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Support Video 1 | “Downloading and Installing NEW DSC Sport Tuner 1.9.3”

Instructions:

  1. Navigate to www.dscsport.com/software
  2. Scroll down and Select Register Button.
  3. This will bring you to the Software Registration page. Register for the DSC Sport Tuning Software. Once registered, download using the link provided in your confirmation email sent by DSC Sport Tuners.
  4. Once downloaded, open the file and extract DSC Sport Tuner 1.9.3 Installer.
  5. Highlight the extracted DSC Sport Tuner 1.9.3 Installer, right click, and run as Administrator.
  6. The DSC Sport Tuner 1.9.3 Installer package will appear, select the appropriate CP210x driver for your computer, DSC Tuner, Create Shortcut, and Run DSC Sport Tuner 1.9.3 Installer.
  7. Hit start installation after selections have been made and follow Wizard prompt for USB Driver installation.
  8. After this, select Finish on the Wizard prompt and the DSC Sport Tuner 1.9.3 will install in Program Files and create a shortcut.
  9. You are now ready to use DSC Sport Tuner 1.9.3 for reading, writing, and communication to the DSC Sport Controller.
Support Video 2 | “Troubleshooting a Connection Error”

Particularly on initial installation, some users experience difficulty establishing communication with the DSC Sport Tuning Software. This is usually due to a mismatch between the COM Port your computer is using for the CP210x USB driver and the COM Port the DSC Sport Tuning Software is looking for. In this lesson, we walk you through how to match your computer’s COM Port settings to that of the Tuning Software. Reminder: Always close out of the Tuning Software and disconnect and reconnect the DSC Sport controller after making any COM Port changes!
  1. Checking your COM port settings.
    • With the DSC controller connected, navigate to your computer’s control panel, then Device Manager.
    • In Device Manager, locate Ports > Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridgeand identify the COM port number. Example: (COM3)
    • Navigate to the DSC Sport tuning software. Go to Tools Serial Settings. Identify the selected COM port number.
  2. Matching your COM port settings:
    • Close out of the DSC Sport tuning software
    • Unplug and reconnect the DSC controller
    • Double check the COM Port number in your Device Manager
    • Open the tuning software
    • Change the COM Port to match the COM Port selected in your Device Manager
    • Check to see if you can now perform a Read All function in the tuning software.
  3. Resetting COM port settings.
    • In the Device Manager, locate and open Ports > Silicon Labs CP210x USB to UART Bridge.
    • Go to Port Settings > Advanced
    • Select COM Port 1
    • Close out of the DSC tuning software. Disconnect and reconnect the DSC Sport controller
    • Reopen the DSC tuning Software. Go to Serial Settings, make sure the COM Ports are matched.
    • Go to Tools > Read All to check if there is communication.
    • Repeat steps above, trying various COM ports (You shouldn’t need to go past COM10)
    • If you are still having difficulty connecting, repeat steps above, try your device’s other USB ports.
Support Video 3 | “Reading & Writing .pdts Files”

Learn how to read and write calibration files (.pdts) to your DSC Sport controller and check your firmware version.

Support Video 4 | “Checking Firmware Version on the DSC Sport controller”

Checking your Firmware Version:

  1. Connect your DSC Sport controller
  2. Open the DSC Sport Tuner
  3. Go to Tools Test Serial Port
  4. Press Start.
  5. Enter “v” in the “Write Out” text box
  6. Press Send
  7. Your firmware version will display in the “Read In” box

 

Important Note: The firmware that comes with every DSC controller has been tested. It is not necessary to randomly change firmware. Firmware is not changeable by the user.

Support Video 5 | “Troubleshoot communication issues by re-installing drivers”
Support Video 6 | “Reading Fault Codes from DSC Sport Controller”

Support Video 7 | “Datalogging with the Record Function”

  1. Open the DSC Sport Tuner and confirm that you have connection.
  2. Go to Tools > Configure Data log.
  3. Select your desired input/output parameters and press Set, then Begin
  4. Go to Tools > Record Data log.
  5. When ready to begin logging data, press the Record button (circle)
  6. Once finished with your datalog, press the Stop button (square)
  7. Press Save and save your data as a .pmed file
Support Video 8 | “Zero Ride Height Sensors”

 

Support Video 8A: How to Zero Ride Height Sensors
Support Video 8B: Optional – Verifying Ride Heights after Zeroing
8A – How to Zero Ride Height Sensors
  1. Park car on a Flat Level surface
  2. Turn on car (doesn’t have to be running just ignition power on)
  3. Plug in controller to your PC via USB Tuning Cable
  4. Open the DSC Sport Tuner and confirm that you have connection.
  5. Go to Settings
  6. Select Zero Travel
  7. Click Yes when “Center Travel” pop-up opens
  8. A new pop-up will appear saying Success – Ignore the numbers that show up here, they are hex code and will be random numbers
  9. Once finished with you can close the window, your ride heights have been set to Zero

 

8B – Optional: Verifying Ride Heights after Zeroing
  1. Go to Tools > Record Data log.
  2. Select Text View
  3. Click the Circle Button to begin the Data Log
  4. Current Ride Height Values will be displayed as “RH Travel MM“, these will have a “RF, RR, LF, or LR” before it to identify the which corner of the car it is
  5. These numbers should now all be the same
  6. Click the Square Button to end Data Log
  7. This completes the Ride Height Verification Process
Support Video 9 | “Software Overview”

The Settings tab is where the selection for reading and writing to and from the ECU, Mode to edit(Normal, Sport, Track) and which mode to write to the ECU after editing is complete. Each Mode is easily identified by the color of the outline on all Tabs: (this is not to be confused with overall reading and writing; the read all and write all is done under the tools drop down)

• Normal: Yellow
• Sport: Red
• Track: Blue

Read from DSC – Select the Mode from which you wish to read.
Write to DSC – Select the Mode to which you wish to write.

ZERO TRAVEL(critical for velocity table to be fully functional)
Zero Travel is used on all cars with ride height sensors or travel sensors.This is primarily used in all V2 DSC controllers. It is imperative for peak performance of the velocity table to Zero Travel. Follow the prompt.

Note: car must be on level surface or setup table with driver tires set to operating pressure

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

The Shock Calibration tab is the most important and influential table, as all other tables reference it. The Shock Calibration Table has 0% of current being used on the left, and 100% of current being used on the right.The Shock Calibration Tab is where one sets the allowable range in current sent to the dampers.

Damper operating range
• OEM dampers – 1500mA is full soft and 500mA is full stiff.
• Tractive dampers – 1900mA is full soft and 500mA is full stiff.
• MagneRide shocks – 0mA is full soft and 1000mA is full stiff (shock calibration table is reversed from that of Tractive and other OEM dampers).

To build a linear shock calibration table proceed as follows
• Click the “clear all” button.
• Input the desired 0% values.To do this, click on the respective cell and input the desired mA in the “calibrated at” box.Then click the “update” box.Do this for all 4 of the 0% cells.
• Set your 100% cells in the same manner.
• Click the “fill empty” button and the software will interpolate the remaining cells.

Writing the new shock calibration
• Make sure that under the read and write boxes that “all” is selected. Then double check what mode you will be writing this calibration to.To do this, click on the settings tab, take note what mode you are altering, i.e. “normal” or “sport” and then confirm what mode you will be writing to: “normal” or “sport”.
• Go back to the shock calibration tab and click the “write” button.
• It is then a good idea to reset the board. Click the tools menu, select “reset board”.

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

The G-Force tab is where one sets the main damping force for each damper for any given “G” force, as well as where one sets the G Comfort Parameters for ride quality.

G-Force Table
The G-Force Table represents the physical G-Forces imparted on the vehicle.As such the upper portion of the table represents the vehicle during braking; the lower portion of the table represents the vehicle under acceleration; the right side of the table represents the vehicle turning left (GForce applied to right side of vehicle); and the left side of the table represents the vehicle turning right (GForce applied to left side of vehicle). The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available damping force as set in the “Shock Calibration Table”.

Settings Edit Panel
Each selectable box inside the G-Force Table contains four smaller boxes representing each corner of the vehicle.The cells are arranged to match each wheel; the top-left cell is the front-left wheel, the right-top cell is the front-right wheel, the bottom-left cell is the rear-left wheel, and the bottom-right cell is the rear-right wheel.The dampers are set in each box by changing the percentage in the Settings Edit Panel. The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available damping force as set in the “Shock Calibration Table”. Shades of grey directly correlate to the shock calibration table. Always remember to hit update to save in the cell you are editing.

G Comfort Parameters box
The G Comfort Parameters Box determines ride quality when there is little to no G Force.The G Comfort Parameters Box can be set to any G-Force value, thereby influencing ride quality from 0G’s to 0.4G’s in any direction, for example.

• Default Rate – This is the “Default” soft shock setting when operating inside the “G patch” or “box”. This number is the % from the shock calibration table.So if a 1 or 15 is present, 1% or 15% of the shock calibration will be applied.

• Offset – This is a calculated value and is always set to 100 on the new units.

• Rate of Change(Sensitivity) – This is the rate of change within the box, or G Patch.The greater the number, the higher the sensitivity. This means the you will not deviate from the Default rate (Lng rate) as quickly. The smaller the number, the lower the sensitivity.This means you will deviate from the Default rate (Lng rate) more quickly. Therefore this is why we have a lower number in “sport” mode (10) compared to “normal” mode(15).

• G Rate Max – This number defines the box, or G Patch.You need to move the decimal to the left 2 places, then you view this number as a G force value. For example, the number 20 represents .2G. Within this .2G box, the Default rate (Lng Rate) applies. The size of the box can be from .3G to .1G, anything outside of this can have some un-desirable effects.

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

The Brake tab is where one sets the damping force modifier for each damper for any given brake pressure input force. By utilizing brake pressure the damper force can be increased before the vehicle begins diving under braking or waiting for the G sensor. This is a predictive strategy.

Brake Pressure Table
Just as with the G-Force Table, each box of the Brake Table contains four smaller boxes representing each corner of the vehicle.The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available damping force as set in the “Settings Edit Panel”. The damper percentage is applied when the brake is pressed, and remains applied for the amount of time selected in the “Decay” portion of the “Threshold Box”. After this time has elapsed, the G-Force table is applied.

The brake table is used to slow the weight transfer to the front tires, provide more front grip and help reduce ABS intervention (when equipped). The rear dampers are stiffened to prevent(slow) the weight transfer to the front tires and increase rear grip. This also helps reduce the load on the front tires and unwanted ABS intervention.

Settings Edit Panel
Each selectable box inside the G-Force Table contains four smaller boxes representing each corner of the vehicle. The cells are arranged to match each wheel; the top-left cell is the front-left wheel, the right-top cell is the front-right wheel, the bottom-left cell is the rear-left wheel, and the bottom-right cell is the rear-right wheel. The dampers are set in each box by changing the percentage in the Settings Edit Panel. The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available damping force as set in the “Shock Calibration Table”. Shades of grey directly correlate to the shock calibration table. Always remember to hit update to save in the cell you are editing.

Threshold Box
The Threshold Box allows one to set the amount of time the damper force is applied once a set brake pressure has been exceeded and the vehicle is over a set minimum speed.

• Decay – The Brake Pressure Table is applied before the G-Force Table is referenced. It is only active for the specified “decay” value. This is usually set to 1000. 1000 = 1.0sec; 0500 = 0.5sec; etc.

• Pressure – This table is only active when you reach the set brake pressure setting, and is calculated as BAR per millisecond.

• Speed – This table is only active once you exceed the minimum speed.It is typically set to 5mph.

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

The Accel tab is where one sets the damping force modifier for each damper for the given throttle position.By utilizing throttle position the damper force can be increased or decreased as needed to allow the vehicle to put power down on corner exit or squat on straight line launches.It can also be utilized to predict higher speeds and increase damping as needed.This is a predictive strategy.

Accel Percentage Table
Just as with the G-Force Table, each box of the Accel Table contains four smaller boxes representing each corner of the vehicle.The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available damping force as set in the “Settings Edit Panel”. The damper percentage is applied when the throttle is pressed, and remains applied for the amount of time selected in the “Decay” portion of the “Threshold Box”. After this time has elapsed, the G-Force table is applied.

NOTE: The units on the graph are units of G-force, and can be easily compared to other values in other tabs and on the G-force table.

Settings Edit Panel
Each selectable box inside the G-Force Table contains four smaller boxes representing each corner of the vehicle. The cells are arranged to match each wheel; the top-left cell is the front-left wheel, the right-top cell is the front-right wheel, the bottom-left cell is the rear-left wheel, and the bottom-right cell is the rear-right wheel.The dampers are set in each box by changing the percentage in the Settings Edit Panel. The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available damping force as set in the “Shock Calibration Table”. Shades of grey directly correlate to the shock calibration table. Always remember to hit update to save in the cell you are editing.

Threshold box
The Threshold Box allows one to set the amount of time the damper force is applied once a set throttle position has been exceeded and the vehicle is over a set minimum speed.
• Decay – The Accel Percentage Table is applied before the G-Force Table is referenced. It is only active for the specified “decay” value.This is usually set to 1000. 1000 = 1.0sec; 0500 = 0.5sec; etc.
• TPS – This table is only active when you reach the set throttle position rate setting, and is calculated as a percentage of maximum throttle.
• Speed – This table is only active up to the target speed. It is typically set to 60mph.

Launch Assist
Certain vehicles have a launch-assist mode (see firmware details for confirmation). This mode pre-sets the front and rear dampers for optimum grip on the launch.

To use launch assist:
• Come to a full stop.
• In a manual-trans car, push the clutch pedal in all the way. In an automatic car, press the brake pedal with moderate pressure.
• Give the throttle a hard blip — just a quick stab, you don’t even have to wait for the engine to respond.
The vehicle is now staged.

The “Launch Start” cell controls the shock settings at the start of launch. The “Launch End” cell controls the shock settings at the end of the launch process. The “Timer” in the Threshold box sets the time from when the vehicle starts to move until the “Launch End” cell is engaged. The value in the “Timer” box is in units of milliseconds, with a maximum value of 10 seconds (10000 milliseconds). A common value would be around 1000 milliseconds — the time should be set to allow the vehicle to get through most of 60-foot distance at launch.

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

The Speed tab is where one sets the speed at which the system does or does not influence overall damper force.The settings on this tab are used to provide stability as the vehicle speed increases from 60 to 150mph.Over 150mph, the last group of cells extrapolates out.

NOTE: The percentages selected in the Settings Edit Panel for each speed are added to the percentages in the G-Force table when the vehicle is at or above the set speed and below the G-Force setting in the Speed G-Limit Threshold.

Speed Table
The Speed Table has 60mph on the left, and 150mph on the right.The calibration can be changed the same way the shock calibration can be changed.Clear all values, input your 60mph values and your 150mph values, then click “fill empty” and the system will interpolate the rest.

Settings Edit Panel
Each selectable box inside the G-Force Table contains four smaller boxes representing each corner of the vehicle. The cells are arranged to match each wheel; the top-left cell is the front-left wheel, the righttop cell is the front-right wheel, the bottom-left cell is the rear-left wheel, and the bottom-right cell is the rear-right wheel.The dampers are set in each box by changing the percentage in the Settings Edit Panel. The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available damping force as set in the “Shock Calibration Table”. Shades of grey directly correlate to the shock calibration table. Always remember to hit update to save in the cell you are editing.

Speed G-Limit Threshold Box
• This setting controls when the speed table is actively influencing the force of the dampers.
• Units are usually setup with .30G per second in all 4 values.This means when the car exceeds .3G per second in any direction, the speed table will no longer be applied in addition to the G-Force table.

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

Velocity tuning is available for all cars that are ride-height equipped (most V2 controller-based cars).

Compression and Rebound table
Representation of low (0-3 IN/sec), medium (3-5 IN/sec), high (5-8 IN/sec) speed compression and rebound based on the travel speed of the shocks.Darker shades indicate a positive percentage change (more damping) from where the shocks were calibrated, while lighter shades indicate a negative percentage change(less damping) from where the shocks were calibrated.
When looking at the table, “0” is static ride height, at the current time you will use 3 cells to left and 3 cell to the right of zero.The table will be from zero to 8” per second for compression and rebound. Compression is the Negative values, left side of the table. Rebound is the Positive values, right side of table.

Note: cars should be zero travelled at ride height with driver on set-up table (see setting tab).

Travel Stops
The values for the maximum compression and drop for each of the shocks, which influences the values in the compression and rebound table.

Note: In order for Velocity tuning to be functional, you must zero your vehicle’s ride height(see Zero Travel instructions in Settings Table).

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

Click to view software manual

https://www.dscsport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/DSC-Sport_Software-User-Manual.pdf

Video Coming Soon
The PTM tab allows you to edit the characteristics of your Performance Traction Management (PTM).

Setting Table
This table indicates what percentage will be sent offset globally to the different settings — darker shades indicating higher percentage is sent while lighter shades indicate less percentage.

Settings Edit Panel
Each selectable box inside the G-Force Table contains four smaller boxes representing each corner of the vehicle. The cells are arranged to match each whee: the top-left cell is the front-left wheel, the right-top cell is the front-right wheel, the bottom-left cell is the rear-left wheel, and the bottom-right cell is the rear-right wheel. The current is set in each box by changing the percentage in the Settings Edit Panel. The percentage selected here represents the overall percentage of available current set in the “Shock Calibration Table”. Shades of grey directly correlate to the shock calibration table. Always remember to hit update to save in the cell you are editing.

NOTE: Help Dialog can be found in the DSC Sport Tuner software under Help tab for each individual DSC Sport Tuning Table.

Software User Manual

The user manual for the DSC sport Tuner Software can be found below. While the manual can help to touch on some important details, it was written it in 2014, so some aspects may be out of date. The most up to date instructions and information can be found in our support videos above. They will help you to understand every part of the DSC Tuner Software

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