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Towing suspension height

Discussion in 'Model X' started by qadaemon, Mar 18, 2017.

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  1. qadaemon

    qadaemon Member

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    Sorry, another towing question: what do you use for suspension height while towing?

    So far I've used standard but I suppose high might be beneficial for better tow bar height and such.
     
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    I assume highest suspension height is best because you don't want your car bottom/bumper got scraped when being pulled onto a very steep angle flat-bed.
     
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    I bet OP is referring to 'towing something' vs. 'being towed'. I can't help w/the query however!
     
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    Sorry that I misunderstood and was off topic.

    My guess is as long as your connection height set up is optimized:

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  5. McManX

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    I believe the manual says set it to standard and trailer mode disables any auto adjustments
     
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    Sorry, I should have been more clear. I was indeed talking about towing a trailer and not having the car towed.

    Interesting about the manual. When the tow mode is on I can choose low, standard, or high which is why I asked. Very high and very low are disabled. I'll just leave it on standard then.
     
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    Please refer to the manual as the use of a "drop" hitch is very limited. It provides the parameters permitted for the amount of drop allowed.

    It would be better to adjust your suspension to level the ride height of trailer connected rather than using a drop hitch (either way).

    Jason
     
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    What if you are just carrying bikes, do you have to keep the suspension on normal?
     
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    The suspension auto-levels, so it is automatic.
     
  10. Tam

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    No.

    As mentioned above, when you are on "Trailer Mode" your automatic level adjustment is no longer working.

    You know that your car is on "Trailer Mode" if it lights up a blue trailer icon.

    If you connect a bike rack, you got a yellow trailer icon which is not "Trailer Mode" so your automatic level adjustment is still working fine.
     

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