All the modern vehicles I have driven have traction control and most of the time I am okay with it. Making a tight right hand turn to pull into traffic on a rainy day is a guaranteed way to get it to come on. Thankfully we have that little button to turn it off. I have never had any traction control hurt me when I needed power but maybe this Ram is different. I will say in my last truck, the F-150, I was on a near sheer sheet of ice and traction control wouldn't let any wheel get torque and I couldn't move. Turning traction control on again got me moving.
Have you had the TC cut in on dry pavement while accelerating in a straight line? Now that would be odd.
Originally Posted by Spike
I only have two complaints on my Bighorn but love everything else.
1. Brakes - It really does take a while to get this sucker stopped. Last week I got to test out the anitlock brakes and was surprised at how long it took...almost was too long.
Ever driven a newer Tundra? ...now that truck has brakes.
2. Torque management / traction control - I mean, for f#@&s sake, I have 400hp and can only use a portion of that when I need it in some situations. Heaven for bid the tires break loose. I can actually feel the truck pull power out on occasion. That isn't the best feeling when you are trying to pull out in three lanes of traffic barreling down on you at 60mph.
Other than that, I am really happy with the truck.