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Old 02-03-2012, 02:24 PM
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Default Stability Control question

Perhaps one of you well informed ranger owners might know if their are any difficulties in installing a switch in the fuse circuit(s) on my stability control in my 2011 2wd sport v6. Haven't gotten stuck in the snow (yet) but I'm very much used to having fun in snowy conditions with my RX8 & Fiero. Is it possible to completely turn off the fords stability control and not cause a problem. I also plan on swapping on a posi rear dif this spring & would like to know if the stability control might not agree with that.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:27 PM
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Perhaps one of you well informed ranger owners might know if their are any difficulties in installing a switch in the fuse circuit(s) on my stability control in my 2011 2wd sport v6. Haven't gotten stuck in the snow (yet) but I'm very much used to having fun in snowy conditions with my RX8 & Fiero. Is it possible to completely turn off the fords stability control and not cause a problem. I also plan on swapping on a posi rear dif this spring & would like to know if the stability control might not agree with that.
the only method I am aware of is the removal of the fuse entirely, but you will lose your ABS as well and the light in your dash will come on. A member has done it on his 2010 I believe.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:32 PM
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Balls! I was going to remove the fuse, install an auxiliary fuse holder to reposition it and run a switch to the cab. I really don't want lights on my dash. Won't look pro. I want it to be as clean and inconspicuous as my power lock install. I guess I might still do it. Stupid stability control stays on above 30km/hr even when you turn it off with fords current set up. Wonder if a dunno tune might be able to find that in the ford coding and switch it to 80-100km/hr. it is sort of like the electronic speed limiter in a sense
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:33 PM
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Balls! I was going to remove the fuse, install an auxiliary fuse holder to reposition it and run a switch to the cab. I really don't want lights on my dash. Won't look pro. I want it to be as clean and inconspicuous as my power lock install. I guess I might still do it. Stupid stability control stays on above 30km/hr even when you turn it off with fords current set up. Wonder if a dunno tune might be able to find that in the ford coding and switch it to 80-100km/hr. it is sort of like the electronic speed limiter in a sense
there might be a clean way to bypass the switch but I have no idea how to do it and if its been done before. Stability has only been in the Ranger since 2010 so its still a fairly new system that not everyone is familiar with. hopefully someone might chime in

P.S. Hello fellow Canadian
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:38 PM
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I will live with it for now & will post when the weather warms up enough for me spend some time looking into it.

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PS. Canada rules. (I got family in Ottawa.)
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