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How can I permanently disable Traction Control?

I have a 2010 sport 4x4 and like all 2010's it has this "Advance-trac rollstablility" traction control. I don't like it. It might just be because I'm old school and I dont like things I dont understand haha, but i know where im going and how to drive and i'd appreciate it if the computer stayed out of it. It has sent me in directions I didn't want to go while wheeling...

I know if you press the disable button it doesnt fully de-activate and I know that you can press it for 5-10 seconds untill it blinks and then supposidly its fully off. But it turns on the next time you turn on your car. And it doesnt blink and fully deactivate ever single time.

Is there away to permaneny disable the TC?
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I have a 2010 sport 4x4 and like all 2010's it has this "Advance-trac rollstablility" traction control. I don't like it. It might just be because I'm old school and I dont like things I dont understand haha, but i know where im going and how to drive and i'd appreciate it if the computer stayed out of it. It has sent me in directions I didn't want to go while wheeling...

I know if you press the disable button it doesnt fully de-activate and I know that you can press it for 5-10 seconds untill it blinks and then supposidly its fully off. But it turns on the next time you turn on your car. And it doesnt blink and fully deactivate ever single time.

Is there away to permaneny disable the TC?
Pull out your TCM.
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yeah I wish, but I hear that its linked with the abs. I dont know for sure so I'm hopin someone can tell me whats what.
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In simple terms, you cannot truly disable the traction control. its as safety system.
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even if abs is deactivated, it will still stop, just not have the abs function you'd want during panic stops. maybe a fuse on the tcs system? yet another reason to roll with older iron.
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I have a 2010 2 wheel drive sport. I really like the traction control. I obviosly do not wheel, but this past winter it was a big help in the snow. I went places my 2002 edge could never go without getting stuck.
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Thank god I got my truck before they put that **** in.

What I do when I wheel is just remove my abs and my airbag/steering column fuses.
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I doubt you can fully disable it completely without harmful side effects but I'm not a mechanic either lol. The way I see it is you don't always need it off. If your wheelin and have it in 4 low, it automatically shuts everything off. If your stuck, you jus have to push it for 6 seconds. Its just a bit of hassle but i v had my 2011 sideways doin 60 mph because iv shut mine off in the rain... believe me, in a light rear end ranger, it can be handy
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yeah yeah guys i know i know the new stuff is never as good as the old stuff no need to rub it in hah
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It saved me again today lol. Hit some washboards and got sideways and it kicked in. I like it lol
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well apparently you drive like a mad man
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30 mph is a madman? lol. Rangers are natorious for rollovers and trucks in general are notorious for light rear ends. Washboards are a trucks nightmare
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I'm just saying, I've got a truck thats older than dirt and i've never had it sideways down a washboard.
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Does it have the HD shocks like the new trucks?
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In fact, It got shocks of a brand new Ranger before i left the dealership this past March. a totaled truck just so happend to have them "ripped" out during the accident. I didn't exactly need them at the time, but when my Monroe's were due to be changed, i put them new ones on.
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30 mph is a madman? lol. Rangers are natorious for rollovers and trucks in general are notorious for light rear ends. Washboards are a trucks nightmare

So adjust your driving style to accommodate this.
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