Traction Control vs Stability Control

After a recent thread saw some confusion about how traction control and stability control operate, I thought this like may interest some people-

Traction control is not stability control

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Reply By: garrycol - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 11:59

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 11:59
Good article - personally I have not been confused as to the difference but then most on here are not as bright as me :-)
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:35

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:35
Cough Cough...! :-)
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Follow Up By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:38

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:38
Gday TerraFirma
That's a bad cough you have there ....



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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 13:09

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 13:09
It's really bad actually, tablets and antiobiotics, sick of this weather. Time to move North.
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Reply By: olcoolone - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:46

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:46
Traction control is how hard you put your foot down and stability control is how hard you yank the rudder.
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Follow Up By: landseka - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:57

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:57
Nice. I like clear analogy's that clearly define terms. lol

I also like....Understeer: Hit a fence with front bumper

Oversteer: Hit fence with rear bumper

Power: How fast you are going when you hit the fence

Torque: How far you push the fence.

Cheers Neil
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 16:17

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 16:17
And instead of using all these long words or acronyms they should just call it "stupidity control".

Saying that all our vehicles have all the safety features and traction control and ABS do come in handy, BMW has stability control on a few of there motor bikes as an option and I think the Honda goldwing does as well........ think I would be bailing before they functioned.
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Follow Up By: landseka - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 17:57

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 17:57
Stupidity is probably a bit harsh, perhaps 'inexperience assistance' may be better.

I reckon by the time a motorbike stability control kicked in you would already have 'high sided'.
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Reply By: Ross M - Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 19:49

Friday, Aug 24, 2012 at 19:49
Traction control is actually a control of "Lack of Traction", while some high powered performance vehicles control wheel spin by also limiting engine power.

Stability control is an electronic yaw control system designed to correct for what the driver didn't foresee and allow for.
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