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Tire Spin on a D Models?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Armadillos, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Armadillos

    Armadillos Member

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    Okay, so the 16 year old in me is wondering if it's possible at all to get wheel spin a Model S D. I'm thinking no due to the AWD system, but wanted to check here to see if I'm wrong or not...
     
  2. Sosius

    Sosius a.k.a. Uptown Frunk

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    #2 Sosius, Jul 23, 2015
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    You might get some spin if you turn off traction control. Maybe I will go out and try it and report back.

    UPDATE: did not work. I mistakenly confused the Slip Start feature in my mind with a (nonexistent) option to turn off traction control. If someone has a workaround, I would like to know about it!
     
  3. SmartElectric

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    Pull a fuse. Look up the you tube video.
     
  4. cryptyk

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    The traction control stops any tirespin. Unfortunately.

    What really is a bummer is that around corners the traction control is *really* constraining. You can floor it at the apex and literally feel the constricted power. It feels like a Fiat. Then, as the car straightens out the power comes back on. Not a great corner exit experience and I hope they put a real traction control disable option in.
     
  5. cryptyk

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    Is that also true for the new D models? If so, I might hook up a switch to that fuse and put it under the steering console!
     
  6. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    This drove me crazy at ReFUEL. This was better in the P85 than in the P85D because you could turn it off on the P85.

    And for the record, it's such a powerful impact that I literally had plenty of time to look down at the speedometer to confirm that the acceleration limiter was not the cause. I verified this multiple times.
     
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    Road and Track couldn't figure out how to do it - and couldn't convince Tesla to disable it for them for the snow/ice course. The article is still a great read, with nice imagery:

    Climate Change: 2014 Tesla Model S P85D



    Walter
     
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    #9 Andyw2100, Jul 23, 2015
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    If I'm remembering what I've read here correctly, while disabling traction control used to be possible by pulling a fuse, at some point in the fairly recent past, Tesla changed that.

    Edit: Excerpted from the article referenced above:

    "Other participants walk over to share the moment. Two of them own Teslas but didn't bring them. They'd read Internet posts from other Lime Rock Winter Autocrossers who'd come the week before, only to find that a recent software "upgrade" removed the stability-control defeat procedure."
     
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    Even if we would get traction controll off, it would be a two wheel burnout. The diffs are open, so one wheel spinning on each axle.
     
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    The video I just posted of that P85 has an open diff and it's not spinning one wheel.
     
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    A few days ago I had a couple of times where the tires spinned a little bit (they also made the squeaky sound) when doing a launch (did not stomp the pedal)
    If it's normally not possible to do this, does this mean I need to bring my car in to have it checked? (it was a nice and dry day)
     
  12. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    The P85D will slip all four tires for a moment or two. I turned on "slip start" with the car in a parking lot covered in packed powder snow, then punched the accelerator from a standing start. I got out of the car and looked at the results in the snow. There were four nice little craters where the four snow tires had dug into the packed powder snow, at least momentarily.
     
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    I tried SlipMode on a dirt road before, couldn't get it to do "burn outs" either, just excellent traction.
     
  14. cryptyk

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    Slip mode automatically disables at a certain speed. It's in the manual, but I think it's 15mph.
     
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    it will spin in the rain...
     

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