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      02-19-2016, 01:29 AM   #1
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lowering the bmw g11

hello there, does anyone know how to lower the bmw 7 series just by a little bit? i don't want to have to continuously put the car in sport mode for it to go lower. I was hoping there would be lowering links for the car like the s class.
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this is a photoshop my friend did. Supposedly dropped 20mm with spacers..

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hello there, does anyone know how to lower the bmw 7 series just by a little bit? i don't want to have to continuously put the car in sport mode for it to go lower. I was hoping there would be lowering links for the car like the s class.
INPA or Preferably Rheingold to calibrate and adjust the height, and coding to adjust speed changes.
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      02-28-2016, 02:43 PM   #4
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I just picked up mine yesterday and I want it lowered asap!
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I just picked up mine yesterday and I want it lowered asap!
There's still some difficulty in establishing and keeping a stable connection with G12. My suggestion is to wait just a little more until further testing is done (so far only 4 cars known tested) and an Integration Level Update is released with Alpina Suspension Settings.

Also have something in development to make this specific mod simple and flexible, but will be a few months at least before it's ready.
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this is a photoshop my friend did. Supposedly dropped 20mm with spacers..

What is the color - Magellan Grey ?
I ordered Mineral White but still can change.
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this is a photoshop my friend did. Supposedly dropped 20mm with spacers..

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What is the color - Magellan Grey ?
I ordered Mineral White but still can change.
hmm good question, I'm actually not too sure of the colour. sorry
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Here's another one on HRE 943RL concaved set up. These are supposedly 21 inch

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hmm good question, I'm actually not too sure of the colour. sorry
I have the answer from BMW, it's Magellan Grey.
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Any news on lowering it?
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Any news on lowering it?
Almost there. The actual lowering is possible now, but adjusting the algorithms in the control modules for the air compressor, speed changes, etc are not yet possible.

How low do you want to go? Sport on your car is -10mm from normal height, B7 and M760i are -20mm from normal compared to your car. -40mm causes the air compressor to run in a special modes. -30mm will probably cause the struts to bottom out often.

Completely deflated, the car sits on the bump stops at -60mm
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I've been doing this for a long time on vehicles with the continental two axle air struts without lowering links and without a separate module.

It can go very, very low, but it's unpleasant and will throw faults past a certain point. It's not like putting lowering springs on which have a higher spring rate to compensate for the shortened range of compression.

I dropped one of my A8's down for an event 10 years ago. The drive there and back was excruciating even with it raised up to lift height.
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I would say -20 or -25 should be fine
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I think the best would be a accuair type system that can be adjusted from inside the car. I have reached out to them without any word yet.
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I think the best would be a accuair type system that can be adjusted from inside the car. I have reached out to them without any word yet.
Not even in the same league as the system on the car and won't possibly be compatible with the other systems, especially if you have Autobahn Package.

There will be secondary application methods that will allow an override, they just aren't ready yet.
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Not even in the same league as the system on the car and won't possibly be compatible with the other systems, especially if you have Autobahn Package.

There will be secondary application methods that will allow an override, they just aren't ready yet.
ok im a little bit confused, exactly how will we be able to lower the car? with an aftermarket lowering link/module, or just lowering the stock suspension? I would like to lower mine -30mm -- -40mm. just Want a simple lowering method that does not ruin the suspension. Lowering stock suspension or using lowering links/module are both considerable options.

AND i still want the lift system in the car to work though. in case of going over speed bumps, etc.

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Any news on lowering it?
hey can i see more pics of ur car with the 22's please?
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      04-08-2016, 01:47 AM   #19
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Does it seem like the rear rides higher? I want the rear even with the front or a little lower.
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Not even in the same league as the system on the car and won't possibly be compatible with the other systems, especially if you have Autobahn Package.

There will be secondary application methods that will allow an override, they just aren't ready yet.
ok im a little bit confused, exactly how will we be able to lower the car? with an aftermarket lowering link/module, or just lowering the stock suspension? I would like to lower mine -30mm -- -40mm. just Want a simple lowering method that does not ruin the suspension. Lowering stock suspension or using lowering links/module are both considerable options.

AND i still want the lift system in the car to work though. in case of going over speed bumps, etc.
There will be several options:

1. Programming and coding (programming the heights, then coding speed values to prevent faults and "over-lowering". Waiting on the M760i and B7 to be released to see if those algorithms and values can simply be carried over.

2. Module (H&R will be the supplier and available direct from them or under 3rd party branding)

3. A new method I have some engineers working on currently. It will be the most versatile and easy method. I require 15k miles of testing without issues before release.


Now...-30mm is maximum but will be an issue with ride quality. That only leaves 30mm of suspension travel and it is not possible to change the theoretical spring rate. It will be very uncomfortable and constantly bottoming out on the bump stops. -40mm is not possible as that level triggers an emergency mode for the air compressor, the two holding tanks, the battery power distribution, and notification to BMW ConnectedDrive Services. This cannot be defeated.
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kinda want it to look like dat on 21 inch HRE
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