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Old 09-17-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Just bought a 2011 GT, has seizures when drifting at low speeds :-(

Hey everyone, ive been a member of the forums for about a month now and last week I got a 2011 GT M6 premium in Kona Blue. I love it. HID and GT500 AB's should be here tomorrow.

The previous mustang was a 1994 GT Saleen replica, so this was a slight upgrade. Im 25 years old and recently moved to the Lexington, KY area. I really don't mess around in the car very much, the only thing that I've always enjoyed was drifting around corners at like 20mph when it was raining because I didn't feel guilty about eating the tires or having the car jolt back into traction. Well it rained in Lexington today, and I took the traction control off to play a little bit and the car seems to really start hopping unless I really get into the rpms. With the 94', it was incredibly smooth when I broke and regained traction. I just didn't know if this was because the computers on the new car can not be truly turned off, or if different tires other than the stock perelli's will be smoother, or I just don't know how to drive the new car. And worst case scenario...if my car is the only one that acts like this.

Thanks everyone, I look forward to being an active member.

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Old 09-17-2012, 08:28 PM   #2
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Sounds like traction control kicking in. Do you turn off TC before you try to slide?
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Try turning stability control off. Hold down traction control button for 5 secs with foot on brake and stopped.
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Yes, and it registers on the dash that it has been taken off. But the seizering feels very similar when starting to slide (before the TC kicks in) with or without it on. The only difference is when it's off, I can actually get into an rpm band where it smooths out.

I know this seems like a dumb post, im more worried about the mechanical soundness of the car and wanting to know if anyone else has this feeling in their GT?
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I think you mentioned turning TC off. If so them it could be stabilitrac, but that is not really that aggressive. What kind of rubber do you have? Sounds like it could be a case of really good summer tires catching
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Try turning stability control off. Hold down traction control button for 5 secs with foot on brake and stopped.
Thank you Jetag93, I never knew there was a difference between TC and stability control

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I think you mentioned turning TC off. If so them it could be stabilitrac, but that is not really that aggressive. What kind of rubber do you have? Sounds like it could be a case of really good summer tires catching
The stock Perelli's. Car has 8k miles on it so if it's the tires, then this may have to wait till they need to be replaced
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #7
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Re: Just bought a 2011 GT, has seizures when drifting at low speeds :-(

TC off or advancetrak off? you got several modes.sport too.I would have advance trak off for that. I would also bet you need susp. upgrades for that type driving.The stock susp. in the rear causes bad wheel hop.The OE tires don,t help matters.You will need to try to narrow down the problem.
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Try turning stability control off. Hold down traction control button for 5 secs with foot on brake and stopped.
Jetag93, turned off the stability control and the hopping is almost completely resolved. Thank you.
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Now you need some rear Lca's and that should help get rid of what ever wheel hop you've got left.
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Jetag93, turned off the stability control and the hopping is almost completely resolved. Thank you.
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Everything above is accurate. ESC will kick in when there is lateral movement if only traction control is disabled. You must follow the procedure to completely disable the advancetrac system as outlined in your owners manual.

That said, you need to replace the upper control arm, lower control arms, and get some better tires. There are many threads on all of these topics, an I suggest that you search this forum and others for more information on these mods.

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Hey everyone, ive been a member of the forums for about a month now and last week I got a 2011 GT M6 premium in Kona Blue. I love it. HID and GT500 AB's should be here tomorrow.

The previous mustang was a 1994 GT Saleen replica, so this was a slight upgrade. Im 25 years old and recently moved to the Lexington, KY area. I really don't mess around in the car very much, the only thing that I've always enjoyed was drifting around corners at like 20mph when it was raining because I didn't feel guilty about eating the tires or having the car jolt back into traction. Well it rained in Lexington today, and I took the traction control off to play a little bit and the car seems to really start hopping unless I really get into the rpms. With the 94', it was incredibly smooth when I broke and regained traction. I just didn't know if this was because the computers on the new car can not be truly turned off, or if different tires other than the stock perelli's will be smoother, or I just don't know how to drive the new car. And worst case scenario...if my car is the only one that acts like this.

Thanks everyone, I look forward to being an active member.

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press the traction control button once when either stopped or moving and you turn off traction control. But, to turn the entire system off (traction control and ESC) you must be at a stop, foot on brake and hold down button for a full 5 seconds until the esc off notification appears on your dash. Then, you go out a play...it makes a huge difference!
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