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Could/would you drive your car without driver aids

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Mercenary Keyboard Warrior, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. Jonny ///M


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 10,097

    My ABS/TC is off as the wire from a wheel speed sensor needs repaired and I manage fine.

    There's one or two steep hills that starting on can cause wheel slip as the torque comes in early, that and 225 tyres make it terrible in the snow too.

    I've only had the car oversteer once and it was on some sort of Kumho tyres on the back when I first got it. Never again on F1AS3 it just becomes a big understeery mess.

    My old Almera with no TC or stability control was more deadly though with understeer snapping to oversteer with a lift of the throttle. Spun that 360 once, put it into a roundabout too as I got it sliding far too much on an evening.

    I used to go to industrial estates in the snow to practice how it felt going sideways and got quite good at it.
  2. Nasher


    Joined: Nov 22, 2006

    Posts: 16,931

    It is possible to stop quicker without ABS, but you need to do it perfectly. Pro racing drivers can do it.
  3. mrk

    Man of Terrible Jokes

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 85,720

    Location: South Coast

    Probably not in the first year of owning the M3, what with it being my first car with decent power and engine response...

    Turned DSC off a number of times when I've wanted to do a launch or exit onto an open piece of tarmac. Depends on the tyres though. With the mpss I wasn't very confident as they are only really good when heated up, but also poor in the cold weather or damp weather. The CSC6 were good but again in the wet or cold they weren't too confident inspiring. The PS4 S however just grip and grip no matter what and you feel much more in control.

    Cannot turn ABS off any more due to M-track mode, not sure why you'd want to turn ABS off though.
  4. Simon


    Joined: Oct 21, 2002

    Posts: 23,154

    Location: Berks / Moscow

    They will be able to stop the same in a car with ABS as the ABS won’t activate anyway
  5. Amp34


    Joined: Jul 25, 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    Never had an issue in deep snow. I've only had the ABS come on a few times, mostly when testing on ice to see how slippy the conditions are.