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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

I wish it had a mdoe where it automaticlly lowered when put into Park.
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

+1.

There was one time that I remembered to go to the park mode a little late as I already pulled over and shifted to P. Then I must be out of my mind as I pressed the start button to shut the engine while the air suspension was still lowering the car. So it ended up with the rear in the park height while the front was still in normal height. I swear I could feel the slope. I had to restart the engine and the lowering continued on.

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I would like to use Park Mode more but I always forget to set it before shutting down. I think you should have the option of having it go to Park Mode automatically when you shift into park and have the engine shut down only after it finishes lowering.
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

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+1.

There was one time that I remembered to go to the park mode a little late as I already pulled over and shifted to P. Then I must be out of my mind as I pressed the start button to shut the engine while the air suspension was still lowering the car. So it ended up with the rear in the park height while the front was still in normal height. I swear I could feel the slope. I had to restart the engine and the lowering continued on.
If you would have waited a few minutes the system will actually level itself. When I was demoing the first Overland one of the dealers got with QLII I did pretty much the same thing but didn't take the time to restart it. The salesman any me were standing outside talking a few minutes after we got out and out of the blue the rear lowered to match the front.

Also, it's basically impossible to have the rear in park height and the front in auto or sport height. The system always lowers the front first, then the rear, then the front again and finally the rear. That prevents the headlights from pointing up and blinding anyone. It does the opposite when raising for the same reason.

My Touareg would do the same thing, settling the suspension after a few minutes. It waits to see if you are going to get back in and when it determines you aren't it levels it for you. Makes sense since I think both systems are developed and built by Continental AG.
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

Lowering bit me tonight. Dropped on a parking block with ice, didnt realize till I backed out. That's what bumpers are for I guess, bumping and scratching.
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Lowering bit me tonight. Dropped on a parking block with ice, didnt realize till I backed out. That's what bumpers are for I guess, bumping and scratching.
OUCH, that's a sick sound, you have my sympathies..... The again it's a Jeep so you're just building character
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

I like lifting my jeep at stop lights . I have used the park feature, it's nice. I wish there was an auto setting, I also keep forgetting to use it.
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

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+1.

There was one time that I remembered to go to the park mode a little late as I already pulled over and shifted to P. Then I must be out of my mind as I pressed the start button to shut the engine while the air suspension was still lowering the car. So it ended up with the rear in the park height while the front was still in normal height. I swear I could feel the slope. I had to restart the engine and the lowering continued on.
Mine doesn't work like this nor does the manual state it should work like you described. My overland always keeps the lights on the road. So, when lowering the front tips down a bit (to keep the lights on the road not the sky) and then the back lowers that same amount. On lowering to park mode from normal mode, each end tips down in sequential order a couple of times until it is at park height.

According to the manual, the back end should never be lower than the front, as you describe. When raising, the back goes up before the front goes up that same amount.
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

You guys are making me jealous!

Can I see pics of it all the up...and all the way down?????????

Would love to see that sh!t!!!!!!
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

Yeah side by side pics would be nice to see
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

The 1st pic turned out odd, think my flash was screwy, too lazy to pull it back out of the garage, hopefully you get the picture. I think lowered is better looking, ORII height looks a little unnatural.

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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

whenever the weather clears up, I think I'll take pics at every level and make a nice GIF out of them.
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Re: Do you park raised or lowered?

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The 1st pic turned out odd, think my flash was screwy, too lazy to pull it back out of the garage, hopefully you get the picture. I think lowered is better looking, ORII height looks a little unnatural.

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I thought the same thing about my Touareg on the top setting. Looks odd until you use it to get over an obstacle.
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