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Im from Ohio and wanted to get a Z. I would be fine without leather and stuff but i was just was wondering if a model w/vdc was a must have in the snow? Do any of you guys have troubles driving your Z in the snow without vdc?...that is for those of you who let it see snow, lol. Thanks!

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It's better to drive w/o the VDC in snow. People get nervous when the car does things they aren't expecting.

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QUOTE (SmoothZ @ Apr 24 2008, 07:38 PM)
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It's better to drive w/o the VDC in snow. People get nervous when the car does things they aren't expecting.
I agree. I never use my VDC.

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I turn mine off... left it on by mistake once and when I had to brake fast it wasn&#39;t pretty.

I don&#39;t see much snow here, but we get icey roads every now and again... but I haven&#39;t had problems with it off.


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I turn mine off... left it on by mistake once and when I had to brake fast it wasn&#39;t pretty.

I don&#39;t see much snow here, but we get icey roads every now and again... but I haven&#39;t had problems with it off.
I drove my Enthusiast w/o VDC all through winter in Boston with no troubles. Good tires are a must, though - either swap for winter tires or just drive a good set of all-seasons.
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I drove my Enthusiast w/o VDC all through winter in Boston with no troubles. Good tires are a must, though - either swap for winter tires or just drive a good set of all-seasons.
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Blizzaks, I&#39;d say, are the way to go for winter. Well worth the investment for the few months they have to be on.
My VDC is primarily off.


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QUOTE (Hue @ Apr 24 2008, 06:44 PM)
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I agree. I never use my VDC.

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i thought the vdc was to help in the snow bad weather doesnt it cut the power if your going to skid or something?
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i thought the vdc was to help in the snow bad weather doesnt it cut the power if your going to skid or something?
It does a lot more than cut power and I&#39;m shocked people are recommending to drive in the snow with it off. But I live in florida and my base doesn&#39;t have VDC.

I have driven a lot of Z&#39;s with VDC on our track and the few times I forgot to switch it off before a run, the cars were dog slow.

However, it was also difficult to get any slip angle, something I think would be good in low traction situations.
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