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This is a discussion on TCS question within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i have a question about the traction control. i have a buddy that owns a BMW 325-i and he said ...

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    TCS question

    i have a question about the traction control. i have a buddy that owns a BMW 325-i and he said that he always keeps his off because he gets better fuel economy. i know that his beemer is a completely different car than my TA but i was just curious if anyone has ever noticed getting better gas mileage while keeping it off

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    not if your spinning all the time. it only effects/ turnes on when the car is out of control = spinning. and if your spinning your not saveing any gas miliage hope this help you

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    that's what i figured. im not real worried about gas mileage even though prices are up to $3.50/gallon here but i just thought i would see if anyone had ever noticed this. i also figured that IF it was giving me better mileage then it wasnt that much to even notice

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    i could be wrong when i say this but on those high end cars just doing the switch aslo chagges the programing making the car act different, ( like red lining, shift points, and may HP) not 100% sure thoe. but i know that on out cars that it just basically means that the car wont be able to spin.

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    Yea, BMW TCS is something completely different from F-Body TCS. The TCS on our cars is very simple, a throttle limiter when the tires loose traction. Turning it off doesnt make a damn bit of difference for us. I leave it off anyway tho because I dont want some idiot box limiting my foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transamdude99 View Post
    that's what i figured. im not real worried about gas mileage even though prices are up to $3.50/gallon here but i just thought i would see if anyone had ever noticed this. i also figured that IF it was giving me better mileage then it wasnt that much to even notice
    Finally, another WS6 in Washington!!!
    I see a few t/a's but I have only seen one other ws6

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanater View Post
    Finally, another WS6 in Washington!!!
    I see a few t/a's but I have only seen one other ws6
    hey dude, where abouts are you from? im in wenatchee

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