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hello guys :)

I am a little confused.


If you drive in the Track-mode, which "Traction" is off ? the normal "Track Control" or "AdvanceTrac".

Because the symbol is exactly the same with.



And I have understood that correctly:

AdvanceTrac Off = No more driving help (computer) .. only the driver decides.

Traction control switch Off = little wheelspin possible, But the electronics intervenes.





thanks for your help. =)
I dont understand everything in the manual, Because it is on English
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I answered your reply in another forum and posted your quote on yet another forum ... with 100 views but no answers ...... trying to help out but no luck so far

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hello guys :)

I am a little confused.


If you drive in the Track-mode, which "Traction" is off ? the normal "Track Control" or "AdvanceTrac".

Because the symbol is exactly the same with.



And I have understood that correctly:

AdvanceTrac Off = No more driving help (computer) .. only the driver decides.

Traction control switch Off = little wheelspin possible, But the electronics intervenes.





thanks for your help. =)
I dont understand everything in the manual, Because it is on English
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Hopefully someone answered by now. If not I was out on some twisty roads today so I flipped my 350 into trackmode for the stiffest ride. 1st turn in to a right hand corner and the far looses grip and I almost loose it because of the computer. I started paying around with the modes. If you go to the screen that shows you the mode your in on the dash you can see that gong from normal to sport changed the traction control mode from normal to sport traction control. Flip over to track mode and the traction control light comes on indicating traction comtrol is off, however if you look at the status page it says traction control is in advanced traction control mode. So you basically have to toggle traction control off while in track mode by holding the switch for traction control down until you see on the window pop up that says advance traction control off. Once this happens look at the status page again and it should say advance traction control off.
 

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I read somewhere that turning TC off via the toggle switch only turns it mostly off, but still leaves a little TC engaged. To turn it completely off you need to go into the menu and hold down a button for 5 seconds or something like that. Does that sound familiar to anyone?
 

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I'd also like to see a comprehensive comparison of modes. So far I only drive it in sport mode, which I like a lot. I was ready a few months ago that for *supposedly* serious performance, track mode is it. is there any change in throttle response for track mode?
 

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I have not noticed any (real or perceived) difference between Sport and Track. There is however between Normal and Sport; at least my brain and butt think so. And I agree with what others have heard...a flick of the toggle turns off traction only (traction), and then 5 seconds with the same toggle turns it all off (stability). I've also heard (forum/rumor mill) that even with the five second hold, even that truly doesn't take it down to zero input/control, but still turns off enough to let you have some serious fun. I have not tried it to any extreme myself other than trying to fishtail it with only traction off. That didn't work out well; the car told me "we're not gonna do that" and made some aggressive corrections to bring the ass back in line. Would have saved the day if it were for real though, so that was cool. I need to try it again with stability full off.
 

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I have not noticed any (real or perceived) difference between Sport and Track. There is however between Normal and Sport;
I have noticed that the steering tightens up a lot going from sport to track mode.
 

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Page 30-31 of the GT350 Supp. does a fairly good job of explaining it.

http://www.fordservicecontent.com/F...350-Supplement-version-1_su_EN-US_07_2015.pdf
Thanks! Yes it does. By this reading, I’d say there is a diff in throttle response for *each mode. Direct quote from the pdf:

There are five drive modes that are accessed by Mode + and Mode – buttons located on the steering wheel.
Each mode sets predefined defaults for:

• Engine controls.
• Brake controls.
• Steering effort.
• Exhaust mode.
• Dampers.
• Launch control.


Just not sure how much or if its perceptible. Someone that uses track mode a lot could prob comment.
 

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I want to know EXACTLY what the changes are with each mode. I've read the owners manual and scoured the interwebs, and frankly, I want Ford to tell me EXACTLY what computer program changes there are from one mode to another. Does anyone have a way of finding this out? I may call Ford Performance and ask them.


On a related note, I was driving on the highway at a steady 65 MPH and when I switched in/out of Weather mode, the car noticeably changed! It seemed to slow, almost like there was drag all of a sudden. Or maybe the throttle closed a bit despite my keeping my foot in the same position.
 

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ok, I called Ford Performance and here's what I gathered:

1. They have cool jobs.
2. They don't publish all the real details of the differences between drive modes because they don't want the competitors to know those details, and they sort of directed me to the owners manual and to YouTube of all places (he said many guys experiment on the track and report back there).
3. I pushed:
I politely pushed forward and the guy on the phone went back and forth with one of the actual software engineers. This is what he told me:

Sport will of course give better throttle response and be less invasive in terms of traction and stability controls, but they will still save you from an embarrassing YouTube moment while leaving your next Cars & Coffee event. Sport is totally acceptable for the street.

Track Mode will turn off traction only but leave stability on unless you hold the toggle switch for 5 seconds, which of course you can do in any mode.

As for my comment above about the car slowing down when I switch to Weather while on the highway, he confirmed, it's less throttle for a given pedal position. So it's like I lifted off the gas.

I guess this is as good as I'm going to get from Ford. If anyone finds good videos of someone really playing with the different settings, I'd love to see them posted.


My last comment: I personally like the shocks set to Normal because the NY roads around here suck, so even if Sport Driving Mode, I have to switch the shocks to Normal. Do others have the same findings?
 
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