why in the heck would you turn off the TC when you are in the rain? that is just asking for trouble. some people...conan said:My Dealer has a 2004 "Almost new" Siver M6 GTO for sale. It had been sold and when the doofus detailer went to fill er up, he took off the traction control and wrapped the Goat around a telephone pole. "Yes, it hade just rained". I agree its a PITA to keep shutting it off, but please dont disable it all together.
Painful and expensive lesson. I don't like TC either but with all the torque under the hood there are times you need it. The fact that it kicked in a few times should have sent you a signal that maybe that day wasn't a good day to play.gtoinlv said:I HATE THE T/C!!! BUT....
4 days after i bought my car i was racing my friend in his GTP. It had just rained and we were coming from the gym. I'd hit the gas to pass and the T/C would just kick in. Eveytime I got close the T/C kicked in. I said F#@$ THIS and reached over and made a terrible mistake. I turned off the T/C, punched it and hit a dip and my car went sliding sideways down the road.....When i finally got it to stick I was aimed at te curb and resolved to going up onto the curb to avoid any traffic..however when i contacted the curb my whole car slammed around into and bent the right wheels under the car as I skidded along the curb into a Denali waiting to make a right hand turn.
2.5 months in the shop and $15,000 later (Thank God for Insurance) My GTO is absilutely fine.....
Looking back on it I can't believe I was stupid..... Oh well...Live and Learn I guess.
For drag racing and racing purposes. Some wheelspin is good.Sam 04 GTO said:TCS has been an OPTION for years on the F-body and other cars. GM made it standard on the GTO to ease production and minimize costs, less option choices, less expense, correct? If it was such a safety feature, why let me turn it off? Mercedes' TCS/ASR system is so advanced, that even if you turn it off, it merely raises the threshold before kicking in.
I agree that some features are there for our protection, or required by the govt, IE, airbags, moving the gas tank, but TCS is something that we don't require, it is simply another nice feature of these cars.
Mlc-PLEASE let me know if you find a way to fix this, it rains about 10 days/year here, and I can remember to turn it on then, LOL!
Found a new circuit yesterday and order one. This one has promise. If it works I post on a new thread.Sam 04 GTO said:Mlc-PLEASE let me know if you find a way to fix this, it rains about 10 days/year here, and I can remember to turn it on then, LOL!