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My 718 GTS has PASM (no SPASM). I feel the body roll is high during high speed cornering on Tracks. I expected it to be more stable. Is this the case for everybody?
 

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How fast and hard are you cornering? Have you driven a different 718 (or previous 981, 987) for comparison?
 

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I have never driven the R8 so i cant say how it feels, S-PASM as i have on my CS feels really good in corners.
I had PASM on my trashed BS but never got the chance to test it fully on track, but it was a Little softer than S-PASM but no way softer...


And its a Boxster you have?
On my 986 you can really feel how the body rolls when you pushing it.
Any other Boxster owners might give us some insight :)
 

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My 718 GTS has PASM (no SPASM). I feel the body roll is high during high speed cornering on Tracks. I expected it to be more stable. Is this the case for everybody?
So,did you sell your R8 and then buy a 718GTS? Just curious
 

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Body roll is more a thing of the sway bars, not primary of the springs or the dampers.
Try to get aftermarket sway bars. This will give you the most improvement in body roll for your money.
Also handling will improve, the car will respond quicker and directer to the steering.

An alternative is to try the SPASM sway bars in conjunction with the SPASM springs.
But I am not sure if the SPASM sway bars are really different/stiffer, you have to investigate in that.
 

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I didn't think there was a major difference between PASM and SPASM other than ride height.

Have you looked at exterior pictures to confirm there's actual body roll as opposed to what "feels" like body roll?

Are you noticing bad laptimes? Low corner speeds? Body roll isn't always an indicator of poor handling as long as the chassis dynamics are set up properly.
 

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SPASM is noticeable stiffer than PASM
 

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I have a 718 S with sport PASM (-20mm) should be the same as the GTS suspension, I too have noticed a bit more body roll than i had originally expected for the car. My plan is for stiffer and adjustable bars soon
 

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No, SPASM is an option on the GTS
 

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I have a CGTS with SPASM (-20mm). The GTS also comes standard with the 20'' wheels. So this is supposed to be the sportiest setup. Yet it is very confortable and (before ordering) all the sales rep stated that none of them could see a difference in confort between PASM and SPASM (with same wheels...).


This being said, I find SPASM to be incredibly stable in corner. On one night, the temperature was +6 degree Celsius (cold). I put SPASM in Sport Mode and pushed the car in a corner. I didn't reach the limits of the handling and I did 1.43 G...at night, on a near freezing road...


This suspension is so efficient that I am convinced that the weakest link of this car are the Michelin PS4S. Yes, these wonderful tires are the weakest link. This tells us how wonderful this suspension is.


And in confort mode, it is so confortable!! A friend of mine has an Audi S4 on 19'' wheels (mine has 20'') and he told me that my 718 is MUCH more confortable.


How does Porsche do that?
 

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I have a CGTS with SPASM (-20mm). The GTS also comes standard with the 20'' wheels. So this is supposed to be the sportiest setup. Yet it is very confortable and (before ordering) all the sales rep stated that none of them could see a difference in confort between PASM and SPASM (with same wheels...).


This being said, I find SPASM to be incredibly stable in corner. On one night, the temperature was +6 degree Celsius (cold). I put SPASM in Sport Mode and pushed the car in a corner. I didn't reach the limits of the handling and I did 1.43 G...at night, on a near freezing road...


This suspension is so efficient that I am convinced that the weakest link of this car are the Michelin PS4S. Yes, these wonderful tires are the weakest link. This tells us how wonderful this suspension is.


And in confort mode, it is so confortable!! A friend of mine has an Audi S4 on 19'' wheels (mine has 20'') and he told me that my 718 is MUCH more confortable.


How does Porsche do that?
You just nailed it. I came from a M4 Competition with 20“ Whels and there is no comparison in ride quality or cornering. This suspension feels like outer space so good is it. Have also -20mm + 20“ Carrera wheels.
 

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I have a CGTS with SPASM (-20mm). The GTS also comes standard with the 20'' wheels. So this is supposed to be the sportiest setup. Yet it is very confortable and (before ordering) all the sales rep stated that none of them could see a difference in confort between PASM and SPASM (with same wheels...).


This being said, I find SPASM to be incredibly stable in corner. On one night, the temperature was +6 degree Celsius (cold). I put SPASM in Sport Mode and pushed the car in a corner. I didn't reach the limits of the handling and I did 1.43 G...at night, on a near freezing road...


This suspension is so efficient that I am convinced that the weakest link of this car are the Michelin PS4S. Yes, these wonderful tires are the weakest link. This tells us how wonderful this suspension is.


And in confort mode, it is so confortable!! A friend of mine has an Audi S4 on 19'' wheels (mine has 20'') and he told me that my 718 is MUCH more confortable.


How does Porsche do that?
I am considering the T that has spasm -20mm.
Im concerned about the ride in the city because of the -20mm set up
If I don’t initiate the spasm how soft/hard will the ride be compared to the 718 base that sits + 20mm or the base with pasm that sits +10mm compared to the T.
This is going to be my first porsche so I cant compare...
Thx
 

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I am considering the T that has spasm -20mm.
Im concerned about the ride in the city because of the -20mm set up
If I don’t initiate the spasm how soft/hard will the ride be compared to the 718 base that sits + 20mm or the base with pasm that sits +10mm compared to the T.
This is going to be my first porsche so I cant compare...
Thx
I have a Boxster T with the standard -20 mm pasm. The ride on city roads is superb.
 
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