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Offline ojo

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Traction control
« on: March 09, 2012, 06:01:05 PM »
Made a little "test" on the traction control. As this is just new for me i was amazed how good it works on the gravel road. After a very short "wheelspin" it very efficiently cuts down power and release em again. On attached pic i marked the trac each time (just about) wheel was to slip  ....  :062: ... (and i had in on "full throttle" from the start)
So this sure seems a very helpful thing .....
« Last Edit: March 09, 2012, 06:07:49 PM by ojo »
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Re: Traction control
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 10:27:24 PM »
excellent test, can you do the same in reverse to see how the ABS works ? ... Jacob
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Re: Traction control
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 04:01:29 PM »
excellent test, can you do the same in reverse to see how the ABS works ?

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Re: Traction control
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 06:10:23 PM »
Hi Ojo.
Some reports said that when the traction control cuts in it takes a long time to switch off. How did you find it :261:

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Re: Traction control
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 10:21:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by Doc [+]
Hi Ojo.
Some reports said that when the traction control cuts in it takes a long time to switch off. How did you find it :261:
Yes that is true! Say you want to go up some "slippery" road fast, a somehow "experienced" driver would switch off traction control, your much better off controlling the "bite" yourself. That was my experience on my driveway at home. With normal mode (traction control) it cuts back power .... so i just didn't  have her back to normal fast enough.

But huchhh ... be careful testing on such things. I almost crashed into a stone wall today when experimenting with that. My son catched that on video .... i was really scared for a second! Jeeeezzz!! At the end ot the vid i just "kissed" the wall there ... huchhh! After accelerating ... always consider braking down the whole mass on weight again ! Actually, that's a very steep hill road there. So on top of it i was almost "lift over" or flying ... no grip on the gravel at all! I was full on the brakes from about where i passed the video man!
http://youtu.be/qnXkGgzJz5I
« Last Edit: March 10, 2012, 11:27:19 PM by ojo »
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Re: Traction control
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 10:49:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by jacob [+]
excellent test, can you do the same in reverse to see how the ABS works ? ... Jacob
Yes, here a video on how traction control AND ABS works on gravel:
http://youtu.be/TvLwdek4NLc
That was "full throttle" and "full brake" just a couple of meters apart.
And another on braking down only:
http://youtu.be/lW2w4VLqsOs

I think it's a good thing to experiment with that. It gives you a good "feel" of the beast!
« Last Edit: March 11, 2012, 12:23:14 AM by ojo »
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Re: Traction control
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2012, 10:00:10 AM »
Hey Ojo, it looks like you're having loads of fun! :152: :152:

I think I will take it a bit easier when I get mine, and hope it all works when I need it.  :152:

Nice videos.  :062:

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Re: Traction control
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2012, 01:20:27 AM »
Ojo ....  :037: :020:

Simply loves your comments. Keep it coming good sir.  :047: :046: :152:

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