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I just spent some time today to unplug the ASC and can confirm it does not effect the exhaust modes.

After messing around with all the settings I am thinking the Engine mode AND Engine sound effect the exhaust valve but not 100% certain. Id need go pro mounted looking into the exhaust valve to be sure, but when I unplugged the ASC and swapped the engine into +R mode on the highway I definitely heard it change tone. I think I'm left with more questions than answers but all I know is I will be leaving it unplugged. The owners manual doesn't have any details on what exact changes are made to the car in each setting either which is a little disappointing.

I may be more leaning to Engine sound effects pumped in audio and Engine Mode affects throttle mapping and exhaust. They could be intertwined too 🤷‍♂️

I did sit in the driveway and have my wife rev the car as I changed a few modes and did confirm the valve was working and opening as it should though with it unplugged.

 

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Thanks, so it's the same as for the FK8 to undo?
 

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When you select the engine noise setting the exhaust highlights. So it would make sense it affects the valve.

Also, if it just took turning the engine sound to comfort to disable the fake noise while still having the valve open, why would people be looking to manually disable the sound. Doesn’t add up.
Agree it doesn’t add up. I’m a meticulous person and I like things to add up. But there’s still uncertainty about how the system works. That’s the issue. I, and certainly others, would like to know exactly how things work before they start taking their cars apart to disable a little module. 🙂
 

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Id need go pro mounted looking into the exhaust valve to be sure, but when I unplugged the ASC and swapped the engine into +R mode on the highway I definitely heard it change tone. I think I'm left with more questions than answers but all I know is I will be leaving it unplugged.
Was your foot on the throttle when you changed the Engine mode? The throttle mapping is quite a bit more aggressive so it makes sense if the tone changed. You can feel it change when your foot is on the pedal.

The engine vibrates more in +R Engine mode and Honda has done active motor mounts in other cars which could explain why the calibration seems harsher.
 

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Was your foot on the throttle when you changed the Engine mode? The throttle mapping is quite a bit more aggressive so it makes sense if the tone changed. You can feel it change when your foot is on the pedal.

The engine vibrates more in +R Engine mode and Honda has done active motor mounts in other cars which could explain why the calibration seems harsher.
Yes my foot was on the throttle and that does make sense too. Now that I get a better grasp of the exhaust without ASC, even in all modes it does still seem a little too quiet so I'll be interested in options as more exhausts come out.
 


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From all the reviews I've seen, it seems like the exhaust flap is tied to throttle position regardless of mode, but not 100% sure.
 

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I feel like there’s a more direct way to set your “Individual” Drive Mode, but I can’t quite put my finger on it.🤣🤣🤣

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For me, it’s just easier to leave it set that way in the Individual Settings than have to push the R+ button every I start the car, but that’s just lazy me - LOL!
 

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Ah. I forgot that it doesn’t stay in +R after turning the car off. Your method makes much more sense now.😆
 
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The thing about the +R steering is that it was pretty laughably stiff when I first started using it, but now I am used to it and I like it. Kind of reminds me of old vehicles where you actually had to steer a bit to move the car. Seems more engaging.
 

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When you’re speeding around a track, I would expect the +R steering feedback to feel amazing. For daily driving and turning at stop lights and into parking spots, maybe not so much…unless you enjoy the days before power steering was common. I need to give it a try. The last car I drove that is like that is my buddy’s 2004 NSX. Of course his car has far less weight up front and smaller tires. Even then, it took a bit of muscling to steer it at very low speed. It’s something that definitely takes getting used to.
 


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FK8 owner: Whatever. I will just have to amuse myself toggling up and down between my three settings.
Curious to hear form anyone who owns or has driven both the FK8 and FL5 as to any perceived difference in the settings - Sport suspension setting in the FL5 vs FK8, e.g. Thank you.
 

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Well basically, the FL5 in Sport feels much better than the FK8 in Sport because the FK8 looks like a cartoon.

I’m kidding! I’m kidding! 🤣
I hope I don’t get cancelled. 😬

Funny business aside, I’m willing to bet that anyone with extensive experience would say the FL5’s suspension in Comfort feels fairly similar to the FK8 in Sport. Thankfully Honda had the foresight to provide Individual Mode, because they made the FL5’s chassis less forgiving for daily driving than the FK8. If I didn’t have Individual Mode, I’d probably keep it in Sport (because throttle response is awful in Comfort). But then my personal comfort would take a hit because I’d be stuck with the stiffness of the chassis plus the faster suspension making bumps in the road less tolerable. Then I would feel “forced” to buy 18” wheels (with fatter tires) right away, even though I really like the stock wheels.

 

 
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