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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:53 am    Post subject: DSC with Bistein B6 Damptronics Reply with quote

Greetings again from downunder.

I have a 997.2 with standard PASM suspension and the DSC PASM controller..which is great.

However, one of my shocks is starting to leak so I guess it's about time to replace them. As I don't particularly want to lower the car I have decided to replace the OEM dampers with Bilstein B6 Damptronic shocks and retain the standard springs..and the DSC unit of course.

Has anyone been down this route? If so, are you able to advise any differences in the handling/damping with the B6s, given they are meant to be slightly firmer than OEM.

And does the standard DSC software load provide reasonable performance or do I need to tailor the software to get comparable compliance?

Thanks in advance for any guidance offered.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello mate,

Appreciate you are asking about the B6's here, but I have the DSC with B16's on my 997.1 Turbo. They are a significant improvement over the stock 997.1 shocks.

I started out with the DSC module and stock springs which were such a worthwhile upgrade in itself but with lowering the car the ride quality took a big step backward. Now with the B16's, I feel it is the best it has ever been.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DSC Software will work out of the box with better dampers. It is a % change to sensitively if that makes sense, so you will get the same impact even if the springs are firmer.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the DSC module and went with B6 dampers plus eibach lowering springs earlier this year.

It's a noticeably stiffer setup than before, but feels really good to me.

It's perfectly driveable on the stiffer PASM setting, even on our shite UK roads.

(Before DSC and on standard dampers my vision became blurred sometimes on the stiffer setting Grin )

In summary, without DSC I think it would have been too stiff, but with it it's great Thumb
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