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#1 Old 11-30-2012, 12:25 PM
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Traction control on or off for winter?

Hey guys! I own a AWD sxt charger and was wondering is it more benifical for me to keep traction control on while I drive it around during stormy, greacy/slick road conditions? Or would it be more benefical to have it off? I have been driving it around with it off the last 2 years and have had a few close accidents (mainly due to mine or other peoples stupid driving decisions) but the AWD usually kicks in and saves my butt.
I know it is best to turn traction control off if you are trying to rock your car out of a icy patch you are stuck on, but what about driving around snowy slick roads?
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Better to leave it on. Traction control helps control the power to every wheel in your case four. So if one wheel starts slipping but the other doesn't it takes the power away from that slipping wheel so you can regain control.

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You should leave it off. Your reflexes are much faster and more precise than a computer. You also should remove the air from the tires, the engineers were just effing with you when they said you need air in them. And also oil is so overrated, take that out of the engine when you remove the trans fluid.

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Leave it on unless you are stuck in deep snow.

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With the AWD, leave it ON. I had good, all-season tires on mine and never had to turn off the TC. No problems at all.

With the RWD, you would probably have to turn it off more often, especially on hilly roads.


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You should leave it off. Your reflexes are much faster and more precise than a computer. You also should remove the air from the tires, the engineers were just effing with you when they said you need air in them. And also oil is so overrated, take that out of the engine when you remove the trans fluid.

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lol - yeah sorry for the snarky response, my tolerance level for stupidity had reached its peak by the time I read this post and this idiotic post just put me over the edge.
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lol - yeah sorry for the snarky response, my tolerance level for stupidity had reached its peak by the time I read this post and this idiotic post just put me over the edge.
So hes uneducated about traction control. Big deal. Not everyone is a gearhead and some people just don't know the purpose of some things and how they operate. How is that idiotic? Isn't one of the purposes of this forum so we can ask questions about things we don't know? Replies like yours does nothing but turn people away from this site.
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So hes uneducated about traction control. Big deal. Not everyone is a gearhead and some people just don't know the purpose of some things and how they operate. How is that idiotic? Isn't one of the purposes of this forum so we can ask questions about things we don't know? Replies like yours does nothing but turn people away from this site.
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Duly noted, I just cannot imagine, even for the most unknowledgeable amongst us, what else "traction control" could possibly mean and how you could possibly take that to mean "don't use it on icy, slippery roads". The phrase is pretty much self explanatory. But I will apologize for my remark.
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