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Traction control of a spinning wheel

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I'm sure this has been asked before but I just can't find it, sorry.

Imagine one front wheel is in the air. One rear wheel probably will be too. Car is stuck, fair enough, that's what happens without axle LSD or diff lockers.

That lifted front wheel just spins. Does the traction control brake the spinning wheel at all, or just cut engine power? In my experience it does not brake the spinning wheel. Is that to be expected on the 2008 Limited?

You can use the handbrake gently to slightly brake a spinning rear wheel, mixed success. Two handbrake levers, one for each rear wheel, would be helped in the absence of a diff lock. Not likely though... Any other tips to move on from this situation, rather than more entry speed? Thanks.
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oh yea it is that time of the year in the usa to think on snow and ice.
make sure not to shock the system with hard grip. that spin and sudden grip thing.
things tend to break if spin and sudden stop.
that inertia thing and medium duty parts.

cool stuff here on the non locker diff setups.
lots of tricks for when you are stuck or close to stuck.

if you can one of the best rules is not to stop on slick.
hard to do at times.
but to stay in motion is always a good plan.
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