It's a personal choice, I leave my traction control on all the time. It saved my ass once!!
Hello, David, and welcome to DC!So im a newbie, but have this question. The guy that owned the car before me 2000 C5 mentioned that he always turned off the traction control unless it was raining.
Does everyone always turn this off after starting their car, or do you mostly leave it on. I do know what its for, but I dont get real crazy.
I dont like the fact that the computer constantly shows "Traction Control Off", but if it will help save the life of the car i wont care.
So i guess im just looking for some general guidelines or find out how a majority of C5 owners drive their cars.
On your 200o, it takes quite a while for TC to turn on or off, I added a TracActive controller which allows you to set any mode - I use competitive driving - as default on start up. Switching to any mode is then instantaneous and can be done while moving. I start up and drive competitive driving mode because the TC inhibits performance ebven with my limited mods.. With TC on, my car hesitates on hard acceleration. With it off, no hesitation with aggressive throttle use. Competitive driving can save you when you start to go sideways. TC saves the tires by reducing engine power. The TracActive controller is about $100 and a great, simple plug in addition. With a push of the button, I can use TC when roads are wet and yet have full power to enjoy 99% of the time.So i guess im just looking for some general guidelines or find out how a majority of C5 owners drive their cars.
I know the feeling, it pretty much nose dives for a second...kinda scarywell im kind of old fashioned, but i ALWAYS turn it off as soon as i fire it up.....it has saved alot of peoples asses, but its never saved mine. actually to be honest...it almost got me in a wreck one time in the rain. tried pulling out and didnt see a car was coming, so i got on it. it nearly died and almost stopped in the middle of traffic because i layed in it to hard. i got out of it and got it back going again....but it scared teh **** out of me. i know its a rediculous story...but its true.