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    Re: Disable Hill Hold Assist?

    It is the dumbest thing ever. After 45 years of driving manuals why this impediment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newspyderv10man View Post
    It is the dumbest thing ever. After 45 years of driving manuals why this impediment?
    It actually is very useful, when implemented properly. I have it on my 2011 BMW 335ix and my 2012 VW Golf R and the systems on those cars are seamless and one does not notice the intervention at all.

    Experiment with the system in the R8 - it is quite odd. When stopped on your favorite incline, mash the brake down as hard as you can and then you will see really how hard it is to get the car to move. Then try just using just enough brake pressure to keep the car from rolling backwards and then you will notice that the system can operate as expected - without that somewhat violent release. Then you will simply learn to use very light brake pressure when at stop lights.


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    Re: Disable Hill Hold Assist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmicroys View Post
    It actually is very useful, when implemented properly. I have it on my 2011 BMW 335ix and my 2012 VW Golf R and the systems on those cars are seamless and one does not notice the intervention at all.

    Experiment with the system in the R8 - it is quite odd. When stopped on your favorite incline, mash the brake down as hard as you can and then you will see really how hard it is to get the car to move. Then try just using just enough brake pressure to keep the car from rolling backwards and then you will notice that the system can operate as expected - without that somewhat violent release. Then you will simply learn to use very light brake pressure when at stop lights.


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    Great info thanks! I always wondered why sometimes it acted perfect and other times it took off with a jerk

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    Re: Disable Hill Hold Assist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmicroys View Post
    Then try just using just enough brake pressure to keep the car from rolling backwards and then you will notice that the system can operate as expected - without that somewhat violent release. Then you will simply learn to use very light brake pressure when at stop lights.
    This is really useful information - Thanks!!
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    Yeah I've noticed that only holding the brake as much as necessary helps - but I can still never figure out the timing. It always seems to wait way too long to release.

    I hate it, hate it, hate it. Maybe on an rtronic it's not as annoying. On a MT it sucks.


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    Re: Disable Hill Hold Assist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmicroys View Post
    The trick with the hill assist on the R8 is to only apply enough brake pressure to hold the car on the slope. Don't mash your brake down and then it won't hold the car so hard.

    The hill assist feature does not use the emergency brake it uses the normal brakes and just prevents the back flow of pressure through the ABS system. If you are looking to deactivate it, you need to go in to your brake control module.


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    I seem to be in the minority, but I find it very useful. On steeper inclines, I used to have to use my emergency brake with my other manual. You don't need to wait for it to release before you start forward. It just holds you in place so that you don't roll back, and there is plenty of time to engage the clutch to get going.

    Regarding the use of the regular braking, I thought the hill assist brake was that little secondary brake in the rears?
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    Re: Disable Hill Hold Assist?

    Regarding the use of the regular braking, I thought the hill assist brake was that little secondary brake in the rears?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALBenzo View Post

    Regarding the use of the regular braking, I thought the hill assist brake was that little secondary brake in the rears?
    Hill assist functions on modern cars use the abs system to control it. Not the emergency brake.



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    Re: Disable Hill Hold Assist?

    So I tried rmicroys' suggestion and it really works! No pause while you wait for the brakes to release or sudden acceleration if you take off when it's engaged and it then releases.

    So thanks again!
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    My pleasure.


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