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Old 04-30-2006, 09:59 PM   #1
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I almost died this weekend

As some of you might have realized, I was not here all weekend. This was due to me being home back in Iowa and going to a wedding... but anyway, back to the story. I start to come home on my 400 mile trek leaving from here in Lawrence, when I get on the highway, get to about 50mph and find myself sideways in the middle of the interstate since my back end flew out from behind me while I was accellerating on the interstate. I was hydroplaning... Ive never had this happen as bad as it did to me this weekend, and when I found myself sideways on the interstate, I was lucky enough not to panick and just slowly countersteer myself out of the situation. Well after that fiasco, I got off on the next exit (another exit that goes to/from lawrence) and went on a hunt for tires. Finding 295/35/18s is not easy... they need to be special ordered. Well I ended up with some new Firestone Firehawk wide ovals, and theyre sweet. But yeah, hydroplaning = bad... so go check those tires guys, make sure you have some tread.
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You almost died eh? Bald tires and rain = suckage
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Yea hydroplaning does blow
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damn man. glad you and the cobra are alright.

We almost had someone die this weekend too while we were trying to swap rear ends, haha.
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So the 10.5 inch tires nearly killed ya huh? :pnoid:
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So the 10.5 inch tires nearly killed ya huh? :pnoid:
theyre 10"... and no, thats not what nearly killed me. It was tires that were down to the wear bars in a down pour of H2o
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theyre 10"... and no, thats not what nearly killed me. It was tires that were down to the wear bars in a down pour of H2o
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i dont know dude, any more than half throttle+rain usually does it for me, and i have still hella tread left.

should be more "RWD+Power+Rain=Near Death Experience".
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Nah it had to do with how bald my tires are. Got new tires and have no problems now... If you look on tire rack or something at the goodyear f1 supercars, youll see the tread doesnt look like it channels water whatsoever... Ill be the first to testify to that claim. I literally felt like I was on ice with the rear tires. Thank god my fronts are still good.
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That happend to me one time, but it was a local road that had going home traffic. I was leaving my old work in my gt and the tires on it were VERY low o n tread and I started to go out turning left next thing I know I spun around and luckly everyone slowed down. Freak me out and I just went right so it wouldn't happen again lol.
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Glad you & the stang are alright !!!! One of the reason I got the Fuzion 275/40/17 were for there raining handling rating
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woah.. glad you're okay.

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damn man. glad you and the cobra are alright.

We almost had someone die this weekend too while we were trying to swap rear ends, haha.
that was scary when that happened...
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try keeping it straight on millions of bits of ice, it sucks lol
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try keeping it straight on millions of bits of ice, it sucks lol
that's how i wrecked my car. I had great wet traction tires but in seconds the road had almost an inch of ice. It didn't matter that my tires were in almost perfect condition.
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sucks man, a muncie cop (City cop near Ball state univ.) lost his car to a tree when me and my girlfriend pulled into her dorm, he just slid right into a tree sideways, kinda sucks. glad ur ok,
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This is also another reason why the next stang I get WONT be my DD.
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