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Old 01-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #221
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Interesting, siping is supposed to improve snow and water driving performance. All modern winter tires have hundreds of tiny sipes.
I meant the poor siping. I replaced them after a few low speed hydroplaning events.
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:47 PM   #222
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When I bought my 01 zx3 it came with brand new headway 195/65/15 on these are the worst tire I've ever driven on in the snow my dodge Dakota handles better in the snow anything above 25 to 30 mph and the ass end moves around like its on ice.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:17 PM   #223
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Mine has the stock Contis on 16in wheels and it drives straight and true in the snow. I did have some fun in an empty snowcover parking lot with the TC off. :)
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:23 AM   #224
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.......headway tires.......
Well there's your problem.
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:06 AM   #225
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I did have some fun in an empty snowcover parking lot with the TC off. :)
How? ESC completely kills the fun!

No way yet to turn it off, except pulling some fuses (christmas tree on your cluster tho!)
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How? ESC completely kills the fun!

No way yet to turn it off, except pulling some fuses (christmas tree on your cluster tho!)
I went into the menu on the gauge cluster screen.

Settings > Driver Aid > Traction Control

Thats what I did and it turn that off. with it on, I would lose power until it found grip
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I went into the menu on the gauge cluster screen.

Settings > Driver Aid > Traction Control

Thats what I did and it turn that off. with it on, I would lose power until it found grip
ESC is not TC...

TC off let you spin but you cannot slide with ESC...
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:36 PM   #228
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ESC is not TC...

TC off let you spin but you cannot slide with ESC...
IDK but I was sliding around the parking lot.
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Mines great in the snow with winter tires.


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Old 01-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #230
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IDK but I was sliding around the parking lot.
Nice if US focus don't come or can disable the Electronic Stability Control.

Normally when it detect side sliding (drifting) it will activate the brakes to prevent it. ESC light will flash on the dash.
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