Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby Compactpete » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:31 pm

Remember it also gives you the ability to configure, throttle, steering and suspension together or independently which you can't do on passive.
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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby GaryB1972 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:36 pm

Scottland wrote:Thanks for the views all, for what it's worth I'm coming from a 2015 Focus ST which I think is fine.

Mines a 2014 ST3 and the normal suspension on the 140 feels much smoother


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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby moulin12 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:39 pm

OrtonM135i wrote:What hasn't been mentioned regardless of ride and comfort is the fact the active dampers are always working regardless of driving mode.

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It hasn't? :-)
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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby Compactpete » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:40 pm

The only thing with adaptive is that quite a few (me included) get the infamous knocking over speed humps. Can be cured by software apparently but I haven't asked yet.
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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby Compactpete » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:41 pm

moulin12 wrote:
OrtonM135i wrote:What hasn't been mentioned regardless of ride and comfort is the fact the active dampers are always working regardless of driving mode.

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It hasn't? :-)


Haha, yes you did say in the post above :D
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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby OrtonM135i » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:42 pm

moulin12 wrote:
OrtonM135i wrote:What hasn't been mentioned regardless of ride and comfort is the fact the active dampers are always working regardless of driving mode.

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It hasn't? :-)


Haha I stand corrected! think I started writing as you posted


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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby Scottland » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:45 pm

Compactpete wrote:Remember it also gives you the ability to configure, throttle, steering and suspension together or independently which you can't do on passive.



Oh really, that sounds better then - more to fiddle with. I'd assumed you could do that regardless of adaptive suspension.

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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby Compactpete » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:47 pm

Scottland wrote:
Compactpete wrote:Remember it also gives you the ability to configure, throttle, steering and suspension together or independently which you can't do on passive.



Oh really, that sounds better then - more to fiddle with. I'd assumed you could do that regardless of adaptive suspension.


No, if I remember it's sport throttle and heavy steering in sport mode or neither in comfort.
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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby moulin12 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:48 pm

Compactpete wrote:The only thing with adaptive is that quite a few (me included) get the infamous knocking over speed humps. Can be cured by software apparently but I haven't asked yet.


Is this just on the 135/140? Haven't noticed it on the F22 (but then I'm pretty slow over the bumps!)
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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby Compactpete » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:54 pm

moulin12 wrote:
Compactpete wrote:The only thing with adaptive is that quite a few (me included) get the infamous knocking over speed humps. Can be cured by software apparently but I haven't asked yet.


Is this just on the 135/140? Haven't noticed it on the F22 (but then I'm pretty slow over the bumps!)


Its been present on the M135i for a few years but BMW found a cure with a software upgrade. Not heard anyone complain on a 2 series though? But of course not every car does it.

Surprised people still have the problem on M140i's too, I can only assume the software fix is for complaints only rather than an across the board upgrade.
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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby SkyJawa » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:56 pm

I went for adaptive over paint. Must have for me. It's great.

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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby OrtonM135i » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:01 pm

Compactpete wrote:
moulin12 wrote:
Compactpete wrote:The only thing with adaptive is that quite a few (me included) get the infamous knocking over speed humps. Can be cured by software apparently but I haven't asked yet.


Is this just on the 135/140? Haven't noticed it on the F22 (but then I'm pretty slow over the bumps!)


Its been present on the M135i for a few years but BMW found a cure with a software upgrade. Not heard anyone complain on a 2 series though? But of course not every car does it.

Surprised people still have the problem on M140i's too, I can only assume the software fix is for complaints only rather than an across the board upgrade.


Out of interest my local dealers to Northamptonshire - Wollaston, and Lancaster BMW both seem very confused and can't tell me if the damper software update even exists to be able to update the software on mine

Which dealership updated your software and did you have any info I could pass on to my dealer? just to help them lol


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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby daboss1975 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:43 pm

Scottland wrote:
Compactpete wrote:Remember it also gives you the ability to configure, throttle, steering and suspension together or independently which you can't do on passive.



Oh really, that sounds better then - more to fiddle with. I'd assumed you could do that regardless of adaptive suspension.


Its essential in my view - I came from a Focus ST and when I test drove a non adaptive M135i the first thing I noticed was how harsh the ride felt - it almost put me off. Given how much your already spending its a no brainer for an extra £515 less discount

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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby Tubes » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:39 pm

I have it. Not driven one without.

The difference not as noticeable as it was with EDC on my e92 M3 and the ride isn't as good but think it would be pretty bouncy and harsh (even more so with RFTs) without having the dampers on it. For the additional monthly charge of a couple of pints it's worth it.

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Re: Adaptive Suspension Yay or Nay?

Postby ClaretFozzy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:07 pm

No from me, even though it does represent good VFM.

The ride on passive dampers is far less crashy than my previous Focus ST and Volvo C30, so I'm happy as it is.


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