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      12-09-2012, 02:45 PM   #1
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Frequency of activating MDM mode or DSC off

How frequently do you activate MDM mode or DSC off (all nannies off) ?

Not embarrassed to admit that I always leave all safety nannies on. They look after me and the physical integrity of my 1M as good as possible (and judging by the DSC icon flashing it seems that I give them regularly some work).

Perfectly aware about the fact that drifting is fun, but I got to look after my family and myself and I don't overestimate my driving skills. Crashing the 1M could cost more than just the value of the car. But that's just my (fortysomething) view.
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I use MDM mode quite often, but I don't turn totally off much for the same reasons you mentioned.

Sometime ago there was a post asking about the "Weakest Point of the 1M". It's without question the Driver over estimating how good they are at Racing. Especially those who Track their car a couple times a year.

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      12-09-2012, 02:59 PM   #3
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Definitely always turn on MDM & M Button On. Never really turn off all nannies.

My experience driving the 1M without MDM is extremely timid and it constantly engaged DSC at the slightest spirited throttle modulation, basically robbing you of any excitement out of the corners or during straight line acceleration.

Feels like car falls flat on its face constantly while mid corner.

I'm not sure if anyone else is with me but I kind of wish the MDM DSC tolerance limit was just a bit more aggressive (wish we could tune the MDM limits a Tiny bit).
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      12-09-2012, 03:16 PM   #4
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MDM mode, in combinaison with sport throttle during "dynamic drive", as I found the car is behaving better this way than with all the nannies.
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      12-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
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I use MDM mode quite often, but I don't turn totally off much for the same reasons you mentioned.

Sometime ago there was a post asking about the "Weakest Point of the 1M". It's without question the Driver over estimating how good they are at Racing. Especially those who Track their car a couple times a year.

Totally agree with all that. Almost never I leave DSC totally off, also because I have no real tracks near here just public roads. Leaving DSC off on public roads seems quite a risk to me since I have a good deal of scary memories from the past. MDM is good enough on the road though.
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      12-09-2012, 03:38 PM   #6
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All nannies on during most daily drives. MDM on for some fun. On the track, a mix of all on and MDM. Instructors on track reckon faster times will be achieved with nannies on
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Everything on, street. Everything off, track.

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      12-09-2012, 03:43 PM   #8
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All nannies on during most daily drives. MDM on for some fun. On the track, a mix of all on and MDM. Instructors on track reckon faster times will be achieved with nannies on
More likely they just figure that you'll be safer (and put them at less risk) with the nannies on. I assure you that the 1M is much quicker -- but hairier -- with the nannies off.

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      12-09-2012, 04:05 PM   #9
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I use MDM mode quite often, but I don't turn totally off much for the same reasons you mentioned.

Sometime ago there was a post asking about the "Weakest Point of the 1M". It's without question the Driver over estimating how good they are at Racing. Especially those who Track their car a couple times a year.

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      12-09-2012, 04:22 PM   #10
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More likely they just figure that you'll be safer (and put them at less risk) with the nannies on. I assure you that the 1M is much quicker -- but hairier -- with the nannies off.

Neil
Agree. I prefer MDM mode as a middle ground. All off is too much for me to handle and risk slamming into a barrier
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      12-09-2012, 05:45 PM   #11
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Anyone run semi slicks,surely better for traction and can corner faster in the corners with mdm still activated(not holding back as much due to higher grip level from tyres) seems very sensitive to react on the o.e fitted tyres,fancy a trackday at some point with my car,right tyre will be important I guess.
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      12-09-2012, 06:14 PM   #12
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Day to day driving: all nannies on m Mode disengaged
Breakfast runs: mdm and m mode on. When stopping for stop streets and slow corners dsc off
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      12-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #13
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How frequently do you activate MDM mode or DSC off (all nannies off) ?

Not embarrassed to admit that I always leave all safety nannies on. They look after me and the physical integrity of my 1M as good as possible (and judging by the DSC icon flashing it seems that I give them regularly some work).

Perfectly aware about the fact that drifting is fun, but I got to look after my family and myself and I don't overestimate my driving skills. Crashing the 1M could cost more than just the value of the car. But that's just my (fortysomething) view.
You just echoed my use of MDM.

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      12-09-2012, 06:52 PM   #14
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My car never goes into gear with any traction control activated. Only exception is rain or freezing temps.

For me the best part of this car is its tail happy ways. Gawd I love how much of a handful this car is when you press the go pedal
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      12-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #15
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I use MDM mode most of the time. Around home, (small rural town) I turn it all off in the winter, because I think its fun to drift around on snow and ice. On highway, if very slippery, I leave it all on. Otherwise MDM.
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      12-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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MDM and M button on mostly, unless I know I might be in danger of myself such as some spirited runs when I have to chase down a group then all nannies are on, or when I might be a little distracted where I know my response time is slower.

MDM is relatively safe as long as you still drives with respect of the car, but generally let you to put more power down. As long as you don't have a binary foot syndrome, or in need of wot out of every corner, I actually feel it is safer to get out of trouble. However, you have a higher chance of getting in trouble if you don't pay attention.

As Advevo stated, M button is crucial to ensure you have the throttle response when things goes wrong - so it is always on for me.
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      12-09-2012, 08:02 PM   #17
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MDM on all the time,except if raining. You all know what a mean(butt clenching )
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MDM on always, except if raining or damp ground.... DSC very rarely OFF..
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Not embarrassed to admit that I always leave all safety nannies on. They look after me and the physical integrity of my 1M as good as possible (and judging by the DSC icon flashing it seems that I give them regularly some work).

Perfectly aware about the fact that drifting is fun, but I got to look after my family and myself and I don't overestimate my driving skills. Crashing the 1M could cost more than just the value of the car. But that's just my (fortysomething) view.
This was what I was going to post. Completely agree with it all.
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      12-10-2012, 12:15 AM   #20
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DSC disabled 100% of the time (although I've yet to drive my car in the rain...when that day comes the DSC is staying on!!!)
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      12-10-2012, 12:48 AM   #21
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I keep them both on majority of the time otherwise when I turn them off I cant help myself!!!
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Generally leave all on. If I know I'm in good conditions and on a road I know well and want to have a little fun ill flip MDM on.

Never all off.
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