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Old 05-10-2011, 01:37 AM   #16
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Everett
2008 STi


honestly this car has the most invasive traction system I've ever experienced in my life. I'm not claiming to be super experienced (I'm not) - but I have some brief experience in FWD, RWD and AWD in summer tires + in the snow. nothing deeper then 3-4 inches

this past winter I took my wrx out in the snow with summer tires and I felt so much more comfortable and in control with traction control off.. it felt like it literately just disengaged your ability to control the car at all, but awd/powering out let you correct a slide much sooner.

'when in doubt, power out' - deserves some tinkering and testing in the snow, your mileage may vary, and I found what I preferred. this is my first AWD vehicle - my wife has had a legacy for a couple of years though and I've found the same results in her car. it should go without saying but please - if you are going to test this out - find an empty parking lot. : P
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Last edited by Entaille; 05-10-2011 at 01:42 AM.
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