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      04-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by mlhj83 View Post
The benefits of stability systems far outweigh the notion that it may somehow lure people into a false sense of security.
I absolutely agree with you but I don't think you are getting my point....its probably because I'm not explaining myself very well.
So perhaps an example might help.
I'm in my third E46 M3, with DSC on, accelerating in 2nd gear along a wet dual carriageway with a very slight (and I mean hardly noticeable) bend.
So at full throttle going through 70mph everything is fine, no wheelspin, car feels great until I hit a slight bump in the road and instantly I am completely sideways...literally at 90 degrees to the direction of the road.
So my point is, if the car didn't have DSC I would been more circumspect and kept a little in reserve, less throttle, short shifted whatever....but instead I put just enough faith in the DSC to get me into serious trouble.
DSC is great until the day comes when it doesn't save your ass.