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traction control on or off?

hi quick question traction control is it best on or half on or full off when raceing on the drag strip cheers
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My best times have been with traction control fully off but on any given day I can have mixed results between partial and fully disabled. I think a lot depends on track condition, temperature and my skill level that day. This is also assuming that you are launching in a manner conductive to not breaking the car. If cost is no object rev it up and dump the clutch just be ready to pick pieces sometime.

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cool thanks will try both , maby full off by the end of the day haha, should be fun cheer terry
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don't bother with TC on. I did that test and run at least .5 seconds faster with TC all teh way off. but I have an auto tranny.

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Off, definitely full off.

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IF you launch right, no spinning it will make little or no difference. I've done back to backs, with near identical times, one on, one off. Having an a5 and 91 passes helps.

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You want full off, slightly hazing the tires as you launch so as to not bog down, better a little spin-go practice as often as possible lol
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Originally Posted by rayzazoo View Post
Off, definitely full off.

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I'm usually in sport mode (firmer and higher RPM shifts) with the A5 and TC half off. When I go with TC completely off, the tranny shifts soft and at a lower RPM like it is in normal (non-sport) mode. Has anyone else experienced this? The sport mode symbol in the evic goes away as well with TC fully disengaged.
Not sure if it is a B&G thing or if the stock ECU does that as well.

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My opinion is if running street tires leave TC on, if you have drag radials or slicks turn it off. But by all means try both, that's what tune and test day is for.

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