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Pulled the ABS fuse last evening

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by loco, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. loco

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    #1 loco, Nov 14, 2013
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    Inspired by Road and Track article, I pulled the ABS fuse :biggrin:


    Warning: if you pull the fuse, there is no power steering and no brake assist. Take care!
    Was good fun, but tires go away in seconds...

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  2. yobigd20

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    And now you just reduced the expected tread life from 5k miles to 200 miles....
     
  3. patn

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    How is pulling the ABS fuse different from turning off traction control through the driving prefs?
     
  4. mnx

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    Pulling the ABS fuse disables stability control. With only TC turned off on the display you can't do donuts like he did in the video. I plan on having a little fun when I decide it's time to change tires. :)
     
  5. steve841

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    Looks like fun... glad it wasn't my car.
     
  6. Gizmotoy

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    Or my expensive stone-paved parking lot.
     
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    "were" , lol. not any more.
     
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    #10 Shumdit, Nov 14, 2013
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    That's the last time I valet park my car in Poland.:wink:
     
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    Somebody having a bad day?
     
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    Did the smoke mess up your picture?
     
  14. mnx

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    Nigel, this is why we need to be able to give negative reputation points. :)
     
  15. AmpedRealtor

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    Why would someone intentionally do this to their car? Poor thing...
     
  16. brianman

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    Learning experience. Therapy when you're about to replace the tires. Something like that.
     
  17. simplesolar

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    judging by his SN he is alittle loco!
     
  18. LittoDevil

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    Haha that's an awesome video. Life is too short, if you have the morals n the financial ability to wear out ur tires and have fun doing it then all the power to you.

    We all have our opinions and what we would do but I'm sure he posted this simply for entertainment purposes for those who find the entertainment in it. Personally I would take for this forum to turn into Porsche's version of Rennlist forum.. Where everyone seems so uptight. But that's just me :)..

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    Opps I meant "hate" for this forum to turn into Porsche's version of Rennlist forum not "take" lol sorry for the auto correct..
     
  19. TheAustin

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    LMAO!!! I'm sure all of the people sitting around me at Starbucks are wondering why I am laughing my ass off right now! Thanks for the giggle :D

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    Also...This is exactly why some people have trepidation about purchasing the loaner cars!
     
  20. Dr.Ling

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    Is pulling the ABS-fuse the only way to disable stability control? When driving on snow the SC is really annoying, as I like to have a little bit of a tail out now and then, even during everyday driving. But I don't want to disable ABS, brake assist, and power steering.....

    In my dreams I see a button for this in the settings menu, for instance being able to set at what angle the SC kicks in, or at least a "completely off" button.
    This, and of course a fully customizable menu for the ride heights (height for each level, @what speed to lower the car to what level, and so on)
     

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