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Posted by Paul Missman on June 5, 2006, 11:06 pm

I tried it in a very unscientific experiment.  If I'd worked on a looser
pavement, the result might have been different.  As far as I could tell,
switching to B had no effect on the anti-skid system.  Did the manual say
that it was supposed to defeat this system?


Posted by Michael Pardee on May 28, 2006, 2:00 pm

Our 2002 has a different approach to wheel spin. I understand the current
model nearly shuts down power altogether when a wheel spins but the Classic
version just cuts back for a moment and tries again very quickly so it is
not intrusive. I wonder why the change?


Posted by mrv@kluge.net on May 28, 2006, 4:18 pm

Actually, it's the ABS/traction control, not the anti-skid (VSC)

If the spinning tire were to suddenly catch, it can put a lot of strain
on the drivetrain/transmission.

Posted by Chris Shearer Cooper on June 12, 2006, 2:07 pm

Just to make sure I'm understanding you correctly ... you live in a country
where you drive on the left-hand side of the road, so making a right turn
means you're crossing in front of oncoming traffic.

For those of us in the US, skidding to make a right turn seems like serious
overkill (grin).

Posted by Davoud on June 22, 2006, 5:06 am

Paul Missman wrote:

I'm not holier than thou -- I've certainly done this myself, but this
kind of driving is by no means a regular practice with me, and as I've
gotten wiser (though not older, of course) I find that I just don't do
it anymore. Don't recommend it to anyone else, either.


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