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Old 07-09-2010, 09:56 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by SKIPPY PB View Post
Umm im not sure how to respond exactly.

But you must understand that the DSC system replicated the function of an LSD by applying the brakes to the inside wheel to make it tavel at a slower speed than that of the outside wheel. If I am correct, ive been e36'ing so i may be outdated.
Yeah, DSC does help by restoring traction but it also cuts power as well. So when DSC intervenes, it feels like your coasting. I wouldn't consider DSC in E46s to be comparable to an LSD. Maybe this is the case in the E9X.

Originally Posted by rnitti View Post
There's a great article by Randy Pobst in this months SCCA SportsCar Magazine that talkes about this. His general rule is that if in doubt leave it on.
Agreed. To expand on that, I usually have 3 goals when I go to the track.

1. Drive the car home the way it went to the track
2. Have fun
3. Learn and work on 3 things.
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