Many of today’s higher-end sports cars and sports sedans have active damper control. The factories engineers use this active control to tune the suspension in the same way that we turn the knobs on race dampers. However, with the advent of sophisticated sensors and the ability to multiplex numerous sensors on the modern cars CANBUS, these systems have tremendous performance potential limited only by the skill of the engineers tuning them. Although these systems have a lot of capability, we have been ripping them out and installing things like sophisticated and expensive 3-way and 4-way adjustable motorsports dampers so we can do our own tuning. Some of our complaints about the OEM systems is that they are still tuned too soft and there is not enough differentiation between comfort and sport. Other complaints are that the system acts unpredictably, there is a feeling of lag in the system, etc. Well in the past the only option was to gut the active damping and install race dampers but recently we discovered the DSC Sport Suspension Controler. We got the plug and play system for our Porsche GT3RS but DSC offers plug and play as well as universal systems for many performance cars with active dampers. The DSC Sport box will allow you to tune for changes in spring rates, bars, and tires to make more track-oriented or ride comfort damper control programs for your car.
With its OEM front nose lift, there are not many options for race-type multi-adjustable shocks that are compatible with the front lift. The DSC Sport damper controller might just be the answer to our needs.
Our DSC Sport system works on any 991 911 Porsche with the factory PASM system. The connectors plug right into the factory wire harness.
The DSC Sport box has a mini USB port so the box can communicate with a PC running Windows 7-10. Sorry Apple creatives no box for you. Once you are set up you can tune 1899 different parameters that the box has control over!
So you register your box with DSC Sport and you are ready to go to town and start doing some detailed tuning. What we did is visit the DSC Sport website and downloaded the latest software file for the 991.1 GT3RS and uploaded it to the controller. We found that they have a stiffer than their standard sport mode file so we downloaded that and uploaded it to the Sport Mode side of the maps. In the software for the Porsche, tuning the Normal Mode has a yellow background, and Sport Mode is red. However, we did some of our own tuning once we did some hard driving and got a feel for DSC Sport’s improved programming and how we could mess with it to set it up for our own preferences.