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Old 12-26-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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Default When should you turn off "TRACtion control"?


Is the ever a need to shut off the traction contol?

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Old 12-26-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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When you want to do somesort of a burnout??
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:32 AM   #3
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I'm not familiar with the Saturn traction control, but if it's like the one on 2000 Grand Prixs and Regals, then it activates the front brakes or retards the engine power to reduce wheel spin. I have a friend who used to race FWD Regals with superchargers. He went down the track with traction control on... he said the tires spun bad, then the brakes clamped down like an anvil. So, launching at the track is either light leaves with the traction control off, or a little harder, but not too hard that the traction control kills your short times.
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Old 12-27-2005, 10:38 AM   #4
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You can turn it off anytime you want. But it doesn't rob you of HP nor does it affect your gas mileage.

I only turn mine off when i'm about to do a spirited take off...If i had a welded diff, i'd turn it off to do burnouts too, but i dont have that luxury yet.
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Old 12-27-2005, 02:42 PM   #5
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The T/C in my friends Mustang kills the fuel to it or something like that. When it kicks on the gas pedal becomes usless and you cant really do anything, So in the winter he leaves in off so if the tires spin they will keep spinning and he might actually move somewhere and not just sit.
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:17 PM   #6
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the TC is really nice in my gf's turbo Jetta.
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:05 AM   #7
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The T/C in my friends Mustang kills the fuel to it or something like that. When it kicks on the gas pedal becomes usless and you cant really do anything, So in the winter he leaves in off so if the tires spin they will keep spinning and he might actually move somewhere and not just sit.
what year mustang? i had an 01 with the TC, and it just applied the rear brakes. my 02 L100 has TC, and im wondering why someone would put TC in a car with only ~150hp....seems like a waste
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Old 12-30-2005, 04:45 AM   #8
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...my 02 L100 has TC, and im wondering why someone would put TC in a car with only ~150hp....seems like a waste
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my 02 L100 has TC, and im wondering why someone would put TC in a car with only ~150hp....seems like a waste
why would they put it in an s-series then? you can get the wheels to spin whether its from power or slick conditions, thats why its there.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:20 PM   #10
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The T/C in my friends Mustang kills the fuel to it or something like that. When it kicks on the gas pedal becomes usless and you cant really do anything, So in the winter he leaves in off so if the tires spin they will keep spinning and he might actually move somewhere and not just sit.
what year mustang? i had an 01 with the TC, and it just applied the rear brakes. my 02 L100 has TC, and im wondering why someone would put TC in a car with only ~150hp....seems like a waste
Its a 2000 GT
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