A leveling system can be ordered ex factory in many new cars, especially on the rear axle, and has numerous advantages. The air suspension systems are very functional, since a simple change in the air pressure in the spring system, the spring performance can be adapted to a variety of conditions while driving. Especially if you want to tow a trailer, caravan or the like, a level control can be an advantage. There are different variants possible: from the modification of the springs to the original air suspension including compressor and automatic level control in various adjustment levels. The coordinated systems provide significantly more safety and greater ride comfort. If the series chassis of the car is heavily loaded, it quickly reaches its limits. In extreme conditions while driving (sudden dodge, spin at high speed, heavy lurching trailer), optimal suspension can mean the glaring difference between an accident or a safe, carefree ride.
Level control: numerous advantages!
Because with a retrofitted level control, the required travel can be adjusted manually or automatically, which means a sense of security enhancement. The advantages of an existing or retrofitted level control are optimal suspension behavior by improving the suspension travel. As a result, a lower cross-wind sensitivity and improved road holding can be achieved. In particular, under load, the braking distance is then significantly shortened by the optimized brake pressure, also decreases the tire wear front and rear, when the load ratio between the front and rear axles is balanced or optimized. The disadvantages are a higher weight, sometimes a costly retrofitting and of course the price.
Retrofitting: not without effort, but worthwhile
Retrofitting is not without effort, but optimizes the driving behavior and comfort, so the installation can be worthwhile, especially for frequent drivers or with regular use of a trailer. However, the vehicle in which the system is installed should be in good condition - otherwise you will pay more if an expensive defect occurs a short time after installation. Innovative kits are available for retrofitting some vehicles. The installation, however, requires specialist knowledge and should only be carried out by a tuner who really knows. The most common method is to equip a car with a level control that has this option available as an optional extra ex works (Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5er, Audi A6 etc.). Here it is most likely the level control TÜV-compliant and safe to install / retrofit. Because often the cables, the brackets and the software are already installed in the vehicle. Then you can activate with the level struts of the manufacturer, the corresponding activation in the control part of the vehicle and of course the connected compressor in the rear of the level control.
If this is not the case, it will be much more difficult. If you do not want to rely on a complete Airride air suspension, but only obstruct a level control rear, then the search for a third party provider will prove difficult. Although there are some high-quality complete packages for retrofitting including understandable instructions for installation, with the approval ability in this country, it does not always look good. And prices start at several hundred euros and can quickly reach thousands, if a particularly high-quality system is to be used. In particular, the electronics and sensors and their vote on the vehicle have their price. In addition there are the installation costs as well as the acceptance at the TÜV / Dekra.
as an alternative additional springs / level springs
An alternative, by the way reinforced springs, They can achieve a similar effect and cost only a fraction. We hope that you the info report on the topic / term leveling (further names / keywords: Level control, air suspension) from the field of autotuning has fallen. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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