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      11-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #2
Tom K.
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Originally Posted by kleach18 View Post
Probably a stupid question...

While accelerating on the autobahn I shift from 4th to 5th quick the traction lights flashes. I know the tires aren't breaking loose(stock 2013 with just a BMW PE).

Is the traction control just confused? Is it really that restrictive?
Have the temperatures dropped? If it's near freezing and you still have summer tires, you can't expect the same level of traction.

And if you have winter tires, they tend to break loose (or at least squirm) on dry pavement when subjected to 300 ft lbs of torque.

Either way, I'd be a bit more careful.

Tom