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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Thinking about a 2018 RS5 - but have suspension question....

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    All,
    Forgive the question but I've searched.
    I have an extremely high lip on my driveway, as they use the alley in which the driveway borders as runoff control...
    The lip is 8 high.

    In my previous C63S (2017) I had to take the driveway at an extreme angle.
    This amount of angle I can use going forward is reduced due to the construction completion behind me.

    Therefore, it will be a 4-5 point turn to try and get out of the driveway at an angle (driveway is VERY short).

    Is there a way to use the DRC to raise and lower the car like the Porsche has????
    If not able to control through Vagcom, is there an aftermarket solution that doesn't require a suspension change?
    In the AMG there was a way to raise and lower the car through programming settings.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings superswiss's Avatar
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    Thinking about a 2018 RS5 - but have suspension question....

    No the DRC is not height adjustable. It's not an air or adjustable coilover suspension. Aftermarket solutions are about lowering it even more. Nobody wants to raise a car like this, everybody wants to lower it and there is no front lift. How exactly did you adjust the height on a stock C63S? That's also a steel spring suspension and not an air suspension. Some AMGs have air suspension, but not the C63S. If there was a programming settings then it couldn't have been doing anything. A steel spring suspensions can't physically be height adjusted unless it comes with height adjustable coilovers or a lift system, but they mostly lower from stock and not raise higher than stock.
    Last edited by superswiss; 10-09-2018 at 08:57 AM.
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    Veteran Member Four Rings IanCH's Avatar
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    Maybe buy a rather thick steel plate to run along the runoff channel? Wouldnt block the water but would solve your issue, and would probably be cheaper than a nose lift system for each car you buy...
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    Veteran Member Four Rings superswiss's Avatar
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    ^^ I was gonna mention something similar. There are Driveway Ramps specifically designed to address this situation. I found Bridjit curb ramps for example.

    https://www.bridjit.com/blog/bridjit-for-lowered-cars/

    '13 panther blk RS5, Ti pkg, blk leather/alcantara, nav pkg, sport exhaust, driver assist pkg, rear shade, alu kreuz, ECS spacers 15f/10r, ECS tru-float rotors, ECS brake lines, Hawk HPS pads, european delivery
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    Veteran Member Four Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by superswiss View Post
    ^^ I was gonna mention something similar. There are Driveway Ramps specifically designed to address this situation. I found Bridjit curb ramps for example.

    https://www.bridjit.com/blog/bridjit-for-lowered-cars/

    All - this is fantastic!!!
    Thank you so much for the input and suggestions.

    To answer the C63S question: there is a STAR setting that actually controls the suspension height. Apparently on some older C63S's, the car adjusted it's height based on speed and ride setting? I don't know, but a dealer told me this. I am unsure if it was a leveling control trick or something else, but the individual said they'd used it successfully for this purpose in the past. Again, I didn't try it myself. It sounded as if they could enable something in the setup controls to give the user an option for height? Dunno, but it sounded plausible.

    I'm off to check out the driveway solutions - thanks!!!!!!

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    Established Member Two Rings n8vs3's Avatar
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    Same situation here.. thinking of upgrading to RS5 from S3. Has anyone compared how much lower the front fender is on the RS5 compared to S3?

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