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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 11-08-2012, 06:23 AM   #21
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Some of us grew up driving cars that didn't have traction control, stability control, ABS, well-tuned suspensions and good tires like we have today. Things are better today for sure. But ultimately, only one thing is responsible for how a car behaves on the road: the driver.

It's more than a little depressing that people today expect their cars to save them from themselves and their lack of driving ability.
I grew up driving a 67 Buick that had no aids whatsoever. For much of my later teen years the thing had a spooled diff too. All I am saying is that it is not prudent to turn the system off if you are not fully focused on the task of driving, especially in bad whether. It doesn't make sense to turn something off that has the ability to make you safer. (I turn mine off almost every drive, but I also play with the car almost every drive) You get nothing out of having it off if you aren't pushing the car, all you get is a slightly less safe drive.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:46 AM   #22
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I grew up driving a 67 Buick that had no aids whatsoever. For much of my later teen years the thing had a spooled diff too. All I am saying is that it is not prudent to turn the system off if you are not fully focused on the task of driving, especially in bad whether. It doesn't make sense to turn something off that has the ability to make you safer. (I turn mine off almost every drive, but I also play with the car almost every drive) You get nothing out of having it off if you aren't pushing the car, all you get is a slightly less safe drive.
Good points. The only times I turn mine off is when taking off in snow in my driveway or a steep hill. With it on, the DSC will just cut the power and not allow the wheel/s to spin.. aka no taking off.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #23
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I live in Québec and during the winter I always(exept during heavy storm) turn off traction control. I'm still not dead.

Traction control is crap on snow, if it kicks in, you can't do anything but wait(and crash).
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:25 PM   #24
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The information on how to operate the vehical is in the manuel located in that fancy leather pouch in the glove compartment. You can learn a lot about your car just from reading that. It's like....it IS instructions on how to operate the vehical and all its accessories.

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Old 11-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #25
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I'll just bow out of this thread and concede that yes the traction control on our cars is useless, is not a worthwhile safety feature for anyone who pronounces they can really drive. In fact, unless you don't deserve to have a drivers license and are truly challenged as a driver, the only reason it's there is simply to annoy you.
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