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    Okay, well i noticed all you guys pouncing on this kid that was 16 and turning his car sideways driving stupid in the rain. Do the stock wheels really have issues with hydroplaning? I've had similar issues with my Altima, and my first car an ole Ford probe. I'd hit a patch of water on the interstate and i was off to the grass. Is it a tire tread issue or are these cars just not made for handling?

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    Wide tires + water does not bode well for not hydroplaning. I have not had much problem, but then I drive with Goodyear GS D3 tires, which are excellent rain tires and excellent dry tires. Sounds like you need to slow down a bit when there is water around, in my driving experience of various cars, hydroplaning is caused by too low tread for the speed driven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrytheexpert View Post
    Okay, well i noticed all you guys pouncing on this kid that was 16 and turning his car sideways driving stupid in the rain. Do the stock wheels really have issues with hydroplaning? I've had similar issues with my Altima, and my first car an ole Ford probe. I'd hit a patch of water on the interstate and i was off to the grass. Is it a tire tread issue or are these cars just not made for handling?
    No these cars handle fine in the rain, we were getting on him about the typical young person attitude of "I'm Invincible."

    350hp + inexperienced driver + damp roads = disaster

    It's just a fact. We weren't trying to be mean to him, we were just looking out for the safety of him and his car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Wide tires + water does not bode well for not hydroplaning. I have not had much problem, but then I drive with Goodyear GS D3 tires, which are excellent rain tires and excellent dry tires. Sounds like you need to slow down a bit when there is water around, in my driving experience of various cars, hydroplaning is caused by too low tread for the speed driven.
    not a fan of the GSD3 on dry, honestly, but i'll agree-they are great in the rain. that said, yes, it's a given torque cars wanna spin the wheels, they have no give in wet conditions TCS or not.

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