2021 Trailblazer Activ Zeus Bronze Metallic (+ 2016 Cadillac CTS)
Not with an open differential. Power always goes to the wheel with less traction. You need some sort of limited slip unit whether it's clutch packs, helical gear posi, lockers, etc in order for power to go to both axles. Traction control counteracts the problem with the open differential by applying brake pressure to the wheel losing traction which then forces power to the wheel on the opposite side to gain traction. TC can independently apply brake pressure to any wheel in order to keep even traction.I always thought that if a ONE wheel drive car, if one side lost traction the other would try to drive the car then.
Snow yes, but be careful if it's icy. Sometimes TC can create more problems when there's hard packed snow or ice because it's constantly applying the brakes to keep traction. When you get too much braking especially in a turn momentum will just take you in a straight line and right off the road. I always tell people if you have a nice big parking lot somewhere that's covered in snow try the different modes and see how they compare. I always turn TC off and sport mode on when it's dry out, but TC can definitely save you when it's wet or snowy out, just watch out for that ice, lol. 🥶Should I use TC on the TB in snowy weather? Not clear on that one.
I was gonna say try driving in the snow without TC, but I'm careful recommending stuff like that for obvious reasons, lol. If you know what your doing then yes you'll have more control without TC. It also depends on the vehicle. TC in my last Z06 was great and saved me a few times around town, but at the track I always turned it off to have more control and learn the limits of the car. I also never use TC when off roading because you want as much control as possible.Yea i had it on a open lot last night. More snowy than straight ice. I felt not using TC the TB was more stable. I just come from years of driving Chevy 1500 Z71's. This TB is a little bit of a diff game in the elements.