VDC Advance Trac explained... I optioned it on my Zetec and I have loved it, saved my arse at least once when I least expected it. This is a brilliant review, discovered hidden stuff on the fordfocus website!!!
The bonus is it's switchable which rocks, can turn it off if you wanna have a go, have a drag or just wanna have fun, although it's perfectly tuned I reckon to not be too intrusive around corners, just the traction control is a little too strong for me... then again I break traction FAR too much
First time I drove the ST170 we drove it quite hard around some twisty bits and it was one of the first things I turned off. It's a good safety net on an unknown road or in the wet, but in the dry I found it was a bit intrusive, I want a wheel to spin sometimes. But, I'm just glad you can turn it off. The same VDC is also used on the Alfa 147 and 156 GTAs and the press gave the system good reviews.
Has anyone fitted the Quaife LSD to an ST170 or a car with the VDC installed? With VDC being an electronic form of traction/stability control, how would this interact with the LSD? Do you have to disconnect it?
went to royal national part today and boy the roads in the park are so rough, did 100km in the park and some corners are so sharp, almost lost it a few times at high speed, wish i had the VDC. i've never took the focus on such a rough ride since the day i got it... wow... when you push it to the limit it performs well than i thought. too bad VDC's can't be fitted on auto.
2002 Focus Zetec 3Door Auto . Body Kit . Tinted . ST170 Side Repeater
The VDC advancetrac on my zetec is always on. I never bother turning it off, it resets itself every time you start the car. It's unobtrusive in normal driving and certainly helps when you hit dirt mid corner. As far as in the wet, I haven't noticed it kicking in too often, but it makes for one hell of a surefooted ride.
The best time to test it all out would definitely be when it's raining.
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