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HughN



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Blimey, these cars are capable!!

Having a nice day...
 "I'm not stupid, I'm not expendable and I'm not going".

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Buckster



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They certainly are Cool 2003 BMW M5 - 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black

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Post #574922 Sun Feb 10 2019 8:11am
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RRSTDV8



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Quick wipe with a old towel and that'll be good as new! Rolling with laughter

These are very impressive vehicles, aren't they? Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #574934 Sun Feb 10 2019 11:38am
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HughN



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England 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

It came back scratched to Censored and with a massive dent in the bonnet! Embarassed

I was not the only one surprised that I got across this field without getting stuck. Bog-standard 19" wheels and winter tyres.
(The byway had been ploughed).

 "I'm not stupid, I'm not expendable and I'm not going".

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RRSTDV8



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Mine looked like that a few weeks ago when I was out feeding pheasants. Had to go across a wet field to get to some feeders. Absolutely caked in mud and the tyres looked like muddy doughnuts. It then rained overnight which got rid of most of the mud! Rolling with laughter

Scratches often look worse than they are. A dent, however, is a dent. How did you get the dent?

Looked like you almost got stopped on that muddy crossing, all going well and you were really slow at one point. Were you thinking " Censored I'm going to need a tow" at that point? 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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HughN



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The dent came from sliding into a tree (it jumped out of nowhere, honest!) It isn't creased, so might be retrievable.

It slowed-down as the car started to belly-out. One of the height controller gadgets now seems a very attractive idea!

I was thinking " Censored I'm going to need a tow" at that point, but was determined to make it. "I'm not stupid, I'm not expendable and I'm not going".

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Tim in Scotland



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It is called super-extended mode and you can force the car into it but you would have to cross my palm with silver to get the secret out of me! Mr. Green there is a sensor under the car that will detect under car clearance and can extend the suspension a little bit more. If you have the DR pack on your TDv6 HSE there is rumoured to be another clever trick that the rear suspension can play to give a small amount more rear wheel articulation too. 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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RRSTDV8



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What ground clearance sensor is that then Tim, other than the four ride height sensors?

Getting in to extended mode is easy off road, you just lower the car, it bottoms out and then automatically goes extended. Foot on the brake pedal and hold the raise button for a few seconds and you can then get super extended mode. Of course, if you're still stuck even then, then you need a tow! 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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Buckster



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Of you could look at the Land Rover Passion suspension ECU that i use Wink Thumbs Up

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Diversurfer



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RRSTDV8 wrote:
What ground clearance sensor is that then Tim, other than the four ride height sensors?

Getting in to extended mode is easy off road, you just lower the car, it bottoms out and then automatically goes extended. Foot on the brake pedal and hold the raise button for a few seconds and you can then get super extended mode. Of course, if you're still stuck even then, then you need a tow!


I there, would the "Foot on the brake pedal and hold the raise button for a few seconds and you can then get super extended mode" work if you don't bottom out first. I think the D3/4 can do this at anytime, would the RRS do the same?

Cheers

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Diversurfer



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Tim in Scotland wrote:
It is called super-extended mode and you can force the car into it but you would have to cross my palm with silver to get the secret out of me! Mr. Green there is a sensor under the car that will detect under car clearance and can extend the suspension a little bit more. If you have the DR pack on your TDv6 HSE there is rumoured to be another clever trick that the rear suspension can play to give a small amount more rear wheel articulation too.


I have the DR pack on mine. do you mind sharing!Smile Whistle Rolling Eyes Bow down

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RRSTDV8



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Diversurfer wrote:
RRSTDV8 wrote:
What ground clearance sensor is that then Tim, other than the four ride height sensors?

Getting in to extended mode is easy off road, you just lower the car, it bottoms out and then automatically goes extended. Foot on the brake pedal and hold the raise button for a few seconds and you can then get super extended mode. Of course, if you're still stuck even then, then you need a tow!


I there, would the "Foot on the brake pedal and hold the raise button for a few seconds and you can then get super extended mode" work if you don't bottom out first. I think the D3/4 can do this at anytime, would the RRS do the same?

Cheers

No, the extended mode is not selectable without first grounding. Similarly, super extended mode (foot on brake etc) only becomes available once extended mode is active. This is the same as the Disco.

You can buy kit that allows full height selection, and some forum members have done just that. Thumbs Up 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

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HughN



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England 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

People following me when I have been in Off-Road + 50mm (via the Easylift and the same height as extended mode) have commented that the [rear] wheels have started to 'tuck in' quite noticeably. "I'm not stupid, I'm not expendable and I'm not going".

Post #587035 Mon Sep 16 2019 6:57am
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RRSTDV8



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Yes, the suspension geometry makes the camber change a lot as ride height changes. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #587037 Mon Sep 16 2019 7:53am
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HughN



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England 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

A good justification for not changing ride-height when the car isn't moving and is on tarmac. If I am playing with the Easylift, I make sure the car is moving - even if it means forwards/reverse over a few metres. "I'm not stupid, I'm not expendable and I'm not going".

Post #587039 Mon Sep 16 2019 8:04am
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