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This is a discussion on traction control within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i got a 98 t/a auto and its dont have that traction contol button why is that snice i dont ...

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    i got a 98 t/a auto and its dont have that traction contol button why is that snice i dont have the button i assume i dont have traction control or do i and its always on ?

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    no button, no TCS

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    ya i got a 98 formula and when i start my car up in the left side of the dash it says TCS.... but i cant find i button any where.

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    its an option... so the guages are probably all equipped with the light for it but if there is no button then the car does not have it

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    be glad that you don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Transam 98 View Post
    be glad that you don't
    Actually, too bad you don't. In rain it comes in handy. Without it I spin all the time in the wet.
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    mine has never seen rain or snow so i'm at least glad that i don't have it

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    Actually, I believe all trans ams come with traction control. Those with the traction control button have the option of turning it off. Those without the button the traction control will always remain on.

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    No button no TC, '02 WS6, talking from experiance. All gage clusters are the same set up. When they do the inatial check/sweep all the "idiot" lights should/might come on in cluding the TCS light whether you have it or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleLs1 View Post
    its an option... so the guages are probably all equipped with the light for it but if there is no button then the car does not have it
    Like Trans am 98 said, "Be glad you don't."

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    i have it and im glad i do... keeps me out of trouble!
    tires are not cheap for these cars, so i always keep it on, unless im purposely going to light em up, or if im racing (which i never do )

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 badblack transam 01 View Post
    Actually, I believe all trans ams come with traction control. Those with the traction control button have the option of turning it off. Those without the button the traction control will always remain on.
    no sir. like everyone else is saying, no button no traction control

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    ^^that would suck if your car had traction control and you couldn't turn it off... good thing that isn't the case
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    My brother has a 98 trans am and it has traction control, but no button to turn it off. It says so in the owners manual and there is a fuse labelled traction control in the box. You can stand on it and it won't spin. It will just launch with the nose about 3 feet in the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondoboy View Post
    My brother has a 98 trans am and it has traction control, but no button to turn it off. It says so in the owners manual and there is a fuse labelled traction control in the box. You can stand on it and it won't spin. It will just launch with the nose about 3 feet in the air.
    does it say it will pull the nose 3 feet in the air in the owners manual too? How about you show us under his hood where the traction control box is. Show us in the manual too.

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    Onebaddz, there is no reason to get shitty over this. I am just giving my experience here. Sometimes on a new model car, they do odd stuff for one year. Look at about any 68 gm car. I don't see why you don't believe me. There is a section in the owners manual dealing with traction control. What does the control box look like and where should it be? All I know is if you have over 300 horsepower and you floor it from a dead stop with no spin, there is something holding it back. On another note, why does t/c suck? It's pretty nice to get a good launch. The 16 and 17 inch tires are very expensive too. Doing burnouts is only cool if you're like 17.

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    If he can pull the nose three feet in the air than he has a LOT more than traction control keeping those wheels from spinning. If it's an automatic, it isn't unusual for it not to spin the tires from a dead stop, especially if it has 2.73s. As far as the box, it's by the battery, it's just a black box with some cables. Look at the throttle body, does it have one cable going to it for the throttle, or two -one for the throttle and one for the cruise control.

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    it will not pull the nose up at all, tcs reduces throttle position and pulses the rear brakes. Therefore you do not have 300 horses, you have much less. The traction controll isnt gonna make you pull wheelstands because there is no spin, it reduces power and actually kicks the gaspedal back at your foot.

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    i've never heard of a ls1 having it without the button, tho i do believe there is a fuse for it.

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