Originally Posted by jeepinAl
What? You live in Boston and haven't taken your WK2 on the first snow (in your case nov-mar) ritual of doing donuts. I suggest going to an open area, not the Commons, like a parking lot and turn the wheel and gas it. If your WK2 doesn't throttle back then yours has problems.
Sure the ESC works great by limiting the throttle....but where's the fun?
Like.i said, safety wise its great 99% of the time and assuming OP was talking about driving on snow because if he wasn't then you are.correct...he's got problems.
I've taken it in plenty of snow. I have a vacation home in central NH too.
I have Nokian snows on it and I put it in snow mode when appropriate.
I've never felt it throttle back. Enough to notice.
It just goes !!
I know exactly what you mean when a car does this. On my wifes 99 Passat it would bog down like crazy in snow. Shut off Traction control and it would paddle through. On her 2011 CC you cannot defeat Traction control and it just "goes" now too. You can feel the ABS pulsing like mad when you paddle through snow. But it doesn't hold throttle back much. Like the 99 did with traction control on. As long as it's going good, I don't really pay much attention.
Lights are flashing on dash board for ABS/Traction but I don't feel it under powering or preventing it from "paddling through".
I admit I rarely gun it, in a turn, in the snow !!
I'll see what it does in a hard turn, in the snow, next time.
I don't normally TRY to put the truck into a spin
Yeah OP never mentioned snow but everyone assumes he was. You guys may be right.
He did say he wanted to spin his wheels more (hopefully for paddling through snow).
But in normal driving taking turns in snow, I don't notice it bogging down. It may well be.
I have not taken it to the "Snow Play Ground". No donuts.
Almost took it on the Lake in NH this past weekend but my wife hates when I do. I popped two of the beads once on my old Jeep when it was like 0 degrees out. She wasn't too happy.