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Old 11-06-2011, 02:56 AM
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Wondering what the difference is I am facing? My current truck is a '10 1500 TRX that has the ETC. Had great traction when combined with the 3.92 ltd slip diff.
However, now I am anxiously waiting for my new holdover '11 3500 Laramie. It too has a ltd slip diff (3.73) but no traction control. I do quite a lot of highway miles for work, worried/wondering about snow/ice performance on the new 3500.
Anyone had similar scenario?
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i don't think you can get a truck without the electronic traction control. it is built into the break system. you can however, get trucks with out limited slip rear ends. might want to double check what you are getting. hope this helps.
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Well on my '10 1500, there's a button where you can turn the traction control "off" more or less. Nothing like that in the '11. Thought I read somewhere that the '12's all have it standard, which makes me think the '11 doesn't have it??
Or does it have ETC and just no way to partially disable it like my '10?
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1500 VS. 3500 apples to oranges! not to mention the extra weight the 3500 has!
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I think you'll be fine without it. The only time I ever really have trouble in the winter and use 4x4 is starting on small hills or not having enough initial speed to really make it up the hill (like turning onto my street) The front end is just to heavy to push up the hill in 2wd (especially since it doesnt have traction control). Kick it in 4 and havent had a problem yet.
With a dually you might have to kick it in a little more since you have so much contact area in the back but the times you do need to use 4x4 you wont have any problems
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Also, if 4x4, I think you can 100% disable the traction control by holding the "off" button for like 15 seconds or something, and I think you have to be stopped in park to do this. It auto reactivates if going faster than a certain speed. 2wd doesn't have this option. (I read this on a forum...don't know for sure).
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I had a traction control on/off on the dash of my 2011 F 350 I never messed with it last winter. Now that I have the 2500 Big Horn I haven't noticed anything about traction control . This being my first Dodge I wonder about winter driving, although I was in some mud a few times and it handled just fine (better then the Ford) just moving my camper around ,last week.
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Ya was just curious about how it will handle the icy/slushy patches I will hit this winter not having it. Pricing out some winters for it, toss some weight in the box and pin 'er !!
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If I remember correctly the layout of the HD trucks doesn't allow for traction control, for example you (should) have a floor shifter for 4wd instead of the electronic knob. This is due to the different transmissions. Since you will have LSD you really shouldnt need traction control since it is essentially just Torque Management...which the truck will have.
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