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    Default Traction Control - possible to add?

    Is it possible to add traction contol? It's got ABS but not the ASC feature ... since ASC uses ABS, is it possible, is it an easy addition?
    Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Ken

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    i dont get why people want traction control. First thing i do when i get in my car is turn it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerd00d
    i dont get why people want traction control. First thing i do when i get in my car is turn it off.
    True.

    And, no, I don't think it'd be easy -- have to redo most of the brake system.

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    no, you need alsorts, the abs module doesnt usually have the ability to brake rear wheels independantly it just uses the same setting for each, so you need the asc hydrolic unit
    you also need to fit the electronic throttle assembly as it uses that to alter engine speed
    you need to fit the ecu
    the list goes on, so answer is yes you can but too many parts required. also not entirely sure if your engine can have the electronic throttle system

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerd00d
    i dont get why people want traction control. First thing i do when i get in my car is turn it off.
    It would be nice to have it on the wet days on beaten roads ... starting from red lights it will break traction because the pavement is too slick.
    I see it as a nice to have feature, when you need it ... such as when you know it's slick out with rain or snow.

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by bimmerd00d
    i dont get why people want traction control. First thing i do when i get in my car is turn it off.
    We don't all live in sunny Texas, man.

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    Oh yeah ... I forgot about the throtle control.
    Thanks,

    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaylebo
    We don't all live in sunny Texas, man.
    Hey! Yeah that's right ... even though he did see some rain on his trip to the windy city.
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    i quite like having it. its not always on but doing 2000ks a week its handy sometimes when u just need the damn thing on the road and not interested in dukes of hazzard kind of stuff.

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    [QUOTE=mattyb] doing 2000ks a week QUOTE]

    That is 1200 miles a week, right? Is that like 4 hours a day in the car?
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