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Is anyone having their traction control, "come on" too much? I have one going into tration control when turning from a stop. There may be some dirt or grit in the turn causing wheel slippage but will this little slippage cause the system to engauge?
 

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BCCADILLAC said:
Is anyone having their traction control, "come on" too much? I have one going into tration control when turning from a stop. There may be some dirt or grit in the turn causing wheel slippage but will this little slippage cause the system to engauge?
I have even had traction control come on just getting into my driveway which is a bit steep...I just try to keep T/C off for the most part.......
 

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The fuel milage and TC connection is a myth. I monitored and logged many miles of data with my PC based scan tool and could find nothing affecting fuel milage that changed when TC was turned on or off. It was a great theory; to bad it was BS.
 

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Those four programmable buttons on your steering wheel..progam one to turn the TC on & off. You learn what activates the TC and quickly disarm it with the touch of your pinky. Snow can be a pain in the butt with TC and has almost caused me to get hit when the thing throttles back and quickly slows in down with cars behind you. But I love STS and can bring an out of control spin back in line.
 

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YEah, the TC is overly invasive in the snow. It cuts significant power, which can be problematic, if youre merging onto a highway, or crossing traffic to get to an opposite lane.
The Stabilitrak has saved my ass once now, and I can say without a doubt that the car would have lost it's rear end without the stabilitrak.
 

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I've never seen such a 'touchy' traction control as in the CTS. Really annoying.:mad2: It's WAY less sensitive in the V, but I'd like to smack the engineer that programmed it to be my nanny in the 6 cyl CTS.

Is it as bad with the 6 speed as the auto?
 

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I only ever noticed my traction control engaging when appropriate (i.e., snow, rain, ice, lots of gravel on the road, etc.)....

Like others have said, you could easily shut it off. You can program your steering wheel buttons or shut it off with the button in the glove compartment.

However, I leave mine on.
 

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I agree with RobertCTS, I love the stabilitrak. I haven't needed it yet in the CTS but last winter I hit a patch of black ice with the Vette as I was changing lanes and it saved my butt. I was amazed at how quickly it got the car under control. Needless to say, the initial slide scared the hell out of me but it seemed like within seconds I was back in a straight line and under control.
 

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doorknob said:
I agree with RobertCTS, I love the stabilitrak. I haven't needed it yet in the CTS but last winter I hit a patch of black ice with the Vette as I was changing lanes and it saved my butt. I was amazed at how quickly it got the car under control. Needless to say, the initial slide scared the hell out of me but it seemed like within seconds I was back in a straight line and under control.
And there in is the rub - you can't have the stabilitrak without the TCS turned on. Hit the TCS button to off on your steering wheel (if you've set it up like this) and go into that icey on ramp and you can have a nice big "why am I looking out my back window to see where I'm going" kinda moment...

And the snow flake mode (button) is next to useless. My right foot is better.
 

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TorontoWorker said:
And there in is the rub - you can't have the stabilitrak without the TCS turned on. Hit the TCS button to off on your steering wheel (if you've set it up like this) and go into that icey on ramp and you can have a nice big "why am I looking out my back window to see where I'm going" kinda moment...

And the snow flake mode (button) is next to useless. My right foot is better.
Awesome, another Ontario member :)
 

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TorontoWorker said:
And there in is the rub - you can't have the stabilitrak without the TCS turned on. Hit the TCS button to off on your steering wheel (if you've set it up like this) and go into that icey on ramp and you can have a nice big "why am I looking out my back window to see where I'm going" kinda moment...

And the snow flake mode (button) is next to useless. My right foot is better.
First, the TC and STS operate independently. Turn off the TC and the STS is still operational. Both can be disabled with the glove box button. The only time I disable both is when I'm being silly and doing donuts in the snow..

Second, you can not disable the STS from the configure buttons..only TC can be applied from the buttons. If your STS goes off when you push the configure button for TC, something is wrong with your car.:yup:
 
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