SCT Automotive Performance Products They have a wireless touch screen flash/datalogging unit available now, it comes with a windshield mount so you can use it to monitor performance, economy, and you can even enable/disable certain features like the stability control.I am planning on using a SCT X/CAL III from FSWerks as a scanner for my Fiesta. I had an X/CAL II for my SVT Focus, but never used it for a scan tool.
Not to be a jackass but word of caution, should you remove and or erase certain codes that disable safety features without notifying your insurance company; will result in bad consequences should you get in a wreck and they investigate. They have the right to drop your claim for lying to them and deny you further coverage. I would think twice before doing this, is it worth the risk.
What would happen if you pulled the fuse when you wanted to disable the ABS or stabilty control? Besides having a lot of warning lights come on, would this work? And would everything be OK after you put it in?I have to agree with mrbirdman on this. At the very least, if you do turn features like ABS off during autocrossing, at least remember to turn them back on before you get back on the street.
Have no first hand knowledge in this but would strongly suspect that key functions like ESC & TC are on a fuse that also would not allow your vehicle to start if it was pulled. Just too many friggin lawyers running around these days trying to hit the corporate lottery.What would happen if you pulled the fuse when you wanted to disable the ABS or stabilty control? Besides having a lot of warning lights come on, would this work? And would everything be OK after you put it in?.
Sorry, I have to comment as a former legal secretary. I was working on the insurance side of Worker's Comp and we had a case of a worker "adjusting" (removing) a hand guard on a stamping machine. He managed to smash his hand to the point it had to be removed. He then sued the company for no longer being able to play his guitar even though insurance did pay for an artifical hand.Have no first hand knowledge in this but would strongly suspect that key functions like ESC & TC are on a fuse that also would not allow your vehicle to start if it was pulled. Just too many friggin lawyers running around these days trying to hit the corporate lottery.
Advance Trac is dependent (and integrated with) traction control and ABS. There will be times where Advance Trac would be triggered and would signal the car to reduce engine power. If you disable traction control, he ABS possibly over(under)compensating, and resulting in something that's not pretty. Plus, I'm sure there are enough methods to prevent any such an action i.e. linking fuses together and circuits to discourage the disabling of active handling (considering active handling is MANDATED in all cars for 2012 in the United States, and many other countries have/are following suit).I'm curious as to whether or not other markets have the ECT TC feature on their models ..If it is not on ALL markets cars I would bet that selectively disabling this feature would not be a negative impact on any other related feature like ABS....
Crash investigators are a highly skilled bunch of individuals. They may understand the "nuisance" factor of some features coming from a consumer's point of view. However, they also understand where these features would play a part in avoiding a collision (or even reducing the severity of one).I would be concerned about things that are almost standard across the board on most modern cars now..like the ABS..but I think that if you disabled the ESC or TC I doubt that the investigators would even understand the nuiances of this feature...NOT SO WITH ABS of course.