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Just a Rant!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by blueline38, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I just spend a half hour getting my truck un-stuck. Why in the Hell would you put traction control in a 4wd truck. Everytime my truck would start to come out of the hole it was in the truck would upshift and I would lose all power to the wheels! This is so annoying and even when you turn it off...........it still kicks in! Dumb design if you ask me! Ok, I'm done!!
  2. Kunker

    Kunker Member
    Messages: 96

    Tell me about it, I go through the same thing with my Trailblazer all the time and it is the most unpredictable thing out there. Sometimes it kicks in, sometimes I'm fishtailing all over the road...seriously hate it.
  3. 4speed

    4speed Member
    Messages: 93

    Pull the fuse, our old internationals had traction control which made it impossible to get out of a loading dock. I used to pull the fuse out when I needed to burn my way out.
  4. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    You pressed the button to turn the traction control off but you have to hold it down for 5-7 seconds to also turn off the StabiliTrak if your truck is equipped with it. Should get a "StabiliTrak off" message in the message center when it's disabled.

    Bummer I know, but they do sell these trucks for the 90th percentile that do not know how to drive. :dizzy:
  5. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    I agree the 90th percentile.
    Honestly, I have way better control and feel safer withOUT these extra wing-ding features.

    Definition of Anti lock breaks == means making loud noises as one slides through an intersection wailing on the horn and praying to hit no one.
  6. blueline38

    blueline38 Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    B&B.........thanks for the input, I did not know that and I will try that! scottL......... I also agree. Anti-lock brakes keep you sliding in a straight line but in my experience cause you to slide further. All of these auto functions are for the driving illiterate! On a lighter note, I can't even do a 360 in a slipper parking lot!!
  7. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Definition of lockable brakes = driver screaming noises as one slides though intersection while spinning.

    Ice is ice...abs will keep you going straight.
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Same here Scott. Technology is a great thing but it shouldn't be used to help the dumb crowd manipulate a 6000 lb projectile down the highway in a 'safer' matter than what they'd be capable of without it. If they can't do it in a safe manner without the bells and whistles they shouldn't be behind the wheel. But unfortunately we're way out numbered on that. But thats fine, I'm guilty of disabling certain "safety" features on my late model stuff...I don't need big brother helping me with threshold braking capabilities. ;)

    Not sure why the manufactures still don't wire the horn to the ABS activation module...would give you a free hand to hold your coffee during a panic stop. :D
  9. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    Free hand for your coffee .... I like it :drinkup: :eek:
  10. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    LOL that is funny!!! Free hand for your coffee. :D

    I agree on the ABS sucking!!!! My 94 didnt have abs and that thing was just fine stopping in the snow. This truck you piss on the ground and hit the brakes, you are sliding. Wish I could somehow turn the abs off without having that ******** light stay on
  11. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    1/4" drill bit and aim for the light in the dash :p