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Messing with the terrain management system during normal driving, I noticed something. Sand mode is super fast off the line. I wonder if it'd be a good setting for racing.
Anybody try it?

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Noticed that shortly after I bought mine. Also the only mode without traction control, so if you want to have fun on the ice that's how to do it.

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Noticed that shortly after I bought mine. Also the only mode without traction control, so if you want to have fun on the ice that's how to do it.

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Gravel mode also has no traction control, but throtle response is very muted to assure no wheel spin on gravel

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Old thread, but I’m new here so I try to revive it...
Does anybody know “exactly” what the different modes do? What I was able to see is that snow mode cuts down the power and keeps traction control, gravel cuts the power with no traction control, sand keeps the power without traction control. But I’d like to know more of what happens, if there’s any other difference between modes and know “how” the power is cut... for instance if it’s electronically limited the snow mode could become also a good mode to drive downtown using less gas...


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Old thread, but I’m new here so I try to revive it...
Does anybody know “exactly” what the different modes do? What I was able to see is that snow mode cuts down the power and keeps traction control, gravel cuts the power with no traction control, sand keeps the power without traction control. But I’d like to know more of what happens, if there’s any other difference between modes and know “how” the power is cut... for instance if it’s electronically limited the snow mode could become also a good mode to drive downtown using less gas...


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I don't have time for a real response right now (getting ready for work), but I can say that I don't believe ANY of these modes will save gas. Only your foot can do that.
 

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I prefer gravel mode in the winter for when you want best accelaration in the snow.
Sand mode spins too high of rmps to be stable in the snow (overtaking or taking off from the stop gas pedal on heavy side).

Sport mode is good n summer for a take off, car seems to respond better if you hit gas half way at fist and flor it once at 2.5k rpms (otherwise it's muted off the line).

93 towing tune makes car more responsive and faster :)

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I prefer gravel mode in the winter for when you want best accelaration in the snow.
Sand mode spins too high of rmps to be stable in the snow (overtaking or taking off from the stop gas pedal on heavy side).

Sport mode is good n summer for a take off, car seems to respond better if you hit gas half way at fist and flor it once at 2.5k rpms (otherwise it's muted off the line).

93 towing tune makes car more responsive and faster :)

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Finding 93 octane in my area is tough. I use the 91 Diablo tune
 

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I'm running 5 star tuning tunes
87 eco tune in winter and 93 towing/performance in summer (use car on ocasion In summer for trips and boat holing, otherwise ride Genesis)

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Does anyone know how to turn off the advanced trac?
acceleration is really muted even when i put the car in sport mode and turn off the traction control and do a boosted launch from 2.5k RPM.... have not tried the sand and mud mode yet, but it really feels more muted than I think it should.

ive got a 2011 f150 as well and all i have to do there is hit the traction control button once, then press and hold it till it notifies me that the advancetrac is turned off.... tried this but no dice.
 

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That's how it works on my '18 Expedition too. Maybe walk through the settings? Should be able to toggle something though, huh?
 

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Does anyone know how to turn off the advanced trac?
acceleration is really muted even when i put the car in sport mode and turn off the traction control and do a boosted launch from 2.5k RPM.... have not tried the sand and mud mode yet, but it really feels more muted than I think it should.

ive got a 2011 f150 as well and all i have to do there is hit the traction control button once, then press and hold it till it notifies me that the advancetrac is turned off.... tried this but no dice.
You cannot turn off stability control on explorer fully. Yiu can try and turn off trailer away controll.

Brake boosting will result in sluggish takeoff as compared to regular take off - pushing the gas pedal halfway until rpms get to 2.5k and then go to the floor.

I think its transmission torque protection.
Get a tuner with few tunes - first gear loses traction (normal mode) around 4k rpms and again right after shifting to 2nd - 40deg. and winter tires.

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