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Old 05-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #15
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I believe it is the traction control too. It always cuts the throttle for longer than it needs to.
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:37 PM   #16
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Perhaps do you have a custom air intake recently installed, if so sometimes it can feel a lot like you've lost power. Or perhaps your air intake has gotten pretty dirty and you should clean it.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #17

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Most likely the traction control. Had mine into the shop a few weeks back as I was concerned it might be a fuel issue, as in not getting enough. Most of the time on the street I leave all the nanny stuff turned on so when the guy sitting on my shoulder with the horns says "do it" the car has the halo and says no.

Now this isn't a subtle loss of power, this is a bang your head between the head rest and the steering wheel thing, violent. Usually when it starts making peak torque (3750rpm/737 ft lbs of torque) and the wheels start spinning.

I took it to my tuner/shop and we had already somewhat come to the conclusion that the issue was the TC. He took it out and data logged it and it did the same thing to him (thank God, not a driver error issue). He then tried it with the TC off and had no issues with power loss.

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Old 07-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #18
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If you didn't get any error msgs like "Engine power reduced", then it would be the traction control. If you have a DTC light, then it's another story.
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