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Old 11-23-2013, 12:46 AM
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recalibrating suspension using Star??

anyone have step by step instructions on how to recalibrate ride height using star?
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Just look up a couple of threads at the one that's been sticky'd for several years now!
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Just look up a couple of threads at the one that's been sticky'd for several years now!
i read all 28 pages of the DIY star thread and nobody seems to know how to reset back to factory specs.
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you didn't write down your settings before lowering? bad boy!

i can plug star in and look at my factory settings sometime this weekend or monday if nobody else has them written down for you.
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you didn't write down your settings before lowering? bad boy!

i can plug star in and look at my factory settings sometime this weekend or monday if nobody else has them written down for you.
first time i had it lowered by someone else. Since then i purchased a star to do it myself and been having a problem with it always dropping lower after I lower it. I always get the "calibration successful" message at the end but for some reason it drops back down as soon as i start the car. at this point i want to start from scratch and cant seem to find how to get it back to factory height. I was hoping for there to be a way to just "reset" back to factory but i guess entering the factory settings would achieve that. i'll keep an eye out for it in the next few days, Thanks
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on Mine sig1/sig2
LF=2.43v/2.57
RF=2.39v/2.61
rear2.82v/2.18
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In my mind it is very important to have the correct level vs using just random 3rd party setting. I have seen folks with higher fronts compared to rears (looks awful to me).

I paid MB dealer - to sit in the car with level drawn on the wall and calibrate accordingly. The results are phenomenal. The car sits proportionally front and back and low
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on Mine sig1/sig2
LF=2.43v/2.57
RF=2.39v/2.61
rear2.82v/2.18
Thank a lot, will try it later and let you know results. BTW how do I view your sig pics?
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Let me know if you still need another set of values...
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So again I adjust ride height and end up with 26" from floor to fender on the front and 26.25" on the rear. Again I get the "level calibration successful" message and again it drops almost a half inch a few minutes later. When adjusting it I made it higher than I wanted knowing most likely it'll drop a bit. I just have no clue why it's doing that. What am I doing wrong?

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So again I adjust ride height and end up with 26" from floor to fender on the front and 26.25" on the rear. Again I get the "level calibration successful" message and again it drops almost a half inch a few minutes later. When adjusting it I made it higher than I wanted knowing most likely it'll drop a bit. I just have no clue why it's doing that. What am I doing wrong?

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Yes. On mine I had to adjust about half inch more. Once you are done it will drop a bit. You are not doing anything wrong. Compensate half inch and try again. If not hit me up while you are doing it (Pm for cell).
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Also use - 1.1 for rear inclination which is the minimum in our cars.
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Also use - 1.1 for rear inclination which is the minimum in our cars.
what would be different if i set the rear inclination to -1.1 vs -1.5? just went for a ride and when returned measured and got 1/2" higher on the passenger side. this thing will make me crazy.
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I might be wrong but it is the allowed degree between corners. Before disconnect raise and lower the car then re-meassure. It will drop about 1/2 inch.
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Ride height levels

Unfortunately with my F1 adjustable Camber Upper Arms I installed on my 07’ E63, without custom links ride height for fronts are 25 7/8, as the voltage is then safely at 1.9V (within the range of 1.8-2.8V on LF). If I went higher, it would either be too close to 1.8V or fall into the 1.7x range and then not be Successfully Calibrated. The higher ride height level angle in front is 4.1 -vs- lower 3.1 degrees.

I then bought custom (shorter) adjustable links for the front which enabled me to set ride height up to 26 15/16 on fronts at about 3.8*. If I try to go higher to say 4.1, it won’t rise much at all when engaging the lift button?? However by raising the fronts, I am then able to raise the rears to max of about 27 1/8 driver side (27 5/8 Pass Side) at about -1.0 degree. I’ve found that if I tried to go any Higher in the rear, even though when I engage manual lift button it will rise 10mm, but I’ve deduced that if the voltage for the rears goes outside the voltage range, once I disengage lift button, it will settle way back down to 25 1/2 on front!! Even with the custom links up front! Once I measured exactly how high I could go within voltage range for rear (27 9/16 DS), I then lowered it 10mm (27 1/8 DS), measured the inclination angle (-1.0), input the setting in Xentry and I was good to go!

On the rears, even though I can set each airspring individually within Xentry (either raising or lowering), when it comes to automatically setting the suspension, Xentry only goes off the avg. bar pressure, which will be the same for the rears. In my case, one side sags about 3/16 more than the other, no big deal. This may be due to my un-level garage floor!!! As for the axle angle values for the rear, without shorter custom links on the front the highest value at about 26 1/2 “ is the -1.5 degree value. The lower height value would be -0.9 degrees at around 25 15/16”, or so...

I did encounter a problem after “Successful Calibration”, whereby once I switch off ignition and disco Xentry and restart, it lowers back to 25 1/2 on fronts?? (26 with new links) When I pull up Xentry again and go to Automatic Calibration, it shows a previous setting which is wrong, not the most recent “Successful Update” I did in Initial Startup Calibration??? I found the I had been inputting the wrong angles as I had been using my iPhone Inclination Angle App but in so doing, I was using the sides of the phone whereas when I placed the back of the phone lengthwise on the front nubs as well as on the rear axle itself, the measurements were much more exact once you level out the phone to center.

Somewhere else on the forum it says to close Xentry then start-up, manually raise for two minutes using the ride height button, then lower and wait 2 mins and measure. In my case, once I startup, it reverts back to a lowered 25 1/2” on fronts????? I however found that once I successfully adjust in Xentry, I then start the car up and the disco the MUX without closing down Xentry! Then let car idle a minute or so, raise it with the button for 2 mins and lower again. If it lowers to where you want it, your set! If not, double check voltages.


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