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Re: Something to be concerned about?

I don't know if this is applicable to the JGC or not. Just my two cents.

My former Range Rover would always sit a bit higher on the driver's side (making the passenger side look a bit droopy or off kilter) in all suspension settings when parked. According to the owner's manual, it was to compensate for the weight of the driver. It was supposed to be setup so that it would level out with the driver in the seat.

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Peter, I agree with the majority of what you're saying here. However, I'm not sure if alignment mode puts it in aero. In any case, aero mode is a nose down setting and wouldn't be the best position to check level in if trying to check and compare all 4 corners.



If GCO noticed the issue in normal ride height (assuming he didn't have it in park mode in the garage) then wouldn't it be better to check it at that setting?

Alignment mode is Aero (or Sport) mode but also inhibits further suspension adjustments. Both Aero and normal suspension modes are slightly nose-low. The ride height measurements are given from 4 separate cradle (front and rear) bolts and are slightly lower in the front in all modes.

Side-to-side measurements are valid in all modes (alignment mode used as an easy reference) as the suspension will adjust all four corners to whatever specification (or base) measurement that was originally programmed into the ASCM. If it can't, it will throw a suspension code. Generally, the only way the ride height is "off" on one side is either a leak (pretty quickly throws a code), a mechanical obstruction, will also throw a code), or the "base" measurements in the ASCM are off (fairly easily corrected by a dealership that is willing). Admittedly, it doesn't hurt to check the side-to-side measurements in as modes. Alignment mode simply prevents the suspension from re-adjusting while you're doing your measurements.

I believe (I'd have to double-check) that around a 5-10mm side-to-side difference is considered acceptable.
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In a level area you could also try raising it all the way up to off road II down to exit mode and then back to normal and see if that helps. some movement on the leveling sensors might wake em up a little,
You'd still need to wait for a few minutes after shutting it down for it to settle and make the last little adjust.
Wonder if there is a height sensor off just a tad.
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Hi folks!

So after almost 2 months with my ride, I thought washing it for the first time couldn't hurt..
Holy crap! 2 months? Must have been filthy.
I wash mine after everytime its driven in rain and wipe it down with the dust buster and detailer spray in between.
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Holy crap! 2 months? Must have been filthy.


Actually, not that bad...I'm using glass-wipes from time to time to get off the worst. Of course, when I drove out of the garage today, it was raining...

When I got to the drive-through at my local bank, I got out of the car (it was in P and shut off) and checked from behind. This time, it looked level to me.

Thanks for all the suggestions, folks! I'll check it from time to time in the future. The drive is super-smooth without any pulling so I assume it should be fine.

What MaxPower405 mentioned is also very interesting and makes sense, too.
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Glass wipes??? hahaa

You live in Florida, plenty of nice weather. Why not just wash it with actual car wash soap.
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Re: Something to be concerned about?

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Glass wipes??? hahaa



You live in Florida, plenty of nice weather. Why not just wash it with actual car wash soap.

On the paint? 🙈

I just moved to southwest FL last month, definitely some nice car washing weather I do mine every Saturday morning with a couple QD touch ups during the week.


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Glass wipes??? hahaa

You live in Florida, plenty of nice weather. Why not just wash it with actual car wash soap.
Glass wipes work great - at least for touch-ups.

When I do a regular wash, I use hair shampoo (the last time, I used anti-dandruff to prevent paint-flaking. Nah, just kiddin' - although I really used anti-dandruff)....

On my former (black) rides many years ago when I still used the car-wash at the gas-station, it always bugged me that once i returned home, I still had white chalk spots on my car - and when I used glass-wipes, the vehicle was spotless.

Now, in Florida, it certainly is easier to keep a vehicle clean.
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Glass wipes??? hahaa

You live in Florida, plenty of nice weather. Why not just wash it with actual car wash soap.
In Florida, would be nice if the vehicle could sense the rain beginning and spray itself down with soap and let the rain rinse it off...
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