Nothing changed suspension wise, part numbers are all still the same, and nothing changed concerning the mounting points...Fyi mazda did tune the suspension more for the 2017 with g vector...noT sure if they rely on each other or lowering would have no effect.
Of course that is the question I suppose.
There was nothing in Mazda's training stating that the suspension was altered from the '16 model to the '17 model. I just wasn't sure if changing the ride height would effect the way the GVC works.Interesting because they clearly claimed that they change the suspension for the 2017 s..in addition to g vector
I have a '14 GS Hatch that I own, and my demo for work is a 17 GT sedan, I was interested as well if there was a difference because I'm thinking about buying the new hatch just for the better quality and still swap my coilovers over, there's no difference at all. The G-Vectoring is strictly coding within the PCMInteresting because they clearly claimed that they change the suspension for the 2017 s..in addition to g vector
Has anybody tried suspension mods on a g-vector controlled Mazda to verify that things work OK?
This is a good point and well said. I think my question was a bit vague. What might be more appropriate to ask is if anybody has modified a Mazda with G-Vectoring control and noticed any deleterious results (or results differing than what they expected). On the flip side, has anybody done the same and noticed results that they were happy/satisfied with?As good as our members are, I don't think we will ever be able to answer this question. The Reality is that it took mazda 8 years to develop and tune this software. Most drivers can't even tell G-Vector is even working, let alone if it is working right.
As we have established I think in this thread, nobody is claiming that G-Vector talks directly to the suspension parts. However there is evidence of sorts, that G-Vector has been programmed with certain "parameters" based on the Known factors of the suspension.
So if you adjust... you may make it less effective, you may not. I think that most would probably put looks of a lowered car over G-Vector. It will be up to each individual to decide for their own.
but if you are expecting someone to be able to actually state as fact that they can tell the broke g-vector by lowing their car.. chances are you will never be able to get a provable answer. Basically the Butt-Dyno rarely cuts it.