mrsmith
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Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:33 am

What quite a bit of fun.

https://youtu.be/PogJaJgyONk
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SSi3
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:59 am

now you just need some snow :D

how did you disable? pull fuses?
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imolazhp
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:56 am

SSi3 wrote:how did you disable? pull fuses?


x2?

mrsmith
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:38 am

I woudn't recommend you do this on the road, you may also permanently damage your car. Do NOT do what I describe below!

>Turn ignition on
>Hold down the trip reset button on the side of the speed readout display (I didn't know it was there until someone told me about this technique).
>A menu will pop up at the the bottom of the speedo screen
>Short press of the trip reset button will move you through the options
>One will be 'Dyno test' or something like that
>Long hold on 'Dyno' option until the next screen pops up asking you to confirm
>Short press of the button and you will get lots of warnings!
>ABS is disabled, traction disabled, engine regeneration is disabled
>Spin those wheels!

To reset just turn off car and lock, when you unlock all will be back to normal. I assume this mode is available to allow running of the car on a DYNO to test BHP etc. Running a modern car on a DYNo where just one set of wheels spins, with ABS/Traction systems can send those computers nuts and throw up all kinds of errors.
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Powerbeast
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Fri Apr 24, 2015 2:27 pm

SSi3 wrote:now you just need some snow :D

how did you disable? pull fuses?


I was thinking the same thing. Snow would be fun!


bocciaantonio
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:10 pm

mrsmith wrote:I woudn't recommend you do this on the road, you may also permanently damage your car. Do NOT do what I describe below!

>Turn ignition on
>Hold down the trip reset button on the side of the speed readout display (I didn't know it was there until someone told me about this technique).
>A menu will pop up at the the bottom of the speedo screen
>Short press of the trip reset button will move you through the options
>One will be 'Dyno test' or something like that
>Long hold on 'Dyno' option until the next screen pops up asking you to confirm
>Short press of the button and you will get lots of warnings!
>ABS is disabled, traction disabled, engine regeneration is disabled
>Spin those wheels!

To reset just turn off car and lock, when you unlock all will be back to normal. I assume this mode is available to allow running of the car on a DYNO to test BHP etc. Running a modern car on a DYNo where just one set of wheels spins, with ABS/Traction systems can send those computers nuts and throw up all kinds of errors.



Hi to everybody,
I try to turn off all control and it work's, the procedure is right but isn't a dyno test but "roller test".
Be quite, because all of crontrol are disactivated.

DeJay58
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:46 pm

Now that everybody knows, BMW will soon disable this. Well done!

schorschi3
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Thu Jun 25, 2015 11:03 am

Thank you mrsmith for your how-to activating the "Rollenbetrieb" (German-software).
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DeJay58
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Re: Drifting the i3, now with no traction, ABS or regen.

Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:21 pm

That's very unsafe and stupid!
Why don't you just switch to "N" the last 5km when you brake?! Same effect but safe because you then still have the break booster (powerbrake) (don't know the correct word).

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