DSC Sport Suspension Tuning for MRC

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  1. VoodooBoss

    VoodooBoss Rick Moderator

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    Do you know if there are set programs? I'm hoping they are preprogrammed and you can select which program you want. I'm not interested in creating my own programming. Has your friend run his on track yet? If you're really serious spend the $4-5K on the matching DSC dampers. I'd try the DSC first and if it's still not stiff enough then try the R dampers. The only difference between the dampers that I know of is the "slot gap" is narrower on the R dampers which makes them stiffer throughout their range.
     
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    I can get R dampers for about $1200 for all 4. When I spoke to Jordan at DSC he believes it's not worth switching. But tried talking me into coil overs and still using the DSC controller. I don't want to go that far with dampers and $8000.00.
    The controller comes pre loaded, but he didn't like how it came, it's very easy to adjust yourself and basically has a sliding MV scale. Basically you adjust the damper by selecting how many milivolts you need. The more voltage the stiffer the damper. Up to 1500 mv if I remember correctly. I also believe the stock settings were like set at 500 or so.



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    That's what I was hoping to hear. We'll find out soon enough.
     
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    Each damper has a separate adjustment. It's stupid simple. Soon it'll be wifi from your phone. If not already. Plus it's updated and with free upgrades.


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    Any one have any feedback for the DSC? I installed it on my track pack and the front end feels kind of floaty over bumps at freeway speeds.
     
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    @Voodude welcome to TMO. Filip the owner of CorteX has one mounted on his R but I haven't received an update from him. I'll send him a note inquiring about it. Which tracks do you go in SoCal?
     
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    Big willow, willow springs, buttonwillow and Fontana.

    Also forgot to clarify, it's floaty in sports mode.
     
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    So I've had the DSC controller in for a few weeks. First impressions are it's a much more supple ride around town. Over undulations the front end seems a little floaty in normal and sport mode, but that is something that the software allows you to control by decreasing the velocity threashold (0.2g) before active dampening comes into effect. However I just got back from a 35 mile trip through Angeles National Forest with some seriously spirited driving and I can say that this is one of the best additions you can do. The GT350 was so well composed and balanced. I would highly encourage anyone who's a track junkie or relishes quick corners.
     
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    That's great to hear. Will you be taking your car to a track anytime soon? Would love to see lap times before and after.
     
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    I'll be getting to the track in couple of weeks, I'l post an update.

    I did speak with Mike from DSC at length and he tweaked the parameters for a much more responsive ride; I wasn't liking how floaty sport mode was. The manipulation of the forward is easily done, and if you run a long enough usb cable you can perform real time tuning updates.

    Today I took the 350 to West End Alignment in Gardena Ca for caster/camber plate install and I opted to go with DSC recommended track alignment based off his experience testing at VIR. Much less aggressive than FP specks.
     
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    @8250RPM I can't help whether or not it makes sense to you but you are not buying a blank canvas where you go design your own suspension programming. It comes programmed with the DSC mapping from their testing. (See the above post) You can adjust from there if you like. Many of us do not have the time or experience to go out and develop our own programming. What I want is a turn key program that works on the street and track. CorteX has taken the base DSC programming and tuned from there on the NorCal tracks with Mike Levitas help. While I'm not drinking any CorteX cool-aid I do have a great deal of appreciation for their experience with both PWC and CTSCC racing series and the hundreds of NorCal race and HDPE cars that run their suspension components.
     
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    I don't mean it in a negative way and sorry if it came off that way.
    What I mean is even when you buy it from DSC directly it comes programmed and ready to use. If a user wants to do any adjustments it's very easy to do and DSC has great customer support to talk you through the process. Once you do it once it's easy. It's all made by MV (millivolts) adjustments.


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    Care to share the cost?
     
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    Thanks Rick. I could see doing this once I started spending more time on track. Is the tuning after delivery free? So I could call Cortex and request they give me more compliance on the street or stiffer on the track etc?

    Interestingly enough the product description says it weighs 60 lbs. That cant be right lol
     
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    My understanding is the unit comes with a base tune and you can adjust from there. See @8250RPM comments above.
     
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    I really want to spring (pardon the pun) for this along with the electronic coilovers and just skip the FP springs. The only thing holding me back is the cost delta.
     
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    Start with the control unit and add the dampers later. From what I'm hearing the control unit and springs might be all you need.
     
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    It would be nice if Cortex released programming specifically for the FP springs.
     
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