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Traction Control Question

nmcoyote

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2006 Silver Coupe
I have an '06 coupe and have not played with the traction control. Can anyone tell me how differently the car will perform with TC in competetion mode and with it off.
 

c4c5specialist

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Nope, but someday.
Hi there,
Your stability control/Active handling will continue to function but your traction control will be turned off, so you can spin the rear tires.
ABS is always on.
Allthebest, c4c5:bang
 

kgelliott

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Royse City Texas
Corvette
2006 Victory Red Coupe
SC, AH, and TC Explanations Wanted, please!

I have also not played with the Stability Control, Active Handling, or Traction Control on my new C6 automatic coupe. I would like to have a non-technical, brief, helpful, kind explanation of:

1. What each of these three are
2. What combinations of the three (on/off) can be achieved with the console switch
3. Why/when you use the different settings
4. Issues with how many times it is pressed to achieve settings

Thanks in advance for any nice explanations! I still don't know, however, since the button seems so important, why it is place in a spot where it is so easily activated inadvertently on the console.
 

nmcoyote

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2006 Silver Coupe
re: traction control

My question was more related to how much braking effect does the TC apply to the rear wheels and how much quicker will the car be with it off (provided I can manage the wheel spin)? Has anyone seen a test publised or run timed tests with and without TC?
 

korvettekarl

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Las Vegas, NV
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2017 Grand Sport 90 ZR1 57 Bel Air
Personally I put it in Competition Mode. The one time I turned it off on my C5 (a day after I bought it) I almost wrecked it. Very scary. With comp mode you can steer with the rear wheels to a point. Be careful about turning it off completely. These things have ubelievable torque and will brreak loose with almost no notice. Have fun.
 

Rat Race

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North Jersey
Please explain what a 6 speed has and and auto has. Every once in a while i notice somthing on the DIC (or maybe dash) that says something about Traction control engaged , or whatever- Usually if rear tires slip

Not clear on what i have, yes read owners manual but its been a while..
 

korvettekarl

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2017 Grand Sport 90 ZR1 57 Bel Air
Usually means just that. Tires are slipping. Differences I do not know about. Only have had 6 speeds.
 

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