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Old 09-28-2004, 03:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default VDC stand for???

what is VDC stand for?
whats the correct way on using it??

What does it effect?? thanks
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Old 09-28-2004, 03:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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VDC= Vehical Dynamic Control.

A sudden change in surface consistency can affect your car's stability during evasive driving. Vehicle Dynamic Control* uses various sensors to help determine your steered path and keep you in control. If your vehicle begins to understeer (plow forward) or oversteer (fishtail), VDC applies appropriate brake pressure to individual wheels and/or reduces engine output to help keep your vehicle on its steered path.

*Infiniti VDC system is designed to help improve driving stability, but does not prevent accidents due to abrupt steering or by careless or dangerous driving techniques. Always drive safely.
(Got that off infiniti site for you)

Some people like it off cuz they want to have control over their car. I like to keep mines on..especially during slick rain, etc...
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good explanation gp.

Take the G to an large empty parking lot. Drive it hard into a few turns and such. THen turn the VDC off and do it again. It's a good system that I'm sure has saved most of our butts a good number of times

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My advice is to never disable the VDC on the road. You shouldn't be driving hard enough that it kicks in anyway. But of course we all do [] so it's safest to leave it on.

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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by struan87

My advice is to never disable the VDC on the road.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote"> That makes sense for anyone not intending to drive their sport coupe or sedan in a spirited, sporty way I suppose. But most advanced driving schools advocate disabling VDC at some point in your driving skills learning curve. The idea of understanding exactly how your vehicle handles at it's limits in any variety of conditions - as well as what happens when you pass those limits - is critical to your understanding of exactly what it takes to either maintain or regain control and not make the situation worse. That makes perfect sense to me. Of course, experimenting with VDC off in an unsafe location or conditions certainly does not.

I don't know about anyone else, but I bump into VDC regularly. While undisputably a good thing, I think it is set to kick in too early. For example, if you just want to step the azz end out a bit for fun with throttle input, it reels you in so quickly as to make it nearly impossible. Booo....

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Hey dholly,
I agree with everything you said, but I stand by my statement because most people don't take advanced driving schools. With my autocross experience and couple schools under my belt, I'm confident that I can handle my car, but I still leave VDC on in uncontrolled situations because it's safer--I can't always be in control of what's going on around me. I know what it does to the car, so it doesn't surprise me when it kicks in. Sure there are times when I want to throttle steer, but I don't do it unless I'm on a closed course.

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I understand your point and I really don't disagree. In fact, I keep my VDC on pretty much all the time except for hard launches and those times I want to have some fun or experiment. However, long before VDC technology came about, even every-day drivers were made better drivers by this knowledge and so I continue to believe everyone can benefit. A perfect example is the number of posts I read about someone crashing their car after inadvertantly leaving the VDC off. Their reliance upon VDC, and total ignorance of how to control their car in it's absence, led to what may have been an avoidable disaster.

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I guess the question is whether it's better to avoid disaster by leaving the VDC on or by knowing how to control your car in every situation. While I'd like everyone to do the latter, I think the former is more realistic in our world of cell phone-talkin', breakfast-eatin', CD-changin' drivers []

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...don't forget the mascara and lipstick crowd with their face stuck to the visor mirror. I'm all for good-looking but, daymn, that ain't right!

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Also if you ever think about racing anyone in a 6 MT .. Forget about keeping the VDC on.. My first experience was racing my friend in a G35 Sedan AT.. I should pull away easy right ?? No.. Unless You do a hard launch, you won't pull ahead at first against an AT, I catch up to him in first gear, shift to 2nd at redline.. and then nothing.. as if the car had died.. I did not realize what had happened..
The VDC light was on.. It cut the gas of to stop the tires from churping between 1st and 2nd gears.. Result.. My friend kicked my ass.. I had to explain that we have to try again and even him in an AT knew better about the VDC

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I got the fuel cutoff to kick in on a 2 > 3 shift once, hehe.
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by dholly

...don't forget the mascara and lipstick crowd with their face stuck to the visor mirror. I'm all for good-looking but, daymn, that ain't right!

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Would NEVER do that in my G... If you need makeup to look good, put it on in the house. Ugly people do not deserve to drive sexy car!!!

seriously though I see girls to do that (not the G so far, but it's like WTF?--- that's so dangerous...even I avoid them)

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Yeah the best ones are the ones that are sticking that mascara stick right in their eye. Most of the time lately I'm getting people on the cell phone not watching what the hell they are doing. Who the hell are you talking to at 6 am!!!

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VDC = Visually Distracting Cosmotology??!
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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by dholly

VDC = Visually Distracting Cosmotology??!
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