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Traction control off or not?

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I was coming out of a very sharp left hander in second gear, at aprox 5000 rpm, the car momentarily shut down. We're talking probably a quarter or half second. It caught me off guard, so I went back to the same curve, and the same scenario. I then took off in a straight line and no momentary traction control type shut down.

I remember something weird about turning off the traction control. Something about holding the brake? What's going on?


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on 2011 and 2012 ( think they changed it on the 13 and up ) if you hit the traction control button , it takes it off unless you spin over 2000 RPM ( so something like this ) and if you hold down the brake and traction control button after about 20 sec or so you get a message that advance traction control is off. this its all bets are off wheel spinning if you break loss the tires


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Holding the brake down and holding the tracs button for 5-10 seconds will turn off stability control. Be advised, the Mustang can go past the point of no return pretty quickly with stability control off. I recommend signing up for some auto-cross events to get better at driving the car with the the electronic controls turned off before assuming you can handle the car safely on the street without electronic intervention. Particularly while attempting "sharp corners at 5000RPM in 2nd gear"

I guess maybe the rule of thumb is that unless you are intentionally taking a turn so hard that all the tires are making lots of noise (insane on the street), the stability control should not be interfering. It only ever annoys me on the street when I am trying to get some throttle-induced rotation at low speeds. (say a right hand 90 degree turn).

If you are referring to just traction control: Yea, just turn that stuff off by momentarily pressing the tracs button.

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Or you can go into sports mode by foot on the brake (at a stop) and double tapping the traction control.

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Or you can go into sports mode by foot on the brake (at a stop) and double tapping the traction control.
?? never heard of sport mode. what does that do ?

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I turned it off this evening.

Yeah, I think I'll just do what 740 says, and leave it on. Things get, shall we say, pretty lively.

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My usual driving mode is advance trac and hill-assist turned off. If you don't want to get into trouble as quickly, get some 140-240 tread wear tires.

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The grip from the 19 Perf Pac tires is impressive. The grip from the GT 18s, not so much. Right now, I'm on the 18s.

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