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Old 02-26-2004, 12:15 PM   #11
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The scan tool can be used to adjust the amount of steering assist if the customer requests. The steering assist has 3 settings: (Tech2 scanner)



Factory calibration

More firm

Less firm
So who'* going to go and set there'* up to the "More firm" setting and let us all know the difference.


Yes the stability control only works the front brakes....and worse yet, you can't turn it off. That was a disappointment when I purchased it.
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I actually just did this last friday before i left for chicago. Scott did it with his tech-2 and also changed my driver 1 and driver 2 names for me in the DIC (Ill have to get pictures when i get home tomorrow) The little bit I drove it over the weekend i felt a noticeable difference in the tightness of the steering. It is VERY responsive at highspeed and not as loose at low speeds. If your the type to drift a bit at high speed or have a bad alignment "more firm" is going to feel pretty jerky but if you have a good alignment and steady hand its a dream to drive. I like it a lot better than normal.
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Yes, I have variable assist power steering. At 22 mph you can feel the steering firm up, you need more effort to steer it.
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Thanks for insight Rogue
I think I would like it firmer and my front end seems tight to me...going to have to try it out for myself.
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Thanks for insight Rogue
I think I would like it firmer and my front end seems tight to me...going to have to try it out for myself.
Exactly what I was thinking!

I wonder how the gretting message will work with me, since my Viper 791install. I no longer have keyfob 1 and 2. Nobody else drives my car so no need for 2 different greetings.
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Thanks PontiacDad for the write ups. This is like a regular Bonneville Tech School over here. Gotta love it! Unfortunately, I don't have Magnasteer or Stabilitrak on this rig, but it'* cool reading up on it.
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Where I'm headed is to know more about the traction control systems and see if a custom pcm will be able to turn off the traction control with a switch for race weekends.
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That would be nice. Have you tried that emergency break test yet? Weird how it de-activates at a certain mph. I wonder if it would ber worth it to hook up a shifter with a performance button for the DHP or any programming for that matter. But a real traction off button would be very nice. guess just have to pull the front wheel sensors till then.
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Have you tried that emergency break test yet? Weird how it de-activates at a certain mph
What is this emergency brake you speak of? OH you mean the Park brake.... :P

j/k thats why I ordered one of these off of death rat B&M Launch Control Kit

I'll do up a write up and test when I get it delivered in the next few weeks.
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Ya, I meant the parking break.
Alright, what exactly does that do? Need more info!
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Ya, I meant the parking break.
Alright, what exactly does that do? Need more info!
What this is, is a line lock (normally open solenoid) that holds the rear brakes By keeping the brake fluid from returning to the master cylinder.
To use it, press hard on the brake pedal, press the line lock switch, let go of the brake pedal. Now as long as you hold that line lock switch on the rear brakes will not let go, release the switch and your gone.
This is actually a brake lock as a trans brake is the only true line lock, but yields simillar results.
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