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Old 01-03-2005, 12:28 AM   #21
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mine just has applied braking
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I knew that the timing retard started in 94, but it didnt know that it was only on the SSEi and also used the applied braking
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My buddie has a Chrysler 300, and his traction control is off by default, in contrast to ours, which is on by default. Odd.
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Old 01-03-2005, 01:32 AM   #24
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My buddie has a Chrysler 300, and his traction control is off by default, in contrast to ours, which is on by default. Odd.
GTO'* are this way as well. This is how high performance cars should be. However daily driven cars, family cars IMO should have it on by default. However an option for what you want on default is what i'd like.

First time I saw one of those TC boxes i wasn't quite sure what it was, but a quick comparo of options on a few cars brought out TC as an option. FSM confirmed this. ALl the boxes were on 94 and up, and was on an 94 SE (sle pkg) and 94/5 SSEi.
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TC on my 95 SSEi is applied braking......ABS starts freekin out, but if you turn TC off there is NO interuption. Now on the Regal it starts to kick in and cut back timing as soon as they start spinnin....you turn the TC off and you spin for a second then gain traction as it cuts back timing again (if I wanted TC on I would have LEFT IT ON GM!!!!!) then starts spinning again. But ive found that if TC is off and im going like 10 mph and floor it it will spin all the way till the speedo says 50, with no interuption....wierd, I just hope my INTENSE PCM fixes some of this when I get it put in.

My take on TC....for soccer moms and wusses that need a nanny to tell them when to slow down!!!
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Hmmm.. thats strange. My car is a 97' and it uses the brakes.
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However daily driven cars, family cars IMO should have it on by default.
..and the Chrysler 300, a family car, has it off. Another goof by Chrysler.
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I read somewhere that someone was asking if they should continue to apply on the acclerator once Traction Control had kicked in. I stated (and stand by) that one should ease off the accelerator and let the system do its job.

Personally I appreciate having traction control. It minimizes unecessary wheel spin in slippery conditions which by all intents and purposes just makes things worse when you spin in bad weather conditions. It also helps the tranmission, spinning one wheel wildly the other may not be, which is death to a tranny. At least the TC bogs down the power and saves its own systems.

If its burnout season, or yer just pissed off, turn it off, spin your wheels and turn it back on.

Its like Magnasteer, you appreciate it when you have it, and dont give a crap if you dont.
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I read somewhere that someone was asking if they should continue to apply on the acclerator once Traction Control had kicked in. I stated (and stand by) that one should ease off the accelerator and let the system do its job.

Personally I appreciate having traction control. It minimizes unecessary wheel spin in slippery conditions which by all intents and purposes just makes things worse when you spin in bad weather conditions. It also helps the tranmission, spinning one wheel wildly the other may not be, which is death to a tranny. At least the TC bogs down the power and saves its own systems.

If its burnout season, or yer just pissed off, turn it off, spin your wheels and turn it back on.

Its like Magnasteer, you appreciate it when you have it, and dont give a crap if you dont.
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The 300C'* and Magnums, Crossfires, and I forget the other one (if there is another one) all have the TC off, but even with the TC off, if you try to whip a shitty or something, the TC still overides being off and kicks in.....My friends dad works for a Dodge Dealer and had a few of these for demo cars and that'* what we found....Now whether or not it'* supposed to act like that is beyond me....But I would assume that if the TC is supposed to be off it should stay off.
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I actually like the traction control, it helps to get my car moving in the snow sometimes. Nothing beats the traction control in my Grand Prix though...it has the high tech "second gear start" option, lol.
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