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In an XLR press the rocker switch on the console once to take the Traction Control off...........press it again and it will take the TC/Stabilitrak off. Great for drifting.

In the V, press it once and the traction system is off, press it again and the Performance mode is on. Press it again and your back to square one with the TC/stabiltrak ON.

With the performance mode engaged, You have a wild hair to hold on the road. Great for drag racing and a long strip of rubber which gets you no place fast, but not for cornering unless you know how to drift.
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can someone please explain how to use the performance mode, and what it is.Thanks
 

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Magnetic Tide Control - Performance Mode

Here is a technical description of the Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) for the performance mode.

Performance-tuned chassis systems
Chassis modifications found on the XLR-V when compared to its mainstream sibling include larger brakes; recalibrated Magnetic Ride Control (MR); larger front stabilizer bar and the addition of a rear stabilizer bar; stiffer rear lower control arm bushings;
The most noticeable change is in the braking system to assure strong stopping power and smooth, confident brake operation, coinciding with the increased power and handling capabilities of the XLR-V.
Magnetic Ride Control on the XLR-V has been recalibrated to account for the enhanced handling characteristics the roadster’s surpercharged performance demands. The system seeks to keep the body on an even plane at all times, giving drivers a comfortable ride by dramatically reducing disturbances to the vehicle body.
The MR recalibration – combined with a stiffer front stabilizer bar, the addition of a rear stabilizer bar, and stiffer rear control arm bushings – subtly changes the driving characteristics of the XLR-V when compared to the standard XLR. Another V-Series staple is a four channel/four-selection mode chassis control system (StabiliTrak), enabling the driver to switch between four stability settings, including a "less-governed" performance mode for the performance enthusiast.

www.CadillacXLR-V.com

Thank you
Allen
can someone please explain how to use the performance mode, and what it is.Thanks
 
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Allen,
Actually, starting in standard mode, there are two sequences you can go through.

First sequence:
1. Press once---Traction system is off
2. Press again--Performance mode is on (light up tires)
3. Press again--TC/StabiliTrak is back on to standard

Second sequence:
1. Press & hold. Traction system turns off.
2. After 5 sec. stabiltirak & TC all turn off
3. Press again--Performance mode is on (light up tires)
4. Press again--TC/stabiliTrak is back on

This vehicle will act very different and can be dangereous with these controls off.

Most drifting cars have no traction cotrol in order to control the vehicle. The driver is the only source to keep it under control.

I would suggest testing in a large vacant area to see how to handle this gorilla in a tuxedo.

Thank You, Bob

Here is a technical description of the Magnetic Ride Control (MRC) for the performance mode.

Performance-tuned chassis systems
Chassis modifications found on the XLR-V when compared to its mainstream sibling include larger brakes; recalibrated Magnetic Ride Control (MR); larger front stabilizer bar and the addition of a rear stabilizer bar; stiffer rear lower control arm bushings;
The most noticeable change is in the braking system to assure strong stopping power and smooth, confident brake operation, coinciding with the increased power and handling capabilities of the XLR-V.
Magnetic Ride Control on the XLR-V has been recalibrated to account for the enhanced handling characteristics the roadster’s surpercharged performance demands. The system seeks to keep the body on an even plane at all times, giving drivers a comfortable ride by dramatically reducing disturbances to the vehicle body.
The MR recalibration – combined with a stiffer front stabilizer bar, the addition of a rear stabilizer bar, and stiffer rear control arm bushings – subtly changes the driving characteristics of the XLR-V when compared to the standard XLR. Another V-Series staple is a four channel/four-selection mode chassis control system (StabiliTrak), enabling the driver to switch between four stability settings, including a "less-governed" performance mode for the performance enthusiast.

www.CadillacXLR-V.com

Thank you
Allen
 

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perf. mode

Yesterday I turned on the performance mode and after driving about 15 minutes the engine just died???had to pull over and restart?? any thoughts?:banghead
 

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no I didnt re-try it, im too scared! I"ve had too many problems with the computer system,as well as MANY other problems.. I would have lemoned it but I put too many extras on it. (grill,exaust system,wheels,etc.)>>>Oh well! Im not giving up though!!!
 

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Putting your vehicle in Performance Mode should have nothing to do with "it shutting down". PM does three things: eliminates traction (i.e., straight line) control, eliminates stabilization (i.e., side-to-side) control and changes the automatic transmission shift points (i.e., to higher RPMs).

I drive my V in PM all the time and it's fantastic. Also, by moving the shift lever to the left in the shift gate I usually drive in "manual" mode. By doing so I control the transmission upshift points based on desired speed, RPM, torque, etc. This also eliminates any droan from having my Mild 2 Wild with the baffles open all the time. The transmission downshifts automatically so you only have to manage the upshifts - - it's great!

Maybe some day GM will have paddle shifters available on the V so you can drive without ever taking you hands off the steering wheel. Even without this the V is one hot car - - especially when that tops comes down.
 

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no I didnt re-try it, im too scared! I"ve had too many problems with the computer system,as well as MANY other problems.. I would have lemoned it but I put too many extras on it. (grill,exaust system,wheels,etc.)>>>Oh well! Im not giving up though!!!
Why scared? If I was you I would try it out right away and maybe it was just a malfunction for one time or it happens again, and if, somthing is wrong with your computer system.
What grille and exhaust system did you put on your V?

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Putting your vehicle in Performance Mode should have nothing to do with "it shutting down". PM does three things: eliminates traction (i.e., straight line) control, eliminates stabilization (i.e., side-to-side) control and changes the automatic transmission shift points (i.e., to higher RPMs).

I drive my V in PM all the time and it's fantastic. Also, by moving the shift lever to the left in the shift gate I usually drive in "manual" mode. By doing so I control the transmission upshift points based on desired speed, RPM, torque, etc. This also eliminates any droan from having my Mild 2 Wild with the baffles open all the time. The transmission downshifts automatically so you only have to manage the upshifts - - it's great!

Maybe some day GM will have paddle shifters available on the V so you can drive without ever taking you hands off the steering wheel. Even without this the V is one hot car - - especially when that tops comes down.
Pagasus, I think shift paddles we`ll see on the 08 models.

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Junkie,
When you lemon a vehicle, you lemon the vehicle from the the mileage that you first brought it in to have the item you are lemoning it for. ie. (5,388) You must pay for the use of the vehicle to that point as if it was a lease. Usually minimal expense.
secondly, you receive all monies spent on the vehicle from day one, including sales tax, registration fees, interest on loans for lease or buy, and any after market cost such as exhaust, floor mats, grille, etc.
You do not eat these cost.
Bob (lemoned two vehicles in last 8 years)

no I didnt re-try it, im too scared! I"ve had too many problems with the computer system,as well as MANY other problems.. I would have lemoned it but I put too many extras on it. (grill,exaust system,wheels,etc.)>>>Oh well! Im not giving up though!!!
 

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prtf. mode 2

tried it again yesterday, and car did not die! But, I have another question??

The red line on the RPM is about 6500 on the tack on the XLR, but I can not rev above 4000.. Is there a limiter or something I dont know about??:rolleyes

Thanks again for the input....
 
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It has a limiter on it, but when in the performance mode it has longer shift points which should overide the limiter. It also has a limiter at 158mph. What a bore when you have so much highway on I-40.
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tried it again yesterday, and car did not die! But, I have another question??

The red line on the RPM is about 6500 on the tack on the XLR, but I can not rev above 4000.. Is there a limiter or something I dont know about??:rolleyes

Thanks again for the input....
 
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