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Old 03-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #1
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Turned off the TC and Stabil-track---WOW!

Until I read a thread the other day about turning both the Traction Control and Stabil-track I didn't know there was a difference. When I clicked the button twice it said it was in Competitive Mode so I thought that was as good as it gets. Then I read where you have to hold down the button on the second click for about 10 sec. Then you'll see the display that both are turned off.

I took it out to a local 6 lane highway that doesn't have much traffic because it's only been open for about a month. I waited until there were no cars in either direction....pulled out....got it barely rolling.....sucked in the clutch.....and HAMMERED it!

The car went sideways to the right....I steered to pull it back straight and it still slid out to the left. Looked in the rear view and there was a nice pair of "S" marks in the street. Holly Cow.....and I only have about 925 miles so far.

Told the wife it was time to start putting money away for some rear tires. I don't know if these are going to make it past about 10k miles.
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:21 PM   #2
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LOL. Nice work!
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Old 03-27-2010, 03:31 PM   #3
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Old 03-27-2010, 04:06 PM   #4
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I wish my Camaro would come in, so I too could turn off the Traction Control & Stabil Track........

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Old 03-27-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:38 PM   #6
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Old 03-27-2010, 05:54 PM   #7
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For some reason people keep asking me if the car has any power when I take them for a ride...like the Camaro has any heritage of being a Muscle Car or something. Had to get new tires at 6K miles...there are 100 and 200 ft. 1st-3rd gear burnout squiggle’s all over where I live.

I joke around with my Daughters that the T/C button is the “Turbo Button” and only to be used when we need to put up a smoke screen for a get-a-way...
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:00 PM   #8
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You guys must spin the tires for the fun of it all the time cause I drive VERY spiritedly all the time and have about 9000 miles and still have plenty of tread left, and I am TRYING to get rid of these tires because I have a set of NITTOs waiting to go on...
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:50 AM   #9
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.... Then I read where you have to hold down the button on the second click for about 10 sec. Then you'll see the display that both are turned off.

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You can hold the button down on the first click
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:15 AM   #10
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I don't drive my car any other way. Both functions off please. Wish it could be programmed to turn them both off at startup.

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Old 03-28-2010, 01:27 PM   #11
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Never turned either off yet....Heard too many stories of people losing the end of the car. I'm a spirited driver and am not quite ready for new tires either.

Threads like me make me sometimes reconsider. lol.

So, the display will actually show BOTH systems off??
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:40 PM   #12
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stories stories stories, .... it not that much more power!
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:09 PM   #13
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I joke around with my Daughters that the T/C button is the “Turbo Button” and only to be used when we need to put up a smoke screen for a get-a-way... [/QUOTE]



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Old 03-28-2010, 02:20 PM   #14
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:33 PM   #15
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anybody tried out the launch mode. the way i understand it is that it will stop the revs at around 4500 with the pedal floored. Everytime I try it will almost red line so I cut out of it, and yes I have the t/c and stabili-track turned off. I have tried it in every mode.

Yes it is nice playing around with the t/c and stabili track turned off.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:45 PM   #16
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anybody tried out the launch mode. the way i understand it is that it will stop the revs at around 4500 with the pedal floored. Everytime I try it will almost red line so I cut out of it, and yes I have the t/c and stabili-track turned off. I have tried it in every mode.

Yes it is nice playing around with the t/c and stabili track turned off.
Tap the button twice, the DIC says "compatition mode", put it in gear, floor the gas, and dump the clutch. It works but its not really the best way to launch the car. It just looks kinda impresive on the street...
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Tap the button twice, the DIC says "compatition mode", put it in gear, floor the gas, and dump the clutch. It works but its not really the best way to launch the car. It just looks kinda impresive on the street...
How do you know you are in "Launch Control?" lmao

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Old 03-28-2010, 10:54 PM   #18
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Never turned either off yet....Heard too many stories of people losing the end of the car. I'm a spirited driver and am not quite ready for new tires either.

Threads like me make me sometimes reconsider. lol.

So, the display will actually show BOTH systems off??
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Yes....You'll see a message that both are turned off in the DIC.

You should try it at least once. Just be prepared to let off if you're not sure about how to handle it getting a little sideways because it will. Either learn to steer it as it's getting sideways or let off.

It's a must try though. Find a lone straight street and be ready to have a grin from ear to ear.

I'm not really looking forward to the day of buying new tires but when I do I'm going to get a friend to video me doing some wicked burn outs before I change them.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:57 PM   #19
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Yes....You'll see a message that both are turned off in the DIC.

You should try it at least once. Just be prepared to let off if you're not sure about how to handle it getting a little sideways because it will. Either learn to steer it as it's getting sideways or let off.

It's a must try though. Find a lone straight street and be ready to have a grin from ear to ear.

I'm not really looking forward to the day of buying new tires but when I do I'm going to get a friend to video me doing some wicked burn outs before I change them.
I did it for the first time this afternoon...after reading this. I didn't do the lauch control as I wanted to be rolling first. I like new tires but not enough to keep buyin em!

There is some SOTP feel for sure. Not enough to make me drive around like that all day though.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:58 PM   #20
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An L99 car after a tune yesterday (not mine).

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I'm guessing they held the brake to get the tires moving and then let off?
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