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Veilside_300
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Veilside_300 Sep 18, 3:14pm - #278321 

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Traction control on or off?

Just curious, but does anyone keep their traction control off permanently? The benefits aren't nearly as great as on a RWD car, but out of interest????

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eddie_725 Sep 18, 3:16pm - #278322 
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I didnt even know the celica had traction control confused

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celicafourotwo Sep 18, 4:30pm - #278323 

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neither did i... confused

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Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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XxMerlinxX Sep 18, 5:09pm - #278324 
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I didn't either... Is this a euro-spec option, cause I'm pretty sure the US-spec doesn't have that? confused

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sxyimports125 Sep 18, 5:34pm - #278325 

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Speed control confused
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spaztikid Sep 18, 5:34pm - #278326 
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i dont have traction control
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Vampyre Sep 18, 6:13pm - #278327 

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The Celica doesn't have Traction Control.. although for the price of the car it should. Mostly expensive cars have this option.. and even then.

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ravertony Sep 18, 6:14pm - #278328 
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traction control?? confused
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Sultan Sep 18, 6:19pm - #278329 

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Virgilson Sep 18, 9:52pm - #278330 

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Originally Posted by Sultan
idunno


ditto
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celicat23 Sep 19, 1:31am - #278331 

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I live in europe, and I havn't seen any big shiny switches in my celica saying TRACTION CONTROL ON/OFF at all.
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Veilside_300 Sep 19, 11:20am - #278332 

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Look under the steering wheel around where your knee sits. Thats where the button is to turn off the traction control. The T Sport somes with traction control and electronic stability control. When you corner too fast it cuts the engine power accordingly and applies different braking pressure to each wheel. While its doing so a light flashes and you hear a loud beeping sound. Its a bit daunting the first few times it happens, but it gives you confidence to push it harder each time. In the manual Toyota explains that its not a life saver and can only help you up to certain extremes. rofl rofl

The first time the revs dropped down to 1000 mid corner. I thought the engine had cut out. Then coming out of the corner they shot back into lift.

I think most new FWD cars came with traction control now. Even my mothers Skoda (the new variety) came with traction control

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oas Sep 19, 11:35am - #278333 
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the celicas dont have it in Europe either, at least not the 00-02 it was because they said that a sport car should not have a traction control or something like that.
but my be they added it ass a request on the 03-> confused
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Veilside_300 Sep 19, 12:18pm - #278334 

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^^^^^ Are you sure because you've got a GT?

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oas Sep 19, 2:10pm - #278335 
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yes im sure at least 90% sure grin
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00celica00gt Sep 19, 3:04pm - #278336 

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the only thing around the knee is the lever to open the Hood. What the hell are you smoking? You need to pass it on to everybody else.

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celicat23 Sep 19, 3:28pm - #278337 

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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt
the only thing around the knee is the lever to open the hood. What the hell are you smoking? You need to pass it on to everybody else.


Must be some good shit.
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VSGTS14 Sep 19, 3:31pm - #278338 

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if the japan spec celica doesn't have traction control or esc, then no other models will so check that first.

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Vampyre Sep 19, 5:34pm - #278339 

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This is b.s., let's see some pictures then man.

The allegid traction control sounds like it acts pretty weird though.. drops down to only 1000rpm and then after shoots up to like 6000rpm? If you're speeding around a corner and your car suddenly drops into 1000rpm I imagine the whole car is going to jolt or jump.

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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 19, 7:37pm - #278340 
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Pics, we need pics! grin
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CaLiGTS Sep 19, 7:43pm - #278341 

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traction control? you mean my yokos?

yeah my yokos stay ON always ! thumbsup rofl

AV ES 100's ! tasty

Hows that for traction control thumbsup tasty

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Veilside_300 Sep 19, 11:23pm - #278342 

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Soon as cars back from being repaired I'll get pictures. And I'll scan the details from the manual.

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Veilside_300 Sep 19, 11:38pm - #278343 

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...Or even better maybe somebody from Europe or the UK could back me up.

The Fiat Coupe, Civic Type R, Golf GTi, Clio 172, Seat Leon 20v Turbo, Mini Cooper S, Astra GSi Turbo, Hyundai Coupe... all are FWD and all have traction control. And the Celica has it 100% because it flickers on and off on every wet day.

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eddie_725 Sep 19, 11:52pm - #278344 
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Pics please

These euro people get everything in there rides wave while we get cars that in 2 years will be like the dodo (exticed) cry

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VSGTS14 Sep 20, 12:42am - #278345 

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ok well he is telling the truth
i checked toyota.co.uk and found that the T sport has it standard thumbsup

the US never get anything, its so gay, why is our country left of all the coolness..

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spaztikid Sep 20, 1:05am - #278346 
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
ok well he is telling the truth
i checked toyota.co.uk and found that the T sport has it standard thumbsup

the US never get anything, its so gay, why is our country left of all the coolness..


democrats thumbsdown
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Haulin_A_Doo Sep 20, 3:56am - #278347 
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The first think most people do with their Corvettes & so on is have the traction control disabled (for those that do not have a button to control it). It sucks having 700HP & you can't even drift. thumbsdown
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cycocelica Sep 20, 5:16am - #278348 

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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
ok well he is telling the truth
i checked toyota.co.uk and found that the T sport has it standard thumbsup

the US never get anything, its so gay, why is our country left of all the coolness..


we always get screwed
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Veilside_300 Sep 20, 4:24pm - #278349 

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I can't see the reason for it not being on the US Celica. 190bhp is a lot of power to the front wheels. In the wet it wouldn't be too difficult to oversteer yourself into the nearest lamp post. Its obviously a safety feature in everyday driving and I thought the Americans were the most safety concious people of all. Does the US spec Celica come with ABS??????

I wonder if the traction control system has anything to do with why Toyota quotes 6.6 0-60mph for the GTS and 7.2 for the T Sport. Maybe by decreasing power for better traction on a standing start, the system actually hinders the cars progress overall. Hmmmm

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00celica00gt Sep 20, 4:31pm - #278350 

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the GTS over here has 180hp. Mabye there is some kind of cut off we have here. like 200hp and below doesn't have it. And yes ALL vehicles in US come with ABS.

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ragingpaseo Sep 20, 4:35pm - #278351 
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^what??? ABS is an option! 4 wheel disc brakes are standard...
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slidr Sep 20, 11:05pm - #278352 

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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt
the GTS over here has 180hp. Mabye there is some kind of cut off we have here. like 200hp and below doesn't have it. And yes ALL vehicles in US come with ABS.
Right, ABS is an option.

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Golden Jul 19, 5:53pm - #448919 

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Yes you are right found the button under the steering, curiously there is no mention of it in my owner's manual.
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SwipezGTS Jun 10, 12:52pm - #450046 
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G'day guys, I'm from Australia and I own a 2001 Japanese ZR GTS. There is NO traction control on the Japanese version, that's for sure, just to help those wondering smile

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