Does it „wham“ in all dcc modes?
Thanks to you both. I drive almost all the time with DCC in Normal and my wife drives in Comfort, and this has happened in both of those modes. Haven't tried it in Sport, but now you've got me curious to see if that firmer setting mitigates this somewhat.I'm not familiar with the R active shocks but I'd try different settings on approach and see if sport helps. That said, when my alltrack was on stock suspension, it never bottomed out but it once did make a very loud bang at low speed when a wheel went full down excursion in a drop off due to woefully poor rebound damping. Thought the chassis hit something I wasn't aware of but it was the suspension going full excursion too quickly.
Thanks! And YES that "I just sent my shock through the top hat" feeling is EXACTLY what I thought. I do have 19" wheels (Englishtown/Spielberg) and I figured they wouldn't be doing me any favors in this situation. But it's good to hear that I'm not the only one who's experienced this in this car. Thanks again!When I first got my R I was also pretty taken back when I went across bumps or separations in the highway. I would describe it just like you said. Like "wholly crap did I just send my shock through the the top hat" loud. Jarring also. As others have eluded to, it is a "feature" for the Golf R suspension. It will do it in "Comfort" mode as well.
If you have 19" wheels, that won't help either. FWIW, I own an '18 STi now, and it rolls across the same roads without an issue. On 19" wheels. So your comparison to the other cars is sound. It really is just the way the car drives.
Thanks! Sounds just like josh's experience above. Surprisingly the 19" Englishtown/Spielberg wheels have started to grow on me, which I never thought they would when I first saw them. But I decided I wouldn't let that stand in the way of me buying this car, and I've never been a fan of black wheels (except on track-only cars where I think it works but it still isn't my favorite), so that option was out. Now I don't mind them so much. The Pretorias do look nice, but I kept reading that they're quite soft and therefore prone to getting bent -- although I admittedly haven't read anything about the Englishtowns one way or the other in that regard.My R (‘17) does this as well. Impacts that all my other cars shake off seem to be noticeably less dampened in the R.
There is one particular recessed manhole cover on a 35 mph road nearby that in the R creates an impact that sounds terrifying. (“Something must have broken this time FOR SURE...”) In my other cars this same manhole cover hole results in a noticeable impact but the hit is dampened in a way that doesn’t make you feel that something was damaged.
I am looking forward to Apex releasing some hubcentric 18” wheels this year so that I can try to get a little more aspect ratio on the tires to reduce the terror of these road hazards, even though I’m so fond of the look of the 19” Pretorias.