It’s probably the condenser and/or the AC compressor. Mine was leaking like crazy when I tried to get it refilled before South Carolina’s hot and humid summer kicked off. It was 600$ to get my condenser fixed but well worth it when the temps are into the 90s.
i always turn them off as soon as i get in a car with them. i also buy cars without them as well haha. if you really want them gone take it to a good tuner and you just shut them off permanentely.
Turning them off is fine, but you will have to do it every time you start the car. And in some cases, turning it completely off is either not possible or very difficult.
Depends a lot on the car too. Some kick in often, but not very severe. Others will wait a long time to kick in, but it’s more noticeable when they do. Although a lot of that could’ve been tires too. I remember driving a friends car in the rain that had awful old tires and the first few stop signs it’d kick in with me…
in my truck I turn it off anytime the road surface is loose (dirt or snow) otherwise it tries to correct slides and shit that i otherwise would be able to control without thinking no problem. But the system kicks on and does some braking or throttle cut i am not expecting and it makes the situation MORE dangerous for…
In my Solara when I turn all traction and stability control off I notice a big difference in ride quality, and handling. Not only does ride quality decrease when I turn it off, because the air suspension must smooth everything out; but I also have decreased handling. The car is much more stable and stiffer at speed…
I live on the fringe of the Lake Erie Snowbelt. I turn off traction control only occasional if its heavy deep slushy snow. The reason is because if traffic is heavy and you are sitting on my street trying to cross traffic its a bad time for the controls to cut power. If the ESP is on it will cut power when it detects…
Let’s wait and see until you notice that they’re ON first.
Well in the rain you will. I feel it during big storms, you won’t on a dry normal day.
The BRZ has on, off, and “sport” modes (“track” mode on new models) on its traction control. You will not die if you turn it off, but especially on its slippery stock tires the BRZ is extremely tail happy. Nothing you can’t control, given your Miata experience (I got my BRZ with years of Miata experience, too). Sticky…
front struts, front springs, rear shocks and rear springs
Only $300? What all does that include?
Great - then tires and suspension should be all you need!
My thought exactly!
It will be a street car. I don’t autocross or race on a track. I’ll DD it.
There’s a white Fiesta ecoboost on copart with hail damage for a current bid of $0. No other damage and it only has 16k miles.
This isn’t a bad idea at all, just don’t forget, if you want the whole psuedo ST package, ST brakes and upgraded tires are a must.
An angry 3cyl with straight pipes and a handling package is so intensely Jalop. 👍🏻
Ford Europe have already come up with an ST-ish 1.0EcoBoost. It’s called the Ford Fiesta ST-Line.