My Elise is a dedicated track car. What's the best way to disable the ABS and traction control?
Removing the ABS would be the best way, but that presumes that the car would stop better without ABS than with it?My Elise is a dedicated track car. What's the best way to disable the ABS and traction control?
Actually that is about what I am going to do here shortly but in a more controllable way. I plan to make up my own switch that matches the Lotus traction control button but without the shiny chrome surround and no led (I don't like the chrome surrounds so I order the buttons with black surrounds and the connector bits and make my own switches) and connect it to one of the sensors. I don't want traction control but turning on and off the ABS at the console would be pretty cool. I have had that "no breaks feeling" a few times and it happens more often than I would want here on our wonderful washboard roads in my area. I survived just fine without ABS and still drive my Supra that has no ABS and like the fact that the breaking is more up to me and not some electronic gizmo that has a panic attack once in a while and gives me one in return. In the Supra I can reduce break pressure to allow the wheels to rotate and grip again if I lock them up some how but in the Lotus it sometimes won't let you do that. This way I can at least leave it on most of the time and turn it off in situations I think it might panic. I think I will call the mod "ABS Control".Broken wire from ONE wheel sensor and ABS is disabled. Try unplugging one and see what happens.
Trade me your working part number A120M6004S , A120J6004S for mine and you will have SURPRISE ABS on and SURPRISE ABS not!
There is some value on the track with reliable traction situations. On the street, you've gotta be on top of it to outperform the ABS.