Acura TSX Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
OK - so I've had my TSX for a week tomorrow ... I've NEVER touched the VSA button (i.e. - never turned it off).

Question - when and why might a TSX driver WANT to turn it off? The switch has got to be there for a reason - I just can't think of one.

Ideas?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
so you can drive it sideways?

seriously...being able to cage the nanny is a nice option for folks who may choose to autocross / drivers school / time trial in their tsx.

actually, the more likely reason is if you ever get stuck and need to spin the wheels to move.

dookie
 

·
, Moderator Emeritus
Joined
·
7,952 Posts
Drive the Car sideways - Check

AutoX- Check

Get the car to slide a little- check

Need to spin the tires- check

Didnt need to but wanted to spin the tires- Check

yup, ive turned it off for a whole bunch of different reasons
 

·
, Moderator Emeritus
Joined
·
5,352 Posts
Turn it off...to keep it from braking when it slips a little i.e. taking off on a slight incline at an (dangerous) intersection where you know you might slip a little and don't want VSA to slow your momentum (by braking).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
162 Posts
Sometimes when you start your car in heavy snow...(about 3-4 inch)....you have to turn off the VSA to get going....
 

·
2005 TSX 6MT Nav
Joined
·
692 Posts
you also notice a slight gain in power when you drive normally with the VSA off.
maybe its my imagination, but i feel it.
 

·
, Administrator Emeritus
Joined
·
4,123 Posts
Ransak said:
OK - so I've had my TSX for a week tomorrow ... I've NEVER touched the VSA button (i.e. - never turned it off). Question - when and why might a TSX driver WANT to turn it off? The switch has got to be there for a reason.
After when you've properly break-in/run-in your car. Turn off the VSA and bring the car to redline in the first few gears in a safe environment and try to take a few corners with it off. That'll give you a better understanding how VSA works and it's purpose.
 
G

·
If you are taking a hard corner and there is a bump in the road, the VSA takes over for a second and applies the brakes a bit. It really is disconcerting when it happens so now I turn it off if I'm in a known stretch of road. I think VSA is fine for secretaries driving a TSX automatic but I wish I could turn it off permanently myself.
 
G

·
spyguy said:
you also notice a slight gain in power when you drive normally with the VSA off.
maybe its my imagination, but i feel it.
Unless you're getting wheel spin, its your imagination...
 

·
, Moderator Emeritus
Joined
·
7,952 Posts
Well Steve as the VSA Tester, whats ur feelings on the usefulness of it


Edit: By the Way, Welcome :D, Congrats on putting down on the TSX, see u have to wait to june, thats a Shame....Like your other car by the way, Allways been a Fan of American Cars, looking into getting a 01 Bullitt in the next few years
 
G

·
MemphisRheins said:
Well Steve as the VSA Tester, whats ur feelings on the usefulness of it
The best thing about VSA is that it can detect slip faster than the driver, which helps keep your intened driving line. But VSA is only an aide, and should never replace the drivers common sense. VSA isn't going to save you if you're driving 85mph on a slush/snow covered road and you have to make a sudden lane change...

A good thing to remember is that the VSA system is only as good as the traction available and the rubber you're riding on...
 

·
oh so so fresh
Joined
·
118 Posts
spyguy said:
you also notice a slight gain in power when you drive normally with the VSA off.
maybe its my imagination, but i feel it.
most definetly!!(SP) anyways i agree, especially when shifting from 1st to second.
 

·
, Regional Meet Leader, Vancouver
Joined
·
9,175 Posts
VSA off = fun in the snow :laugh:
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top