Originally Posted by teamDFL
I don't have a problem with it killing the understeer, it is killing the oversteer (or more correctly rear biased yaw moment) that I have induced that annoys me. I can feel the car want to rotate and then feel the electronics stop it. It is incredibly frustrating because the platform is there waiting, but the electronics are stopping me from enjoying it.
I don't want to learn to drive a car a certain way because it has been dumbed down for the masses who are scared of oversteer. I want the car to do what I tell it, not what a computer programmer thinks is best. I want to have the option of driving my 2012 without interference from the nannies. Kind of like my other Focus - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcWbvpINNyg
Just notice how little steering angle there is in the last corner before the front straight. That is rear biased yaw. I can take an off-ramp close to home and feel the chassis of my 2012 want to do that, but then the electronics stop it from happening and the car just slows down. I understand that this is a good thing for 99% of buyers, I just want to be able to purchase a programmer to get rid of this because I am in the 1%.
As you can see from the video above, I am not your normal owner. I teach others how to drive on race tracks. The electronics in this car punish good driving techniques. That is why I want to turn them off.
This is the exact reason I ran my 2012 twice in autocross and have not been back. There are lessor cars out there kicking my a$$ because the computer takes over. I might get back into it when there is a tuner that will deactivate this "safety option".