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Old 2nd November 2018, 05:52 PM
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Thanks, great write-up. I'm going to have to remove my own FL front bumper to replace at least one of the parking sensors and also to repair some damage when the bumper was grounded on a kerbstone.
I'm not understanding the necessity for Lift mode as well as Jacking Mode when lifting the car? I've only ever used Jacking Mode. Is the idea of using Lift Mode so as to have more room to work while removing the wheels?
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Old 3rd November 2018, 06:00 PM
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Thanks, great write-up. I'm going to have to remove my own FL front bumper to replace at least one of the parking sensors and also to repair some damage when the bumper was grounded on a kerbstone.
I'm not understanding the necessity for Lift mode as well as Jacking Mode when lifting the car? I've only ever used Jacking Mode. Is the idea of using Lift Mode so as to have more room to work while removing the wheels?
Yes lift mode lifts the car up higher either for working or for driving over tricky ground or through water etc but will return back down to normal height when the car gets to over 40mph.

Jacking mode merely locks off the suspension from a feedback point of view to the controller until youve finished working on the car so that it doesnt confuse the air suspension and make it try to cope with changes it would be detecting from being jacked up.

I always try to use lift mode before working, then jacking mode to lock it off and the reverse of that when finished
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Old 3rd November 2018, 07:28 PM
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I always use both as the extra lift makes it easier to get the jack under and then as said above 'jack mode' locks it off. Lift mode might be more useful on S8/Sport versions where the car has a lower stance
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