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Traction control and winter driving

I have a 2015 5.0 automatic. The traction control really sucks on ice. I was driving home from a coffee with a friend today, it has been snowing here for the last 3 days and the streets are snow packed and intersections are really icy. I stopped at one really bad one and couldn't get going even with my blizzaks because there was no power going to the back wheels at all. The driver behind me (a girl) got out of her car and pushed me so I could get going. Found that it was better to turn the traction control right off when driving on a slippery road. Kind of self defeating and annoying for me and other drivers. Bad programming? Anyone else experience this?


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When I had my '06 W/TC (mine was a 4.0) I left it on all the time. I never had trouble stopping or starting from a stop light.


And also had the OEM Perelli tires on her. took me 2.5 hrs to go 30 miles but made it home safe


Don't really know if this helps you at all just telling you what had happened to me.


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When I was stationed in Virginia, I figured out the same thing. on snow and ice, with the traction control on, it would spin one wheel at a time and alternate. with the traction control off, it pun both wheels together. I am stationed in Hawaii now and don't have that problem here...

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Lucky you . Thinking back on this, I remember getting my '05 GT dyno'd after installing a supercharger, same thing happened in that with the back wheels on the rollers, pressing on the gas did nada. Had to turn the TC off to get power to the wheels, guesds it's the same on sheer ice!

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