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Old 10-02-2012, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by windsor027 View Post
Fair enough. I have to say however my experience with it was the opposite. i felt the car was more planted at a spirited speed because it absorbs the bumps better.

But then again that is why you need to test drive the performance options to see if they are worth it to you.
I think the best way to explain it is this way, I know I'm going faster and the suspension tries to intervene to make it safer and controllable for the driver. However, there is a limit to the compensation algorithm and when it is exceeded by too many variables it does it's best. The main detraction to the DH is that it tries to appease every condition by compromises so when you go to the higher limits beyond what it can accommodate, then it's deficiencies are exposed. I'm sure their algorithm can be tweaked more to compensate these limits but it's definitely not exposed with the current allowable settings. If they could settle the suspension about 1/2 a second faster I think that would help lots, plus add more road feel when the tires start to give and slide. With the DH, it was hard to predict when the slide would occur so driver input for steering, accel or brake was hard to apply.
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