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Old 11-04-2012, 01:30 PM
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Mein Auto: 2011 335d w/MSport
Winter Tires and Traction Control

Today, I put on winter wheels (225 45 17 on all corners) to replace my summer Michelin PSSís staggered (225 40 18 front and 255 35 18 rear) setup.
I was expecting (and received) a loss of road feel with the winter setup, but I wasn't expecting to see the traction control (TC) light blinking at me when driving my D on the highway. Around town, the TC light would not illuminate, but once I go above 50mph, even a light acceleration would illuminate the TC light.

Anybody have a similar experience? Will this annoying illumination eventually diminish once the tire release mold and the tires get worn in a bit?
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