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emceee



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Lowering MY18 as now sitting on 22" Wheels (inc Pic)

Hi Guys
Got my first RRS this week and loving it but the standard 20" wheels weren't cutting it, so today i purchased and installed some Ubran 22" CSR wheels but it has pushed the ride of the car up considerably to the point where it looks like a roller skate Laughing , my knowledge on the car is growing every day and flicking through the manual helps but i don't think i have half of the features (2.0d HSE), I'm pretty sure i don't have air suspension (no up and down buttons on centre console) so getting lowering links or using a programmer would be useless, so i was wondering what you experts think ?

First post but looking forward to interacting with you all on here on a more regular basis.

Cheers






Post #556901 Sat May 19 2018 2:56pm
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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

This what it looks like on OEM 22” wheels and standard tyres with the ride height at normal height so there is still a decent gap there. I think possibly having black wheels doesn’t help you in the aesthetics dept, it makes the wheels look invisible.


There aren’t many 2.0ltr RRS’s on the forum - it would be good if you could give us a write up about how it performs/ handles and economy. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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emceee



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Thanks Tim, I think they could both benefit with a 20/30mm drop, any ideas how to achieve this ?

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emceee



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Also just seen your comment below on the review, will be more than happy to do so once i've had it a little while Smile

Current thoughts are its "ok" obviously the small 2.0 engine isn't ideal for such a heavy car but it still moves when it needs to.

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Tim in Scotland



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On the air suspended cars a drop is the last thing you want, it drops the car to access height and you only have to lock it down to that to drive inside a multi-storey car park to find out how awful the ride becomes - many newcomers to RRS have tried it and very soon reverted to the standard height. But nobody else on here will have experienced a coil sprung RRS so you will be the guinea-pig for us...... 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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what size tyres are they, to me it looks like you just need to increase the profile to achieve a better look - FILL those arches with rubber, dont drop the suspension !. MY 14.5 SE SDV6 Loire Blue. Silver roof. 22's.

Post #556922 Sun May 20 2018 1:43am
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Renaco



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I checked all data’s, and the standard ride height is exactly the same for air suspension models as for regular springs.

As above noted, this optical gap could come from tire size or wheel design.
As your pictures are not serving a full impression, maybe you take some more of the full car? 2015 RRS DYNAMIC HYBRID, CAUSEWAY GREY 1/15-7/18
2018 RRS DYNAMIC P400e, BRITISH RACING GREEN 8/18-


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Tyrefitter



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If the tyres are 35 profile then I would also check the load rating as it might be 106 instead of the 108 that it should be.mines on 22’s & it looks fine


Andy. 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji
Previous motor.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
1996 P38 2.5 HSE.

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What size are the tyres? 

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syl



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emceee wrote:
Also just seen your comment below on the review, will be more than happy to do so once i've had it a little while Smile

Current thoughts are its "ok" obviously the small 2.0 engine isn't ideal for such a heavy car but it still moves when it needs to.


Not too shabby - your 2.0 produces 240hp and 500Nm. The L320 3.0 TDV6 only produced 245hp and 600Nm (which was a substantial upgrade on the previous 2.7 TDV6). Yours weighs about 400Kg less. RRS MY17 SDV6 AB
Evoque MY17 TD4 AB

Post #556945 Sun May 20 2018 11:09am
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emceee



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Sorry for the late reply guys, busy weekend enjoying the weather and finding any excuse to head out in the RRS

Great responses and to be fair the comment on the tyre size is probably what is letting it down, they're currently on 285/35 22 - 106V so i'd assume that they are a little slimmer than the OEM version ? So as my tyre knowledge (along with the car) is also limited to increase tyre width i'd just need to change them for 108 versions ?

Here is a side profile of the car - apologies for the picture quality Laughing

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Post #557066 Mon May 21 2018 11:36am
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emceee



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In regards to the performance of the RRS i'm more than happy with it, I've come from a BMW 330e so had instant power and was obviously quicker but its only a week since i got the keys so still running it in.

Full review to come in due course.

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Tyrefitter



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yes you need 275/40r22's with 108 or more load rating,,the 295/40r22's I have are 112 which is acceptable as it is higher load rating,,if you left the 106's your insurance will probably invalidate any claim if they were to check the tyres.
Also put some half decent tyres on it instead of those budgets that are on now.

Andy. 2014 RRS SC santorino,coris roof.
2014 Evoque D-Lux Fuji
Previous motor.
2016 VW Amarok Highline,candy white
2014 RRS AB FUJI
2012 RRS Dynamic red edition Fuji
2012 RRS SE santorino
2015 Navara White
2008 RRS white TDV8
2007 RRS black TDV8
2002 RR Vogue
1996 P38 2.5 HSE.

Post #557073 Mon May 21 2018 12:20pm
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emceee



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Thanks Andy, Jumping on this now Smile

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syl



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Tyrefitter wrote:
yes you need 275/40r22's with 108 or more load rating,,the 295/40r22's I have are 112 which is acceptable as it is higher load rating,,if you left the 106's your insurance will probably invalidate any claim if they were to check the tyres.
Also put some half decent tyres on it instead of those budgets that are on now.

Andy.


Is that because 108 or more is actually required, or because 108 is what they happen to sell in that tyre size?

I ask as topix suggests that for the (much heavier) previous RRS, 275/40R20 106 Y was the recommended tyre. RRS MY17 SDV6 AB
Evoque MY17 TD4 AB

Post #557101 Mon May 21 2018 7:31pm
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