Dynamic Steering

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Dynamic Steering

Post by Brooner » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:56 am

Guys

anyone drive the RS4 with both steering setups still swithering whether to spec or not
i have the Dynamic set up on my B8 which i find fine but i did find it a bit strange when i came from the B7 not so much feed back if the B7 ever did it is a bit of a distant memory
just looking for some experiences and comments
Mr Henry Catchpole recommends not to spec it in his vid of the B9

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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by RS4John » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:33 am

No, not the RS4, drove an SQ5 with and without and didn't like it. I must have watched nearly every YouTube video review of the RS4 - it's not a favourite with the journos.

So what spec are you thinking of?
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by Brooner » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:42 am

the spec im looking at is

see attached PDF

just swithering about colour
if i delete the Dynamic steering will probably spec memory seats and folding mirrors
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by Terminator_X » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:04 am

Mine doesn't have it and steers fine.

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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by RS4John » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:24 am

Looks like a nice spec - if it were me I'd drop the dynamic steering option (you still get the Auto/Comfort/Dynamic option in Drive Select without it - and in Dynamic mode it's perfectly weighted - just right) and add a Pano roof as the all black interior is going to be kind of dark. Or, alternatively spec the head-up display, I've never owned a car with one and I really like it. Folding mirrors would be a must have - at £125 it would be a no brainer.

DRC is a good choice - it's an expensive option but does provide an amazing driving experience, no pitching or diving on acceleration or braking and a dead flat cornering experience with the standard SportDiff doing it's stuff it makes the RS4 seem shorter than it really is.
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by Brooner » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:36 am

Terminator_X wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:04 am
Mine doesn't have it and steers fine.

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did you try one with dynamic steering before getting your car

the spec i have done is more or less the same as my currant B8 not a fan of all the lane assist and other electronic voodoo

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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by kmpowell » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:41 am

Brooner wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:42 am
the spec im looking at is

see attached PDF

just swithering about colour
if i delete the Dynamic steering will probably spec memory seats and folding mirrors
I think I’m in the minority’s, but I can’t understand how anybody sits there and says “yes I’ll spend £300 on heating my rear seats”. Do you realise heated front seats are standard on the B9 and all the £300 gives you is heated rears?

Personally I switched of DS in my B8, a horrible thing that killed the car when activated. It was mandatory as part of the sport pack on the B8 but luckily on the B9 it’s separate and can be avoided like the devil it is.

Looks a good spec, the only thing I’d add is Auto Folding/dimming mirrors and memory seats.
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by Brooner » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:49 am

yes i realise the 300 is just for the rears but i care about my passengers i like to give them a big cuddle & hug when there in the car :lol:
i have now included the folding mirrors and memory seats in the spec now
just wish they would pull the finger pout and start building them again

interested in how you managed to deactivate the dynamic steering on the B8

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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by kmpowell » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:54 am

Brooner wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:49 am
interested in how you managed to deactivate the dynamic steering on the B8
Steering is/was configurable through the ‘individual’ mode in the drive select.
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by Surrey Sam » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:05 am

That just changes the steering weight, Dynamic Steering actively changes the steering ratio dependent on speed.

I've driven both options back to back on the B9 and there is no difference in steering feel, they're both still electric systems with typical Audi 'feel'. The Dynamic Steering equipped car felt sharper and nimbler turning into slow speed corners, as it didn't require as much steering lock to make the turning angle required. I'd spec it out of choice but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if I couldn't have it, as there are more important options to tick.
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by Brooner » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:46 am

ah sorry i miss understood i thought you had found a way to disable it via vag com (me being a thick oil field trash reading ad righting are hard) :D

i have mine on dynamic all of the time on the B8 the comfort setting is too sloppy for me
i might just leave it on as im currently happy with the way the B8 feels
i actually liked it better before the software update that reduced the stiffness through the steering wheel (before that many complained the weight was too heavy)

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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by RS5 Owner » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:27 pm

Every one of the huge number of reviews that I read/watched that commented on the dynamic steering said don't get it. This seems to indicate it is either 1) a poor option or 2) the reviewers are copying each other (I don't discount the second option).
Every test drive I had (3 :lol:) had dynamic steering. I couldn't tell the difference but obviously you can't push hard on an accompanied test drive.

The idea of the computer changing the steering ratio really puts me off so I'm glad I didn't get.
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by PieterZ » Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:40 pm

It was speced on my car but I do suppose you could do perfectly without it.
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Re: Dynamic Steering

Post by graeme4130 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:09 am

I drove both with and without, and ordered without
It’s better calibrated than it was in previous incarnations, but it doesn’t add anything to the way the car steers other than to reduce lock marginally at bigger speeds, although is more consistent than it was in the b8
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