voyager that the question popped in the brain.
Especially after remembering how Jimbo (who has the v6 manual
transmission version) had problems with traction due to the amount
of torque the v6 puts out even with a very light foot.
As the engine and transmissions were designed for bigger heavier
vehicles, it is no wonder that traction in a smaller lighter car could be
Hence this thread to bounce the idea around. I can supply pdf files of
the wiring diagrams for people to look at if they want to pm me with
an email address.
(something to do on a rainy/hail stoning day like today)
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The good kind not the bad kind.
But back to the original idea, you need something that will detect a loss of traction, which I suppose you could use the abs wheel sensors for with some clever logic attached to the speed sensor from the gearbox and something to dampen the throttle briefly.
Sticky points - iirc a lot of cars just group all of the abs sensors together as a single 'loss of traction, pump the brakes like fook' alert rather than 'I've lost traction on the rear left wheel, pump the brakes on that wheel only like fook'. And thats only in a braking situation.
The way you throttle the engine under the loss of traction situation is also very important that you don't create a crap power killing thing, you just want something that curbs excess.
Alternatively just fit wider stickier tyres.
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