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Old 01-02-2008, 03:24 AM   #1
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My buddy have a 2001 Ford mustang v6 but it have traction control switch on/off

Most of the rides that ive been looking for past month dont have traction control on/off switch

I just got a 2004 Ford Mustang 3.8l 5 speed with no Traction Control Switch on/off

is this a performance add on?

what is my car ? always traction on ? i havnt really driving the car home yet untill few more hours ..

let me know what i need to do !

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Old 01-02-2008, 03:36 AM   #2
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you type like a robot......Traction controll just limits your wheel spin. It's usually used for rain/snow so you dont fish tail and wreck.
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for responding .

i know what it means ... but how can i have the traction control OFF while i want it too ?

So this car wont able to let me do Little Drifting,Burnouts ?

what can i do to let me allowed to on/off the traction control ?
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:05 AM   #4
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You don't have traction control at all. you have an open diff, so no big drifts or burnouts.

Turning it on is if you can't drive in adverse conditions, but you don't have it to turn on, so it doesn't matter anyway.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:13 AM   #5
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so ur saying there is no parts or add ons for something wtih traction control ? i mean im willing to spend more to get traction control on/off ... right now here is winter so im storage it in the garage untill spring...
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:48 PM   #6
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My buddy have a 2001 Ford mustang v6 but it have traction control switch on/off

Most of the rides that ive been looking for past month dont have traction control on/off switch

I just got a 2004 Ford Mustang 3.8l 5 speed with no Traction Control Switch on/off

is this a performance add on?

what is my car ? always traction on ? i havnt really driving the car home yet untill few more hours ..

let me know what i need to do !

thanks
Traction control was an option on all mustangs 99-04, especially the V6. 03 and 04 GT's had it incorporated as part of the premium package but you still paid for it as part of the "package". I don't believe you can have traction control without ABS as the ABS rings serve double duty for both the brakes and traction system.

Traction control just means the car cuts the gas and even applies the brakes when it sensesa wheel or wheels are spinning freely. If it didn't come from the factory with TCS (Traction Control System) don't bother. Not only will you have to swap your PCM, you will also have to have an ABS system installed which means a whole new setup from the master cylinder down to the spindles. The calipers are the same though.

Since you do not have the TCS option there is no point in getting a "button" for the option because it does not exist on your car.
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:43 PM   #7
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you dont want or need traction control either. i curse my car for having it it doesnt do anything but **** me off cuz i keep forgetting to turn it off. if you strongly feel that bad that you need traction control to drive just sell your car now cuz i guarantee your gonna wreck it.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:27 PM   #8
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So do the cars without traction control not have ABS either?
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From what I understand it was a package deal, since you can't have TC without ABS.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:21 PM   #10
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mine doesn't have either... hate it too... anytime there is loose dirt on the road, snow or ice... or corn... (like the other day)... my tires lock up and i just go sliding along to a stop.......
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:40 AM   #11
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yeah... i got a 'careless driving ticket' for spinning my tires IN WATER.

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i actually went to court for it today. i didn't get off of it.

it's ridiculous when you get a ticket for not having TCS

but i think i have abs? i'm not sure.

i'll have to test it out tomorrow >
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:35 PM   #12
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i have traction control, i cannot wait for the life of me to get my tuner and disable it, it sucks.

it was an option of deluxes and standard on premium models as well as mach1/cobras
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Default RE: Traction Control

From what I've noticed in my 2004 3.9L... is that the TC is built into the PCM... Cause I can enable and disable it with my tuner - and ther IS a difference lol... Hard shift at 50... broke loose in an auto lolz.... scared the ever-living-sh*t out of me...

So I think our sixers "have" TC always on... It's the man's way of keeping us sixers down!!! REVOLT REVOLT!!! But like I said... with a tuner I was able to turn TC "off" and got a rid of the CONSTANT peg leg... haha
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Old 01-04-2008, 02:01 PM   #14
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traction control has nothing to do with the one tire fire
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traction control has nothing to do with the one tire fire
Maybe my stang is just simply Godly then I dunno... I'm just saying that's what I noticed... and I don't even have my T-Lock installed yet lolz
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am i the only one that likes my trac control?
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I like my TC... it's probably the difference between life and death... ohhhh soooo dramatic... haha

Nah - TC has it's use, and I turn it back on when I'll just be driving normally, which is basically like... once a week lol
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:01 PM   #18
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Mine has been forever lit up. Im guessing its dead though because i fishtailed onto a major highway the other day.
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:10 PM   #19
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I have no traction control, no ABS, no strability control, no extra ****.

If you lock your brakes up without ABS, then learn how to use them right. If you can't drive without traction control, learn how to drive right.
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:41 PM   #20
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HELP! New to forum and been looking for weeks without sucees for a V6 vert MANUAL with safety package: ABS /TRACTION. Should not be mission impossible, right? Well after several agonizing days of waiting and calling, one dealer, e-mailed me to say that they don't make V6 manuals with the ABS/traction control (safety package). WHAT GIVES??? Is this true? Does ANYONE have this combo on their car? I could swear the catalog and site both mentioned it as an AVAILABLE option.

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