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Old 08-30-2005, 04:59 PM   #1
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Competitive Driving Mode

I was told that in order for the vehicle to go into competitive driving mode, the active handling button had to be pressed for 5 seconds. I tried this and it didn't work. Does anyone know how to put the vehicle into competitive driving mode?
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According to this thread, that should work


http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...threadid=42799
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I drive in that mode almost exclusively. Hold the button down, if yours dosn't change over, it must be screwed up
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Do I have to hold it down BEFORE I shift into drive?
I'm just asking because when I'm driving and I hold it down, it does nothing but change from ON to OFF. I can hold it down for 10 seconds and it does nothing.
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Do I have to hold it down BEFORE I shift into drive?
I'm just asking because when I'm driving and I hold it down, it does nothing but change from ON to OFF. I can hold it down for 10 seconds and it does nothing.
In my 2004, I can hold it down either parked or driving. When I push it the DIC displays "Active Handling off", then it will display "Competivie Driving". I have a 6 speed. I'm not sure if an auto is different.
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Anyone notice a significant change when driving in this mode?
I've done it and really didn't notice much..
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As opposed to TC on? Definitely, the car performs much better, it's faster no question
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Anyone notice a significant change when driving in this mode?
I've done it and really didn't notice much..
You're not driving in a spirited manner then
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As opposed to TC on? Definitely, the car performs much better, it's faster no question
I always leave the TC off. And when I have switched to the Competetive mode, didn't notice any difference really. ?? Hmm..

Similar to the different suspension settings on the car..

Very little ( if any ) difference when I switch from lets say " comfort " to " sport " etc...
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if you have an older model like mines (2000) you have to be stationary when you hold down the button. I have a 6 speed so i dont know about being in park on an auto but I think you do.
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I thought pre 2000 Vettes didn't have competitive mode?
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I have a 2000 and it works but I have to be sitting still to engage it. Just turns off the traction control but leaves Active Handling on! Very fun in the rain!! Makes it look like you really know how to drive!!
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I thought pre 2000 Vettes didn't have competitive mode?
Yup... I have a 99 and have it...

Just don't really feel much from it...
Cool ' bell and whistle ' though
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Want to feel the difference, first you have to drive the car in a manner in which the differences will make themselves apparent. The differences are really only noticeable when driving very aggressively (not that I've driven this way )

explanation-


default mode is - traction control and active handling engaged. Corvettes computer will limit rear wheel slip/spin and will engage independent corner braking to assist is aggressive turning and handling maneuvers.

mode 2, traction control off mode is - traction control AND active handling are disengaged (turned off). Rear wheels will spin freely, and cars computer will not assist with turning braking.

now, mode 3, competitive mode is - traction control off, allowing rear wheels to spin, but active handling remains, well, active, maintaining the aggressive handling/turning computer assistance of independent corner braking.


So again, just driving down the street in traffic at 2000rpm, no, your not gonna notice much of a difference, if any at all. And as far as one mode being faster than another , well, really shouldn't be the case, perhaps a little placebo effect

next time you have a chance to safely really put the car through it's paces, go ahead and compare the differences in modes, there IS a noticeable difference!

Finally, as far as searching for hidden competitive mode, some cars just weren't built with active handling, just traction control, so these unequipped cars will not have the competitive mode option.
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