Change order? Add air suspension

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Change order? Add air suspension

Post by fox_nl » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:00 pm

Order already out to the lease-company, but wondering if I should change my order: should I add the air suspension option to my HSE? What could I expect compared to the standard suspension?

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Re: Change order? Add air suspension

Post by Gdank » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:46 pm

With the extra weight of the car compared to normal ICE cars I would recommend it, unless you like a firmer ride.

You can often change your spec up to 2 months before deliver ETA.

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Re: Change order? Add air suspension

Post by DutchIpaceOwner » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:18 pm

My dealer adviced me to do so in order to get the 'premium feeling'. Based on the weight and their experience with other jags, I've added it to the list.

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Re: Change order? Add air suspension

Post by johnd » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:24 pm

I'm not sure that any extra weight makes much difference - isn't the standard suspension just specified and tuned to take account of the weight. Must admit though that I'm weighing up the pros and cons of air.


I guess the main pro is that you might expect a smoother ride (though I'd also expect the standard suspension to be pretty good and we won't know in more detail until test-drive cars or detailed reviews start to become available). Effects might also be more pronounced of course on 22" wheels compared to smaller.

The other pro seems to be the ability to change the ride height. (-40mm and +50mm did I hear somewhere? Though quite often air cars are set up with different ride heights to standard and so it's tricky to compare until full specs are available.) So the low height might be good for a few extra miles of range on motorway cruises, while the high ride height for off-roading or fording.


Obvious extra cost plus more things to go wrong.

People sometimes complain that air cars are too floaty and might encourage car sickness for anyone that's that way inclined.

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Re: Change order? Add air suspension

Post by stuorguk » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:52 pm

I suspect the Adaptive Dynamics pack is a must, to get any real control over the Air Suspension. AFAIK, on it's own, it just lowers the height at speed.

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