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I also want to find / modify the parameters for the adaptive suspension; I'd like to stiffen up 'Sport Mode' a bit more and make 'Mid Mode' somewhere between 'Sport Mode' and 'Green Mode' - if you get my drift!

Not sure if anyone has played with this yet?
 

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This sounds fantastic. I'd love to know if you can vary the suspension settings and whilst I'm sure this technically possible I'm betting their physical range isn't that much greater than the software range......
 

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This sounds fantastic. I'd love to know if you can vary the suspension settings and whilst I'm sure this technically possible I'm betting their physical range isn't that much greater than the software range......
I just need to find the correct parameters, the damping is bound to be configured as 0-100% 'stiffness' for each driving mode (I hope) though the actual damping value will probably vary about a 'base' value dependent on road speed (gets stiffer the faster you go - oooerrr :D) - it must be in there somewhere...:nerd:

Just need to get my wife out of the car long enough for me to get the laptop plugged in and play!
 

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I just need to find the correct parameters, the damping is bound to be configured as 0-100% 'stiffness' for each driving mode (I hope) though the actual damping value will probably vary about a 'base' value dependent on road speed (gets stiffer the faster you go - oooerrr :D) - it must be in there somewhere...:nerd:

Just need to get my wife out of the car long enough for me to get the laptop plugged in and play!
Quick, everyone with adaptive dampers round to Catflap's...he has cables!! :nerd:
Is your wife liable to bite if we help you to forcibly remove her from your car, so you can get on with your electronic voodoo? >:D
**Puts Worcestershire into SatNav**
 

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Think we could get a boost gauge on the centre screen with said cable madness catflap pal? I've always thought the excitement analyser was missing a turbo boost pressure gauge.
 

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This sounds fantastic. I'd love to know if you can vary the suspension settings and whilst I'm sure this technically possible I'm betting their physical range isn't that much greater than the software range......
I agree on that point , but would be interested to hear your findings - It would be really nice to have a favorite mode , where you can have your preferred throttle setting, suspension , my ideal would be

Damping- Green ( soft setting on dampers, Mid and Sport are harsh for concrete motorways and country lanes that I use)
Throttle -Mid Throttle setting ( green is anemic , sport is a bit too much)
Steering - Mid position ( doesnt feel much different to green TBH)
and with the rev match system ( which is only active in sport mode)

At the moment if I want the softer damping ( green ) then I have to put up with the poorer throttle response and heel and toe to match revs.

Even if I adjust the sport setting to medium damping then I have to put up with a rougher ride ,stiffer steering and the overly aggressive throttle

So basically I can never quite get what I want GRRRRRR!

I cant understand why BMW don't let customer choose what they want , and then just keep the last settings on the key fob. as it is the car always defaults to mid mode everytime you reset the ignition.

It is possible this could be programmed in??
 

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Done my first bit of coding on our new MCS - added the tyre (wheel) temperature readings to the Tyre Pressure Monitoring Display.

Using the E-Sys software / Ethernet cable that I use on my BMW X5 (F15) - works great.
Interesting....!!

I'd be pleased if you could see if there's an option to show km/h on the cruise-control display.

I was in France yesterday using cruise-control for various speeds and getting frustrated by not being able to manage it based on km/h instead of mph.

The rest of the digital displays can be switched between km/h & mph - so the cruise-control display is an obvious oversight.

My dealer asked BMW/MINI and was told to look out for a future software update...
 

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I'm pretty sure this is definitely not doable... but I'd love to see some rev feedback on the HUD. Would be fantastic.

Love the sound of more extreme damper settings and so on.
 

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I'd love to disable the electronic differential as well as the traction control systems at the same time....


There's always something to hold you back. :-(
 

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I'm pretty sure this is definitely not doable... but I'd love to see some rev feedback on the HUD. Would be fantastic.

Love the sound of more extreme damper settings and so on.
Lack of a rev counter when flipping into sport does seem a tad odd, not a major loss though as the engine isn't especially fast reving - makes a huge difference to a fast reving high powered engine, a good visual aid to assist well timed shifts; e60 M5 had a screen projector where the rev counter would progressively turn green, amber and red through the rev range - suspect it could be resolved for the MINI with a software update as could greater latitude in configuring the driver modes...
 
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