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I have a 2004 2.0l Tdci and am finding in wet conditions the wheels slip when accelerating even gently. Does anyone know if this this can be fitted as an aftermarket option.

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Justin
 

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 I've noticed  a similar thing with my 2.0 05 ghia but I thought i was imagining it. I can't remember the road condition but I have a feeling that it was not just in the wet. The front tyres are Goodyear Eagle NCT 5 with more than enough tread.  Not sure how many miles they've done as they were on car when we bought it.
 

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I`ve got Kumhos on mine ok in the dry and ok in the wet at speed but not brill for settingoff from a junction in the wet lots of wheel spin torque steer.
 

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I have Avons on my 2.0 TDCI,they were on when I bought it 12 months ago and will need replacing soon.Definatelly go for the same again.Good balance of grip in wet and dry,plenty of feedback through steering wheel so I can get plenty of confidence in cornering & acceleration especially in wet.
 

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Hi,

Thanks for those replys. I hace bridgestone directional tyres on the front which were there when i bought the car. will change for a diffrent make when they need replacing
 

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i've had the NCT 5 on the front of the last few cars i've had including a 2L Cavalier SRi and can't remember any case of severe wheel spin in any conditions just off hand

They are on the front of our 1.6TDCi and don't give me any concern about "tram lining" even in the wet
 

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Would a limited-slip differential help? I know they're available for the Focus, and it might help prevent you spinning your wheels quite so much
 

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Since having my 2.0 TDCI remapped I get unwanted wheel spin both in wet and dry. I'm running wider 235's as well. So going back to justinwp1 original question is ESP/traction control a factory extra or a dealer extra (eg can it be added to the software) ?
 

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Since having my 2.0 TDCI remapped I get unwanted wheel spin both in wet and dry. I'm running wider 235's as well. So going back to justinwp1 original question is ESP/traction control a factory extra or a dealer extra (eg can it be added to the software) ?
think there is hardware as well as the owner H/Book says ESP can apply brake pressure to individual wheels as required so something is required to produce the pressure

As to the ABS doing this I've always considered ABS to be the modulated / controlled dumping of otherwise created pressure (brake pedal) to individual wheels when the sensors know the revolutions of that wheel are significantly different to all the rest



 
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