• Nov 2nd 2007 at 2:58PM
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Although the big news from Bilstein is the upgrade from its PSS9 system to the PSS10 (essentially, adding one more level of damping to their struts), more impressive is the firm's new Electronic Ridecontrol system. Essentially, it's similar to Porsche's PASM system, without integration between the ECU to gather inputs from the throttle position sensor, traction control and steering angle sensor. Pushing the dash-mounted blue backlit button changes the strut's firmness from "Comfort" to "Sport," all within fractions of a second. The "Comfort" selection is still about 50-percent stiffer than stock, and currently it's available for the BMW E46, E90 and E60, along with the Mercedes E-Class (W211). Bilstein plans to develop the system for a number of other high-end applications, specifically the entire Porsche range, from the Boxster to the 996 and 997 911s. MSRP is just a few bucks over $3,000.

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      Sounds great.

      I want it for a subaru, though. If only the WRX STi came in a good looking coupe.

      PSS10 adjustable suspension would go well with the new adjustable features,

      DCCD - adjustable torque bias differential AWD system.
      S-Drive - adjustable engine management
      VDC - vehicle dynamics control (traction control)

      With 300 turbocharged flat-four horsepower, or better yet, a turbocharged 6-cylinder boxer, a car with all of that chassis versatility would be quite a car.

      And Subaru already uses bilstein shocks and struts on the STi and Spec B legacies... so it isn't a leap for fitment, I would hope.

      Now if there were just Subaru car that looked as cool as all that hardware is... My Legacy GT comes close, but a new slick coupe WRX, or new Legacy-based SVX replacement would be better. That probably will not be happening.
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