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Yes, the default is active handling/traction control on everytime you turn on the ignition. Active handling operates very transparently and my well save your a** if you ever reach the limit of the envelope and make a mistake. Also, for 2001 traction control is much less intrusive.

If you want to play around depress the button for about five seconds. This will engage "Competition Mode", which disables traction control, but leaves active handling on. You will know it's engaged because it says so on the DIC, and you can't display any other DIC info while in comp mode.

Comp mode will allow you all the power induced oversteer you can handle, but since active handling is on it will correct your small mistakes and aid in keeping the car going along the path you want.

Duke

P.S. Congrats on reading the owner's manual cover to cover. Every new owner should do this, but I don't think too many do. It is a wealth of useful information.

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[This message has been edited by SWCDuke (edited 01-29-2001).]
 

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Thanks so much for the info, guys!

(I figured that it was a "good idea" to leave this on, based on the fact that it gives you a warning light when it's off, and since its default setting is "on"...)

Now, for striaght-line acceleration, what "mode" is best?

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For straightline acceleration, hold the button in for a few seconds and it will go into Competitive Mode. That turns the Traction Control off, but leaves the Active Handling on.

My advice is to never turn your Active Handling off. It can save your life!! /ubb/smilies/eek.gif

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Keep the active handling on....unless your real serious about carving corners/ubb/smilies/wink.gif

The competitive mode is super for spirited driving .... but pay attention/ubb/smilies/biggrin.gif DO NOT turn system completely off on the street/ubb/smilies/rolleyes.gif



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If you push the reset button when Competition Mode is displayed on the DIC, it reverts to its former display. /ubb/smilies/sneaky.gif

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CP,

I hope you're saying what I've been assuming. If I go into competition mode and hit the reset button, I will be in compettition mode and the DIC will work normal.

Rick

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ZO6Vette:
CP,

I hope you're saying what I've been assuming. If I go into competition mode and hit the reset button, I will be in compettition mode and the DIC will work normal.

Rick

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YEP!! /ubb/smilies/cool.gif



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Hey all,

Sooooo glad to finally be posting with a Z06 in the garage (and not just on order)!

Went through the owner's manual the other night, and had a couple questions...

It apprears that Active Handling is "on" as a default. That is, it seems that AH is engaged as soon as I start the car, and that I'd have to turn it off if I don't want it on (as opposed to it being off when I start the car, and me turning it on). Is this correct? Do most of you drive with AH on at all times? It hasn't seemed intrusive to me yet. Just wondering about this...

If this is the default setting (AH being on), is there a way to change that (so that when you start the car the AH is off until turned on)?

Also, the yellow AH-off icon seems to stay lit on the dash as long as AH is turned off. Does this sound right, too? I'd rather not be looking at that light all the time (but, again, I've been driving with AH on most of the time anyway).

Thanks, folks!

-Kirk


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Kirk,

You broke the code. AH is on all the time, unless you turn it off (also turns off traction control). This is a bad idea, IMO.
Leave it ON all the time. If you're going racing or autocrossing, you can try the competition mode (hold button down for 5+ seconds) or just turn it all off.

For the street, leave it on. Otherwise, some stealth tree is liable to jump out and get you.

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