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Cool Traction Control- Power Killer or Good Idea?

I've been driving my car approx. 3 weeks now and have yet to turn off the traction control. Does having it engaged all the time make any difference in ride or acceleration. This car has enough balls with it on, but I was still kinda hoping I might have a little power left on tap, just in case I needed it.
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I've been driving my car approx. 3 weeks now and have yet to turn off the traction control. Does having it engaged all the time make any difference in ride or acceleration. This car has enough balls with it on, but I was still kinda hoping I might have a little power left on tap, just in case I needed it.
The traction control won't cut any power unless you lose traction and even at that, I think it just brakes the wheel that has lost traction. It will prevent you from doing burn outs and drifting the car. Turn it off and test it out in a wide open space for a little fun. I would leave it engaged for regular driving though. I've read more than one story where it saved someones behind.




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Ohh its got a little left on tap. Not necessarly power but more balls. Be careful though. Try it and pratice in wide open areas. Daily driving though- KEEP IT ON.
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