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« Reply #270 on: February 06, 2017, 11:52:54 am »
That would be really annoying for suspension settings (I assume that's basically what the DCC does?), though I've noticed that a lot of my rental cars that have a sport setting do that - it'll remember either normal or "Eco" mode, but it won't remember sport. You'd think that a sports sedan would be different though.

IIRC, almost all cars do that with traction control settings.

The Explorer turns off cruise control automatically, which I find annoying. Instead of just hitting the set button, I have to hit the on button and then the set button. I don't know if that's common or not but both of my Hondas had/have a button that would leave cruise either on or off. Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but if there were an easy way to fix it, I would.

FWIW Traction/Stability control definitely reset on each start up. Also FWIW you also can only turn stability control completely off when in race/sport mode. Otherwise it is just on a reduced setting (which isn't really noticeable unless you are trying to drift  :lol: ).

DCC controls a lot of things FWIW. Suspension, steering weight, exhaust noise, interior engine noise, etc...I know on the individual screen there are about a dozen different things you can set.

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« Reply #271 on: February 06, 2017, 11:58:55 am »
I think there's some kind of law/regulation that says TCS/ESP settings need to revert back to their "full on" setting after a vehicle is turned off and then restarted.
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« Reply #272 on: February 06, 2017, 12:33:38 pm »
I think there's some kind of law/regulation that says TCS/ESP settings need to revert back to their "full on" setting after a vehicle is turned off and then restarted.

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« Reply #273 on: February 06, 2017, 12:43:12 pm »
I think there's some kind of law/regulation that says TCS/ESP settings need to revert back to their "full on" setting after a vehicle is turned off and then restarted.

I think it's more of a liability concern.

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« Reply #274 on: February 06, 2017, 01:56:12 pm »
The Explorer turns off cruise control automatically, which I find annoying. Instead of just hitting the set button, I have to hit the on button and then the set button. I don't know if that's common or not but both of my Hondas had/have a button that would leave cruise either on or off. Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but if there were an easy way to fix it, I would.

My Toyotas and Subarus were like the Ford cruise control. Have to manually turn it on. I GREATLY prefer the Honda hard-button which stays on, I use cruise a lot even toodling around base at 35mph.
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« Reply #275 on: February 06, 2017, 03:24:44 pm »
I haven't had cruise control in over 6 months.  Don't really notice anymore.

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« Reply #276 on: February 09, 2017, 11:46:55 am »
So those RS4 reps are out of stock and might be out of production. VMR manufactures to order though so the vendor is going to check and see if they are making them again soon. If not I am probably just going to order a set of the first wheel.

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Re: My New Car
« Reply #277 on: February 09, 2017, 11:54:01 am »
I haven't had cruise control in over 6 months.  Don't really notice anymore.

I don't use mine because I enjoy pissing off other drivers with my inconsistent cruising speed on the highway.
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« Reply #278 on: February 09, 2017, 11:56:57 am »
I don't use mine because I enjoy pissing off other drivers with my inconsistent cruising speed on the highway.

That certainly can be annoying as the other driver. :lol:

I see it as a sort of challenge...seeing how consistent I can be.  Once you get a feel for what your vehicle feels (and mostly sounds) like at a given speed, it's pretty easy to hold it on flattish ground without looking at the speedo very much.  Crazy how delicate/precise/still our feet can be on the gas pedal.

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« Reply #279 on: February 09, 2017, 12:17:24 pm »
Welp got that answer quick.

The RS4 rep isn't technically out of production but demand is so low they very rarely make them (and could very well simply decide to stop).

The other one is, not surprisingly, one of their most popular wheels and is almost always in stock and in production. I know is pretty standard but I think I am just going to go with this one.


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« Reply #280 on: February 09, 2017, 06:32:21 pm »
I like those. 
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« Reply #281 on: February 09, 2017, 07:07:57 pm »
How about black rims? 
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« Reply #282 on: February 09, 2017, 08:04:38 pm »
I like black wheels on dark blue cars.  It's a good look. 



Is that the same color as your car, Tony? 
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« Reply #283 on: February 09, 2017, 09:40:20 pm »
No the MK6 R was a lighter shade of blue




Here's black.  I think the bright silver will match better because Lapiz Blue has so much depth to it that black wheels just can't match

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« Reply #284 on: February 10, 2017, 04:27:00 am »
I'm all about matching luminance.... I'd go with something gray or "hyper silver/black"
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« Reply #285 on: February 10, 2017, 06:19:02 am »
If I had a white/black/grey car I would probably go with black wheels (and probably black out some of the silver accents). But I generally think silver goes better with blue so I am going to go with silver wheels and keep the various silver accents.

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« Reply #286 on: February 10, 2017, 06:26:27 am »
Bronze or gunmetal would look sweet.
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« Reply #287 on: February 10, 2017, 06:28:06 am »
If I had a white/black/grey car I would probably go with black wheels (and probably black out some of the silver accents). But I generally think silver goes better with blue so I am going to go with silver wheels and keep the various silver accents.
Both look good, imo but,  for my taste, I'd rather have less of a contrast.  The black seems more subdued to me with a darker colour.
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« Reply #288 on: February 10, 2017, 06:52:04 am »
I like silver best because of the depth of the paint, like you said
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« Reply #289 on: February 10, 2017, 08:09:24 am »
Wheels have been ordered (the silver ones). Probably won't put them on until some time in March though.

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« Reply #290 on: February 17, 2017, 09:47:35 am »
New wheels have arrived...



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« Reply #291 on: February 17, 2017, 11:16:16 am »
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« Reply #292 on: February 18, 2017, 07:53:17 am »
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« Reply #293 on: February 18, 2017, 08:09:16 am »
they arent on yet?
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« Reply #294 on: February 18, 2017, 08:17:12 am »
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« Reply #295 on: February 22, 2017, 05:47:32 pm »
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