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Old 07-31-2011, 10:48 PM
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Default Re: How can I permanently disable Traction control?

i just pulled the abs underhood fuse. its a 40a, iirc.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:44 PM
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thanks guys this is great input!
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Old 08-26-2011, 07:07 AM
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Default Re: How can I permanently disable Traction control?

you can also pull the wiring harness out of the brake control box to disable it too i did this to mine and gave it more power too and no abs and no traction control. 2011 Ranger
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:12 PM
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yes i have a 2011 ford ranger with all this stupid #@!$ in it and im looking to get rid of it when i hit the mud i can barely get enough speed up in the tire spin to clean my tires which means getting yanked out by another truck.....iam also going to try the fuses....WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU FORD I BOUGHT A TRUCK TO GO OFF ROAD!!!!

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found IT and it works... how ever it will disable your cruise control back up lamps and transmission overide cancel swithc and your turn singnels soooooo...... every thing is fine for me but the turn signals and overdrive switch while wheeling i will use it how ever it looks like it will be having to get out before i hit the trails
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:04 PM
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yes i have a 2011 ford ranger with all this stupid #@!$ in it and im looking to get rid of it when i hit the mud i can barely get enough speed up in the tire spin to clean my tires which means getting yanked out by another truck.....iam also going to try the fuses....WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU FORD I BOUGHT A TRUCK TO GO OFF ROAD!!!!
Its not fords fault, its Gov mandated to be on every vehicle built after a certain year.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:40 PM
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are the wheel sensors the same as the ones used for ABS? i pulled the sensors out of my spindle like a year ago and haven't had any negative problems except for the ABS light on my dash.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:21 PM
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In 2010 The Feds required it to be built in . The only way ( about 30 google searches ) known are to either pull the fuse , you're on your own , or to Use the sliding car button and press and hold for approx 10 seconds or just a quick push for on the spot . It seems that ABS and Traction stability is a part of the whole package tied together via the computer monitoring both items for control . The system is made for car owners to use on the street and not hard core offroad and if the sensors ( roll and Yaw ) detect a tip over , it will attempt to stabilize the vehicle by slowing it down . I had mine in the sand a few times and as long as I was moving and not spinning the wheels it was ok . When I spun the wheels the lites on the dash went nuts . I had no issues in 4 low but never hard core offroading . Also I notice it on ice and sometimes snow . So Stabilty and ABS somehow work together .... I cannot find any other way to shut them off .... I am assuming that when the ABS are off the stability control is off too . However , the computer would be looking for inputs to the speed and rotation of the wheels so I don't know what would happen .

Something else I just found but it is untested !!!!!!

From a Ford mechanic on another forum :

Another option is (and you didn't hear this from me) to unplug the active booster. When we need to run a car on the lift at work but the advancetrac just won't shut off that's that we do.

Another option is (and you didn't hear this from me) to unplug the active booster. When we need to run a car on the lift at work but the advancetrac just won't shut off that's that we do.
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:26 PM
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my moms van has VSC/ABS/TC and she loves it...first vehicle she's owned with those...my dads fusion has TC/Advanctrac/ABS and he likes it and my truck has ABS...and i love it haha...especially coming from a car that didnt have any of that stuff on it
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:30 PM
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Couldn't you do a little electrical work and tie all of the sensor wiring into a single sensor to override the system?
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:37 PM
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my moms van has VSC/ABS/TC and she loves it...first vehicle she's owned with those...my dads fusion has TC/Advanctrac/ABS and he likes it and my truck has ABS...and i love it haha...especially coming from a car that didnt have any of that stuff on it

Actualyl I love mine as I now know the limitations of it .
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:38 PM
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i wasnt sure of it in my moms van until it saved my ass when i hit black ice going around a corner...then i loved it haha
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: How can I permanently disable Traction control?

The only problem I've ever had on mine is that on ice, the ABS pulses too fast, and the tires slide like they were locked.

My computer crap switches off when I want it to, so I've never really been concerned with it. I don't drive like I have something to prove, so it really doesn't get in my way.

When I off road, and if the situation allows, I put it in 4low, and put the gear shift in 2 so i have a gear similar to 1st. That way all i have to do to get low is to pop the shifter down into one, and it also deactivates all the traction stuff automatically.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:08 PM
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Well that I didn't know . Have you taken yours in the dirt ? I think I only used 4 Low once or twice ....
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: How can I permanently disable Traction control?

Define dirt. I mostly go on rocky trails, and the only dirt I drive on is dirt roads. I'm not big into playing in mud, but I hit a fairly substantial hole once and got though it no problem.

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Old 01-04-2012, 05:34 AM
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So true . I was up in New Hampshire on some back roads in North Conway and did not even need 4 low but I was in 4 high and mostly dirt / lite mud as the roads were wet due to rains .... More tourist roads than real mud . I used the manual as well as spoke to others including Ford . My truck handled very well . Just need to watch out for low branches etc lol ... Got a couple of scratches on the upper passenger side of the bed on the Clear coat and had them fixed ...
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