Originally Posted by 5LHO
Ford does this on every Mustang, even the GT500. They put a totally inadequate tire to the level of power the engine makes. I mean, really, a 235 tire on a car with over 400 horses? Even the 255 on the BBP and TP is marginal with this level of power.
That's a big part of the problem. Mustang V6's should come with 245. Mustang GT's
should come with 255 tires stock. With 275 on all 4 or a staggered set up like 255 front/295 rear as an optional / track pack.
Then don't get me started on Ford's "traction/stability control". Its so inadequate. Many other car's traction controls work so well its like having a launch control on when you punch the gas. The cars just do with out hardly any tire spin.
Now I haven't driven a 2015 so I don't know if they've improved it at all or not. But I know the in the 2014's the amount of slide and spin that the car allows on the default (on) setting with stock tires is fairly unsafe for an inexperienced "sports car" driver (like my wife).
Originally Posted by jande063
You are feeling the stability management (advance-trac). Stability control steps in when a slip angle is introduced (at which point individual wheel braking is introduced until stability is achieved), where traction control steps in when the rear wheel speed exceeds the front wheel speed (at which point, it cuts either fuel, spark, or throttle plate angle).
I personally like to drive with the traction control in "Sport Mode", hold down the brake pedal and tap the traction control button twice. This is a fun setting IF you're a good driver and like some power oversteer with out the car going too crazy.