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THE WAIT IS OVER! The DSC Sport Tractive RT Active Suspension Kit is Now Available!
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After months of R&D, we are proud to release our DSC Sport Tractive RT shock package for the Focus RS! The Tractive shock features the patented electronic DDA Valve that has a reaction time of 6 milliseconds. This is the fastest acting valve on the market. The shocks are built to extremely high standards to be that of a factory race damper. The inverted front strut and also the rear shocks have the lowest point of stiction from anything we have tested on our shock dyno. Driving the car with this shock package is like driving an entirely different car than what we purchase on the showroom floor. The car is now nice to drive. Compliant over bumps, much for comfortable on the normal commutes and reacts to any inputs that you throw at it within 6 milliseconds. The RT package that we now have available uses the factory top mounts and camber plates and we have worked with Eibach to develop a spring rate to work best with this project. The benefit of going with this damper package controlled by DSC Sport is that we can use less spring rate and use all of the shock by programming what we need. This makes for a nicer riding car that handles better. As the G's increase, the damping increases which is like increasing the spring rate as you drive into the corner, brake hard or accelerate.

Right now our first five sets are on the way and are three weeks out. Pre-order is now available in the link below. Be sure to get on board before the first batch is out of stock! More are being built as the others are in transit.

You can view more product information and pricing on our website here: DSC Sport Focus RS Damper Package
 

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If you already have the original module and need it upgraded, what is the pricing for update and the needed hardware? Do you offer compatible camber plates? Do you recommend or offer complimentary sway bars?
 

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If you already have the original module and need it upgraded, what is the pricing for update and the needed hardware? Do you offer compatible camber plates? Do you recommend or offer complimentary sway bars?
There is no cost in updating your controller! The calibration file is available for download from our website. In regards to camber plates, we are in the process of developing our RTx package. That will consist of our billet camber plates and top mounts plus a possible spring change for "track use". We have not finalized that package yet, but the RT package can easily be converted by switching out the camber plates and top mounts. In regards to sway bars, everything we did to test and develop this product was done using the factory sway bars. I am really amazed with how well the car worked with the stock bars and our shock setup. Braking deep and bringing the car up into the corner just about flat at the apex of the corner felt extremely confidence inspiring and this was with stock bars. The car rotates to the corner just right and power down off the corner is amazing. I did not see the need to have a sway bar kit while testing.
 

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THE WAIT IS OVER! The DSC Sport Tractive RT Active Suspension Kit is Now Available!
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So the current pre-order price of $4150 does or doesn't include the DSC controller? Hard to understand as the verbiage is a bit loose and all of the photos shown have the controller in them. However some fine print exists at the bottom that alludes to that price only covering the shocks/springs.
 

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I saw this on the website: "Retail Price: $4150.00 Complete Suspension Package without Controller (3 week back order. We are currently taking orders on a first come first serve basis. Order today to be assured your tractive suspension package.)"

So it looks like $4150 does NOT include the controller even though it's pictured in the kit...
 

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I saw this on the website: "Retail Price: $4150.00 Complete Suspension Package without Controller (3 week back order. We are currently taking orders on a first come first serve basis. Order today to be assured your tractive suspension package.)"

So it looks like $4150 does NOT include the controller even though it's pictured in the kit...
Thank you. The coffee really hasn't kicked in this morning haha. Definitely a bummer on price IMO. I believe it's totally worth it if it delivers on everything it says (essentially giving a Focus the quality suspension of a 911 type car). But at $5400 for the full kit....this won't be a purchase I'll be making for a long time. Guess I'll start saving and hope these still exist in 2 years.
 

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That is very deceiving... should not picture the item with it if it is not included... so close to $5300 for the full set up. That’s a good chunk of change...


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Sorry for any confusion. The DSC Sport module is not included in the price of the shock package. The reason it is pictured with the shocks is because it must be used in order to control the shocks. You cannot use the factory controller. If you currently have a DSC module, you can update your controller at no cost by downloading the calibration file from our website when you purchase the shock package.
 

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While I agree that the cost of the system is approaching $6k, if you are a competitive racer that is within the range of a quality race setup (of course without the ability to switch from normal to sport mode). The big guy's (Penske, MCS, Ohlin, AST, etc) 3 way adjustable racing setup ups are easily $5k++. These offer the benefit of digital tuning and 2 different modes....a sweet advantage at the track, and a nice way to dial in the damping....data driven rather than subjective.

I guess my thoughts are for most street and occassional track users, ~ $3k - 3.5k seems to be the pain threshold for a decent setup. And quite frankly, racing coilovers are overkill for all but the avid racers, IMO. Sooo, if you're a racer, or want to be, these may be a vary viable option.
 

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While I agree that the cost of the system is approaching $6k, if you are a competitive racer that is within the range of a quality race setup (of course without the ability to switch from normal to sport mode). The big guy's (Penske, MCS, Ohlin, AST, etc) 3 way adjustable racing setup ups are easily $5k++. These offer the benefit of digital tuning and 2 different modes....a sweet advantage at the track, and a nice way to dial in the damping....data driven rather than subjective.

I guess my thoughts are for most street and occassional track users, ~ $3k - 3.5k seems to be the pain threshold for a decent setup. And quite frankly, racing coilovers are overkill for all but the avid racers, IMO. Sooo, if you're a racer, or want to be, these may be a vary viable option.
It sounds like at a later time they will have more of a racers setup? The RTX or something. This is a lot for daily driver. I will be interested to hear how it works, I guess if I was going to update my whole system this could be an option. So far the only review is the seller. So I look forward to hearing about it.
 

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Looks like a great kit!

What rates did you end up settling on for this kit?

If I'm seeing correctly, rear height is fixed with only the front being height adjustable? No preload adjustment up front?

Can you still attain stock height up front or is there a "minimum" drop? Where does the rear sit compared to stock?

Thanks!
 

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I just placed the order. Am I the first?

What is the latest calibration date?
 

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I just placed the order. Am I the first?

What is the latest calibration date?
Can you loan me some money? :)
Hefty price. Sure hope you and others are $5K+ happy.
Please share a realistic review when you get them installed.
 

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Looks like a great kit!

What rates did you end up settling on for this kit?

If I'm seeing correctly, rear height is fixed with only the front being height adjustable? No preload adjustment up front?

Can you still attain stock height up front or is there a "minimum" drop? Where does the rear sit compared to stock?

Thanks!
We need more information!

I wonder if GC/Vorshlag camber plates will work with this setup, or if this suspension system can handle corners without inducing positive camber and leading to premature tire replacement.
 

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When is the RTX expected?

Has the RTX price point been established? If so, can/will you share it?

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Looks like a great kit!

What rates did you end up settling on for this kit?

If I'm seeing correctly, rear height is fixed with only the front being height adjustable? No preload adjustment up front?

Can you still attain stock height up front or is there a "minimum" drop? Where does the rear sit compared to stock?

Thanks!
The rate came out to approximately 280lbs in the front and 260lbs in the rear. It has lots of preload and we were shocked with how well it worked!! With this rate, we have a ZERO COMPROMISE setup. The ride quality is amazing and the handling is out of this world! My car has stock sway bars and I was amazed by how well I could get the car into the corner and the stability I have from mid corner to exit while on power.

The front is a coilover design and the rear has a height adjuster for the spring, so you can change the ride height. I have my car set to be at about stock ride height. I did not want to lower my car since it is my daily driver and wanted to get the most out of it being at factory ride height.
 
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