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2006 4runner FT 4wheel drive, VSC on or off in snow and ice ?

Should I turn off the VSC when driving in slippery conditions ?

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This is Supposed to be on in Slippery Conditions for Traction Control of the Vehicle. Please Rate my Solution, I need all the Help that I can Get! Thanks!

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