[Biturbos4] Wet Handling Questions

Chris Newbold chris at newbold.org
Mon Sep 12 08:24:36 EDT 2005

On Mon, September 12, 2005 1:33 am, Quincy Chiang said:

> I thought the ESP only re-activates when you apply the brakes, and I
> wasn't on the brakes when this happened.  Not sure it this changes
> anything...

Even on the track, the only time I've ever had the ESP intervene despite
being switched "off" was under braking. The ESP documentation in Bentley
indicates that the "off" switch on the dash is overridden by the
application of the brakes.

Though I haven't purposely pushed the car beyond the limits in the dry or
wet with the ESP "off", I have done so many times in the snow, and even
then didn't get any intervention unless I was on the brakes. Drove
sideways for the better part of a city block, too :)

2001.5 S4 Avant 6spd

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