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Old 11-20-2012, 07:30 PM
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Do you guys recommend Electronic damper control ? I am building a 2013 m sport 535i

EDC is a $1000 option. DO you think its worth it or stick with standard rocker switch ?
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:35 PM
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It is a must.

Dynamic Handling, which pics up the active-anti roll bars is a bigger question. But DDC is an absolute must.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:52 PM
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I'd get it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:24 PM
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:50 AM
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Absolutely. It was a 'must have' for me!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:26 AM
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:37 AM
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I have DDC (no Adaptive) and I'll vouch for it too.
It's subtle but it's there and worth the $1k.

Once I finally get the ACS springs I have sitting in my garage installed I think it will be perfect.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:51 AM
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Test drive it. See if you can feel the difference.

If you can't, just get sport auto option. You will still get a toggle switch to adjust throttle, steering, shift point for only $500.
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:00 AM
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Did anyone review the passive "sport suspension" that is now delivered with the M-Sport package? How does it compare to the different EDC modes? It's hard to answer if the EDC is worth it without knowing what the option is.

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:01 AM
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Test drive it. See if you can feel the difference.

If you can't, just get sport auto option. You will still get a toggle switch to adjust throttle, steering, shift point for only $500.
From 2012 that switch is standard regardless of transmission.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:09 AM
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Did anyone review the passive "sport suspension" that is now delivered with the M-Sport package? How does it compare to the different EDC modes? It's hard to answer if the EDC is worth it without knowing what the option is.
I love the all the time sport suspension that comes with the MSport, but i wish i had gotten the DDC. Its always good to have options.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:22 AM
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If there's a choice to be made I'd choose Active Roll Stabilization.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:59 AM
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If there's a choice to be made I'd choose Active Roll Stabilization.
I agree, ars is great but I'm not a big fan of DDC. I prefer a well tuned passive sports suspension. DDC can give a floaty feel and a true comfort mode can compromise the sports mode since it requires long/soft springs. DDC is also more complex which makes it more expensive to replace when worn out or broken. I guess if you are the kind of driver who switches modes often it's worth it but I'm not that kind of driver. When there are are settings I select the one I like the best and keep it there more than 90% of the time.

miamiboyca, I think you did the right choice, the F10 DDC is imo not very good, at least not in the 2011 version. Comfort is floaty, Sport/Sport+ is too soft and normal is in between the two ( some members here have spent a significant amount of money on aftermarket springs from Dinan or ACS to improve the characteristics ) . Do you know if the M-sport "sports suspension" you have also come with beefier roll bars than the non M-sport cars?

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:06 PM
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If you guys want a good laugh, go lay under the rear of your F10 and look how skinny the rear sway bar is. It is literally half as thick as the Hotchkis sways I have on my E46.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:08 PM
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Do you know if the M-sport "sports suspension" you have also come with beefier roll bars than the non M-sport cars?
I don't know. Asit was getting confirmation that it came with a sport suspension was like pulling teeth. Greg had to email the factory to confirm.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:12 PM
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A must, and if you are going slush box, make sure and get the sport automatic transmission, as it shifts much more aggressively than the non sport.
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