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Hi all, just after some feedback from owners of DSs equipped with the Adaptive Dynamics pack regarding how noticeable the difference is when switching between the normal general programs mode and the dynamic mode, please?

The reason I ask is that I can't tell any significant difference between the two modes on my DS with AD. I was provided with a non-AD DS loan car recently and the ride on that was so much smoother than my car in either mode that I'm wondering if there is a fault in my suspension (no codes thrown though). If there's any difference between the two AD modes then they are far less significant than the difference compared to the non-AD loan car.

The disclaimer here is that my vehicle has been fitted (prior to delivery) with 255/55/18 BFG all-terrains which will have a stiffer side-wall than the Wranglers on the loan car. My opinion is that although this is likely to affect the ride in General mode compared to the loan car, I wouldn't have thought it would mask the differences between General and Dynamic modes.

Although the dash does show that the Dynamic mode has been selected, and back to General (and the 4WD modes) I'm wondering if the command is actually getting through to the suspension controller - perhaps it's using the dynamic settings for both modes? It seems unlikely, but it also seems like a waste of AUD$2k for this suspension "upgrade" if it's functioning as intended.

Thanks in advance for any input,

Lee.
 

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I have the Adaptive Dynamic's pack and find there is a slight difference when the system is running. I notice the suspension and the steering ever so slightly tighten up and it provides slightly more control when cornering. I won't go as far as to say it corners like a race car but it handles the corners slightly better than standard drive modes.

I use dynamic mode when I am in traffic and need access to power quickly. Dynamic mode seems to remove any lag from the turbo or transmission which is really nice.
 

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Thanks for the reply, it appears that I misunderstood how the AD was supposed to behave when I optioned the car. I was under the impression that General mode with AD was similar to/smoother than the non-AD suspension, and that Dynamic mode was required to stiffen everything up. Talking to a service assistant last night (for other reasons) he advised that General AD is still going to be much firmer than non-AD, so it seems like it is actually working as intended. I haven't had many opportunities to throw the vehicle at a corner yet so it may just be that the situations haven't been conducive to highlighting the differences in General and Dynamic modes.

Bit of a shame that my salesperson hadn't had any personal experience to give proper advice regarding this, as with hindsight and especially now having driven them back-to-back I'd probably prefer the non-AD for my current circumstances. Oh well...
 
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