Lowering the Air Suspension

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Hi guys,

I have a KDM Genesis, and it has the same air suspension system as fitted to the Equus. My question is does anyone know of a way to lower the suspension? I want to lower my car and put bigger wheels on, but want to lower it further than it sits at present. From what I have read the cars use air suspension, and if thats the case I know for sure that you can lower Range Rovers which have a similar system.

Anyone that knows anything please let me know.
 

msitter

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If it is like most air suspension systems, lowering the car should be a simple matter of adjusting the ride height sensors upward until the level you desire is achieved or the car is sitting on the bump stops. This also creates a negative camber situation and will wear the insides of the tires out quickly. At some point in the compression of the suspension the alignment specs cannot be corrected to the specs for stock ride height.
 

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westsiderkg

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There has to be a way to achieve this. I know on my last ride w/air suspenstion I used adjustable lowering links. It was very easy to change the ride height, just pop them on and the computer thinks its higher or lower based on the length of the lowering link. Surely someone out there has done this???
 

westsiderkg

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UPDATE…I have been diligently working with a few auto machine shops on RSD for this project and its nearly complete. We just need to tweak a little more work with the fabrication specialist and there should be a solution. We tested a few sets and have it narrowed down now. Its just a matter of a week or two, but I should be able to make lowering link sets available to sell. Please PM me if you are interested. I will likely also place a listing on ebay. Not sure about the Genesis system since we are testing on a Equus, but if someone wants to work with me on testing a Genesis system I will be happy to do so. Thanks.
 

westsiderkg

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Before lowering links installed. The Equus looks like its ready to go 4x4 off-roading IMHO, lol.
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Any pics of the links themselves? I might need some adjustment capabilities once my air is installed.
 

westsiderkg

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Virtually no wheel well gap after lowering links are installed. Really gives the Equus the high end fishing stance it deserved from the factory!
 

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Pictures of the product would be nice.
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Only see images of the car, not the product. Just a description of what you get.
 

turnne

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Before lowering links installed. The Equus looks like its ready to go 4x4 off-roading IMHO, lol.

and IMHO..somewhat extremely "down scale" looking afterwards..lol

Not sure why anyone would like that look

I always think the factory has the best appearance packages

as for handling...if someone thinks this would turn the Equus into a BMW

they would be be just wrong
Even a BMW with the standard vs the sports package would spank the Equus all day long in handling

for the record I have owned two BMWs in the past before the Equus

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edward301

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I would buy a set that raises the car more than the current high setting.

I drive my Equus around our ranch some, and it would sure help to
have the car ride higher than it currently does.

I am happy with the normal setting.
 

Rey

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I just installed the air suspension "lowering kit." Had the work done at my local garage - took all of 20 minutes. The overall drop is 1.5 inches.
Ride is definitely firmer, much closer to BMW like and away from Lexus like. Air suspension is infinitely variable with firmness increasing as the air bags are pressed. This modification effectively negates the first 1.5 " of suspension stock travel softness.
This change is noticeable in town (my wife did not notice it at all). On the highway the car feels more "planted."
The car is a bit more aerodynamic as the lowering forces more air over the top surface of the car than before. I saw some gas mileage increase on my 40 mile test strip. More on this later.
 

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just purchased a 2012 Equus Ultimate.. and am thinking about gettting some 20" wheels for it.. as the 19's i have on it look way to small... so does lowering the vehicle an inch or so mess with anythning in regards to wearing out real fast? i drive about 120 miles a day on the highway.. don't want to kill my tires quicker by purchasing these kits and lowering it an inch or two.. and what happens when i hit the button that raises or lowers the vehicle from standard height to high height? will this option still work? and having 20's, would using this item, would it cause for touching/rubbing?
 
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