2018 Q50 AWD Red Sport
FI has excellent customer service. It's drivable so no rush. But absolutely needs to be replaced. It may change my data logs as no 2 flow the same.
I'll chime in, since I have the RS-R C/Os on my AWD Q60 Red Sport since May 2020. Note: I lowered my Q's ride height one (1) inch. The RS-R C/Os have a manual dampener adjustment, and I have both front and rear settings @ 8/36, which is eight (8) clicks from "Full Soft". As for ride quality, in "Standard" mode, the suspension response is firmer than the stock Monroe DDS suspension, but still quite comfortable, which was also helped with changing from the Dumflats to Michelin A/S 3+'s. In "Sport" mode, the response is firmer still, but certainly not interlorable.How are you liking your RS-R active coilovers? If I want a leisurely drive, the standard setting is pretty comfy, but I usually end up driving in Sport+ mode. It's good, but obviously, I wish it was a little bit tighter and stiffer. Does the normal setting with RS-R stay close to the factory normal or is it also stiffened up a good deal?
The 8/36 dampener setting is the baseline setting at the C/O level, and represents "Standard" mode (no magnetic fluid energized). When I switch to "Sport", "Sport+", or "Personal"("Sport" for Steering/Suspension), the RS-Rs firm up accordingly. Somewhere I read the RS-R magnetic fluid changes the dampener setting about 1/2 of full scale, so about +18 clicks, which would place the setting @ 26/36 clicks in "Sport" mode, when starting from an initial setting of 8/36 clicks.I will probably go for the RS-R coilovers assuming I buy my car out at the end of the lease, but if I upgrade to them, it will be after the factory dampers wear out. They seem like a great upgrade. How does it align with the factory DDS setup? I'm guessing that we don't have 36 levels of adjustment from inside the car. Do you manually set what your base setting is and the DDS presets adjust from the base? Thanks for your review! I think it's going to be a great upgrade when I get to that point.
Discovered on the lift. No sound or smell. From the looks, not a lot of exhaust is leaking from the splits.Did you hear the leak or was that discovered while the car was on the lift?
Personally with my driving on roads with humps and whoopdedoos, a softer setting works. I'm 5 clicks from the softest in the front and 7 in the back. On install they were at the stiffest minus 5 & 7 clicks. The shop did it backwards.That's a bummer John, but at least they stand behind their product, which is one of the things I love about FI. Hopefully they can't get you in the build queue quickly and get it shipped out to you.
How are you liking your RS-R active coilovers? If I want a leisurely drive, the standard setting is pretty comfy, but I usually end up driving in Sport+ mode. It's good, but obviously, I wish it was a little bit tighter and stiffer. Does the normal setting with RS-R stay close to the factory normal or is it also stiffened up a good deal?
Have you considered tweaking the camber /toe or maybe have the car corner balanced instead? You may go through tires a bit faster but it would certainlyMy non DDS compatible is set at full hard up front and 6 from full hard for the rear.
DDS and non DDS are valved and sprung the same, I believe.
Yes, firmer than factory with sport setting, but not enough for me.
I am just reluctant to spend a stupid amount of money at this stage of my life to get a better setup. This car will most likely never see a track day.
At one time, I was at -2.2 all around with RE71R. It isnt the grip...it is the stiffness. The ride still feels floaty.Have you considered tweaking the camber /toe or maybe have the car corner balanced instead? You may go through tires a bit faster but it would certainly
give you far more responsive and immediate handling for a lot less money.
Did it always feel floating to you? If not and it felt more stable stock maybe you went too far with the modificationsAt one time, I was at -2.2 all around with RE71R. It isnt the grip...it is the stiffness. The ride still feels floaty.
I am used to and prefer a much firmer ride without compromosing handling.
They turn around tune updates quickly in most cases. Usually 24 hours or less has been my experience.New Pilot Sport 4S's and front alignment today. Also rev 2 map from AMS to upload and data log.
A few bugs like the wrong key dongle # in the map file from AMS yesterday. That's fixed (hopefully when I upload it later today.)
Hopefully it will be dialed in b4 winter.
Again the map had the wrong key #, but Jacob turned it around quickly. Starting is still rough. I'll try to do some data logging but my back and hips are shot.They turn around tune updates quickly in most cases. Usually 24 hours or less has been my experience.