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Old 02-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #18
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It is a different animal with the nannies off...
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:16 AM   #19
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If you're not familiar with the car, I'd say stick with TC off with ST on or competitive mode only. There's almost no need to turn ST off unless you are a very experienced driver. You'll be glad you left it on the time you come around a curve and you gave it too much throttle.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:18 AM   #20
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Here is my recommendation on how to get used to the car.

I am used to my 66 Olds with no computer assistance but I decided to be careful with my SS. It's my daily driver and I decided to drive it normal with all the nannies on to get used to the car. Then started using it with TC off for another week, (1 button push) to get used to what it takes to make the wheels spin. Then Competitive mode while letting her loose on the freeway for another week. Then finally started using it was nannies off in casual driving to see how she handled without them. I'll be taking her out to the track soon so I can see what my baby is like when she likes the be MEAN!
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:25 AM   #21
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Don't just dump the clutch at 4500 rpm, you will break something! You also have to stab the gas hard and fast in comP Mode for it to stop at 4500, be carefull and read and understand the owners manual.
In Competitive mode, it's actually safer to dump the clutch, the computer can handle the rest to make sure nothing breaks......hesitating when the car is expecting it can result in much glazing......

That said...it's not a good idea to dump it when you're NOT in competitive mode.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:43 AM   #22
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hopefully i don't get beat up to bad for this question...but does the automatic have this seven second setting as well? i'm sure it may have been mentioned in the thread and I apologize ahead of time if it is. my phone does a terrible job of opening up attachments or i'd read the online manual real quick.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:59 AM   #23
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hopefully i don't get beat up to bad for this question...but does the automatic have this seven second setting as well? i'm sure it may have been mentioned in the thread and I apologize ahead of time if it is. my phone does a terrible job of opening up attachments or i'd read the online manual real quick.
It sure does! The only difference between auto and stick where Stabilitrac is concerned...is that it does not have launch control.
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:42 PM   #24
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Even the six will get sideways in dry weather pretty easily without it on, in bad weather or rain it goes crazy!
This is completely true.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:48 PM   #25
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every time I get in my SS, I hold the button down for a few seconds and that's the only way to drive man does this car like to drive sideways!!
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Old 08-27-2013, 06:14 PM   #26
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When I hold mine down for 7 seconds both lights light up to show everything is off but the launch control is still on and doesn't let me rev it as high as it can go. Anyone know why?
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #27
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To my knowledge, when you press the button once Traction Control is not off. It's more like reduced. In other words it will allow more tire spin before taking over and protecting you. Can anyone else confirm?

Regarding Lauch Control - it's not exactly ideal. Launch control launches at 4200 RPM if I remember right - and it's hard to get traction at that RPM. 3000-3500 is usually suggested by guys on here. All I got with Launch Control was a lot of smoke. But I'm no pro. Not even close. I've seen a video of a guy over in the drag part of the forum who launches with everything off at 4000 no problem. It's amazing to watch. But he's had years of experience.
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:45 PM   #28
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To my knowledge, when you press the button once Traction Control is not off. It's more like reduced. In other words it will allow more tire spin before taking over and protecting you. Can anyone else confirm?

Regarding Lauch Control - it's not exactly ideal. Launch control launches at 4200 RPM if I remember right - and it's hard to get traction at that RPM. 3000-3500 is usually suggested by guys on here. All I got with Launch Control was a lot of smoke. But I'm no pro. Not even close. I've seen a video of a guy over in the drag part of the forum who launches with everything off at 4000 no problem. It's amazing to watch. But he's had years of experience.
Can't remember what video it was. But they got a faster 0-60 at 2800 rpm.launch It was a zl1 I think
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:18 PM   #29
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2010 SS RS- please understand that I know when it is safe and when it is not I've been racing for 20 years now with cars much faster than this SS. When I mentioned "stop light" I meant what is the best TC option for the street performance.
What really baffles my mind is, why does someone ask this kind of question then tell us they know what they are doing because they have been racing for 20 years.
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:33 PM   #30
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I've learned something new myself. I had no idea that I even had "competitive mode". I'll have to try it sometime
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Old 08-27-2013, 11:46 PM   #31
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In my L99, turning just TC off lets me spin wheels freely. It is not limited. The only issue is if you start drifting to one side the stabilitrak kicks in and straightens you out. In Competitive mode (L99) I have limited wheel spin (not as much as TC off but a lot more then TC on)+less of a chance of stabilitrak kicking in. Its for a more aggressive drive, but still having the safety features there if needed. Turning both off is free of safety features kicking in and for the more skilled driver or someone who feels more comfortable handling the car in the case of losing control. I am more comfortable driving this way b.c I learned to drive in a 2000 camaro without TC or stabilitrak, which slid all over the road and burned out everytime I accelerated from a stop. BUT I normally drive in competitive mode + Sport in my L99. This is a great combo and I feel a difference in speed/agility.
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:32 AM   #32
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Can't remember what video it was. But they got a faster 0-60 at 2800 rpm.launch It was a zl1 I think
Totally believe it! I watched a Motor Trend demo of 0-60 tests on the new Viper and they got the fastest times between 2800 and 3000. Anything above that and tire spin became a factor.
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