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Old 04-12-2012, 06:44 PM
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traction control

Anybody know how to make the traction control stay turned off all the time so I dont have to push the button every time I get in the truck?

I pulled out in front of someone the other day, spun the tires for a split second and the truck shutdown and took a second to get momentum again.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:00 AM
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It's not possible.

Your real problem is the open diff in the rear end. Even if you have the elocker, it's still an open diff until you (or the computer) locks it. Truck has way too much horsepower to be 1 wheel drive.

I've got a truetrac on order for mine, that silly elocker is going on ebay.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:46 AM
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How much is the truetrac gonna cost you installed?
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:07 PM
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The TT is $540. Though they aren't 'required' I'm getting an extra set of carrier bearings just in case I damage one taking them off the old carrier = $60. Can return them if I don't need them.
Doing the install myself.

Also getting the alum cover

Getting one installed ought to be a couple hundred.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:15 AM
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I installed a lockright in my 1990 bronco a few years ago, is this a similar install to that or are you having to pull the ring and pinion to install the truetrac? If you have to pull the ring and pinion that is outside of my mechanical ability and I would have to pay for install if I decided to do this.

I'm curious to see your thoughts once you have this done. Keep this thread updated please.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:38 AM
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Pinion depth will not change, so the pinion does not need to be touched. Only the backlash need to be set (shimming of the carrier bearings.)

I've been running a TT in my Toyota for decades. IMHO it is the very best for street use. TTs aren't great for offroad because once a wheel is in the air you have an open diff again.

I have not had great luck with them in terms of reliability. First one started groaning around 80kmi. Second one the carrier bearing bolts on one side backed out and this wiped out the whole rear end. IMHO this was the installers fault (not me - Shupee's 4x4 in TR, SC who is out of business) and no fault of the TT. Third one the bolts that hold the TT together backed out and ruined the whole rear end. This was the fault of the TT. TT did not stand behind it. The one in there now has all the bolts tack welded and is running fine.

Still, even with all that misery I keep running them because nothing performs like a TT on the street...except maybe the Torsen (same principal) but they don't make one for our trucks. If I were building a Ford 9" I'd run the Torsen - they have supposedly solved the wheel in the air problem with the -R version.

Oh, and I'm putting Detroit's eLocker up front too.

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Old 04-26-2012, 06:20 AM
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bad news on this. The ring gear has chips out of it. Not going to open a bad can of worms so the truck is going back to Ford to get it's ring gear replaced. They will NOT install the TT so I'll have to tear it apart again when they get done.

They have to have the truck there in order to be able to order parts so I'll loose the truck for a week instead of the day it'll actually take to do the job...
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I hate my elocker, I live in Michigan and 400 hp on snow and ice going to one little bitty tire doesnt work very well.

I really miss my limited slip diff my 05 and gmc had.


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Old 05-05-2012, 05:49 AM
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Maybe mine's special but I can burn both back tires down quite easily without having my locker engaged and the TC turned off.
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by TheBoss View Post
Maybe mine's special but I can burn both back tires down quite easily without having my locker engaged and the TC turned off.
Ditto

I turn traction control off EVERY time I get in the truck, habit, like the seatbelt. I am a control freak, if I go sideways it is part of the fun...

After I got the truck, by myself on the interstate about 65 mph on the wet highway, I did a couple of minor swerves, then moved to the far left side of the left lane, came back across the lanes to the right and then attempted a radical left turn attempting to see what it would take to break the truck loose. The power cut, and right brakes were applied by the computer and the truck was straightened out.


Excellent help for most drivers that have not become used to correcting a vehicle in ice/snow or just out playing.

I disable it because I do not want power cut as in the situation the op brought up.
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