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Old 07-11-2006, 11:37 PM
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hey i have a question? i dont know if its just me or what. but everytime i turn off the traction control, my car give a better responce to throttle or it even like it allows more psi threw the motor. well if anyone knows about this or has a responce please do thanks.
 
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:22 AM
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Never noticed that before I will have to see on the next car I drive.
 
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:32 PM
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From what I understand of traction control, it basically keeps you from spinning the tires, at least in theory. I had friends that when they raced, they would turn the traction control off to ensure they could get the quickest start off the line.
 
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Old 07-14-2006, 05:44 PM
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Your probably noticing the faster acceleration from the TC not trying to slow your tire down. The TC is electronically controlled and is controlled by the computer not by the motor. It's an illusion, well sort of.
 
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Old 07-18-2006, 12:46 AM
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I've noticed the same thing. My 2000 T6 seems to run a lot better with the traction control turned off. Seems like when I stand on it with the traction control turned on, it shuts down just as it starts to rap up. Almost like a gov. When the traction control is turned off, it will rap all the way up to red line. I have a question also. I've had all kinds of software upgrades done. I used to be able to spin the tires with the traction control off. Now after my lates upgrades, it won't do it anymore.
 
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Old 07-18-2006, 10:41 AM
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ask tech he will prob know
 
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See, Id like to test this theory, but I dont seem to have a TRACS button, how do I turn it off. Ive got a 00 v70R AWD, and the tracs light used to light up all the time when my ABS computer went out (got a new one), so I know it there... but wheres the option to turn it off?
 
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:13 PM
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I believe in the AWD R models there is no shut off switch for the Tracs.
 
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Damn... lol, so much for AWD burnouts.
 
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whoa whoa whoa, soooo are you saying that in my S60 R i cant do a four wheel burnout unless i turn off the traction control?


and if so, is that the button in the middle left


 
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:02 PM
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On yours the DSTC button should turn it off.
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 11:20 PM
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Oooooooo i intend to >
 
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Old 01-26-2008, 05:39 AM
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I actually have noticed this, recently iv been polaying with the traction control on/off on the 02 S80... First I get SERIOUS wheelspin and smoke on fulllock with the TC off... amazing considering its a fwd "tame" car.. not even the turbo model...
I seriously find that I have quicker accel with it off , not only from a dead stop but also between gears, it changes more savagely with it off if you ask me... I dont need it though because every car iv driven in my life didnt have it.. so il use it until its time to have some fun
 
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Traction control can be completely disabled (more than just reduced) by turning it on and off five times. The message will read that skid control is off. THis makes it so that when you're playing in the snow the car doesn't decide you're lost just when you finally got it sideways. Keep in mind with all wheel drive burnouts though that there is a lot of power being put down and a lot of moving pieces transfering it.
 
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:53 PM
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So I had to jump in, I have noticed from a stop taking a left or right a orange light comes on in a shape of a triangle. I can never get a good look at it because it disapears pretty quickly. Im assuming thos is the traction control light. Anyways, question is on a 2000 s80 t6 is there a turn off for the traction and if so where?
 
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:29 PM
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Theres a button on the dash near to your shifter that says dtsc, hold it down for about 3 seconds and ul see a message come up saying traction control off.... the oriange triangle will also be on permanently...

you can either turn it on manually or itl be automatically on when you start the car again
 
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I tried to turn on/off the STC 5 times, I personally didnt get the message "skid control off" -from paultennis's post, is that true you can do that b/c I havnt been able tofigureit out(2001 s80 t6).
 
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Steelknight, you can do a "burnout" with your R, it won't actually burn out, but the wheels will chirp and skip a little... all you have to do is rev her up above 3000 and dump the clutch. That center button(DSTC-dynamic stability traction control) is your traction control, push and hold for one second and it turns of your spin control(confirm message will appear in your gauge cluster - DSTC function reduced). Push and hold(for one second each time) the button 5 times consecutively and it turns off your Skid control. This is as off as that system gets, it still has some controls left on that you aren't able to reduce or shut off.
Best of luck.
 
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I somehow managed to miss page 2 of this thread, where what I just posted had already been covered, so feel free to ignore me, lol.
OOPS!!
 
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:45 PM
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ok so let me get this right
I can do burnouts in my 04 s60 2.5T and have no issues?
I just turned off trac control and spun my tiers around a turn accidently I pretty much floored it too lots of smoke and fun
but I'm concerned about the Diff
in my last car (a saturn) if you did a burnout you lost your diff pin and blew up your transmit ion (trust me I destroyed that thing)

I just want to make sure I didn't damage anything in my beloved Volvo
(god I love this car)
 
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