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I noticed that when I am driving and I turn off the traction button it feels as if the front driveshaft is working. I am just trying to figure out if it basically turns the Jeep into 100% AWD as oppose to On Demand.

PS: When racing do you guys turn off the Traction control or run with it on? also, Autostick over Drive when racing?

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When its off u can spin some tire... I race wit it off.. It helps to launch better.


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Turn it off, punch it and hang on to the wheel lol

"Feels as if the front driveshaft is working"

If that feeling you’re getting or hearing is like a grinding type noise and it's very noticeable you may want to check the TC fluid, mine did that when I got it with 29K miles on it and thought it was just the normal engaging of the front drivetrain, then when I changed the fluid at 39K miles the fluid was black and nasty and the "noise" went away completely and now I don’t hear or feel a thing with it off, so just a thought.

New fluid next to the old
 

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yes, when you turn the TC off your front wheels help out more and much sooner. In other words with TC off, the awd kicks in sooner. The manual actually recommends that in deep snow, to turn the TC off, so the front wheels can activate quicker.

Its a simple concept, the way TC works on the jeeps is that it kicks in and it helps by reducing power when there is slipage, if the slipage is too much then the front wheels kick in (hence on demand, when they are needed). By turning the TC off you are skiping the traction control proccess and as soon as wheel slipage is noticed the front wheels kick in, the awd in this case does not wait for TC to kick in frist. I hope this helped..btw the little grinding noise with TC off is normal.
 

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I always love the "grinding is normal" posts.
Change your fluid man.
 

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TC off, Auto Stick - brake torque to 1500rpm ( my best results )
 
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