Traction control...

Discussion in 'F80 M3 Saloon / F82 M4 Coupe / F83 M4 Convertible (2014-present)' started by Muu, Jul 12, 2018.

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I run the TC off

  1. Never, why would you?

    12.5%
  2. I have, but it's too wayward

    1.8%
  3. Occasionally, when weather allows

    12.5%
  4. MDM as a soft option

    55.4%
  5. Fair bit, when pushing on our having fun

    12.5%
  6. Loads, it just gets in the way

    5.4%
  1. 12 Jul 2018 at 10:14 PM #1
    Muu

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    Given the other thread, plenty have a desire for all four putting the power to the ground. Out of interest, wondered how much you guys run with the TC off:
     
  2. 12 Jul 2018 at 11:55 PM #2
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    I always put MDM mode on, it's saved under M1. I sometimes turn it fully off when i fancy it.

    But i always put it back on when on a long A road or the M-way
     
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    MDM most of the time and TC fully off when the weather allows.
     
  4. 17 Jul 2018 at 12:23 AM #4
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    This mite be a stupid question but turning MDM of in the setting is it the same as turning it off by the button on the centre console .
    Iv turned it off on the settings but don't seem to had made a differeance as in .... i put my foot down and it don't pick up until it's in second gear , still gets bogged down in 1st gear.
    Am I doing something wrong?
     
  5. 17 Jul 2018 at 6:00 AM #5
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    I run MDM in this weather (hot) all the time. No issues yet! Would never run full TC off
     
  6. 17 Jul 2018 at 8:03 AM #6
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    I've been running mine off during the warm weather....can be a bit of a surprise though if you suddenly lose all traction in 1st and it whips round to the rev limiter.
    Hook it up though and you get the idea of just how fast the car is.
    MDM doesn't seem to be anywhere near as lenient as it was in my E92 M3s....can't seem to get the great powerslides out of a junction.
     
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  7. 17 Jul 2018 at 8:08 AM #7
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    Are you saying it's too intrusive on the M4 compared to the E92?

    If so, the GTS flash sorts that out. :)
     
  8. 17 Jul 2018 at 8:12 AM #8
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    It does seem like it...but it could just be me...what with my pitiful skill level.

    If BMW offered it, I'd be all over like a cheap suit. :thumbsup:
     
  9. 17 Jul 2018 at 8:16 AM #9
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    Yeah Bob, I think the GTS flash is what you want then for the MDM to be more playful, definitely allows more slip and drift angle and intervenes just at the right time. Need to be careful though as it can catch you out if you're not alert as it nearly happened to me and I almost had a brown trouser moment :muttley:
     
  10. 17 Jul 2018 at 8:40 AM #10
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    I find the constant preemptive cuts just dull the feeling of the car, on track I'd definitely run it off
     

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