R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

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TIGeRLine
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by TIGeRLine » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:02 pm

Silverage wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:45 pm
my new 190 TSI R-Line Tech with non-DCC sports suspension
I thought that DCC was standard equipment on all R-Lines.
2018 R-Line 240 Bi-TDI 4Motion.


NPinUK
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by NPinUK » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:50 pm

TIGeRLine wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:02 pm
Silverage wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:45 pm
my new 190 TSI R-Line Tech with non-DCC sports suspension
I thought that DCC was standard equipment on all R-Lines.
Only on the 230 Petrol and 240 Diesel. How do find the settings on yours?
Tiguan R Line Tech 2.0L BiTDI 240 4 Motion DSG, Oryx White, Vienna Leather, Nav Pro, Dynaudio.

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TIGeRLine
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by TIGeRLine » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:03 pm

NPinUK wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:50 pm
Only on the 230 Petrol and 240 Diesel. How do find the settings on yours?
I only use "normal" and "Individual"
I've set everything except the gearbox to Sport in the "Individual" mode and use this when pressing on, the rest of the time it's in "normal" mode.
I tried "comfort" once but it was too wallowey.
I tried "Eco" for a while but it didn't seem to make any difference to the fuel consumption and I didn't like the coasting, plus the fact that the adaptive lights don't work in that mode either.
2018 R-Line 240 Bi-TDI 4Motion.


xtrailman
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by xtrailman » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:40 pm

I just love the coasting, just wish i could work out why it didn't always work when expected
2019 SEL 190ps diesel.


Silverage
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by Silverage » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:24 pm

Just to close this one out, I bought some 17” alloys from another member on here and this morning I had a set of 215/65 r17 Michelin Cross Climates fitted to them and swapped them out for the Suzukas. I went for the “normal” 38psi on the new tyres, keeping the “comfort” 33psi in reserve.

I’ve been out for a couple of runs so far today and the ride is much, much better. Most of the minor imperfections in the road are now only heard (muffled “thud-thud” sound) rather than felt and more serious road faults are cushioned much more rather than the jolts they used to send through the car. A bonus side effect is that as the car is being shaken about less there are fewer buzzes and rattles in the cabin. On the whole I would say the car has lost the “fidgetty-ness” it had on the bigger wheels.

I was expecting two downsides from this change. The first was poorer handling, but it doesn’t honestly feel much different. I had the Suzukas on 33psi “comfort” vs the stiffer 38psi here, so maybe that compensates for it. I don’t really think a tall car like the Tiguan is designed to be driven on the limit, so I’m happy enough with the handling. The second was the look of the car and it can’t be denied that the 17” wheels look a bit lost on it compared to the 20”ers. I expect to get used to it, but I have certainly lost some of the car’s bling-bling.


Sod79
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by Sod79 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:56 pm

Silverage wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Just to close this one out, I bought some 17” alloys from another member on here and this morning I had a set of 215/65 r17 Michelin Cross Climates fitted to them and swapped them out for the Suzukas. I went for the “normal” 38psi on the new tyres, keeping the “comfort” 33psi in reserve.

I’ve been out for a couple of runs so far today and the ride is much, much better. Most of the minor imperfections in the road are now only heard (muffled “thud-thud” sound) rather than felt and more serious road faults are cushioned much more rather than the jolts they used to send through the car. A bonus side effect is that as the car is being shaken about less there are fewer buzzes and rattles in the cabin. On the whole I would say the car has lost the “fidgetty-ness” it had on the bigger wheels.

I was expecting two downsides from this change. The first was poorer handling, but it doesn’t honestly feel much different. I had the Suzukas on 33psi “comfort” vs the stiffer 38psi here, so maybe that compensates for it. I don’t really think a tall car like the Tiguan is designed to be driven on the limit, so I’m happy enough with the handling. The second was the look of the car and it can’t be denied that the 17” wheels look a bit lost on it compared to the 20”ers. I expect to get used to it, but I have certainly lost some of the car’s bling-bling.
Can you post a pic? Cheers
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Silverage
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by Silverage » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:40 pm

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Fenderiaris
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by Fenderiaris » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:20 am

You could have gone with the 18' sebrings maintaining looks plus improving the ride?


PCM
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by PCM » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:42 am

Silverage wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:40 pm
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Look great!
Tiguan R-Line Tech, DSG, 190PS and 4Motion in Pure White.

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CNC
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Re: R-Line Tech finding the ride a bit hard

Post by CNC » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:45 am

Silverage wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:40 pm
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It looks fine and you can now start to enjoy ownership of your new Tiguan. It's a shame you don't have the option of removing the sports suspension as you do when buying a new Audi S-Line.
2018 MY SEL 150 TDI DSG 2Motion in Caribbean Blue with reversing camera & park assist plus fully debadged


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