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aernan 01-15-2013 10:45 PM

advantages to turning off the esc?
 
I've heard folks chatting about turning off the ESC in the ST. I have not noticed it getting in the way when I drive like the stability control in the Audi. Can anyone discus when it is triggered and how that effects performance/traction?

Macky21 01-17-2013 03:45 PM

When it's turned on it does many things. It will reduce wheel spin when accelerating, if the car begins to slide, it applies brakes to whichever wheel will help reduce the slide and when coming out of a slide, it limits the amount of power put to the drive wheels so you don't continue to slide.

In sport mode, which is when you hit the button once, it reduces all of those affects.

When you hold the button for 5 seconds, it turns completely off and none of those affects are applied.

Traction control/electronic stability control do many different things and I would suggest reading more into if you're interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro...bility_control

acbauza 01-23-2013 08:26 PM

Think long and hard before doing this. As an in-car driving instructor I never advise students to turn off traction control or stability control. The manufacturer puts it in there for a reason, because at some point all of us "run out of talent".


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Originally Posted by Macky21 (Post 4544720)
When it's turned on it does many things. It will reduce wheel spin when accelerating, if the car begins to slide, it applies brakes to whichever wheel will help reduce the slide and when coming out of a slide, it limits the amount of power put to the drive wheels so you don't continue to slide.

In sport mode, which is when you hit the button once, it reduces all of those affects.

When you hold the button for 5 seconds, it turns completely off and none of those affects are applied.

Traction control/electronic stability control do many different things and I would suggest reading more into if you're interested.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro...bility_control

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Originally Posted by aernan (Post 4541881)
I've heard folks chatting about turning off the ESC in the ST. I have not noticed it getting in the way when I drive like the stability control in the Audi. Can anyone discus when it is triggered and how that effects performance/traction?


05focusST91 01-23-2013 08:36 PM

Dont turn it off unless you know what your doing^period.

drsnutz 01-24-2013 08:32 AM

listen to the teacher
 
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Originally Posted by acbauza (Post 4553868)
Think long and hard before doing this. As an in-car driving instructor I never advise students to turn off traction control or stability control. The manufacturer puts it in there for a reason, because at some point all of us "run out of talent".

that's some great advice right there indeed acb.[:)]

gonefhsn 01-24-2013 02:35 PM

Unless you are running on a road course there really is no reason to turn it off.

RonMaiden 01-24-2013 02:44 PM

I'd hope anybody turning off the electronic nannies know what they're doing. The nannies on the STI do get in the way with hard driving but when the wife drives it I'm glad they are there. On the Focus I haven't really noticed them too much.

aernan 01-24-2013 10:03 PM

Thanks for all the advice. I personally believe the ESC is extremely well tuned in this car and it improves the performance the same way ABS does. I won't be turning mine off any time soon.

spinadog 01-31-2013 04:28 PM

I think Ford have done a superb job on the TC/ESC [8D]. Never really invades at all, just like the G35 6MT I used to have.

Recall TC/"ESC" on old Chevs and Fords, which basically meant 'turn off the power at the slightest wheel spin'. Designed to occur when doing a U-turn ahead of fast-approaching oncoming traffic...[limp]

UnbridledCarnage 01-31-2013 05:42 PM

i turned it completely off on my recent test drive of an ST, roads had a little "mist" on them and it turned the car into an unbearable monster


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