In Reply to: Can ASC cut in WITHOUT the dash light going on? posted by Greg in Sydney (now in Wellington, NZ) on March 30, 1999 at 03:36:25:
That was my post regarding ASC.
I can make the light come on but it is usually accompanied with audible tire spin. It did not come on while observing the annoying behavior I noted.
What I don't like is that I can't accelerate hard out of a turn. The power is governed until the car completely straightens out. I'm not trying to oversteer.
This is my old motorcross experience telling me to brake hard before entering the turn, maintain or accelerate moderately through the turn and accelerate hard exiting the turn. All is fine until the accelerating hard part. This only works correctly with the ASC disabled.
I must have spent an hour playing on a remote freeway onramp/offramp trying both with ASC enabled and disabled.
This is easy to recreate, all you need is a wide curve followed by a good straight and no law enforcement nearby. From the beginning of the turn (could be from a complete stop) accelerate as hard as you feel comfortable. Just before the car straightens out, give it full power. With ASC enabled, there is a distinct delay in power.
Now go back and do it with ASC disabled and notice how much faster you get out of that same turn.
I like the fact that the car has ASC. This makes it much less dangerious in the rain. I wish I could disable it without having the dash light on continuously.
I put the post up because I was concerned that something was wrong with my car.
: Way down in the posts from the last couple of days is a post from someone who believes the ASC cuts in when cornering hard, reducing his oversteering fun.
: I corner hard but I've never seen the ASC come on... which makes me wonder:
: Can the ASC reduce throttle without the yellow light on the dash flashing, or does the yellow light always come on when the ASC is taking action?