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CTS traction control vs stabilitrack?

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Anyone know what the difference between the standard traction control and stabilitrack is? This is what the cadillac web site says about the standard traction control "CTS comes standard with a sophisticated traction control system. It detects when a wheel is losing traction and applies a precise amount of brake pressure to the wheel until traction is regained. If slippage continues, engine speed is slowed until traction is regained." Is this the first gen stabilitrack? It sounds as if when skidding, it will apply the brake of one wheel, or more if needed. Anyone know about this?

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Here are excerpts from my 2005 CTS Owner Manual. Traction control is not a first gen Stabilitrak. They are two separate systems that operate independently or could potentially work together. For 2005, Stabilitrak came on the sport package. I don't know how it is packaged for 2006/2007. I'm glad I have it, because it straightens my car out quickly if I am sliding in the winter.

Stabilitrak® System

Your vehicle may be equipped with a vehicle stability

enhancement system called Stabilitrak®. It is an

advanced computer controlled system that assists

you with directional control of the vehicle in difficult

driving conditions.

Stabilitrak® activates when the computer senses a

discrepancy between your intended path and the

direction the vehicle is actually traveling. Stabilitrak®

selectively applies braking pressure at any one of

the vehicle’s brakes to help steer the vehicle in the

direction which you are steering.

Traction Control System (TCS)

Your vehicle has a traction control system that limits

wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery

road conditions. The system operates only if it senses

that one or both of the rear wheels are spinning or

beginning to lose traction. When this happens,

the system brakes the spinning wheel(s) and/or reduces

engine power to limit wheel spin.

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Here are excerpts from my 2005 CTS Owner Manual. Traction control is not a first gen Stabilitrak. They are two separate systems that operate independently or could potentially work together. For 2005, Stabilitrak came on the sport package. I don't know how it is packaged for 2006/2007. I'm glad I have it, because it straightens my car out quickly if I am sliding in the winter.

Stabilitrak® System

Your vehicle may be equipped with a vehicle stability

enhancement system called Stabilitrak®. It is an

advanced computer controlled system that assists

you with directional control of the vehicle in difficult

driving conditions.

Stabilitrak® activates when the computer senses a

discrepancy between your intended path and the

direction the vehicle is actually traveling. Stabilitrak®

selectively applies braking pressure at any one of

the vehicle’s brakes to help steer the vehicle in the

direction which you are steering.

Traction Control System (TCS)

Your vehicle has a traction control system that limits

wheel spin. This is especially useful in slippery

road conditions. The system operates only if it senses

that one or both of the rear wheels are spinning or

beginning to lose traction. When this happens,

the system brakes the spinning wheel(s) and/or reduces

engine power to limit wheel spin.

The traction control system sounds like what I have now in my Grand prix. But the 06 caddy seems to be a little more sophisticated then just slowing down the spinning wheel and limit engine power, don't you think?

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yea we got a demonstration about this with the brand new tahoes...woo... its so awesome...

they turned off the stablitrac, and the vehicle would have rolled had it not been equipped with tip over bars.......

it was quite amazing...

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