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      06-20-2010, 04:49 PM   #1
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Anyone who has driven with EDC on Autobahn.......

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For those of you who have driven your EDC M3's on the Autobahn at high speed what setting did you find gives the most planted and stable feel?

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      06-20-2010, 04:55 PM   #2
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the system in comfort and normal is 100% adaptive, I've had mine over 130 in comfort mode with no issues of instability or lack of confidence with the vehicle. Furthermore, with the sport setting you may bounce around too much at high speed since the suspension is locked at 75% stiffness...let the computer do its thing
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      06-20-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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the system in comfort and normal is 100% adaptive, I've had mine over 130 in comfort mode with no issues of instability or lack of confidence with the vehicle. Furthermore, with the sport setting you may bounce around too much at high speed since the suspension is locked at 75% stiffness...let the computer do its thing
I didn't realise the system is adaptive in comfort as well as normal. Does anyone even use the sport mode then as surely even on a track the normal setting would probably perform better with it being adaptive? - (my car is still a couple of weeks away so i have no experience of the EDC system)
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      06-20-2010, 05:21 PM   #4
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Was using comfort driving 150mph+ without any stability issue, in the rain.
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I also usually drive at normal when going high speeds (130+mph) on the Autobahn
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Same. 145mph in long stretches while in comfort mode - car feels sturdy, smooth.
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      06-20-2010, 06:58 PM   #7
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I used comfort....no doubt the easiest drive @ 140mph+
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normal setting at m school...

even the instructors at m school have you drive on normal setting because of its ability to adapt. I have heard that the new competition pack allows for adaptability in all settings....
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      06-20-2010, 07:23 PM   #9
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You're just going fast on a smooth surface with no significant curves. It's not going to make any difference where it's set. The purpose of any damper is to control the movement of the spring and, under this scenario, they're just not doing much.
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Any setting will do. I've always left it in Comfort, the only time it goes into Normal or Sport is at the track.
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      06-20-2010, 08:22 PM   #11
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It seems to me the difference between comfort and normal is more apparent at lower speeds. At higher speeds the difference is less apparent, if noticeable at all.
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      06-20-2010, 09:38 PM   #12
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      06-20-2010, 11:07 PM   #13
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Normal mode at 159 MPH per my garmin and 161 per speedometer. I thought I was limited to 155mph, go figure.
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No it's 161
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Normal mode at 159 MPH per my garmin and 161 per speedometer. I thought I was limited to 155mph, go figure.
blame it on BMW for making the speedo overly optimistic lol
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      06-21-2010, 12:49 AM   #16
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Speedo is not %100 accurate guys. It shows 2mph + than the actual speed If i am not mistaken.
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Was using comfort driving 150mph+ without any stability issue, in the rain.
in the rain? wow you got guts
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even the instructors at m school have you drive on normal setting because of its ability to adapt. I have heard that the new competition pack allows for adaptability in all settings....
You may be correct, I was driving a ZCP.

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It seems to me the difference between comfort and normal is more apparent at lower speeds. At higher speeds the difference is less apparent, if noticeable at all.
I noticed a significant difference between normal and comfort at high speeds, Comfort removed much of the "busyness" that becomes tiresome after about an hour at high speed.

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Then explain my 170mph?
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Most of the time I use normal but over long periods confort is fine. I hate sport on the autobahn. It's too stiff.
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Comfort on the street and normal on the track.
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even the instructors at m school have you drive on normal setting because of its ability to adapt. I have heard that the new competition pack allows for adaptability in all settings....
True

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=385586

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