Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/30/21 2:07 p.m.

I'm likely bringing this thing home tomorrow.  The seller is a flipper and not real familiar with the vehicle.  Here is his description.  He thinks its a wheel speed sensor, "based on his research"  Seems like a likely culprit, what do you guys think?

 

Curtis73 (Forum Supporter)
Curtis73 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/30/21 3:11 p.m.

I am no help, other than it makes sense... if he's not covering up something else.

Also, shut up and take my money.  That thing is WICKED cool.

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt UltimaDork
7/30/21 4:07 p.m.

Somebody brought this commercial to life?

That is awesome. A wheel speed sensor is definitely plausible, although there's probably a diagnostic tool you could run to the ABS module to verify.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/30/21 4:15 p.m.

Pull codes. ALL the codes, not just emissions. The car will happily tell if you something is weird with a sensor.

Also, that thing is so cute I want to pat it on its rad little head.

Greg Voth
Greg Voth Dork
7/30/21 4:51 p.m.

No input but I saw that thing pop up and it's nearby. I was tempted but don't need another toy. 

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
7/30/21 4:55 p.m.

I mean the approach and descent angles will work with the lack of overhang

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/30/21 6:41 p.m.

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

I'm sure the short wheelbase and high CG will not be a concern at all. 

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/30/21 7:11 p.m.

It's gonna be a Gambler 500 car. Not sure yet what other uses I can find for it. But I am hoping to drive it on Daytona beach tomorrow after picking it up :)

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/30/21 7:59 p.m.

I would bet the different tires front to rear is screwing with the ABS/TC/stability control computer. Fuse number 11. Pull the fuse and they don't work. However it should not effect the trans shifting.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
7/30/21 8:00 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

In reply to captdownshift (Forum Supporter) :

I'm sure the short wheelbase and high CG will not be a concern at all. 

Not much as the car has most of the heavy parts down low. I'm always amazed at how well my wife's car handles. Short wheelbase and engine in the rear however. Easy spin machine.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
7/30/21 8:10 p.m.
Lof8 - Andy said:

It's gonna be a Gambler 500 car. Not sure yet what other uses I can find for it. But I am hoping to drive it on Daytona beach tomorrow after picking it up :)

Well your next use is to sell it to me.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/30/21 8:49 p.m.

Long-ish video, but this is what convinced me a smart car could be relatively capable off road. Plus, it fits into my lil camper/toy hauler! 
 

 

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