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12-21-2003 11:10 PM
rayrevolver It seems to make a big difference when cornering fast, in the slow stuff like a hairpin or city block, I don't notice it at all. With the TC on, the car seems to ratchet mid-corner and feels really un-natural. It felt like there were patches of ice and the car hooked up then slid about 10 times mid corner. Weird stuff mang, especially at 70mph...

With TC off, the car pushes like normal and feels good.
12-21-2003 10:27 PM
R&DSVTZX5
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Originally posted by Infra3sv
Its all good. I notice a huge difference. I don't notice a difference when I'm launching but I rarely get on it from a dead stop. I notice a huge difference when I'm taking corners. If the t/c is on the tires don't squeal. If the t/c is off the tires squeal like no other.
I've only drove with the TC off on the track, push button wise. I did not notice a difference, although this is the only time I've tried it. I assume that when you were talking about taking corners, do you mean in Auto X or in general driving? Sorry, you now have me curious.
12-21-2003 01:48 AM
Infra3sv Its all good. I notice a huge difference. I don't notice a difference when I'm launching but I rarely get on it from a dead stop. I notice a huge difference when I'm taking corners. If the t/c is on the tires don't squeal. If the t/c is off the tires squeal like no other.
12-21-2003 12:19 AM
R&DSVTZX5
Re: Re: Re: Re: Maybe in market for SVT, couple of questions

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Originally posted by Infra3sv
"other than removing/bypassing the fuse?"
Sorry Infra3sv, I misunderstood. I was under the impression that the button by-pass does not do enough to even bother with push button off TC. I've never notice that much of a difference. My mistake.
12-20-2003 04:01 PM
Infra3sv
Re: Re: Re: Maybe in market for SVT, couple of questions

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Originally posted by R&DSVTZX5
This will not disable the traction control fully. You must pull the fuse in order to fully disable the traction control. F12 in the main and F46 in the car.
"other than removing/bypassing the fuse?"
12-20-2003 03:20 PM
sancletayley if you are interested in purchasing a new svtf...

i work for ford and i have a d-plan (employee price) left for the year and i will have more next year

i work in san juan capistrano, ca

if you are interested in purchasing it contact me at 949-422-5273, my name is taylor

the focus is a great buy
12-20-2003 02:56 PM
R&DSVTZX5
Re: Re: Maybe in market for SVT, couple of questions

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Originally posted by Infra3sv
To disable the traction control just push the "disable traction control" button.
This will not disable the traction control fully. You must pull the fuse in order to fully disable the traction control. F12 in the main and F46 in the car.
12-20-2003 12:58 PM
Infra3sv
Re: Maybe in market for SVT, couple of questions

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Originally posted by jef3fowler

Are there any drag racers/autocrossers out there with any info other than removing/bypassing the fuse?
To disable the traction control just push the "disable traction control" button.
12-20-2003 10:21 AM
iswayne While it's true that traction control is part of the cold weather package, the cold weather package is also part of the European package. SO ... a base SVT does not have traction control. The SVT with Cold weather package does and so does the European package.
12-20-2003 10:14 AM
Jonny Bolt Yes, its only included with the Cold Weather Package.

I still dont know why you are so worried about T/C. It really isnt that big of a deal. Just because you see people complaining about it, doesnt make it worse. You may lose a 1/25th of second with traction control lol. I've never understood why people wasted time bickering about such a miniscule thing.

Anyhow, as far as using smaller diameter wheels to drag race, your only going to go as low as 16 inch wheels on the SVTf, because of the 12" brakes. (11.8" for those that like to be technical).

If you are looking to buy a "drag racer" Fast & The Furious street/strip terror, I suggest you find another option. Because this car is not built for the straight line. Sure, you could mod it out effectively and race up and down the street all day, but your going to spend a pretty penny.

Dont buy an SVTf if you want a "straight-liner".
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