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Old 05-10-2011, 01:40 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Entaille View Post
Great C - do you turn off TCS in the snow/ice? I found on my summer tires it was much easier to control through power then it was to let the TCS lock your entire car up while you pray you'll stop. really counter intuitive.

Even in the dry, when pulling out and letting loose, it's inevitable that I get wheel slip. With the slightest bit of wheel slip, the car pulls the gas. This is incredibly frustrating when pulling out onto a fast moving highway and trying to get to speed fast. I turn off TCS in those conditions.

I don't turn it off when normally driving in the ice/snow. It helps in some situations, hurts in others. It does help to keep your car from spinning out a bit. It can hurt if you're pushing the car to the end of it's limits. Like taking a hard turn in the snow. You'll slide forward instead of having the back kickout, initiating a turn. Go out into a parking lot in the snow and play with it.
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