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    You have to turn traction control off every time you start the car if you want it off, right? I believe it defaults back to on when you start the engine the next time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Daox View Post
    You have to turn traction control off every time you start the car if you want it off, right? I believe it defaults back to on when you start the engine the next time.
    Yes it does.

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    Unfortunately. I've trained myself to turn it off as soon as I get in, most of the time anyway.

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    Snow tires actually reach their peak traction at spin speeds beyond what traction control will allow, so being able to turn it off can be useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cani Lupine View Post
    Snow tires actually reach their peak traction at spin speeds beyond what traction control will allow, so being able to turn it off can be useful.
    I agree wholeheartedly. There are conditions where you do need to able to spin the tires. We had a Dodge Journey AWD that my wife got stuck on a unplowed sidestreet due to the fact the traction control bogged the vehicle down until it just wouldn't go any further (about 10" of fresh snow). I came home from work and turned the traction control off, locked it into low gear and powered through the end of the street to a plowed road.

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    I realize you wanted every advantage so that you could beat the Spark, but do you think that turning of the traction control or using the B gear actually helped you get ahead of the Spark?

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    As written before, the traction control canīt be turned of in the european spec Space Star.

    But itīs not a traction control known from a lot of other cars (braking the front tires when spinning) but rahter a traction control that would fit for a real rally car. When the street is really slippery, the rpm will be stalled right at 3000 rpm, even with full throttle. The light for the electronic stability program goes on, but you have really enough rpm to let the tires spin as you want to.

    If there is more grip and the rear tires are rolling, the stability control allows the motor speed to go higher with a constant difference of speed between the front and rear tires. You get a lot of more power you really need and the car launches like a racecar on slippery ground - even if shifting to higher gears.

    Therefore itīs a lot of fun to drive the Space Star in the snow - and with the perfect handling (hardly any under- or oversteering at all), the stability control only will intervene when using the handbrake or you really get far-off the physical limits.

    Itīs really like a real rally car with an emergency system for idiots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiMi View Post
    I realize you wanted every advantage so that you could beat the Spark, but do you think that turning of the traction control or using the B gear actually helped you get ahead of the Spark?
    The "B" Gear has a much lower gear ratio than "D". Put your Mirage in "B" at a stop and floor it. You'd be surprised at how radical the difference is.

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    I've "raced" multiple people and people are amazed by how quick it can be for a 3 cylinder car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirectNova View Post
    I've "raced" multiple people and people are amazed by how quick it can be for a 3 cylinder car.
    Yes you don't need much HP in light car. Now imagine how quick it would be with 148hp 4B engine...


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