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Re: What does snow mode do?

Your tires undoubtedly help a lot, AAAA. They'll be even better in "snow mode" under conditions that warrant it. I think the 2nd gear startup helps significantly to reduce wheel spin for one when it's slippery. That said, "Auto/normal" is pretty good most of the time for almost any condition if you drive carefully!

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Re: What does snow mode do?

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That might be true but aside from the difference in torque split, I can also feel a difference in traction control management when I dial in snow mode.

I turn snow mode on when I start cutting with the tires thru snow.
I agree. I know what the book says, but it seems to soften the transients just a bit, mainly if you bump the gas a bit where it used to make a noticeable quick change in speed, it sorta just ambles a bit faster. Almost like turning Sport mode off twice...

I drive in nasty snow all the time, and find it helpful particularly when there is ice under loose snow, or that really nasty slush of deicer and cold snow a few inches thick down near 0 degrees. It doesn't do miracles, but small upsets in vehicle dynamics seem to be shrugged off just a bit better.

You can still end up in the ditch, but it seems you have to try harder.

If the snow touches the body, Snow mode and OR-1 are the way to go.
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It made me move to Arizona!
They get snow up around Flagstaff every now and then...
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Re: What does snow mode do?

How you folks over around DC and NYC doing so far?
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Re: What does snow mode do?

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How you folks over around DC and NYC doing so far?
Hasn't started snowing in NYC yet. We'll let you know tomorrow.
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Re: What does snow mode do?

I just checked "Snow Mode". 71 F on the patio thermometer and Sunny! No wind, except for driving with the windows down for the dog.
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Re: What does snow mode do?

We're on the cusp of the 12"-18" and 18"-27" barriers. The temps are a little lower than they were expected to be, so the weather dudes and dudettes are saying it will be a little fluffier and pile higher. It should start snowing here in about an hour and a half (7:30-8pm ET) based on how things are moving right now and continue through 8pm ET tomorrow.

DC is likely going to get hammered with about 30"...
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Well, in my case it might be because I run snowflake/mountain symbol tires. Don't get me wrong, I do use Snow mode, but also plow through snow just fine in Auto.
I have Nokians with the snowflake rating and the second gear start in snow mode is an improvement over "Auto".
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How you folks over around DC and NYC doing so far?

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Re: What does snow mode do?

Probably 18-20" now
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I'm happy that Jonas missed Wisconsin. For those of you getting dumped on... be safe, stay warm.
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