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Old 02-27-11, 09:29 PM   #1
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Alright this may be a stupid question but is there a better suspension kit that will work with the suspension button in the car, basically plug and play.
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Darn that really sucks!
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Alright this may be a stupid question but is there a better suspension kit that will work with the suspension button in the car, basically plug and play.
the title of your thread says active suspension system or apsss (active power stabilizer suspension system). to my knowledge (and someone correct me if i'm wrong here), there is no "button" to push for apsss. it is automatic.

but if you are talking about "sport" button, then you are talking about AVS (adaptive variable suspension), which is not the same thing as apsss.

apsss is electronic sways, which is better than f-sport sways. AVS has to do with the shocks, and controls the suspension damping.

regardless of whether you have apsss or not, you can add either lowering springs or coilovers to provide better handling and control.

springs/coilovers with apsss > stock with apsss
springs/coilovers without apsss > stock without apsss

note that with coilovers, you will lose AVS functionality (because you are replacing stock shocks with aftermarket ones).
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yeah made a mistake meant AVS sorry about that, so I think I'm gonna go with the f-sport springs and the f-sport sway bars for somewhat better stability.
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If you put coilovers on the car will any lights come on since the avs is not used anymore?
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How can you tell if you have AVSS?
these abriviations seems to confuse me sometimes... but I think Storm's post above is clear.

The active power stabilizer suspension system (APSSS, or sometimes ****) is the motor located in the spare tire well, rare and available on some 450h and 460s (someone correct me if am wrong).

The adaptive variable suspension (AVS) is less rare, available on all (right?) 450h and 3G V8s, and is indicated by the Sport/Norm switch in the center console, right below the heat/vent seat controls.
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The adaptive variable suspension (AVS) is less rare, available on all (right?) 450h and 3G V8s, and is indicated by the Sport/Norm switch in the center console, right below the heat/vent seat controls.
Correct! but only the GS450h and GS430, GS460
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Active Power Stabilizer Suspension System (2007 GS430 and above)
Working in conjunction with sensors and acomputer that detect the amount of force needed to help keep the vehicle flat in a turn, the active stabilizer system increases sway resistance by twisting the stabilizer bars. Which pre-loads them to help them behave like thicker sway bars without having to compromise a smooth ride.


Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
AVS is a computer-controlled system that continuously adjusts shock-absorber damping rates to help provide appropriate ride comfort and handling precision. Sensors monitor wheel speed, engine rpm, steering-wheel movement, brake application and vertical body motion to determine the ideal damping rate for each shock absorber. The driver can also select the ride firmness with the press of a button.
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I found this thread informative. But no picture of the APSSS so i'll contribute a picture I took today (while confirming I had this feature). 2007 GS 450h

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I found this thread informative. But no picture of the APSSS so i'll contribute a picture I took today (while confirming I had this feature). 2007 GS 450h

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Can you keep the APSSS functional even if you install Strut Bags ? Anybody have a Bagged or GS460, that's SLAMMED on Coilovers with the APSSS?

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