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Snow Drift

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by CrazyJoe, May 12, 2016.

  1. CrazyJoe

    CrazyJoe Member

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    Hi,
    I would like to know if it's possible to Drift a Tesla, with or without the dual motor into snow ?
    It's just a question about the possibility, not the law, we all know you can't do things like that on public road, but they have some specific place where you can ( I mean on a specific track )
    I've own 3 Subaru in the past and it was fun to drive sideways in SAFE and CONTROL environnement !!!

    Thanks
     
  2. AndreyATC

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    It will restrict you going passed any meaningful angle.
    It'll let you spin going straight with TC off, but that's pretty much all the fun you can get
    Stability control unfortunately cannon be fully disabled like on BMW or the likes

    P.S. There is one option where you can pull the fuse and do what you want. It disables all of the nannies
     
  3. CrazyJoe

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    Thanks for the answer, it's what I'm looking for.
    I'm happy to know they have a way to disable all of the driver's help !!!
    I'm a bit dissapointed Tesla don't have a easily way to do it, but...
    For daily drive, it's a good thing to have all the help, but when you are on a track to have fun, just pure fun, you want to control the car and not let the car control you !!!
    My current GMC make the samething when I disable the TC, when I'm too agressive sideways, they correct me :(

    Thanks again Andrey
     
  4. Jocce

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    What fuse in what fusebox? (Model S85D - 2016 - EU)


    /Jocce
     
  5. David99

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    Turn of traction control and you can spin the tires as you like. On sand and wet roads I have been able to drift just fine. No need to pull any fuses.
     
  6. Jocce

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    Not in a "D"...
    Or there is no Traction Control setting, only "Slip Start"

    The tires will spin, straight forward, yes, but as soon as it starts drifting it will active the Traction Control and start braking wheels individually.


    /Jocce
     
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    f77
     
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    Maybe this....... :)


     
  9. David99

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    He is a dual motor Model S spinning and sliding in the snow. Have fun!
     
  10. Jocce

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    Where is this Fusebox Located?


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  11. Jocce

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    That wont work on mine. The have to have disconnected something on that one.


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