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Old 06-06-2009, 11:08 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Xcelratr View Post
You said the car doesn't drive any differently, but have you noticed when the DSC light flashes? During braking/turn in? Or at a steady side load with steady throttle? Or when you're really on the throttle and accelerating through or out of the corner?

Good call noob. Except:

#1 - The new tires are now on the back.

#2 - Unless they're ridiculously aged or abused, the worn tires will grip better than the new ones on dry pavement. Less tread = shorter tread blocks = less tread deflection and more contact patch stability = better adhesion on dry pavement.

#3 - We don't know which corner or axle the DSC is activating in order to babysit. It's entirely possible the computer senses impending excessive slip angle at the front. Without driving the car or better info from OP, we don't know if the thing is trying to control understeer or oversteer.

Originally Posted by kpeng View Post
Ah, I just read the first sentence wrong.
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