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Old 05-28-2015, 11:26 PM   #1
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Can't get the traction settings to work right. Help!

Hello everyone and thanks in advance for checking out my thread. I have a 2014 GT convertible 6 speed with track pack. I have read thread after thread on the advance trac/sport mode settings, but no matter what setting I try, I cannot launch my car right. Am I just expecting too much in that if I am at a light and want to crush the Camaro next to me I should be able to peel off the line and turn some heads? I really want to go to the track, but I am worried about looking like an idiot. No matter what I do, my car will only bark the tires, feel like it shuts down and then slowly start to accelerate. Please tell me what I might be doing wrong or if I am just expecting too much.
I made my car stick out and draw too much attention to have to be embarrassed off the line!
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Old 05-29-2015, 05:31 AM   #2
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You need to shut everything off.
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Foot on the brake press the traction control button and hold for a few seconds until it tells you everything is shut off. That kills every thing. Stability control, advance trac

If you have your foot on the brake and you wan to put it into sport mode give the traction control button a quick double click. Then you could still do the press and hold. That keeps sport mode, but all so kills every thing.

Play around with it man. Moral of the story is that just pressing the button and turning off traction control doesn't do much.


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I didn't think that the 2013 and 2014 had that "sport" setting like the 2011 and 2012. Holding the button with the brake on does turn off advance track and TCS, so a little different from the 2011 and 2012 button.
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I didn't think that the 2013 and 2014 had that "sport" setting like the 2011 and 2012. Holding the button with the brake on does turn off advance track and TCS, so a little different from the 2011 and 2012 button.
They do. Foot on brake, doesn't have to be all the way down, and tap the TC button twice. That's the first thing I do after putting on my seatbelt.
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Is the "sport" setting for automatics only? I have a manual, and tapping it twice turns TC off then back on.

Holding it for 6 seconds turns everything off.
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Is the "sport" setting for automatics only? I have a manual, and tapping it twice turns TC off then back on.

Holding it for 6 seconds turns everything off.
You have to have your foot on the brake slightly.
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OP I don't know why your GT is only barking tires and falling flat I can break lose in 3rd at 30 mph. Have MT tires upper and LCAs with bracket. That's in any setting!!!
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^ agreed. I can chirp through 4th and get wicked with everything on.


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I have tried all the different settings of the traction button (including holding it down till it turns off) but it does the same thing at launch no matter which I am in. I can burn em between the gears and can even roast em and get sideways if I ease off the line, get it started moving and then floor it. The problem I am having is I can't ease off the line at the track and then take off. I have experimented every way I can think of, but just can't make it work. I tried going to a few dealers but they all say "we can fired for telling you how." I just want to look and them and say "are you freaking kidding me!" I've drove a manual for years and never had an issue like this...


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Stock tune? It's called torque management/clutch protection.
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So you are saying I have to have a tune done in order for me to be able to launch right?


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Tune or maybe Trackkey if made after 7-13
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