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Old 12-02-2012, 07:47 AM
Thomv Thomv is offline
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Dtc

I am little confused about the benefits and when to use DTC. Me, being a little slow, would someone explain this to me? For example, coming down from skiing yesterday, on not too slick of conditions, I had the back end start to come around on me. Or is it only of benefits going forward.

As always, thks in advance.

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Old 12-02-2012, 12:13 PM
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tire model, size and tread??

were you using dtc at the time?
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OE is Original Equipment: aka 'BMW Original Parts"; aka "What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label on it"

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER 'the company that made the OE part" or.... 'A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label,"

OEM is NOT WHAT YOU BUY AT THE DEALER.


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Old 12-02-2012, 02:06 PM
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If you have the stock Bridgestone all season tires then that was your problem. They are terrible in the snow.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:12 PM
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Gentlemen

I realize the Bridgestone are less than desirable.

But my question was about the finer points of the DTC system.

Thks again
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:45 PM
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DTC should be turned off when on snow and ice.

Chuck
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:25 AM
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Gentlemen

I realize the Bridgestone are less than desirable.

But my question was about the finer points of the DTC system.

Thks again
Good, glad we could help.

Not sure if it was a dtc issue as it wasn't clear dtc was on.
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OE is Original Equipment: aka 'BMW Original Parts"; aka "What you buy at the BMW dealer with a BMW label on it"

OEM is Original Equipment Manufacturer... EITHER 'the company that made the OE part" or.... 'A part this is identical to the OE part, but is sold by the OEM under their own label,"

OEM is NOT WHAT YOU BUY AT THE DEALER.


Don't believe me? Read:

http://www.bimmerzone.com/category/T...ricks_OEM.html

https://www.turnermotorsport.com/t-OEvsOEM
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:51 AM
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DTC should be turned off when on snow and ice.

Chuck
DTC allows some wheel spin, i.e. it's slightly less intrusive compared to default traction/stability control system. Among other things, it's supposed to be specifically for snow/ice, where you as a driver want to have a bit more control, primarily over acceleration.

Now, whether someone likes it or prefers it or knows what he's doing is another issue...
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