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Old 04-17-2010
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hey guys,,,noob question

hey guys, im new to rangers, i just bought a 2010 sport 4x4... so far i love it. The only thing im curious about is the trac control...this is a new option along with the roll over control for 2010 right?

my question is, when i turn it off is it completely off,,,the other day it was rainin pretty hard so i figured i was gonna turn it off to see just how the traction was in the rain...i noticed when i was spinnen another light(aside for the trac light bein off) was flashin on my dash and it kinda felt like their was another system holdin it back...i guess haha what i wanna know is...when i turn trac off is the back axle free to do whatever, if i cant go and do doughnouts in the winter time im not gonna be so happy with my new truck:p, thanks guys
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"Stability/Traction Control Switch

The stability/traction control switch can be used by the driver to disable and enable the traction control, ESC and RSC® systems. When the ignition key is turned to the RUN position, all 3 systems are enabled and the sliding-car icon in the IC will illuminate momentarily as a test. Momentarily pressing the switch will only disable the traction control system. Pressing and holding the switch for more than 5 seconds (with a vehicle speed less than 56 km/h [35 mph]) will disable all 3 systems. When all 3 systems are disabled, the sliding car OFF icon in the IC will extinguish for 3 seconds before illuminating solidly.

There are 2 separate sliding car icons; the sliding car OFF icon and the sliding car icon. The sliding car OFF icon is used to alert the driver that the traction control portion of the AdvanceTrac® system has been disabled by the driver. This icon will only illuminate solidly and does not flash. The sliding car icon is used to alert the driver that a stability/traction event is taking place (flashes twice per second) and to alert the driver of potential concerns in the AdvanceTrac® system (illuminates solidly).

On vehicles equipped with Four-Wheel Drive (4WD), the sliding car OFF icon will turn on and all 3 systems will be disabled when the 4WD Low Locked transfer case mode is selected. Additionally, if one or more of the vehicle dynamic systems has been disabled through the use of the switch and the driver shifts the transfer case into 4WD HI or 2-Wheel Drive (2WD), all disabled systems will be enabled.

If all 3 systems have been disabled by the driver through the use of the switch as described above and the vehicle exceeds 56 km/h (35 mph), the AdvanceTrac® system will enable the ESC and RSC® systems, but the traction control system will remain disabled and the sliding car icon will remain illuminated until the switch is pressed again, or the ignition key is cycled to the OFF position and back to the RUN position.

The conventional ABS system cannot be disabled through the use of the stability/traction control switch."
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cool, thanks alot...i did try holding it but i guess the fact that it didnt show me a diff light on the ic threw me off...they should have seperate lights...it could be hard to distinguish from when the trac is off and then when all 3 systems are shut off
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You can't really expect much. 2010 is the last year for the domestic Ranger. I wish they would've put more time in to it, but at the same time I can't expect them to put money and time into a dying platform.
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ya that make sense...i guess im jus gettin into to much detail...the light thing i can deal with, i guess haha i will jus have to watch to see it dissapear for a few secs then come on again:p...im glad that i can actually turn off the 3 systems
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hey guys,,,noob question
to coin a phrase

"there are no n00b questions, only n00b answers"
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wow, thank god i don't have that stuff to deal with. it's a good thing that the systems turn off when 4low is selelcted.
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