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    I was wondering if Ford programmed more aggressive ECU mapping in the different driving modes? While it "feels" more lively in sport mode than normal mode, cant tell it I'm just feeling the exhaust/steering/suspension changes. On my Carrera S and M3 when you choose the Sport or Sport + modes the ECU/ignition mapping is more aggressive...

    Also, is the mapping the same between various Modes like sport mode as compared to Drag Strip mode?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotLap View Post
    I was wondering if Ford programmed more aggressive ECU mapping in the different driving modes? While it "feels" more lively in sport mode than normal mode, cant tell it I'm just feeling the exhaust/steering/suspension changes. On my Carrera S and M3 when you choose the Sport or Sport + modes the ECU/ignition mapping is more aggressive...

    Also, is the mapping the same between various Modes like sport mode as compared to Drag Strip mode?
    FWIW, during my "pre-buy research" phase with this car, I saw in more than one place that the "Sport" mode has more aggressive ECU mapping than the "Normal" which itself, has more aggressive ECU mapping than the "Bad Weather Mode." The same sources said that the other modes i.e. Track Mode has more to do with substantially reducing the "electronic nannies" that save our ragged butts (but potentially contribute to slower lap times) when our driving inputs are not smooth enough from getting the car (and us) into potentially serious loss of control. I believe "drag strip" mode (not counting line lock) is more for helping us to get the all important best 0-60 take off times possible - including special magnetic shock dampening programming....

    For those of us who are either very new to this car, or lack very high level driving skills, "Sport" is probably the highest level we should go, especially on the street, or on tracks without a lot of run-off room. IMHO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotLap View Post
    I was wondering if Ford programmed more aggressive ECU mapping in the different driving modes? While it "feels" more lively in sport mode than normal mode, cant tell it I'm just feeling the exhaust/steering/suspension changes. On my Carrera S and M3 when you choose the Sport or Sport + modes the ECU/ignition mapping is more aggressive...

    Also, is the mapping the same between various Modes like sport mode as compared to Drag Strip mode?
    You would be surprised with what can be done with a little computer code change (different drive modes). When car manufactures realized that with a little change in ABS coding took your car from ABS Brakes to Trac Control, Brake Assist, Sway Control etc (and can charge you more...). Our cars are a mass of electronic controlled items that all can be tweaked (fuel control, valve timing, ignition control add shocks). I’m yet to experiment with drive modes, I’m too in love with my foothill drives with exhaust in performance mode with windows down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimT View Post
    You would be surprised with what can be done with a little computer code change (different drive modes). When car manufactures realized that with a little change in ABS coding took your car from ABS Brakes to Trac Control, Brake Assist, Sway Control etc (and can charge you more...). Our cars are a mass of electronic controlled items that all can be tweaked (fuel control, valve timing, ignition control add shocks). I’m yet to experiment with drive modes, I’m too in love with my foothill drives with exhaust in performance mode with windows down.
    LOL, Jim I hear your!! This car is so aggressive (even in normal mode with just the sport exhaust enabled) that I forget to even put it into Sport (or other modes) sometimes...was kicking it up a bit the other day and wasn't even in Sport mode...that Sport exhaust is addictive!!
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