Cadillac XLR Net - The ultimate online hub for Cadillac XLR owners and enthusiasts!
Supporting Membership - Supporting Vendors / Dealers - Advertise With Us

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Dislikes Dislikes:  0
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Guest
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Posts
    214
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006-V black, ebony

    Default Performance Mode XLR V

    Pressing the T/C rocker switch on the console yields 3 settings: Disable Traction Control Stability Control ; Performance Mode ; Enable Traction Control Stability Control.
    Does anyone know what results from entering the "Performance Mode" ??
    I can not find any definition in the owner manual.

    Thanks,
    Rusty

  2. #2
    Pit Crew cubby558's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    So. Chicago, IL
    Posts
    2,532
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 XLR-V Infra Red, 2-Tone Intr, RII, RIII & RIV survivor, Mdwst Maurader

    Default

    Rusty,

    I believe in the 'performance' mode the suspension becomes a little stiiffer for perfomance driving. I think it is also a little less governing on the traction control (May get some wheel spin in performance mode). I don't believe is does anything else--like changing rpm shift points, but I could be wrong. Hopefully Cadillac Tech will see this post and can shed some light.


    Quote Originally Posted by klaptrapper View Post
    Pressing the T/C rocker switch on the console yields 3 settings: Disable Traction Control Stability Control ; Performance Mode ; Enable Traction Control Stability Control.
    Does anyone know what results from entering the "Performance Mode" ??
    I can not find any definition in the owner manual.

    Thanks,
    Rusty


    Cubby558

    "If you want to blend in, Ride the Bus"

  3. #3
    Pit Crew richardyoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    269
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 Silver XLR-V

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by cubby558 View Post
    Rusty,

    I believe in the 'performance' mode the suspension becomes a little stiiffer for perfomance driving. I think it is also a little less governing on the traction control (May get some wheel spin in performance mode). I don't believe is does anything else--like changing rpm shift points, but I could be wrong. Hopefully Cadillac Tech will see this post and can shed some light.
    This is not entirely accurate.

    The suspension only stiffens up if the shifter is put into performance shift mode by moving it to the left when in drive. This will also change the shift characteristics (hold gears longer, downshift sooner) if the shifter is not manually put into a particular gear.

    The performance mode via the T/C button only loosens up the traction control system.

    I believe there's a 4th mode on the T/C button - if you hold it down for 3 sec it will disable it all.

    After talking to the XLR team, I was told that these details were intentionally left out of the manual due to legal reasons.
    2006 XLR-V - 160 Deg T-stat, D3 cold air intake, headers, & pulley, Corsa Exhaust, NGK Spark Plugs, KATech ZR1 HE + Aux FMHE with upgraded pump, Meth Injection, Tuned via both EFIlive & HPTuners, Front & Rear Hotchkis Sway Bars, Hardbar lowered, Rotora 6-piston front/4-piston rear brakes, Adam's 2-piece slotted/dimpled rotors, Hawk HP+ pads, Forgeline 3-piece 20" wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, Windrestrictor, V1 radar detector & Invisicord, Laser Interceptor Quad HP laser jammer.

  4. #4
    Guest
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Posts
    214
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006-V black, ebony

    Default

    Thanks, let me see if I understand. The T/C button in any position only affects the traction control and suspension system. The transmission shift characteristics are only affected by the position of the shifter.
    In the third position, when the DIC says "T/C and Stability Control system disabled" It really isn't? You have to hold the button down for 3 secs for that to happen? Placing the shift lever in the left position, but not selecting any gears changes the shift characteristics (holds gears longer, downshifts quicker)
    Downshifting without moving the shifter only occurs when decellerating or braking.
    I need to know, because I intend to autocross the car. I don't want to be counter prooductive using these features. Is this documented anywhere by the manufacturer?

    Thanks again
    Rusty



    Quote Originally Posted by richardyoo View Post
    This is not entirely accurate.
    The suspension only stiffens up if the shifter is put into performance shift mode by moving it to the left when in drive. This will also change the shift characteristics (hold gears longer, downshift sooner) if the shifter is not manually put into a particular gear.

    The performance mode via the T/C button only loosens up the traction control system.

    I believe there's a 4th mode on the T/C button - if you hold it down for 3 sec it will disable it all.

    After talking to the XLR team, I was told that these details were intentionally left out of the manual due to legal reasons.

  5. #5
    Pit Crew richardyoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    269
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 Silver XLR-V

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by klaptrapper View Post
    Thanks, let me see if I understand. The T/C button in any position only affects the traction control and suspension system. The transmission shift characteristics are only affected by the position of the shifter.
    In the third position, when the DIC says "T/C and Stability Control system disabled" It really isn't? You have to hold the button down for 3 secs for that to happen? Placing the shift lever in the left position, but not selecting any gears changes the shift characteristics (holds gears longer, downshifts quicker)
    Downshifting without moving the shifter only occurs when decellerating or braking.
    I need to know, because I intend to autocross the car. I don't want to be counter prooductive using these features. Is this documented anywhere by the manufacturer?

    Thanks again
    Rusty
    No - this is not what I said - I don't think you read my last message carefully.

    Here's something thats also relevant:

    http://www.xlrforum.com/showthread.php?t=5268
    2006 XLR-V - 160 Deg T-stat, D3 cold air intake, headers, & pulley, Corsa Exhaust, NGK Spark Plugs, KATech ZR1 HE + Aux FMHE with upgraded pump, Meth Injection, Tuned via both EFIlive & HPTuners, Front & Rear Hotchkis Sway Bars, Hardbar lowered, Rotora 6-piston front/4-piston rear brakes, Adam's 2-piece slotted/dimpled rotors, Hawk HP+ pads, Forgeline 3-piece 20" wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, Windrestrictor, V1 radar detector & Invisicord, Laser Interceptor Quad HP laser jammer.

  6. #6
    Pit Crew richardyoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    269
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006 Silver XLR-V
    2006 XLR-V - 160 Deg T-stat, D3 cold air intake, headers, & pulley, Corsa Exhaust, NGK Spark Plugs, KATech ZR1 HE + Aux FMHE with upgraded pump, Meth Injection, Tuned via both EFIlive & HPTuners, Front & Rear Hotchkis Sway Bars, Hardbar lowered, Rotora 6-piston front/4-piston rear brakes, Adam's 2-piece slotted/dimpled rotors, Hawk HP+ pads, Forgeline 3-piece 20" wheels, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, Windrestrictor, V1 radar detector & Invisicord, Laser Interceptor Quad HP laser jammer.

  7. #7
    Guest
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Posts
    214
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cadillac XLR

    2006-V black, ebony

    Default Performance Mode

    Thanks, folks, I think I got it, now.

    Rusty

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    13
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I tried that 3 second thingy in my 2007 XLRV. It jammed my transmission. I I could not move the lever back to the right. Transmission stayed in neutral. I Had to disconnect the battery in order to reset.

    Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    13
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by klaptrapper View Post
    Thanks, let me see if I understand. The T/C button in any position only affects the traction control and suspension system. The transmission shift characteristics are only affected by the position of the shifter.
    In the third position, when the DIC says "T/C and Stability Control system disabled" It really isn't? You have to hold the button down for 3 secs for that to happen? Placing the shift lever in the left position, but not selecting any gears changes the shift characteristics (holds gears longer, downshifts quicker)
    Downshifting without moving the shifter only occurs when decellerating or braking.
    I need to know, because I intend to autocross the car. I don't want to be counter prooductive using these features. Is this documented anywhere by the manufacturer?

    Thanks again
    Rusty
    When shifter is in the left position. Will the transmission upshift?

    Sent from my SM-J327V using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Cadillac, XLR and XLR-V are registered trademark of the General Motors Corporation & Cadillac Motor Division.  Neither Cadillac Motor Division nor any subsidiaries of GM© shall bear any responsibility for XLR-Net.com content, comments, or advertising. XLR-Net.com is independent from GM© and is not affiliated with, sponsored or supported by GM©.  Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended, or implied.  All Rights Reserved