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      05-25-2014, 01:20 AM   #1
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Adaptive Suspension with R888s on Track / Living in SF

First off, apologies for yet another Adaptive Suspension thread...

I'm considering the M4, coming from my E46 M3. I love my M3 on track - I have a Ground Control Street/Track kit that I bought when I started using stickier tires as the stock suspension was too soft for the R888s.

Two questions about the Adaptive Suspension:

1) How much stiffer / softer does it get compared the passive setup?
I live in San Francisco where streets are 3-dimensional (I don't mean our famed hills), and my E46 setup is practically unbearable. So I'm looking for a new car that I can drive on the city streets without cringing every other block.

2) On the stiffest setting, how well would it work on track with R888 tires? As mentioned, I am planning on running these on track, as I do with my E46. However, on my E46, stock passive suspension was too soft and I replaced it. Any thoughts on if, with the stiffest setting, I'll be ok running these?

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      05-25-2014, 07:15 AM   #2
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The EDC suspension on my E92 was one of the biggest improvments coming from my E46. On the E46, I always found the stock suspension a bit too stiff for our bad Quebec roads and a bit too soft at the track. The EDC strikes a very good compromise. In comfort, it is comfortable enough for the DD and Sport is decent enough for track use with R-comp tires (NT01 in my case). I was actually quite surprised on how well the stock suspension is able to deal with r-comps. On very bumpy tracks, I use the Normal setting to make the car less darty.

I expect the active suspension on the F8X to be at least as good as it is on the E9X
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      05-26-2014, 09:34 AM   #3
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The passive suspension is supposedly between Sport and Sport+ in firmness
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