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What year did they start making mustangs with Traction Control Systems? Are they equipped on all models or just the more expensive ones. And how does the Traction Control System compare to Limited Slip Rear Differential?

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welcome ot the forums!
T/C can be ordered on the current V6 and GT modles


a LSD ( aftermarket on V6 ) and standard on the GTs means both wheels turn not just one ( like a stock v6 )

T/C is applied brakeing and engine power management.

an LSD just means more traction because its 2 wheels not 1, and the T/C just limits the power so you dont blow the wheels off when its slick out.
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how much can you plan on spending to add one to a mustang. I'm looking at a 2001 v6 convertible and really need to add one for winter.

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going to need


Rear End Installation Kit at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!

Ford Racing 7.5" 28 Spline Traction - LOK Limited Slip Differential at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!


Royal Purple Max Gear 75w140 Gear Oil at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping! X2

nows a good time to add gears.


install should be around 250-400 bucks shop around many places will try and rape you. i paid 300 for gear install.


let shop put in ur t loc and add ur fluid.


if u get gears too let a shop do them, put in their fluid and after 500 miles put in the RP or what ever u choose.


they can get expensive but well worth it.


even with a Tloc ur mustang is useless with snow and or ice on the ground.


best bet snow tires and keeping the foot out of the gas...or driveing a truck
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is a traction control system really worth it then? I was planning on putting winter tires on it, sand in the back, and driving extremely carefully, but was thinking a traction control system would help some more. Will It? Or is it not really that helpful.

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personally i have drove both in the rain its ok in the snow or ice... forget it. sand bags will help a ton... just STAY OUT OF THE GAS




but with the t loc ud have a slightly better chance at going forward and not no where or in circles
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Skip the traction control and spend a few hundred on a set of GOOD winter tires. The traction control is a crutch, tires are so much more usefull. Bridgestone, Pirelli, etc....

I turn my traction control off when I was driving my 06Gt in snow...sometimes you need to keep it pushing to stay moving, the TC would take the engine power away when you needed it.
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