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KootenayEV

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My truck is currently in the Service Centre for a 12v issue. While it is there, I'm considering asking them to complete an alignment with the suspension on the LOW setting.

Reasons for:
  • Bit better efficiency all the time
  • I only need the clearance from Standard height if there's a fair amount of snow on the ground, or if I'm on gravel / off-road
  • Easier entry/exit (I don't like Kneel mode)
  • Just enough lower to more easily reach my ski box
  • Would allow me to run LOW without uneven wear on my tires (the obvious one, but thought I'd include it!)
  • Trailer tows more level (and my current WDH has an unfortunate gap in height adjustment that doesn't allow me to get it as level in Standard)
  • In theory, should allow me to run in Lowest when on the highway in Conserve (or when I occasionally want to use Sport) without excessive wear on tires
Reasons against:
  • Likely to cost $
  • Standard height has better suspension compliance on bumpy paved roads
  • Increased wear when using High setting
    • But, I think likely mitigated by the fact that I have only used High so far in deep snow and rougher gravel / off-road situations; all of which are unlikely to cause undue wear from alignment considering the road surface
  • Others??
Note: this post elsewhere implies that Rivian uses a special diagnostic mode when completing an alignment that may not be at Standard suspension height, so perhaps my query is moot? Can anyone else corroborate this?

Thanks for any input!
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If at SC I speculate they will not re-align outside of their production spec for warranty reasons.
 

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They will not do this.

When RSC goes to align an R1, they use their diagnostic software to enter an "alignment readiness height" which I was told is a precision standard ride height. This setting ensures each corner is within 1-2mm tolerance, all around. Once the leveling is complete, they begin their alignment procedure.

If you want your vehicle to be aligned at LOW, you'll need to have a 3rd party shop complete your alignment.
 

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I've considered this as well, but I don't have my Rivian yet. I'll be very interested to see how it works out for you (if you try). Good luck! :)
 

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Rivian R1T R1S alignment on LOW at SC? PXL_20220520_031156970_2 (1)
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