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The Terrain Response system special programs automatically bring in changes in vehicle drive and suspension settings that have until now been only individually and manually controllable by the driver.

The suspension and drive sysstems comprising Terrain Response are:

  • Engine Management
  • Gearbox Management
  • Intelligent Differential Control
  • Dynamic Stability System
  • Traction Control System
  • HDC System
  • Air Suspension
The system is permanently active but can be enhanced via the Driver Control Dial where the driver tells the car what sort of conditions he is driving on.

The system will provide a VARIABLE Accelerator response ranging from "Very Cautious" for slippery conditions which requires a Large Pedal Movement for only a small effect on engine power to VERY responsive where engine power is allowed to rise more quickly (Sand).

IN Snow/Gravel/Grass (Slippery) Setting the system engages:

SECOND GEAR/HIGH RANGE or THIRD GEAR/LOW RANGE when setting off.

IN Rock Crawl setting the system engages:

FIRST GEAR/LOW RANGE when setting off.

The amount of slip is electronically controlled and variable at all times depending on traction.

Drive "D" should be used at all times other than when descending a slippery road/surface Command Shift 1 or 2 Gear is recommend.

Hope this is useful due to the current Winter conditions and posts relating to correct gear/ratio selection for snow driving.
 

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Land Rover just sent me an email setting out correct Winter Driving procedures.

Freezing temperatures, up to 40cm of snow in some parts of the country and driving conditions that news reports inevitably describe as ‘treacherous.’
The ideal set of circumstances, in other words, to experience a Land Rover – particularly the vehicles’ unique Terrain Response® technology (just one of the many innovative features).
A simple turn of a dial reconfigures the engine, transmission, and traction settings for optimum driveability across a variety of conditions including, you’ll be pleased to hear, snow.


They included this link to a video on how to drive in the snow (Always use highest practical gear)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-gEcFgv5Lg&campaignid=LLR3010EM_Q1&advertiserid=s3email&bannerid=video&dm_i=BY,33EJ,153BCT,9P0B,1
 

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TYRES woman, proper TYRES for driving on snow, not like the ones she had!!!
Oh and a bottle of water, in freezing conditions? :clap:
I'll stick to my thermos with hot sweet tea thankyou.

I don't care how good, expensive or which make of 4x4 you have.
If the tyres can't maintain friction with what is underneath them, you are
either going nowhere, or in the ditch.

As Pirelli say, power is nothing without control.
 

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q-rover said:
TYRES woman, proper TYRES for driving on snow, not like the ones she had!!!
Oh and a bottle of water, in freezing conditions? :clap:
I'll stick to my thermos with hot sweet tea thankyou.

I don't care how good, expensive or which make of 4x4 you have.
If the tyres can't maintain friction with what is underneath them, you are
either going nowhere, or in the ditch.

As Pirelli say, power is nothing without control.
Quite!
 
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