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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2015, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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MagRide/Magnetic Suspension?

Its becoming a far more affordable option, plus VW has the technology in house. Audi offers Magnetic Ride with Sports Suspension as an upgrade on the RS3 for 995.00 in the UK.

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Continuously adapts the suspension damping to the changing driving situation. It does this automatically and in just a few fractions of a second by means of an electronically controlled magnetic field. Suspension tuning can be adjusted via Audi drive select in 3 settings Comfort, Auto and Dynamic
https://www.audi.co.uk/content/dam/a...-sportback.pdf



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Having that setup would be sweet and do more for making the R400 shoot higher up.



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Having that setup would be sweet and do more for making the R400 shoot higher up.
I would be willing to shell out as well. if they get the balance and torque distribution right, so as it doesn't drive like nose heavy pig Audis, plus magride...my my, lets say its on rails, yea?



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I would be willing to shell out as well. if they get the balance and torque distribution right, so as it doesn't drive like nose heavy pig Audis, plus magride...my my, lets say its on rails, yea?
Agree, along with the need for that level of refinement and balance. It's their time to shine and include what should be included.



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Have any of you ever driven a magnetic ride equipped Audi? I drove a magnetic ride equipped Audi TT and it blew my mind. So tight and controlled -- almost zero body roll. Truly handled like it was on rails.


Such a transformative suspension option should be available on such a performance car like the R400.


The dark side of magnetic ride is its unimpressive lack of durability and extremely high repair cost. If you look at the Audi R8 forums, a considerable number of owners have seen shock absorber failures within 60k miles, and each shock costs something like $1500 USD alone for the part. Then add labor, programming, etc, then times that by multiple shocks, and you have one heck of a headache...
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Never did unfortunately, only been hearing good things about it.



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Never did unfortunately, only been hearing good things about it.
You have to try it, such an incredible system.

As the setup is offered on the RS3, I'm hopeful the R400 will offer the magnetic ride tech as well.
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im almost positive it will, the haladex system is the same too



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Seeing this video of it in the R8 makes it sort of tempting to go out and rent one




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