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U-Turn and Traction Control

Has any else figured out that if you need to make a quick U-Turn you better turn of the traction control. I almost got in big trouble trying to make a quick U-Turn, is this a flaw of the traction control. seems like a big law suit if any one got hurt.
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Maybe a little better explanation would help.

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Maybe a little better explanation would help.
Well I was making a U-Turn and right at the end of the maneuver, traction control shut the vehicle down and I had no power for a second or 2 , While on coming traffic almost had to stop to wait for me.
I have tested this since and on all U-turns TCS takes over completely.
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I haven't had that happen. I usually roll on the throttle but pretty much gas hard while still in the turn.

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Hmmm, never had it happen either. Did you floor it with the wheel turned? That of course sends the computer nannies in a tizzy... I usually treat u-turns like when on the track: more acceleration as the wheel is facing straight ahead.
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I want to find out if there is a resistor that I can install in the trac wiring, just like an EGR plug for no Check engine light.(Not in a 350, just an example of another one of my cars.)
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Yeah, i have had it happen to me.

Usually, I nail the gas, and let the car power slide, then catch it and i am on my way.

But with the VDIM, its impossible to do so, if you try it, the car just bogs down and it does not go anywhere, and it understeers like mad, it just goes straight, instead of turning.

You have to be light on the throttle and not evoke VDIM, this way the car moves pretty well. The car does not like to be manhandled, instead using finesse works better.

I have tried turning the trac off, but as soon as the car begins to slide, it comes right back on.

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If you turn it off with the pedal dance (on an 06) it should stay off... ditto for an 07-08 if you hold down the button. Just a momentary press of the button and it'll turn itself back on after 30 mph.
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If you turn it off with the pedal dance (on an 06) it should stay off... ditto for an 07-08 if you hold down the button. Just a momentary press of the button and it'll turn itself back on after 30 mph.
That works too... a bit of a hassle for 06, but if you don't plan on making u-turns all the time, one can live without!
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That works too... a bit of a hassle for 06, but if you don't plan on making u-turns all the time, one can live without!
plus you have to turn the car off and on, then do the pedal dance. Not something practical as you are doing an U-turn.

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