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Old 9th May 2016, 09:57 PM
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Going away for a few days and wondering what people thought about when using X Mode on sand should the VDC be left on?
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I have no experience with VDC itself, well sort of in my Triton, but as it uses brakes for traction control I would turn it off on sand as it could impede your progress when it senses wheel slip.
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Old 10th May 2016, 02:25 AM
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I pull the fuse to disable it on sand, any yaw motion seems to kick it off and bog you down
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Pull the fuse..?
I just push the button to disable VDC

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Old 10th May 2016, 09:19 PM
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That's not VDC, that's just traction control, and it works to a degree, but you can still hear and feel the brakes being applied and any yaw action sees the ecu kill power, I couldn't get up dunes because of it
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There's some good vids on this ples an extensive thread on it here on ORS.

If possible, you should leave VDC on & turn off traction control. This puts the VDC into offroad mode , so it doesn't reduce engine power but gives you more grip if you lift a wheel in ruts. Not all VDC systems have a TC button however
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What MY is your SH??
pushing that button sees me being able to power-slide/ drift, hand-brake, etc on gravel at good speed, dig trenches in mud or sand without any electromnic interference.
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Old 11th May 2016, 05:17 AM
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Mines 09, it certainly lost power when I was bouncing about in ruts and not just because it's sand haha

I'll have to try do some helis again with the fuse in but the button off
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What MY is your SH??
pushing that button sees me being able to power-slide/ drift, hand-brake, etc on gravel at good speed, dig trenches in mud or sand without any electromnic interference.
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That's the TC button, if you press it, it should turn off the TC but leave the VDC on. If you hold it down for I think 10sec (?) it will disable the VDC. I would leave the VDC on as its a brilliant system
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Old 12th May 2016, 01:37 AM
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So maybe my drifting and rally-style driving isn't considered "out of control" by Subaru's VDC System.
I know that with it on, and sort of wheel-spin gets the christmas tree to light up.
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