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Old 01-29-2014, 04:46 AM   #1
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Default Installed Lowering Links - Cameras out of calibration

I installed my lowering links last night. Sorry, I didn't take photos. I started late and finished late. Took me about an hour and 15 minutes from start to finish.

The links work great, as advertised. I wanted a drop similar to what I would have achieved from the dealer. The instructions state that for every 5mm shorter the links are from stock the car will drop 25mm. So I made my links approx 4mm shorter than stock to get a 20mm drop.

I finished, drove the car around for a bit, and it looks good. I was going to post photos, but it's pouring in Miami this morning. The car rides nicely, I honestly don't feel the car any harsher with the 20mm drop than it was from stock. I always have it in the lowered (dynamic) position.

The only issue I've noticed is the parking assistance cameras. On the bird's eye view of the car, the lines on the road no longer line up. This happens where the ca,era software patches the frame from the side cameras to the front and rear cameras. Again, I was going to take a pic, but the cameras were all wet.

So, what can I do? I don't want to go to the dealer to calibrate the cameras because they're going to know it was links and they're frowned upon from a warranty standpoint. Should I take it to an independent Audi shop? Can they do that? Is this possible via VAG COM?
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:43 AM   #2
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The calibration procedure is pretty involved, and requires some special equipment that I would bet only a dealer has access to.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:09 AM   #3
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My stock ride-height S6 has always had the sides of the top-view out of alignment with the front/back. I mentioned it to the dealer once and they said that no adjustment was possible. If someone can contradict this, I'll go back and press harder for a solution.
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My stock ride-height S6 has always had the sides of the top-view out of alignment with the front/back. I mentioned it to the dealer once and they said that no adjustment was possible. If someone can contradict this, I'll go back and press harder for a solution.
I can contradict this. I'll get the part numbers for the calibration equipment.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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Calibration Tool VAS 6350


"The Calibration Tool -VAS 6350- includes the following special
tools:
♦ Wheel Center Sensor -VAS 6350/1-
♦ Spacing Laser -VAS 6350/2-
♦ Line Laser -VAS 6350/3-
Installed calibration tool -VAS 6350- overview"
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:39 AM   #6
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Thanks SubterFUSE, not what I was wanting to hear. I'll just have to make a decision. Low ride height or perfectly stitched video images. I'm really having a hard time with all the pros and cons decisions I have to make about this car every time I mod. I installed a sub, now I have to deactivate ANC. I lowered the car, now I have to live with the weird looking bird's eye view. This car is anti-mods.

FUSe, how's your project going? I want some pics.

DeerHunter, you got the typical dealer run-around. The images should line up perfectly and there are ways to calibrate.
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Thanks all. I've sent an e-mail to my service manager with the part numbers subterFUSE provided. We'll see what he has to say now.
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Thanks SubterFUSE, not what I was wanting to hear. I'll just have to make a decision. Low ride height or perfectly stitched video images. I'm really having a hard time with all the pros and cons decisions I have to make about this car every time I mod. I installed a sub, now I have to deactivate ANC. I lowered the car, now I have to live with the weird looking bird's eye view. This car is anti-mods.

FUSe, how's your project going? I want some pics.

DeerHunter, you got the typical dealer run-around. The images should line up perfectly and there are ways to calibrate.
I agree. It is hard enough to even find mods for our car.
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FUSe, how's your project going? I want some pics.
http://forums.audiworld.com/showthre...852823&page=12
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:49 AM   #10
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See the photo below. I may be making a bigger deal of it than it really is, but I like my stuff to be perfect. See the lines at the back of the car weber they stitch the side cameras and the rear camera.
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