On 2001-11-12 23:41, jjrocks wrote:
I know its a spinning tire But it looks like a snail
and that is funnier
you made me smile thanks
Blk Bullit #2754
The snail thing is funny but, when I look at it when it is on, I think of the spinning tire and it beckons to me to LIGHT 'EM UP! It's like it's telling you check and make sure the tires will fry! Caution, using this icon in this way could be costly in tire replacement!! :grin:
In your post you note "i leave the TC on (light on) whenever i drive." When the light is ON I believe TC is OFF. This TC thing is vey confusing to me and I for one leave TC ON which means the Light is OFF. If I want to blast down the road and run at the Drag Strip I would Turn TC OFF.PaLiAcH said:from what ive heard, what TC does is that if one wheel is spinning more than the other, it will either slow the spinning tire or speed up the laggin one. when it is deactived, (light off - TC off), u are able to spin the tires as long as you want -- very nice for peel-outs. i leave the TC on (light on) whenever i drive, esp in the rain, so i dont fishtail, spin out, or crash my blue beauty! also, i leave it on when i race, just in case i start spinning tires off the line or when i change gears. i turn it off (deactivate it) when i do peel outs, or when i want to corner a tight turn with a little fish-tail action/spinning tires. hope this info helps!
Excellent explanation. That's why Kenne Bell insists that I drive with the TC "off". If you cut off the injectors under boost, the resultant detonation could be catastrophic.Mid Life Crisis #388 said:The available All-Speed Traction Control uses components of the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) to monitor wheel slippage at any speed. The system improves traction on slippery or loose driving surfaces by using a combination of brake and/or engine control:
1. Braking at one or both drive wheels
2. Fuel injection cutoff
3. Ignition spark retard
4. Air/fuel ratio control
When the traction control system is activated at speeds of 34 mph or higher, the braking system is deactivated and only engine control is used to limit wheel spin.
Traction control helps provide a confident driving experience under adverse road conditions - improving vehicle traction and steering control - without sacrificing dry-pavement performance. Something you'll appreciate in any driving situation:
1. When the lane is slippery on one or both sides
2. As the vehicle pulls out from icy parking lots or highway shoulders
3. During acceleration when cornering
The system is tuned specifically for the Mustang driver, adjusting control when cornering or accelerating to provide traction when you need it.
Traction Control may be switched off when more performance-oriented driving is desired. The system defaults to ON when the engine is started. The Traction Control switch is easily accessible in the shifter bezel in front of the gearshift lever. When Traction Control is operating, you will see the light in the instrument cluster.