Casper is right.
I have found traction control to be useless. I have been driving on snow with limited slip differential cars since the late '60s. After a single winter I realized that I react much faster than the computer in the snow. You are correct that summer tires in the snow and slicks in the rain (both situations are beyond the design limitations of the tires) are hard to control. That is why you take off in second and slip the clutch. My traction control is permanently turned off. But then again, I try to run the proper tire for my driving conditions.
As far as ABS is concerned, it has taken me years to learn to not pump the brakes.
ProCharger P-1SC, 9 psi, STD 396/383; Uncorrected 388/375; SAE 383/370.
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Last edited by Eagle2000GT; June 18th, 2010 at 10:33 PM.