Originally Posted by 09rexwagon
Nope, on the WRX, if the button is selected and the light comes on, that means no traction or stability control and no independent application of braking via ABS. However, standard ABS will still work.
thats just absolutely false im sorry, i know your not a noob to subarus but its just untrue.
although it will not independently brake a wheel for stability control reasons, it will brake individual wheels to transfer power, but in no way does it act like a traction control.
on an extremely steep up hill in the dead of winter, it was far below freezing and on one side of the road in my lane was a GIANT patch of ice from running water or something, i stopped on the incline on the ice with ONLY my front right and rear right tires on the ice, the other side was on pavement, i disabled TC and SC via button left of steering wheel, and i tried going up the hill.
the result was massive wheelspin, and then the wrxs system independently hit the brakes (i could audibly hear it) on the right tires, and then i went happily up the very steep hill because it transfered power to the wheels with traction. this was ALL with stability and traction control OFF, like stated before.