rhm210
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2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:46 am

I have a PHEV GSR built January 2021 I consider the suspension far to hard for the roads in Adelaide, a delightful car to drive when there are no bumps in the road but when even the slightest bump(imperfection in the road surface) I consider the ride too rough.

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Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:02 pm

I do not share this impression - what tyres and what tyre pressure are you using?
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Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:14 pm

I too have a 2020 in USA, and I also feel the suspension is quite stiff. I feel every bump.
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Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:29 pm

The suspension has been the same since I took delivery of it 3 weeks ago, it has covered 1045Kms, the rear tyres are not wearing smoothly rough on the edges.Tyres Bridgestone Ecopia H/L 422 Plus, pressure 34lbs all round.

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Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:11 am

GSR suspension package is uprated. Thats why ride is harsher. Its a sportier ride
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Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:26 am

I see, I had to look it up. Yes, a car with a "Sports" suspension tune will always feel a bit harsh. I am surprised at this marketing ploy, it does not fit the character of the car at all. The PHEV has always been known for the smoothness of its ride, for asphalt burning on the circuit it would be my last choice.
Trying to make a two ton SUV behave like a Porsche is like trying to teach a Cow the Viennese Waltz.
Maybe you could fit different shock absorbers?
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Re: 2020 built Jan 2021 GSR harsh suspension, any one agree ??

Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:27 am

Porsche already makes 2-ton SUVs, which actually handle quite well. And they make a 2-ton BEV, ditto
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