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Towing an Allroad with busted suspension

I need to tow my allroad to the shop but the front end is all the way down (seems lower then 1). I am worried about major scraping when putting it onto a flatbed, I couldnt even pull it into my driveway. Has anyone ever had experience with this?
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I need to tow my allroad to the shop but the front end is all the way down (seems lower then 1). I am worried about major scraping when putting it onto a flatbed, I couldnt even pull it into my driveway. Has anyone ever had experience with this?
call the tow company, and ask for a dollied tow, like what's picture. Trust me, tow companies have them, and they use them here in Hawaii, a lot for lowered cars. My Nissan 350Z was perfectly fine, all the way to the dealer.

I don't have a pic of my Z, cuz I'm at work, but this is what they did to move it. Absolutely NO issues with scraping or anything. They can pick up your vehicle, in place. Doesn't even have to move to get hooked up. Got the image off of google.


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I have an airbag leaking at #2 height. I'm waiting for my Armott bags to arrive, but I've been keeping the car from sinking by keeping it at height level #3. The only time I have to be careful is if I happen to go over 80km/h (50mph) and the car lowers itself to level #2 automatically. Then if I don't catch it right away and slow down, it's on the bottom within about five minutes.

If it DOES sink, though, I've had success pulling over, shutting down, then using the jack to raise the corner where the leak is to approximately level #3. Then, I start the car, manually select level #3 on the dash and wait a couple of minutes for it to fill the airbag back up. Then, it's fine again until the next time I inadvertently go over 80 again.

The airbags rot and leak where they roll back on themselves. If the car is ALWAYS at #2 height, then it'll eventually rot and leak at #2 height. I'll bet that if you put it at #3 as described above, you ghetto drive it to the shop yourself and save the hundreds of towing $$$...

It's worth a shot!

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Sorry; corrections I see I must make include "Arnott" not "Armott" and "get to drive" not "ghetto drive".


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