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Old 07-05-2015, 09:04 AM   #1
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How does Ford limit wheelspin with traction control on?

In some of my previous cars that had traction control, the manufacturer used the brakes to limit the rear wheels being able to spin.....even using the antilock system, which was really noisy.
I traded in a 2014 F150 EcoBoost pickup, and Ford literally made the truck fall on its face when the traction control came on. This made pulling into traffic problematic at times, as the truck would cut back on the throttle to the point that the truck would, for all intents feel like it was almost ready to stop. You had to back out of the throttle completely and the re-accelerate to get the truck up to speed. It was bordering on the dangerous.
On the 2015 GT, I've accelerated hard with the TC on, and it does OK, but feels like maybe half throttle, or a little more. I then "experimented" with the TC off......and BOY HOWDY, do the rear tires break loose effortlessly!!
Does Ford use the brakes, or a combination of brakes and throttle modulation for TC? Whatever they do use, it is soooooo much safer and smoother than the system they use for their trucks!!!

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I think it's a combo of brakes and throttle modulation.
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