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Old 11-30-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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Default The Traction Control/Stability Control Nanny thread

I have noticed that on my especially fun corners that even with the "nanny" completely disabled, it will still kick in (just at a much reduced factor, and at the extreme levels of shennanigans - SC light flashes, minor power reduction).

Has anyone else noticed the same?

I know there are plenty of bitch threads about the Sonic nanny, but - I think we have it better than most, regardless it does not seem like it is completely disabled when you use the factory button to shut it off.

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I consider the nannies way overly aggresive on this car. And have noticed what your talking about many times.

I pulled the abs fuse, problem solved only lost ABS which I'm fine with till snowfall.

I still can't logically comprehend why we can't fully disable the system, seems absurd to me its only a fair powered fwd car.
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I consider the nannies way overly aggresive on this car. And have noticed what your talking about many times.

I pulled the abs fuse, problem solved only lost ABS which I'm fine with till snowfall.

I still can't logically comprehend why we can't fully disable the system, seems absurd to me its only a fair powered fwd car.
I concur that the stock SC/TC is extremely too aggressive when its on, but I don't want to lose the ABS. While I know that a vehicle can stop shorter on ice using locked brakes, its just not worth the down sides of dry/wet/packed snowy conditions of shorter stopping distances for me to disable it completely.

Ref - http://www.smedayton.org/downloads/R...S%20Brakes.pdf

Regardless, my main point of this thread was, have others seen that SC/TC will still kick in (with massively reduced effect) when it has been disabled via the factory button?

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I put the fuse back in once after months of no fuse, just to remind me what it was like. Even on button disable mode, I felt it kick in within a few block from the house and the fuse came back out.

Also, when I took mine to the dealer to get the shifter cables adjusted, I forgot to put the fuse back in. The service tech asked me if I was aware that my ABS,SC,TC wasn't functioning. I told him I took the fuse out because I hate it, and he didn't seem to find fault with that motive. No sirens went off. No lights flashed and they didn't stamp a big denied on my warranty.
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I don't have any issues with it cutting when I fully disable it. The video of me at the track where I spin through first and second was with it disabled, with my fuse intact.


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I'm still waiting for the DIY post showing how to add a disable switch to the ABS fuse line.
But I can't say that I notice TC/SC kicking in when disabled. My main reason for wanting a better switch would be to not have to wait 10 seconds for full disable. But if (as far as I know we don't have an answer on this yet either) the ABS switch doesn't allow me to turn the system back on while running, I probably won't put it in. I like the nannies being there except when I'm really really paying attention.
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I had one on my ranger... dident really look at what the fuze controlled other then abs .... put my truck in limp mode lol

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I replaced my ABS fuse while the car was running and it came right back on, I would assume the switch would do the same thing.
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have others seen that SC/TC will still kick in (with massively reduced effect) when it has been disabled via the factory button?
Yes.

Man-shift into second and the stabilitrack light flashes even with the system "fully disabled".
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I'm still waiting for the DIY post showing how to add a disable switch to the ABS fuse line.
But I can't say that I notice TC/SC kicking in when disabled. My main reason for wanting a better switch would be to not have to wait 10 seconds for full disable. But if (as far as I know we don't have an answer on this yet either) the ABS switch doesn't allow me to turn the system back on while running, I probably won't put it in. I like the nannies being there except when I'm really really paying attention.
I posted an elementary drawing of the wiring schematic in the ABS Fuse thread.
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