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Old 04-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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traction control best on or off

Juz wondering what's best for a drag race to have it on or off what everones experience with tthat
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Old 04-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #2
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Trac control on our cars is not like what other higher end performance cars have... Such as a vette they have 3 settings of trac control and the middle one allows for u to get the car out side ways but not so much that u could do a 180, so you can use their trac control to help u launch on the street to insure u don't get too much wheel spin... However trac control is always turned all the way off when a pro drives it... Because no matter what it will always slow u down... Our cars have a silly trac system and when u start to spin trac control bogs your car down instead of stopping that wheel or both wheels from spinning ... I'm not sure how it all works but I assume someone on here will chime in and was apart of the engineering team at ford, and tell u in full detail how it all works and why... My guess mr Chicogo will b the one to explain it more in depth...

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Old 04-11-2012, 01:19 PM   #3
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When the car sense tire slippage, it pulls the timing and might apply the rear brakes too, I know older fords just applied the rear brakes
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I'm pretty sure it cuts fuel so the engine slows. Similar to a rev limiter I would imagine. Whatever it is, TC is bad for drag racing. Turn it off.
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Another question how fast does it turn of like ifyour driving and turn it off is it off right away or do u have to slow down change gears or whatever first for it to turn off? Juz wondering mayb I should juz tell my tuner to have it off at start up
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Another question how fast does it turn of like ifyour driving and turn it off is it off right away or do u have to slow down change gears or whatever first for it to turn off? Juz wondering mayb I should juz tell my tuner to have it off at start up
It turns off about 2-3 secs after engagement
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I hate that traction control. Always turn off b4 i do burnout amd approach the line. Many times i have forget to turn off and it ruins my run and 1/4 mile time.
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Trac control applies brake pressure independently to each wheel, including the fronts, in the event traction is lost. That's what keeps the car heading in the right direction. For drag racing, turn it off as it is going to slow you down in the 1/4 mile. If you are doing auto-cross or something like that, its best to leave it on.
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Thx yea I figured it wasn't good to drag race with. I need bigger tires these stock tires suck I burn out way to easy with tc off since I got some lil mods done lol it is fun to b able to put it sideways when I want to tho lol
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Re: traction control best on or off

for the older stangs (SN95's) I would leave it off its more of a burden when launching
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Trac control applies brake pressure independently to each wheel, including the fronts, in the event traction is lost. That's what keeps the car heading in the right direction. For drag racing, turn it off as it is going to slow you down in the 1/4 mile. If you are doing auto-cross or something like that, its best to leave it on.
Don't believe that's true at all at least on the 05-09
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All I know is trac control on this car sux...
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:49 PM   #13
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Traction control on our cars sucks. I turn mine off at all times other than in the rain. I also have Nitto555R's so I usually dot need it too much when it's dry and I try to stay out of the rain But honestly, I've seen the traction control in our cars kill 1/4 times, but I've also seen them save a car or two out on the street when kids get into more power than they should. But every time I get caught with it on, my car cuts out rather than actually braking.
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Start it up and if its clear that's TC button gets pushed lol
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