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where is my traction control switch?

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    where is my traction control switch?

    This might be a stupid question, but i just bought my first t-a last night. It is anpewter air t/a with flowmaster exhaust, hurst shifter,chrome rims etc.
    Anyway I cannot find the switch to turn off the traction control, do all 01 ta's have it? Thanks!
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    Switch is under the climate control knobs and above the shifter.

    Little button, I believe it has TCS on it.
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    Right next to the cigarette lighter and up from the shifter on the center console.

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    It would be by the cig lighter, unless your car doesn't have it, then there would be a little compartment there

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    It's an option. If you can't find it, I doubt you have it.

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    thanks

    Cool thanks for everyone's input. i don't have it. There isn't anyway to install that in if you don't have it is there? Just curious.

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    Yes you can have it installed; but why?

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    I never realized that t/as have to lose the little compartment for TCS, that kinda stinks. No offence though I love t/as, your cars look like they could kick ours cars asses just by rolling up to them lol

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    Cool nice

    sweet....
    thanks for the compliment! I am posting pics right about now in the member's ride's forum. so i guess the traction control doesn't help out in rain or anything? mine is actually my new daily driver unless i know there will be bad weather so i thought if i could get it maybe i should....what do you all think?
    by ther way i really don't care about my little compartment

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    If you're going to be driving in rain or snow then yes you probably want it. I dunno how much it would be to have it installed though. Sounds like the cost might outweigh the benefit. I'm not sure though.

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    I wouldn't worry about installing it on your car. I've never had any traction problem in the rain, unless you gun it.

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    My first one had it and I hated it. Everytime I pulled out in the rain and gunned it I was afraid of getting rear-ended or I looked like an ass stabbing the gas again.....

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    Cool Don't need trac. control

    My first TA was a '99, and it had "traction control." It didn't really control traction - it controlled acceleration! It just cut the throttle anytime it detected a hint of wheelspin. So I would hit the gas, the car would fall on its' face, then I would turn off the trac. control. Sucked pretty bad. It doesn't even work very well. Besides, the whole reason you own a TA is so you can sling gravel, snow, rain water, asphalt, tar, and anything else that gets under the tires.

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    i like the option of having it, but i do turn it off alot while cruising in the rain i know its on and it keeps me from getting on the gas barely at all. its peace of mind for me just to have it available.

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    A nice option

    I wouldn't bother to install one either but it is nice, as stated above, in inclement weather. My window sticker for my '01 T/A says it cost $450.00. Ouch!

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    Im not a real big fan of losing my lil cigarette compartment like I had in my '00 z28 but hey what are you gonna do. My T/A suits me just fine. I do wish the tracion control switch was around the same area as the Camaros. I also hate the TCS light! I wish I knew how to switch it around to where the light came on when the TCS was on since mine rarely is

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    Honestly in my experience traction control is absolutely worthless.... learn how to steer and control your car then the traction control just gets in the way. I have it on my G6 and have driven with it in many other front wheel drive cars it has hurt me every time i left it on (sucks all the power makes you look like a fool ) sometimes you still need the wheels to move and they will catch something as your spinning (wet pavement comes to mind) I won't have traction control if i can get a vehicle without it.

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    I dunno, I pretty much leave the traction control on at all times... my tires are VERY worn, from the previous owner... with the TCS on, I can stick kick ass... but with it off, I will easily burn the tires into oblivion...

    and I drove it in some icey weather a month ago, and the TCS was wonderful... I turned it off just to see.. and it was so easy to get the car sideways...

    actually, even in rain, it's incredibly easy to get it sideways... I just figure, if you aren't messin' around, leave the TCS on...

    that being said, if my WS6 didn't come with it, I wouldn't go through the trouble of installing it... but it's nice to have... what would be nice, is a switch so you could have it disabled all the time, if you didn't wanna have to keep turning if off when you started your car...

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