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Does anybody tried both suspensions on a 718 Cayman?
Is the -20mm PASM (Sport PASM) noticable firmer than the -10mm?
How does it compare to the -10mm PASM and the -20mm sport suspension on the 981?

I like the look of the -20mm sport suspension, but dont like a too harsh, bumpy ride.
I tired both suspensions on the 981 and found the -20mm slightly too uncomfortable. But on the 981 the -20mm was not a PASM suspension. So comfort should be improved with the -20mm PASM on the 718 in normal mode.
 

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I have not tried the standard (-10mm) PASM. But I do have S-PASM (-20mm) on my new 718 CS. With 20" wheels. I live in CA, where the roads are pretty good. And I like a firm ride.

But to me, the ride is pretty darn firm / bumpy, even without the "stiff suspension" button activated. It's made me wonder if I should have gotten the standard PASM -- plus I have to be super careful going into and out of my driveway.
 

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I suppose you could tolerate the S-PASM. I have a Honda S2K and it is livable if not particularly comfortable. However, I'd worry more about ground clearance than anything else. I have PASM with -10mm from standard and I can't even get out of my own driveway without scraping unless I come off ant an angle. My fist just fits under the front tire air dams. I mean thats just over maybe 4 inches. Bottom line if your main target is track day then go for the S-PASM, if not I would stick to the PASM. Good luck.
 

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if you're talking about upgrades - remember the TPC's DSC pasm controller - it makes ride better and you can tune the shocks to whatever you like.
of course, to be fair, if the springs are way too stiff - it will not resolve it.
but i don't think we know for sure where the stiffness is coming from. too often it's shocks tuning.
 

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I've read a lot of reviews of Cayman or Boxster S models with PASM Sport and they all raved about the ride quality in normal mode. My bigger concern with the Sport (20mm lower ride) is clearing speed bumps, approach angles, etc...
 
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I have a new 718 CS with -20 PASM. Clearance is not going to be an issue in any day-to-day situation, so don't sweat that aspect.

On my Audi S5, I have H&R sport springs -- by comparison, the PASM 718 is downright cushy. I, personally, find the ride very compliant and in no way 'harsh'.
 

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I have not tried the standard (-10mm) PASM. But I do have S-PASM (-20mm) on my new 718 CS. With 20" wheels. I live in CA, where the roads are pretty good. And I like a firm ride.

But to me, the ride is pretty darn firm / bumpy, even without the "stiff suspension" button activated. It's made me wonder if I should have gotten the standard PASM -- plus I have to be super careful going into and out of my driveway.
Because the tire height and width (235 front, 265 rear) is the same for all models (only difference is wheel diameter and corresponding tire profile), several tests have indicated little or no ride difference. While 20" wheels look awesome, the 19" Boxster S wheels are striking and give you just a little more sidewall to play with than with the 20" wheels. I'm happy with my 19s and no PASM.
 
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