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      01-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Snow + xDrive = awesome

These were from a few weeks back when we had some significant snow... Love going out for a drive when it snows to take advantage of xDrive and my winter tires.

I have a square set up of Pirelli Sottozero's 245/45/18 on Rial Salernon 18x8 from Tirerack.com

Click on the first one... its a vid. No traction issues

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After a late night drive...

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do you turn of DSC or traction control in the snow? which mode, sport comfort, etc do you leave the car in while in the snow.

I know my x5 seems to do way better when I turn traction control off in the snow.
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do you turn of DSC or traction control in the snow? which mode, sport comfort, etc do you leave the car in while in the snow.

I know my x5 seems to do way better when I turn traction control off in the snow.
I leave the default enabled unless it snows very deep. I would disable it in my RWD 335i to get more traction, but in the 535 I haven't had the opportunity to drive in deep snow.

I would imagine that it would be better to if in that situation. I'm sure ill have the chance at some point this winter.
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Don't you guys mean switch on the DTC (quick press of the button) to get Dynamic Traction Control helping you, as it gives a bit more slip, to allow easier movement.

DTC is off by default.

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Very cool. Heading into the Alps this weekend.
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Yes, that's actually waht I meant.

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Don't you guys mean switch on the DTC (quick press of the button) to get Dynamic Traction Control helping you, as it gives a bit more slip, to allow easier movement.

DTC is off by default.

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