So I was reading this article and they mentioned AS. So thinking about it a little I guess I miss what useful benefits this imparts, besides approach and departure angles.
Better ground clearance than standard coils in off-road height, and a few tricks unique to the EAS system (extended off-road height) may help getting unstuck in certain situations. More comfortable, and with better performance and stability on-road due to lower center of gravity in normal height. More elegant vehicle entry and exit for short legged mammals, especially in access height. Easier to load cargo or connect a trailer with rear suspensions you can raise or lower at the touch of a button. Best chances of fitting inside a low overhead parking structure (locked access height.)
My P38 on EAS keeps the wheels on the ground better than the coils on the Disco. I think air is better on and off road.
Bump for the soft Range Rover Classic dash in a Disco.Departure angles have more to do with your bumpers than whats holding the truck up. The benefits of air suspension have been beaten to shit here on a lot of threads. I would say that one great example is when a spring dislocates and all thats holding that wheel on the ground is the weight of the axle, as apposed to the air spring inflating untill some of the weight of the truck is also holding the tire to the dirt. Towing for sure(not really offroad related)but it helps keep the truck at the correct stance and more than likely helps to improve the tow rating of the vehicle. I'll try to find a link to a very cool video of a Disco built by an ex-engineer for one of those fancy ass Italian shitbox cars. Ferrari I think.
Found it, I think this is a pretty cool truck.
Articulation and keeping the wheels on the ground has its place. But, in my experience, the #1 reason a vehicle ceases to go forward is that it has bottomed out. This would be on one of the lowest hard surfaces of a rig. Mostly either the lower A-arms or the diff. How does air suspension help with this?
but none of the independent suspension vehicles got stuck because they bottomed out. None of them got stuck at all.