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I know I could look this up in the manual, but I thought I would post it here so everyone could see.

I tried turning off the traction control the other day, but it didn't seem to stay off. The light would come on indicating that it was off, but then the light went off again.

Is it still 'off' even if the light on the dash is not on? :confused:
 

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You have to hold the button down for 3 seconds then it should stay off until you turn the car off.Once the car is off then it reverts back to being on, so when you turn the car on then you have to do it all over again. :D
 

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And if you want ot have some big fun, turn off your traction control when it's raining and take a corner going 60 and pretend your an extra in Tokyo Drift:)

disclaimer: Don't try this at home kids!
 

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Press once and it's off until the car hits a certain >

speed, I think about 40, then it kicks in again. Press and hold for about 3 seconds and it's off until you turn the engine off and restart the car when it's fully engaged again.

Please correct me if I am wrong on this guys !
 

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I have had good luck pressing and holding the traction control button while in drive and the car stopped, as well.
For anyone new to the IS-F: to have the most fun during your IS-F drive time,
1. Start car
2. Sport Mode on
3. traction control off
4. Now Go!

:D
 

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I have had good luck pressing and holding the traction control button while in drive and the car stopped, as well.
For anyone new to the IS-F: to have the most fun during your IS-F drive time,
1. Start car
2. Sport Mode on
3. traction control off
4. Now Go!

:D
Correct me if I'm wrong but if one does operation #3 then doing Operation #2 accomplishes nothing extra.
 

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"Correct me if I'm wrong but if one does operation #3 then doing Operation #2 accomplishes nothing extra."

No, turning the sport mode on gets you the same results (as far as quicker throttle,shifts, etc) as when you turn off the VSC. One has nothing to do with the other, just hold onto the steering wheel, cuz you can very easily spin or do doughnuts or drift if you want to :D
 

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I have had good luck pressing and holding the traction control button while in drive and the car stopped, as well.
For anyone new to the IS-F: to have the most fun during your IS-F drive time,
1. Start car
2. Sport Mode on
3. traction control off
4. Now Go!

:D
Sooooo this is what I've been missing all this time :p
 

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never turned the traction off yet, havent need to yet, lol only races a mustang gt, and a g35 so no need
 

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"Correct me if I'm wrong but if one does operation #3 then doing Operation #2 accomplishes nothing extra."

No, turning the sport mode on gets you the same results (as far as quicker throttle,shifts, etc) as when you turn off the VSC. One has nothing to do with the other, just hold onto the steering wheel, cuz you can very easily spin or do doughnuts or drift if you want to :D
Not sure what's right. Everything I've read says that the Sport Mode is the mid point between normal driving mode with all safety elements on and VSC with all safety elements turned off (except antilock brakes).

If true then placing a car in Sport mode AND turning off VSC does nothing additional to simply turning off the VSC.
 

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Well turning off the VSC will actually give you more chance of spinning out rather than it on, it would gain traction with the road, it just gives you more freedom if you were to say if you had the VSC off
 

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In Sport mode, VDIM allows higher dynamic thresholds before intervening and alters steering assist to increase steering feel. Sport mode enables optimal vehicle control on a track in areas where the skills of even top-level drivers are challenged. Shifting is more abrupt.

The experienced driver can disengage VSC/TRAC by press-and-holding the TRAC-off button for more than three seconds. Even with VSC/TRAC disengaged, however, the system still provides the brake-based limited-slip differential effect and ABS.

If you only turn VSC off and do not put it in sport mode you will not get the benefit of increased steering/road feel and more abrupt shifts.

If you turn sport on and VSC off you will only have ABS as an electronic helper.
 

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Basically traction control on no telephone pole.....traction control off say hello to telephone pole :)

I've noticed in sport mode that when you floor it then let off the gass the rpm's stay high for seconds awaiting your next move only to settle back down after one doesn't accelerate further....and the gas pedal is significantly more sensitive. Strange :rolleyes:
 

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Basically traction control on no telephone pole.....traction control off say hello to telephone pole :)
That is a basic way to explain it to the inexperienced driver

I've noticed in sport mode that when you floor it then let off the gass the rpm's stay high for seconds awaiting your next move only to settle back down after one doesn't accelerate further....and the gas pedal is significantly more sensitive. Strange :rolleyes:
that is by design, in anticipation of more acceleration through a corner after lifting of the gas pedal it will hold the current gear position when in "D"
 

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I have had good luck pressing and holding the traction control button while in drive and the car stopped, as well.
For anyone new to the IS-F: to have the most fun during your IS-F drive time,
1. Start car
2. Sport Mode on
3. traction control off
4. Now Go!

:D

+1.......me too.

C.
 

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I was playing around with Sport Mode and VSC off last night in the rain. I was thinking I wouldn't be burning the tires quite as bad. It sure doesn't take much to get sideways. It also doesn't take long to get through 1st gear when the tires are loose.
Waaayyyy too much fun.
 

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Glad to hear you're still alive. The last time I played with the traction control it was raining, and I ended up facing the opposite direction in the street with my rear tires off the road. Good thing it was late....good thing I didn't over correct :p
 

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Glad to hear you're still alive. The last time I played with the traction control it was raining, and I ended up facing the opposite direction in the street with my rear tires off the road. Good thing it was late....good thing I didn't over correct :p
That could of been a lot worse, your lucky!! :cool:
 

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who else who be interested in an auto trac off button?
My finger is getting sore from the disable haha.
 
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