I may be relocating to bangy but that is not confirmed yet and even if I do,it won't be permanent.Just for a year or two at the most.So I guess it would make sense to buy one from Mumbai,especially since I can't wait much longer to buy a dream car. And AFAIK bangy cars command a premium,especially performance cars like the Elantra,with good reason too as it seems from this thread with users like brraj and satya
Yes yes,I don't mean to forget about others contributions
Thanks to brraj,prabhuav,cmiuc,mclaren and all other proud Elantra owners in Bangalore(where else would this happen) for getting their hands dirty and laying down a new path
TCS comes into play when the tyre loses traction i.e. when it starts spinning. TCS does not come into play when the tyre has excess sideways force. That is what ESP does and not TCS.
ESP controls the sideways loss in control.
yup, you are right. but we are talking about TCS while cornering. ESP will apply brakes automatically in such a way the car will be in control, it is compliment by ABS too. But here while corning TCS also comes into play.
You are also right about tyre loses traction, when tyre starts spinning... what TCS do?
Originally Posted by akshay1234
because it helps limit tyre slip. now if your tyres slip while your cornering of course itll come on.
that's what i was trying to tell in some other thread but i think acc. to tadukuttan it is shear rubbish.
I don't think it'll come on when you're doing high speed cornering unless you try & accelerate during the same. Like Vid mentioned that's the ESP's function. TCS IMO prevents the tyre from losing traction not grip.
"once activated, the TRAC system reduces engine torque and drive wheel speed as necessary to bring the vehicles uncder control which improves vehical stability when starting, accelerating or turning on slippery roads."
Last edited by Gangsta : 20th January 2009 at 23:51.
Thanks ishan for the links. I'm just looking for the bosch document I have that explains both in detail.
Another short explanation is TCS limits wheel spinning and ESP is what limits the skidding. Skidding is not to be confused with ABS as ABS will work only when brakes are applied.
At 205kmph there is no way in hell that the wheels will spin. At that speed to induce a wheel spin the tyres should be going faster than what they will be at 205kmph. Unless ofcourse you were driving on oil or ice.