OBDII connector. I may just use that adaptor and get best of both worlds.
You don't have to have the tool connected, just set the the height you require, program it to the module and voila..
Only "disadvantage" is that it changes the height through the whole range, Normal, Raised and lowered. So if you for instance set -35mm all round, then the vehicle will also be -35mm when you put it into the off-road setting. It might hit the bump stops if you use access height, but I haven't actually tried this so I am not sure.
 
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