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Old 07-08-2011, 06:04 AM   #1
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Do all 986's have traction control?

I was just wondering if my 99 986 has traction control. I don't have any wheelspin even if I pop the clutch a little but I have no button on the dash to turn off any TCS. Any thoughts?

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"Do all 986's have traction control?"

nope
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I was just wondering if my 99 986 has traction control. I don't have any wheelspin even if I pop the clutch a little but I have no button on the dash to turn off any TCS. Any thoughts?
You also have a motor that makes a peak of 181 ft#s at 4500 RPM and 255 treadwidth rear tires.

Wrong car for a burnout contest.
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Nope. I purposely looked for a non-PSM car to make my "Monster Boxster" 3.8 swapped car.

Unless you have the button to the left of the radio stack, you don't have traction/ stability control.
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Traction Control optional until 2001 when PSM option replaced it. Even if you turn off PSM as soon as you step on the brake it reactivates PSM. Thats why I bought my S without PSM or TC.
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Unless you have the button to the left of the radio stack, you don't have traction/ stability control.
+1 ^here's how you know if you have it^
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you still should be able to do a brake stand or burnout, just be carefull sometimes you have enough traction with the rear tires to push the car forward even with the fronts locked.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:47 PM   #8
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I was just wondering if my 99 986 has traction control. I don't have any wheelspin even if I pop the clutch a little but I have no button on the dash to turn off any TCS. Any thoughts?

YES, all 986's have traction control. The switch is controlled by the nut behind the steering wheel.
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With only 200hp (on a good day) and wide rear tires, the secret is that you have to do it like you mean it - a half-arsed try won't even get a chirp.
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Wait... people WANT wheelspin?
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:07 AM   #11
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YES, all 986's have traction control. The switch is controlled by the nut behind the steering wheel.
Well put, sir!

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