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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010 Thread Starter
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Anyone else have traction probs in the rain?

I have the worst luck with traction when the road is wet. I mean it's ridicules. I was on my way to class and was stopped a red light and when it changed green my back tires would just not grip and kept spinning. This happens every time when the ground is wet. Also while I was leaving class, I took a left turn and my back end fishtails. This happens EVERY TIME at this turn!!

I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem when it's wet out. This never happens in the 300C. Also, I have the stock tires with 50% thread left so that's not the prob.

I just can't seem to feather the gas enough.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010
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id say most mustangs have that problem in the rain. mine being supercharged can get quite squirley in the rain, once the tires spin it doesnt stop spinning it starts boostin lol

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Saw in your sig that you have a race tune. That can probably be one of the reasons it's so easy to spin your wheels.

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My car is pretty much bone stock except for exterior mods like new wheels etc... And I have this same problem, but I've learned to live with it. Its probably due to our cars being so light, but yet so powerful.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010
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its your race tune :-P if you dont want to burn or wheel hope in the rain id get teh T-Lok with upper/lower arms and lowering kit. i have the t-lock with 4.10 gear and it wheel hops like a mofo off a red light with barely and peddle. Upper and lower control arms will give you a stiffer rear end and better launch and the lowering kit will help with your launch and handling in the rain, less body role - more traction

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i think you`ll find that when a tire is half gone, i dont care what brand it is, the traction in rain will not be so great. when i put a set of new stock bfg`s on it was great in the rain to about half wore. theres not much weight in the rear too. just have to deal with it or buy new tires. if you have 17" wheels, you can use these nitto 450 extreme performance tires. these on the frt are 255/50-17. they are the best wet weather traction i have ever had, but again, they are pretty new still.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010
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does your car have tcs? maybe you should take the anchor out of your shoe. i know when i first got my car i had traction problems. i found when i got my new rims an tires it helped alot which were bfg's g-force sport 255/45 they have a very high wet traction rating to.

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i agree with amustangrocks, when the tires are worn down traction in rain does suffer. The last set of tires i had were worn down pretty bad and just in a bit of rain they would be spinning at lights.

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i bet everywone behind u stares at u trying to go hu ?
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If you have a 93 race tune, 1/2 tread tires & a maybe a slightly heavy right foot - there you go.

Mustangs are very light in the ass end. I find it worse when its a just a shower especially early morning (road surface & tires are still cold). There's oil, antifreeze etc on the road surface all the time. With a little water it a slippery combination

I would rather make it work than make it popular..
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Wet traction in these cars is suspect even with good tires!

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