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by SanDiego
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?
Replies: 39
Views: 48475

Re: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?

I'm due for the first rotation, so instead of that, I'll replace the fronts with the Avid Ascends. Can you please post the exact model name and number as there seem to be a couple of flavors of Ascend that could fit. Thanks! The tires we installed are "Yokohama Avid Ascend 185/55R15 82V" (V is the ...
by SanDiego
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: National Electric Drive Week San Rafael 9/21/14
Replies: 5
Views: 4012

Re: National Electric Drive Week San Rafael 9/21/14

At the San Diego event a dealer was giving test rides in a Spark. There was a line waiting when it finally had to be recharged. A lot of people were turned on by it. Funny: the salesman was really turned on by it... it was the first time he had ever driven the EV (so he was learning as he rode along).
by SanDiego
Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?
Replies: 39
Views: 48475

Re: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?

Markusg: Got a pair of Avid Ascends myself today. Seems much improved so far. Thanks for the recommendation. Congratulations on installing the Avid Ascends. We now have 7,000 miles on the ones we installed on the front. Every time I throw the Spark around a tight corner or freeway ramp, I smile :D a...
by SanDiego
Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
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by SanDiego
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?
Replies: 39
Views: 48475

Re: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?

Thanks for posting it here SanDiego, I am wondering if you felt any change of the ride harshness or smoothness? I know usually there is a trade off from a better handling. Hello fellow San Diegan nmikmik: The memory of Ecopia tires on the front is, thankfully, becoming foggy after almost 3,000 mile...
by SanDiego
Mon May 26, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Bosch Power Max EVSE not working at all Update:Working!
Replies: 6
Views: 4888

Re: Bosch Power Max EVSE not working at all

Chaconzies, I had the same thing happen last August. The unit was bad. Bosch diagnosed it on the phone in a minute. There was no surprise at all in the tech's voice; they are used to it. They shipped me a new unit pretty fast, and paid for shipping both ways. It was a disappointing delay and a minor...
by SanDiego
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?
Replies: 39
Views: 48475

Replaced front tires; big effect on stability control

I posted this on the "Torque Steer" thread, but want to duplicate it here too as a promised follow-up re. the stability control system: I replaced our front tires with Yokohama Avid Ascend (185/55R15 = the original size). This seems to have tightened up the car's handling in every respect, and after...
by SanDiego
Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Torque Steer
Replies: 25
Views: 12914

Re: Torque Steer

The suspension tuning is fine. It's the OEM Ecopia tires that mess it up. Change to better tires.
by SanDiego
Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Torque Steer
Replies: 25
Views: 12914

Replaced front tires with Yokohama Avid Ascend

>>>>>>>>>> I replaced our front tires with Yokohama Avid Ascend [/b] (185/55R15 = the original size). Conclusion: We are now driving a significantly improved vehicle. The Ecopia tires wore down to 4/32" tread after 9,000 miles. The handling got more and more mushy. Traction was reduced. There are a ...
by SanDiego
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?
Replies: 39
Views: 48475

Re: Stabilitrak seems over-sensitive? Any way to disable?

I hate the behavior of this system too, especially on curvy country roads in downhill bends. In our urban driving its mostly on freeway on-ramps. I consistently hold down the button behind the shift lever to turn off traction control, which my imagination tells me may help the situation a little. Ho...

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