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No ESP on 1.8QTS

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Bong Water, Jun 22, 2008.

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    Anyone know why this is? Most other 1.8T based cars have it so why not the A4 1.8TQS
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    docurley Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I have a 1.8TQ and I don't have it either so I think it was an optional extra.
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    Probably as it was not really needed. 180bhp would struggle to trouble the quattro.
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    Yeah get you mean, it is on my mates Leon which is a 1.8T and 180BHP as standard but probably because of the FWD
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    Why would you want it? It's just another driver aid to turn of before setting off.
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    lol I dont, was just curios as most other 1.8T's have it
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    Doesnt it also act on the braking, as a more intelligent version of the ABS system?
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    you have ABS for braking,
    ESP only acts on braking to right any wrongs you have just commited as you slide sideways to that bus stop.
    personally i hate it, turn it off on my Golf, sure it is great if you hit black ice on a motorway and can't react quick enough, but I actually like sliding teh back end of my tqs so I would hate to have some computer telling me I can't!
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