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    Question When you RWD people race do you turn off traction control?

    ...or do you just leave it on? Somebody was messing around the other day and I floored it at around 20mph and did a little fishtailing. I imagine it would have been a lot worse if the traction control was turned off.
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    In this more a general question or in relation to M156 RWD cars?
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    I'm curious about the RWD 6.2 liters specifically. I'm hoping to hear from a few owners who have a similar setup as I do.
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    Yes always turn off DSC, PSM.......... traction or whatever you call it................ engine over-rides still stay on etc
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    I usually have traction off, stability on. Fishtale but I'm still on it though until I change gear lol.
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    So that first button beneath the dial on the center console "Sport / Off" - you press that... Correct? That's the best setting to be racing on? It's pretty easy losing traction during a turn around on that setting but I do have one tire with some weak tread.
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    I wish there was a Permanent disable button tbh. But do what you feel is safest for you.
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    You can never truly turn the traction control off all the way in Your car. Even tho ESP may be off, the computers still see steering angle, throttle percentage and wheel slip and adjust accordingly. The only car Amg makes that I know of that allows you to defeat all electronic controls are the black series cars. When I hit esp off in my car the only safety control that stays on is the antilock brakes.

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    I'll do more experimenting after I get a new set of tires on the back. One is "good" but the driver's side doesn't have much treat on it and maybe that's part of the issue I'm experiencing (on that turn around)... Boy, I must say I miss AWD on that Audi I had. And clearly see why the new E63 has it standard...
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    I run with it fully off.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ChuckD05 Click here to enlarge
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    I wish there was a Permanent disable button tbh. But do what you feel is safest for you.
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    Jim and I no longer have the sensors on the car.....permanently disabled!
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    You probably can't.
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    I guess I should mention we have aftermarket axles and lets be honest here, I don't think it is buckets of cash.....well perhaps....
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ecampbell Click here to enlarge
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    I guess I should mention we have aftermarket axles and lets be honest here, I don't think it is buckets of cash.....well perhaps....
    The tires we go through now are buckets of cash.
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    turn it all off and let your foot control the power!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano Click here to enlarge
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    ...or do you just leave it on? Somebody was messing around the other day and I floored it at around 20mph and did a little fishtailing. I imagine it would have been a lot worse if the traction control was turned off.
    I have a c63 coupe with rt throttle bodies, headers, etc so similar power output. Ive done a lot of timing thru my vbox and I get my best times with traction control completely off and using the throttle to control the spin. Its proven the best launch has a bit of spin to keep the car from "bogging" and keep the revs cooking until you get the car up to speed. I have r888 tires on my car now and can basically stomp it from any speed and spin a bit but GO. tires have a lot to do with it the stickier the better.

    What i noticed is with tc off all the way before my r888 i would either get my best times or worst times completely blowing the tires off. It takes practice and a rwd amg needs to be driven this way !! With tc in "sport" setting it won't be as fast as fully off but you also won't completely spin if you mess it up and is a safe setting for racing until you get used to the car.

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    Thank you. I'll keep it on "sport" and see how things go. After I get used to that - is there even a way to turn traction control completely off? I'm guessing hold the "sport" button down for a few seconds after you already activate sport mode...
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