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      10-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Driving with DTC or traction fully off - ideas?

So it's obvious that DTC or traction control helps you maintain car control by interfering if it senses slip. I've read on here some people who like to have it off - sometimes just DTC, sometimes the traction fully off. This is in everyday driving.

This is also what people usually do at the track or video reviews.

Now, in the "street", is there really any reason to do do this? Aside from more wheelspin, I have not noticed the car feels much different, or sportier. It does feel a bit riskier though - i.e in wet weather the tail will definitely go out with the traction off.

It just seems like it's a bit more dangerous and generally reserved more for track use, i.e fun weekend driving on normal roads should still remain with traction on.

Or what do you guys think? Racecar
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      10-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #2
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I usually have traction control off when I drive in a sprinted manner. Traction control normally bogs the car off the line and it gets rather annoying.

Oh and because racecar!
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      10-07-2012, 01:20 PM   #3
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In wet weather or short trips where I won't be warmed up= DTC on.

All other times= DTC fully off.
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      10-07-2012, 06:08 PM   #4
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A 335i might change things, but I usually just leave DSC on for dry or even wet roads since I'm not going to drive my humble 325i hard enough to break the tires loose intentionally in those conditions on public roads. Snow is a different matter as I tend to let the car slide around a little. I'll usually either run in DTC or more likely just turn the whole system off to get it out of my way, though I don't recommend the latter for anyone who isn't confident in their ability to regain control if the car starts to slide or spin.
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      10-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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DCT is good to have on the road. It overheats on the track and has a long history of reports of limp mode after 2 laps due to overzealous DCT slipping the transmission.
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