Thanks for the info. In Illinois, we have to get our cars tested for air pollution compliance every two years. They test the cars on a dynometer. I was concerned about how the ESP would handle it.
Slktyperice, not that I'm aware of. I will tell you this...after playing around yesterday I did get the distinct impression that the 0-60 time with the ESP fully turned off should be significantly better than with it turned on. In full throttle acceleration starts in first gear in transmission setting "S" the ESP cuts back the throttle much too early and too severely. With the ESP defeated, there is some wheelspin, but you quickly learn to modulate it correctly, and the holeshot is absolutely awesome...and sounds good, too Can't play around like this too often though...can't be good for the powertrain, and those rear tires are much too expensive, but WOWslktyperice - 5/2/2005 1:17 PM
Is there a way to turn the ESP completely off but leave the ABS and brake assist functions on? I'm tracking my car in a couple weeks and that's what I'd like to do.
I was not able to find a way to do this. The only way I could figure out how to turn Dynamode on and off is when the ignition key is in the accessory position.slktyperice - 5/4/2005 2:31 PM
shark, I forgot to mention I'm driving a 6MT and I'm pretty good at shifting right at redline (i roasted many an auto SLK350) with the ESP "off" (no dynomode). One thing though for this, I'm considering trying DynoMode for one of my track runs (20 min runs) in a couple weeks. Granted I've never driven a RWD car before the SLK (about 3300 miles on it now), I'm not sure if it's a good idea even though I do get more grip on the corners since the SLK350 has no LSD like the M3 so I'm afraid the tail will slide out too quickly when I'm taking hard corners when not fully knowing the limits of my car. I'm not too concerned about the tires since I'm really waiting to burn this set out so I can replace them with Potenza S-03s (the stickiest street tires I've ever used).
My question is this then. If I decide to turn on DynoMode on a run but I decide DURING the run that I do need the electronic nannys, is it possible to turn the ABS/ESP back on while driving by hitting the ESP button on the dash. Thanks in advance to whoever can test this out for me.