The ESP and toque management go hand in hand.. Reducing torque to individual wheels is what HAL uses to stabilize the vehicle.Shouldn't be much of a relationship between ESP and torque management, unless the ESP motion module detects hard acceleration from a complete stop and is "proactive" in informing HAL to back off on the power (as appeared to be proved in that other thread where people were using the Dashhawk to monitor timing and throttle opening, etc.).
I'm interested in how people were able to defeat or modify torque management using resistors? I'm wondering what sensor they were fooling to get HAL to think he shouldn't be applying torque management... as far as I know, it's all programming, meant to keep the drivetrain from hurting itself. Most automatics benefit from this nowadays anyway... removing it really puts one right in the hands of exactly how over-engineered the tranny was. (or under-engineered, as is the case with some manufacturers...)