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Does anyone else think the traction control is a bit too sensitive? Half the time I have to turn it off just to pull into traffic.
 

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Does anyone else think the traction control is a bit too sensitive? Half the time I have to turn it off just to pull into traffic.
i feel mine is since i added my mud tires... always slowing me down .. smh
 

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I am new to my Titan and I thought it was just me, but I definitely agree!
 

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Guess we are the only ppl who have this happen
 

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I used to have the issue when I first bought the truck, then stopped stomping on the gas until I was already moving. You'll get used to it or just spin your tires.
 

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I absolutely agree. I feel like I'm more of a hazard when I have it on. Although one could say that just me being on the road is probably a hazard.... But I especially feel it when it's icy or snowy, and I try to jump out into traffic and the truck's TC kicks in and bog bog bog while traffic is barreling up behind you. The normal reaction is to stomp it even more but that just makes it worse. Our shop truck is a Dodge and it is totally different. Seems like TC on it instantaneously kicks on and then back off, but the Titan kicks on then one, one thousand, two, one thousand, three, one thousand, then power kicks back in and by then I'm like " Oh Chit", and I've got my foot in it and it kicks back in...... It has become a ritual when I start the truck in the winter, I immediately reach down and turn TC off.
 

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Yea if I have to jump in traffic I know for sure to turn if off.. Cool just wondering how everyone else handles..
 

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My 06 didn't have it and now with my 15, I do feel it's a little over the top. I had it come on the other day while I was trying to pass, slammed it to the floor and must have thought I was going to break loose or something. On the plus side though I think it's going to save my tires or at least make them last longer. My 06 seemed to like to spin the tires, (couldn't possibly have been me) especially in the rain. In the end, I'd rather have it and be able to turn it off than not have it at all.
 

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I made the mistake of turning it off in my RX-8. Four days after I bought it, I took my daughter for a drive and said the infamous words, "Watch this....". I turned off TC, slipped the clutch and hammered it. Smoked em in first, continued smoking in second then slammed it into third and the rear end outran the front end and after a short slalom course of trying to get under control, I was $9K deep into the ditch and 30 days without my new baby.... Daughter thought it was cool though, so I got that going for me.
 
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I made the mistake of turning it off in my RX-8. Four days after I bought it, I took my daughter for a drive and said the infamous words, "Watch this....". I turned off TC, slipped the clutch and hammered it. Smoked em in first, continued smoking in second then slammed it into third and the rear end outran the front end and after a short slalom course of trying to get under control, I was $9K deep into the ditch and 30 days without my new baby.... Daughter thought it was cool though, so I got that going for me.

It's the first thing I turn off before putting my seatbelt on. I hate it unless I'm driving on the highway in the winter.
 

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At least you can turn yours off.
I'm with you. But I've have my T long enough to know how to drive it without making it mad.
 

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Or, get some heavy tires.

In the rain it sucks though. gotta either baby it or turn off VDC.
 

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I made the mistake of turning it off in my RX-8. Four days after I bought it, I took my daughter for a drive and said the infamous words, "Watch this....". I turned off TC, slipped the clutch and hammered it. Smoked em in first, continued smoking in second then slammed it into third and the rear end outran the front end and after a short slalom course of trying to get under control, I was $9K deep into the ditch and 30 days without my new baby.... Daughter thought it was cool though, so I got that going for me.
Was your Rx8 boosted? That's impressive for a car that has virtually no torque
 

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Or, get some heavy tires.

In the rain it sucks though. gotta either baby it or turn off VDC.

My tire/rim combo is pretty damn heavy. She spins pretty easy cause of the lugs on the toyos
 
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I absolutely agree. I feel like I'm more of a hazard when I have it on. Although one could say that just me being on the road is probably a hazard.... But I especially feel it when it's icy or snowy, and I try to jump out into traffic and the truck's TC kicks in and bog bog bog while traffic is barreling up behind you. The normal reaction is to stomp it even more but that just makes it worse. Our shop truck is a Dodge and it is totally different. Seems like TC on it instantaneously kicks on and then back off, but the Titan kicks on then one, one thousand, two, one thousand, three, one thousand, then power kicks back in and by then I'm like " Oh Chit", and I've got my foot in it and it kicks back in...... It has become a ritual when I start the truck in the winter, I immediately reach down and turn TC off.
Pretty much exactly what Johnny said. Minus the dodge part. I wouldn't drive a Dodge. :eyebrow:

But yeah, I've had a few pucker moments with traffic racing up behind me while the VDC is debating whether or not it wants to give me back control. The first thing I start up, even if it's just raining, is hit that VDC button.
 

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Was your Rx8 boosted? That's impressive for a car that has virtually no torque

No, no boost, just intake and exhaust and the chitty stock tires. I probably got a little over-zealous :wink: in my use of the word "smoked" regarding the tires, but it did lite them up. It was also morning so cool air and a little damp. That being said, it's a light car and torque or not, it did spin the tires pretty easy. Once I put Nitto Neo-Gens on it, it stuck pretty good. You had to drive it like a two-stroke. It was fun as hell, but not very efficient. And it didn't do well in Alaskan winters so I had to let her go......
 

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I really like the RX8's. I seriously considered a 2010 R3 but I switched from 2 stroke toys long ago and just couldn't bring myself to drive a 2 stroke car that I would need to depend on.
Very cool car none the less and I'm glad I got the chance to drive one.
 

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OMG YES! I thought it was just me....I hate that traction control slip sh*t! I'm used to launching at green lights, might spin a little in the dirt but it would catch and take OFF (in the other truck). This one?? One tiny slip, wet road or sand, and the accelerator just dumps, no reaction until I get traction, and then only a gutless roll. I turn it off as soon as I belt up.
 

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I completely agree. The first thing I do after starting my truck is turn the traction control off; even in snow/ice.
 
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