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This is a discussion on Traction Control? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I'm lookin at this 00 trans am without traction control. I was wondering if its a big deal or not ...

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    Traction Control?

    I'm lookin at this 00 trans am without traction control. I was wondering if its a big deal or not to have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    You are better off not having it really.
    really? explain

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUBB View Post
    really? explain
    Yes, please explain.

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    I really wouldnt know my 02 WS6 didnt have it but had a other car with it and its good just for cornering and wheel spin really.

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    When are you guys to be using it? During your mud bugs?

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    I have traction control and I like it for daily driving, since it rains allot when I live. You just have to be sure to turn it off when you race someone. Basically the traction control system (TSC), shuts down power to the wheels when the sensor feels the tires loose traction on the pavement...ie burnouts, and things of that nature. There is a switch on the lower left panel on the plate just behind the stickshift or autoshift. Its just below the radio. I know my old automatic had a '2nd' button there. Anyways, its just a switch it on and off. It will be auto on every time you start the car.

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    I say you don't need it. I turn mine off every time I drive.

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    Yea I figured most of you don't use it most of the time. I'm a good driver so I really don't need it, if anything it makes it worse for me lol. I drove a 02 Z-28 and I was seein what it had and I didnt realize the TCS was on and I made a left and was attempting to get sideways... but the tcs had other plans and bogged down the car and locked the tires so i ended up in someones yard lol. than i turned it off and i ha d a lot of fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOHC Cobra View Post
    Yea I figured most of you don't use it most of the time. I'm a good driver so I really don't need it, if anything it makes it worse for me lol. I drove a 02 Z-28 and I was seein what it had and I didnt realize the TCS was on and I made a left and was attempting to get sideways... but the tcs had other plans and bogged down the car and locked the tires so i ended up in someones yard lol. than i turned it off and i ha d a lot of fun

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    Use it when you need it. I.E. Ice, mud, snow etc. Turn it off when you want to make a scene. I.E. let it burn crazy. BTW, TCS will reduce your overall time if you have it on. Leave it off at the track.

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    ic ic, i really never use it unless its raining, which is 10 months out of the year living on the wet coast

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    Leave it off to impress then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOHC Cobra View Post
    Yea I figured most of you don't use it most of the time. I'm a good driver so I really don't need it, if anything it makes it worse for me lol. I drove a 02 Z-28 and I was seein what it had and I didnt realize the TCS was on and I made a left and was attempting to get sideways... but the tcs had other plans and bogged down the car and locked the tires so i ended up in someones yard lol. than i turned it off and i ha d a lot of fun


    I don't think you're that good of a driver if you end up in a person's lawn with TCS on...

    Yea, I always have mine off except during rain and probably snow(never seen snow yet seeing as its summer and I got the car approximately 1 month ago)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aetos View Post
    I don't think you're that good of a driver if you end up in a person's lawn with TCS on...

    Yea, I always have mine off except during rain and probably snow(never seen snow yet seeing as its summer and I got the car approximately 1 month ago)
    No for some reason it locked up everything, i tried to turn the steering wheel too and it was locked too until i slammed the brakes and turned off the tcs... i dunno maybe somethin was wrong with the car. i know when i turned it off, the next turn i got sideways (like 80 degrees) and straightened it up while spinning, so yea i am that good of a driver.

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    yeah must have been something wrong with that car. never heard of one doing that

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    Here is something I copied directly from the owners manual a while back in regards to traction control:

    ASR-Traction control

    Unless you drive in a lot of rain, its really an annoyance to have it, and most people that drive their fbodies in rain still don't like it and usually have it off. Most people I know that have it, usually get tired of turning it off every time they start the car up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Here is something I copied directly from the owners manual a while back in regards to traction control:

    ASR-Traction control

    Unless you drive in a lot of rain, its really an annoyance to have it, and most people that drive their fbodies in rain still don't like it and usually have it off. Most people I know that have it, usually get tired of turning it off every time they start the car up.
    Thanks. Great info. I would prefer not to have it.

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    I know of a guy who had it rewired so that the TCS was always off instead of on. He switched it off when he needed to. I'll try to remember where I heard it and what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG GUNS View Post
    I know of a guy who had it rewired so that the TCS was always off instead of on. He switched it off when he needed to. I'll try to remember where I heard it and what to do.
    SLP has module that kepts it turned off when start car but its like $70 LOL! I was like ill turn it off myself for that price hahah.

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