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      01-18-2013, 10:59 PM   #23
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thats good going with 19"dead tyres
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On the wintrac xtremes I've been absolutely fine. Unfortunately it didn't stop some bellend in a golf from sliding into the side of me on an ungritted single track road. Sigh.
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      01-19-2013, 05:15 AM   #25
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On the wintrac xtremes I've been absolutely fine. Unfortunately it didn't stop some bellend in a golf from sliding into the side of me on an ungritted single track road. Sigh.
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      01-19-2013, 05:45 AM   #26
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On the wintrac xtremes I've been absolutely fine. Unfortunately it didn't stop some bellend in a golf from sliding into the side of me on an ungritted single track road. Sigh.
Bad times, have they done much damage and admitted fault?
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I think BMW call it e-Diff

Obviously not as good as a proper LSD, but if it delivers even a small portion of torque to the wheel with Grip then its better than nothing..
It definately does this although no substitute for a true LSD. When I was attempting to clamber up the drop keen onto my driveway, I ended up with my girlfriend at the wheel and me giving it a bit of a push. I asked her to just use the clutch and leave the throttle alone... It applied the brakes to both wheels to the point where both wheels were near stationary, and she had her foot totally off the clutch. No idea how it didn't stall. Still wasn't enough traction on the bridgestone runflats. In all tho, very good even if it has probably taken 1000 miles off the rear pads lol!
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      01-19-2013, 09:25 AM   #28
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They admitted fault. Damage is very minor really but dented rear quarter so not cheap to get fixed

Going to have to go insurance route
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      01-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #29
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Just thought I would mention Im working in South Wales and my E90 330d mapped auto was a complete waste of time yesterday. After an hour of digging and rocking I gave up. I went to get my sisters ten year old ka on 10 tyres in even deeper snow. Started it up and just drove away. I dont know about that e-dif, as far as I could tell it did FA. I have competed at club level rallying and owned a succession of prepared escorts so I would say my ability is reasonable. I have also owned numerous high powered rear wheel drive road cars but I would say this car on these tyres is dire. If anyone else has struggled you are not alone. Not a complaint, if I was worried I would have put winters on. its just an observation.
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Update:- The ice on side roads has been a different story. Almost level surface, compacted frozen snow, no forward traction atall. However my father is a roadside patrolman and had given me a tin of this:-
http://www.autocarisma.co.uk/tyre-gr...l#.UPu2u-X1vs8
To both of our amazement, this stuff actually works! From stranded to drive away just by spraying the tyres. I then drove a few mile on well gritted wet roads to another side road without misshap. When I parked up I thought I'd just touch the tyre not expecting anything, but to my surprise it was sticky to the touch still. The key to using this type spray is to avoid spinning the wheels as that just burns it off. DTC helps with this.
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      01-20-2013, 05:06 AM   #31
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Just a word of warning to the newbies. Be very careful with that Dtc button! Even after so many years with my car, it still surprises me in the wet sometimes!
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Just a word of warning to the newbies. Be very careful with that Dtc button! Even after so many years with my car, it still surprises me in the wet sometimes!
Well it would do, if you press it to enable DTC then you are restricting the use of DSC as the control unit is doing its best to provide as much forward motion as possible. DSC is the system working in the background to keep you on the black stuff when driving enthusiastically.

If you get in the car and press the DTC button then you are obviously doing it for a reason
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As impressive as the winters are (and were expected to be from previous cars with winters) I was also impressed with how DSC etc was behaving. Pulling away on an ice covered incline it was letting enough slip develop without having to resort to DTC. Then when attempting to provoke the back end on a bend it simply wouldn't let it. No fun at all, but very impressive.

Of course, once I had remembered where the DTC button was now The rear end became quite easy to unstick when provoked.

Funniest moment was the look of astonishment from a guy in a little Suzuki 4x4 thing after he'd struggled up an incline to find me following him without any effort.
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      01-20-2013, 12:16 PM   #35
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Saw a stranded 1 series today spinning up its wheels on a mild hill...strange thing was only the left wheel was spinning, surely both wheels should be spining unless the DTC/TC was braking just one wheel...in which case it might explain some people have noticed rear brake pads wearing quickly...

When I got to work I was confronted by a totally empty car park covered in snow, must have accidently turned off the TC because I lost grip and ended up spining helplessly in circles
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Well it would do, if you press it to enable DTC then you are restricting the use of DSC as the control unit is doing its best to provide as much forward motion as possible. DSC is the system working in the background to keep you on the black stuff when driving enthusiastically.

If you get in the car and press the DTC button then you are obviously doing it for a reason
What he said.
I always make sure that I press DTC button (not long press) in this weather.
Never let me down.

However lately my winter weapon is similar to;

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I went to get my sisters ten year old ka on 10 tyres in even deeper snow.

And thats what I am doing. My wife wanted a cheap car for local short trips. Bought her KA, and thats what I drive in heavy snow. No problems at all.

(P.S: I can't find KA tyre for tenner )
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I have a perfect winter hack, a '98 Rover 100 (metro) 1.8 however it is currently SORN and i refuse to tax it now and loose a month!
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      01-20-2013, 07:03 PM   #38
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Being safe clearly doesn't apply to Audi Drivers!
this driver is a complete tool im sorry! what would ou have to say if he went into you, i know i would go to prison for a very long time if he went into me
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