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Old 09-17-2012, 07:08 AM   #1
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Torque Vectoring System

So the 2012 uses a brake based Torque Vectoring to increase handling. My question is... Is this part of the "Traction Control"?

I'm wondering if I lose the brake vectoring with TC off.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:38 AM   #2
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The way I understood...torque vectoring can not be disabled...it is only "activated" during emergency maneuvers and cornering...torque vectoring is not in theory a full on stability control that cuts out fuel unless you have Traction Control on...than ALL systems are a go...TC turned off....think of it as an LSD..video to prove what I mean, because of TorqVectoring....our focus's are not open diffs per say...in a straight line..T.V acts like an electronic limited slip

Turning off TC in spirited back road driving...makes you fall in love again and again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wmI3ytgqUU
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Great! That what I thought it was just wanted to verify.

I Auto-x my 2012 until I can get a proper car for it and wanted to make sure that Torque Vectoring was staying enabled.

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It works great on in Auto-x just tap the brake a little bit before entering a tight corner and you'll feel the front interior wheel brake which will help you a lot! I love racing my car, but I'd love to disable the advancetrac so I can let the rear slide more.
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Yeah I actually found this car to be surprisingly good in Auto-x for what it is, 4 door, stock tires. I was smoking GTi 2doors by a couple seconds consistently on the OEM continental tires which are essentially ice skating compared to a summer tire.

But by no means is it an ideal car to Auto-X, but it's still fun for sure! I can definitely tell them vectoring helps compared to similar cars without a form of vectoring/torsen

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well maybe it's not ideal but i'll finish top 5 in stock this season, We're really close to each other and I'm fighting against STI, S2000, MS3, RX8 and a MS miata.
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Hatches we'll do better in AutoX than sedans....the hatch just has the perfect balance, yes I driven both...yes I do have racing experience ;)

I cannot wait to take mine out to AutoX...are you still rocking stock 16" tires
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Hatches we'll do better in AutoX than sedans....the hatch just has the perfect balance, yes I driven both...yes I do have racing experience ;)

I cannot wait to take mine out to AutoX...are you still rocking stock 16" tires
Yup! OEM everything except for Eibach springs. They have ok grip. They are good fine for all seasons. But they cry squeals through every turn.

That being said - can't wait to get some summer tires next year!

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How are the eibach ride?
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How are the eibach ride?
Great, they beef it up quite a bit. It's a noticeable corner information improvement over stock - shaves a few seconds off of my times.

Really need to get some shocks to go with them though.

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