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    Traction control button?

    I've searched, and have found a few pics, but unsure if its a pre production thing or not. My questions is if the ST will have a physical button for TC or not. In my titanium, you have to go through an entire process in the drivers information center just to turn it off. I know the ST will have a three mode (on,sport,off) system but was wondering how easy it will be to alternate between them. Any ideas?

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    ST has physical button. In addition to just being more handy, this is a legal requirement since Sport Mode and Full Off change or turn off the ESC calibration. On the titanium, the cluster menu selection is only turning off traction control (not esc/yaw). Single press on the ST button gives sport mode. Press and hold for 5 secs turns the system off. You can't go straight from Sport to Off. So if in sport and want off....Press once to go to full on and then press/hold to go to full off. A small price to pay for the feds/lawyers letting us have full off
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    i dont mind jumping through that hoop. Full off is AWESOME!! Maybe we can go sideways like that engineer did in that one video.

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    In this pic, there is a button that says ESC which is stability control. Is that the same thing as traction control or is there a button somewhere else? What is that button beside it. This is a prototype car.

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    Yeah I was always mad my svt I had you couldn't fully turn off traction control.

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    Esc is stability control. Traction control just controls wheelspin. In glad there will be a physical button. My auto park is in that button location on my Ti, so i guess its a perfect spot since you can't get parking assist on ST. Thanks for the info!

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    is the TC part of the ECU or a standalone module? What is its imput sensor(s) and where are they located? Their input to the ECU control might be bypassable or false emulated?

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    Pretty sure its in the ecu. Tuners play with traction control and torque management all the time. It reads from wheel speed sensors, throttle position, and abs module.

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    What about the roll/yaw/pitch sensor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Hammer View Post
    is the TC part of the ECU or a standalone module? What is its imput sensor(s) and where are they located? Their input to the ECU control might be bypassable or false emulated?

    Or just press and hold the off button. A lot easier!

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