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    Hi guys,

    This is one for the 2.0 Turbo owners - Do you get alot of wheelspin in hard acceleration in 1st & 2nd gears? I have new tyres all round and flooring first gear when dry / slightly damp produces alot of wheelspin (when it is wet 'Spin City')? I guess TC is not activated in my car as getting the power down on the road seem a little vicious compared to my old Mondeo with TC. First and Second gear seem useless with 175BHP and you can't really push the car in these lower gears or does my car have issues?

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    Mate the same happens with most of them yesterday in the rain mine was spinning in 1st 2nd and 3rd my traction control was blinking its arse off.

    And in the dry 1st and 2nd traction control will come on

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    My traction control does not kick in at all on my 2.0T and i have the same traction issues...

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    Can't say I get that problem with mine really.

    On a soaking wet hill, I will get quite a bit of wheel spin in first if it's floored, but it's still controllable, and I don't get any significant wheelspin in second under any conditions.

    What brand tyres have you got, are they budget ones? I briefly had budget ones once, and they did have that effect.

    I would say the traction control kicks in a lot later than my Vec-B. That was nearly impossible to get a wheelspin from it, as the T/C would cut in straight away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swaite53 View Post
    Can't say I get that problem with mine really.

    On a soaking wet hill, I will get quite a bit of wheel spin in first if it's floored, but it's still controllable, and I don't get any significant wheelspin in second under any conditions.

    What brand tyres have you got, are they budget ones? I briefly had budget ones once, and they did have that effect.


    I would say the traction control kicks in a lot later than my Vec-B. That was nearly impossible to get a wheelspin from it, as the T/C would cut in straight away.
    Exactly what I was going to say, not cheap budget ones are they?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Never really had any wheelspin problems on my 2.0T. Yeah, if it's very wet and I pull off a bit sharpish it'll sometimes spin before the TC then cuts in, but any front wheel drive car will do that. It certainly isn't an issue I've noticed.

    As above, what tyres do you have? I've always used premium tyres (Michelin PS2) so that will obviously have a large impact.

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    No wheelspins in mine

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    I had mine checked a few times due to the TC never kicking in, it was not due to cheap tires (Vredestien sessanta's)and the dealer never did find anything wrong so i just put it down to the poor road's up here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Super T View Post
    No wheelspins in mine
    thats cos it has a flat tyre and dont move anyway

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    Don't forget if it's a facelift Vectra, it won't have traction control

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