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motco

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132 months

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I hope the DSC was off!

Effortless

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81 months

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motco said:
I hope the DSC was off!
Ha ha!! You're havin' a larf!!

I've driven BMW's of all sorts over the last 10 years (used to be a BMW salesman, sorry!!), and for most of that time I drove everywhere with DSC off.

However, on this occasion, discretion was the better part of valour as I have a healthy disrespect for my own driving skills, and DSC stayed firmly on!! The track was soooo slippery, and I really, really didn't want to trash my work car that's on finance!!

In the end DSC saved my bacon a couple of times (as in "every time" for the exit at Druids ;-)), and for a big moment at Surtees when I clipped a kerb (the instructors had warned us not to, but there you go!!).

But I do agree, if you're a competent driver in good conditions, DSC can interfere quite significantly with you're driving enjoyment!!

Cheers,
Effortless.

motco

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Effortless said:
motco said:
I hope the DSC was off!
Ha ha!! You're havin' a larf!!

I've driven BMW's of all sorts over the last 10 years (used to be a BMW salesman, sorry!!), and for most of that time I drove everywhere with DSC off.

However, on this occasion, discretion was the better part of valour as I have a healthy disrespect for my own driving skills, and DSC stayed firmly on!! The track was soooo slippery, and I really, really didn't want to trash my work car that's on finance!!

In the end DSC saved my bacon a couple of times (as in "every time" for the exit at Druids ;-)), and for a big moment at Surtees when I clipped a kerb (the instructors had warned us not to, but there you go!!).

But I do agree, if you're a competent driver in good conditions, DSC can interfere quite significantly with you're driving enjoyment!!

Cheers,
Effortless.
The trouble with DSC on a circuit is that it uses the brakes to 'correct' what you're doing and it will fry them sooner or later. On a wet track it's probably not a problem, but in the dry my lad's Z4M Coupé brakes were cooked in a few laps with it on - off was fine though.
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