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Koyo Sumi
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Posted From: 123.48.110.163
Posted on Friday, 09 October, 2020 - 10:24:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hello,from Japan. What means switch at cloud 2 steering column. It is toggle type, 2 position, write H-N.

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Trevor Pickering
Experienced User
Username: commander1

Post Number: 151
Registered: 06-2012
Posted on Friday, 09 October, 2020 - 22:23:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This is the "ride control "switch that sets the rear shock dampers to Hard or Normal

Use the H position for driving on roads with lots of bends or when you have rear seat passengers that are heavy! Use N position for the rest of the time.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 3801
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Saturday, 10 October, 2020 - 08:59:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Trevor,

Thanks for answering our guest's question.

Something I never knew about the Silver Cloud - now to find out how it worked.
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David Balfour
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Username: sidchrome

Post Number: 208
Registered: 02-2009
Posted on Saturday, 10 October, 2020 - 09:37:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

I actually prefer the H setting all the time. We have speed bumps in surrounding streets that are very aggressive, and the N setting provides insufficient impact and rebound damping to the rear end when navigating them. The N works fine on billiard table smooth roads though, absorbing minor bumps with aplomb.

No doubt though none of this compares well to a Shadow and its sophisticated Citroen derived hydro-pneumatic arrangement. I seem to recall a Shadow / Goodwood Phantom owner saying that the Shadow (and later variants) rides better than his Phantom. No doubt there will be an array of opinions on that point.
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koyo sumi
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Posted on Saturday, 10 October, 2020 - 10:10:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Thank you so much.
I will try next drive time.

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Trevor Pickering
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Username: commander1

Post Number: 152
Registered: 06-2012
Posted on Saturday, 10 October, 2020 - 20:49:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

David

This switch just controls a simple solenoid on the two rear dampers.
This just pushes a "piston" into the oil passage in the damper to restrict the flow between both sides of the piston.
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felipe heuser
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Username: felipe

Post Number: 120
Registered: 07-2017
Posted on Saturday, 10 October, 2020 - 21:30:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

In all the years never took the chance to move toggle in case something goes defective...
Can one actually notice the ride intensity? Taking into consideration itís functioning...
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Trevor Pickering
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Username: commander1

Post Number: 153
Registered: 06-2012
Posted on Saturday, 10 October, 2020 - 22:10:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Felipe

Go for a drive on a bumpy road and move the switch to H and you should feel the difference.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 3803
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Sunday, 11 October, 2020 - 07:17:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Trevor,

Neat reliable mechanical solution - no electrical components to cause problems.

A typical traditional R-R solution.

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