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    Daily drift mode?

    Hadn't put it in drift mode ever, so decided to give it a whirl. I noticed the car now feels more rear biased in a good way. Haven't yet tried to fling it about the twisted in D mode, but will give it a go soon. Question is, am I prematurely wearing out the RDU running D mode during daily driving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS Daddy View Post
    Hadn't put it in drift mode ever, so decided to give it a whirl. I noticed the car now feels more rear biased in a good way. Haven't yet tried to fling it about the twisted in D mode, but will give it a go soon. Question is, am I prematurely wearing out the RDU running D mode during daily driving?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTS Daddy View Post
    Hadn't put it in drift mode ever, so decided to give it a whirl. I noticed the car now feels more rear biased in a good way. Haven't yet tried to fling it about the twisted in D mode, but will give it a go soon. Question is, am I prematurely wearing out the RDU running D mode during daily driving?
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the service interval shortens automatically in the computer for things like the rear diff fluid but it should not cause any damage or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnfinityX View Post
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the service interval shortens automatically in the computer for things like the rear diff fluid but it should not cause any damage or anything.
    Exactly. Normally you don't change the diff fluid, but if the computer thinks you been hard enough on it, it will prompt you for a change. I don't think anyone has reported that scenario yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessorFate View Post
    Exactly. Normally you don't change the diff fluid, but if the computer thinks you been hard enough on it, it will prompt you for a change. I don't think anyone has reported that scenario yet.
    I'm wondering if I'm going to hit that at some point. I certainly feel like I have 800 km of track time on the car but maybe not.

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    I drive in D mode with traction control turned off + sport suspension on. My favorite way to drive
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    Quote Originally Posted by PacificNorthwestRS View Post
    I drive in D mode with traction control turned off + sport suspension on. My favorite way to drive
    I've been trying out that exact setup when I autocross. The only problem is the turbo lag. I wish there was a way to have the engine in track mode and the suspension in drift mode at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfCfl View Post
    I've been trying out that exact setup when I autocross. The only problem is the turbo lag. I wish there was a way to have the engine in track mode and the suspension in drift mode at the same time.

    That would be easy, put it on track mode, then press the suspension button on the left lever of the steering column and you'll have your suspension back to 'normal' soft setting, which is the default in Drift

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    I'm wondering if I'm going to hit that at some point. I certainly feel like I have 800 km of track time on the car but maybe not.
    I think it's going to be someone running a tight track that shuts down the AWD regularly.
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