Originally Posted by carringb
The traction control can help in some situations. Even torsen diffs like the Tru Trac can be rendered useless if one wheel has zero traction. Some torque has to be transmitted to make the unit work, as it still has a torque bias ratio. The traction control applying one brake will be just enough to engage the unit. Without traction control, you could apply the parking brake to attempt raise the torque going through the spinning wheel, but this doesn't always work. Individual wheel braking will be far me effective in this situation.
I guess what I'm asking is: has anybody with Traction Control/RSC added a LSD in place of the open diff? If so, did you have to disable the Traction Control when you did it?
The issue I'm having here in the mountains is that on steep inclines in snow/ice, the traction control cuts power and causes me to get stuck. I have chains that I throw on but in 80% of the situations, that could be avoided if I could keep the power and wheel spin going.
FWIW, chains are awesome, but if I could turn off the traction control permanently, I could reduce the amount of times I have to chain up.