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I am almost at a point where I'm just going to leave SPASM optioned on my car and let the chips fall where they may. Chances are that I won't be able to drive (m)any cars between now and December, so I'll never really know if SPASM was needed or not. I suppose when it comes to Porsche options, $1000 isn't really enough to make a difference one way or the other, but $1000 plus labor could be a HAS kit.
As noted, if you are doing it for the look, that's probably a mistake. I believe it was pointed out somewhere - here or rennlist that you can't see the drop with the S-PASM on the 992. PLUS, if you are doing it for the look, ride be dammed, then you are doing it for others rather than yourself Cause you can't see the "look" while driving.

But to each his own - hopefully you can find a car to drive between now and then.
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I am almost at a point where I'm just going to leave SPASM optioned on my car and let the chips fall where they may. Chances are that I won't be able to drive (m)any cars between now and December, so I'll never really know if SPASM was needed or not. I suppose when it comes to Porsche options, $1000 isn't really enough to make a difference one way or the other, but $1000 plus labor could be a HAS kit.
I think it does depend if you are super picky about it.

So long as the car has PASM or SPASM you should be fine mainly because, compared to the stock steel shocks, PASM/SPASM is better in every way. Now... if you are doing it for the light drop than... maybe? I personally avoid doing any major modding for Porsche cars just because I don't like messing with cars like this. They aren't Civics that require things.
Being this is my first Porsche, your statement in bold resonates with me. I don't want to tinker much, if at all. Every car that I've ever owned has been lowered on spring kits or a full coil over suspension system (…the exception being my Range Rover Sport which I sold within 30 days). My interest in SPASM is mainly for the drop and anti-roll bars.
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I am almost at a point where I'm just going to leave SPASM optioned on my car and let the chips fall where they may. Chances are that I won't be able to drive (m)any cars between now and December, so I'll never really know if SPASM was needed or not. I suppose when it comes to Porsche options, $1000 isn't really enough to make a difference one way or the other, but $1000 plus labor could be a HAS kit.
As noted, if you are doing it for the look, that's probably a mistake. I believe it was pointed out somewhere - here or rennlist that you can't see the drop with the S-PASM on the 992. PLUS, if you are doing it for the look, ride be dammed, then you are doing it for others rather than yourself Cause you can't see the "look" while driving.

But to each his own - hopefully you can find a car to drive between now and then.
I couldn't really tell the difference in person, but like I've mentioned in prior posts, there seems to be no consistency in ride height regardless of PASM/SPASM. The Lava Orange PASM car sat lower than both the Chalk Gray SPASM car and the Carmine red PASM car. <shrug>

As for the look, It's definitely for me. I like the look of a lowered car……despite only being able to appreciate it when I'm not driving it. Then again, your point could be made for anything exterior, be it paint or wheels or…..

….and are we modding/optioning cars with special paints or wheels for others or ourselves?!?! Maybe it's a mixture of both.
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Well that is the thing though, for Sedan he has to basically ride/drive the car to see if he needs it or not.

I was in a 718 GT4 and personally the ride quality for the car beats out any stock car from BMW. In fact, for me it feels close to how my KW DDC feels on my M3 currently on Sport setting. For me, it isn't jarring or uncomfortable.

Most online complain about the 992 ride because they are used to harsher suspension and ride. I don't personally think there is a wrong answer to what Sedan is wondering about but it would depend on how much he is willing to put into the car price wise and if he is going to keep the car long term. I am the type that, if I don't tend to change my suspension very often, then I avoid throwing too much... options into it. That's where I got with BMW. I like having the option to change of course but I am also lazy and just don't wana. If BMW did their suspension setup correctly, I wouldn't have to constantly play with it all the damn time.

I have left our Macan GTS on Sport suspension setting on the PASM and stopped touching it. Occasionally dropping it to drive like a sedan.
Be it Porsche or BMW, I don't find much of a difference between normal, sport and sport plus with their active suspensions. My GT350 and other Mag ride cars are the only ones I've really noticed a large comfort difference between the modes. I put the Cayman in sport for the throttle response and it shuts of the ASS/cylinder deactivation plus opens the exhaust valves. If I put it in sport plus (full SPASM mode), I don't notice much difference suspension wise. As you said though, each individual is different so hopefully he can find a SPASM car to drive.
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As for the look, It's definitely for me. I like the look of a lowered car……despite only being able to appreciate it when I'm not driving it. Then again, your point could be made for anything exterior, be it paint or wheels or…..
No, not at all. Unless you are talking say those silly 666 wheels on the F8x.

my point...
Your choice of wheel on the S makes no difference in terms of how the car handles/feels/rides, nor does the color of the car.

But if the S-PASM option hurts the ride quality significantly and you aren't tracking it, and you are only doing it for the "look" - the look you can't see while driving, where you will "feel" the ride quality, each and every time you drive the car, then... you are doing it for the wrong reasons.

But like I said, until you drive a car with it, you will never know.
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Be it Porsche or BMW, I don't find much of a difference between normal, sport and sport plus with their active suspensions. My GT350 and other Mag ride cars are the only ones I've really noticed a large comfort difference between the modes. I put the Cayman in sport for the throttle response and it shuts of the ASS/cylinder deactivation plus opens the exhaust valves. If I put it in sport plus (full SPASM mode), I don't notice much difference suspension wise. As you said though, each individual is different so hopefully he can find a SPASM car to drive.
I am personally able to tell between the modes for my Macan GTS. In fact, it is very noticeable for me between Comfort, Sport and Sport+ for the suspension setting. It is the way the car handles bumps and bruises for the road that is how I am able to tell, not how stiff it is even though that is part of it.

Sedan_Clan if it helps, a 10mm drop is basically 1 cm and that is very little in the grand scheme of things if you think about it from a visual standpoint. 20mm is more noticeable at 2 cm but 1 cm drop isn't.
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