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I believe I deactivate my Titans traction control by hitting the VDC button? Atleast that's what I understood from the manual.

If I hit the gas and the tires spin for a second - "slip" shows up on my dash and all power is cut. If I hit the VDC button so that it lights up and VDC OFF is on the dash, it still cuts power.

Am I retarded or is something not functioning properly?
 

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04Cobra said:
I believe I deactivate my Titans traction control by hitting the VDC button? Atleast that's what I understood from the manual.

If I hit the gas and the tires spin for a second - "slip" shows up on my dash and all power is cut. If I hit the VDC button so that it lights up and VDC OFF is on the dash, it still cuts power.

Am I retarded or is something not functioning properly?
Non VDC trucks don't have the ability to cut power...they just use the brakes on the slipping wheel via the ABLS system....that's how my trucks set up. having said all that, which you probably already knew...lol, it's my understanding that the VDC OFF button does turn off the VDC system but not 100% and won't allow slippage w/o cutting power. I'm sure others here with it can confirm this.
 

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I noticed I can get a little extra slipping with the VDC off, but I can't do donuts in the snow or even burn out!

What fun is that?!?!?!?!
 

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Do a search for the "Burnout Mod" and you'll find what you're looking for if donuts are what you want!!!
 

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Do a search for the "Burnout Mod" and you'll find what you're looking for if donuts are what you want!!!
I thought that only interupted WOT while on the brakes? I don't think that will fix his problem.
 

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I thought that only interupted WOT while on the brakes? I don't think that will fix his problem.
Good point!!

If you can do a burnout though, you should be able to turn it into a donut!
 

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54warrior said:
Good point!!

If you can do a burnout though, you should be able to turn it into a donut!
lol...true. I have heard that before though...people with VDC equipped trucks not being able to fully disable it so they can do a real tire burning burnout. With the price of tires, I don't see the point!:jester:
 

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VDC and traction control are related, but separate . Turning the VDC off will not completely turn off the traction control. But it will let the truck slide sideways more. So if playing in the mud, you can turn it off. IT basically counteracts swaying, meant for trailering.
 

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konigfritz said:
VDC and traction control are related, but separate . Turning the VDC off will not completely turn off the traction control. But it will let the truck slide sideways more. So if playing in the mud, you can turn it off. IT basically counteracts swaying, meant for trailering.
I guess only VDC equipped trucks have the traction control then.
 

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Thanks for the info guys!

I'm not doing donuts or burn outs on dry pavement. I used to go out on snowy nights with my Silverado and have a blast in old industrial parking lots.

I went out to do it with my Titan a few nights ago and went home feeling like a retard.
 

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04Cobra said:
Thanks for the info guys!

I'm not doing donuts or burn outs on dry pavement. I used to go out on snowy nights with my Silverado and have a blast in old industrial parking lots.

I went out to do it with my Titan a few nights ago and went home feeling like a retard.
Why?...just take off that silly helmet and stop licking the windows!:jester:
 

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04Cobra said:
I believe I deactivate my Titans traction control by hitting the VDC button? Atleast that's what I understood from the manual.

If I hit the gas and the tires spin for a second - "slip" shows up on my dash and all power is cut. If I hit the VDC button so that it lights up and VDC OFF is on the dash, it still cuts power.

Am I retarded or is something not functioning properly?
c'mon guys, for all titan drivers without VDC, you ever slam the gas paddle from a dead stop and have the truck choke?? Am I the ony one that notice this?? This is a normal thing for our trucks and no I don't have VDC. When you slam the gas paddle and the right wheel spins, it's always the right wheel the computer senses the slippage and cuts power. Is this traction controll? hell if I know, all I know is that it sucks donkey d***. The only way to bypass this is to get TRUETRAC. If both wheels spin at the same time the computer will not know and therefore you will have full power. I know cause I have truetrac. No more slip light, no more choking.
 

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HudsonValleyTitan said:
I guess only VDC equipped trucks have the traction control then.
No I think a good majority of them have the traction control. w/o the VDC.

But the only way to truly turn it off is the burnout mod.
 

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konigfritz said:
No I think a good majority of them have the traction control. w/o the VDC.

But the only way to truly turn it off is the burnout mod.
Titans don't come with traction control. But VDC equipped truck owners are the only ones I've ever heard complaining about power loss. I have the ELOCK without the VDC and I can spin em' all day without killing engine power.

I should add that I have an 04. I don't know of any changes since then.
 

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c'mon guys, for all titan drivers without VDC, you ever slam the gas paddle from a dead stop and have the truck choke?? Am I the ony one that notice this?? This is a normal thing for our trucks and no I don't have VDC. When you slam the gas paddle and the right wheel spins, it's always the right wheel the computer senses the slippage and cuts power. Is this traction controll? hell if I know, all I know is that it sucks donkey d***. The only way to bypass this is to get TRUETRAC. If both wheels spin at the same time the computer will not know and therefore you will have full power. I know cause I have truetrac. No more slip light, no more choking.
You may be feeling the brake grabbing that right wheel but....maybe I am wrong. Maybe the 04s differ? I see nothing anywhere claiming any kind of TRACTION CONTROL other than VDC, or ABLS. The latter doesn't kill engine power...again, at least not in the 04s. If anyone else has evidence telling us otherwise, let us know!
 

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When i cut my VDC off and stomp it, all i do is eat the tires off without any power loss.....

Only done it about 100 times.......lol
 

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I have a 2004 Nissan Titan with an E-Locker w/o the VDC switch. Powertrain wise I have everything stock. I use to have a superchip tune file on my truck and I did experience the motor choking symptom when wheels would spin freely (getting stuck). I thought it was the Superchip that was causing this. Later on when I go offroading, I have the stock file tuned to the vehicle. For the most part, I would be able to break the tires loose and get a couple of donuts in. However just recently when I went to my normal spot, the truck would show the same symptoms again with loss of power and even at one instance the vehicle stalled out (stock file was programmed to truck)? I don't have any DTC's or any MIL's on??
 

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If you unhook one of your wheel sensors (or wire it thru a switch) it completely eliminates your traction control and stability control.. All the guages still work only down fall is abs stops working.. It puts abs and slip light on but makes it so you actually get to drive your truck all on your own without any help from the stupid computer
 
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