When would someone want a DSC adjuster on their shocks or coilovers?
Fox DSC adjusters allow you to stiffen the shocks to compensate for added weight, different terrain or more aggressive driving. Trucks & SUV’s that tow or carry heavy loads will benefit from DSC adjusters because they can be setup with a soft tune for daily driving and the DSC’s can be adjusted to a stiffer setting when carrying a load.
Overland vehicles can benefit from DSC’s because their weight and terrain fluctuate a lot. Unloaded on the street, you may want a soft tune for a smooth ride. Off-road you may want more control and comfort depending on the type of terrain (nuisance rocks vs whoops) and load (empty vs fully loaded).
For the weekend warrior who daily drives their vehicle, but also wants to go fast off-road, or drive through difficult terrain at high speed, DSC’s will be very beneficial. On the street, with max tire pressure, you may want to soften up the tune for most comfortable ride. Off-road you can air down tires to soak up smaller rocks and then stiffen up the DSC adjusters to help control the vehicle from bottoming out. DSC Adjusters are very common for daily driven vehicles like Toyota Tacomas, 4Runnes, Ford F150 and Raptors.
For solid axle vehicles that have a tall center of gravity, on road the suspension will need a lot of stiffness to control the chassis. Off-road, they can be setup softer to soak up the small rocks and gravel on the trail. Lowering tire pressure will also help with little bumps and rocks.
Off-road race cars benefit from DSC adjusters because they make some tuning changes extremely simple and improve the function of the shocks. For experienced teams they can allow for easy adjustments during the race or between tracks.
With just a few turns on the DSC, you can really improve the ride quality needed for driving on the street, off-road or towing.