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I wouldn't focus too much on grooves for rain performance... in the end, it seems that a soft compound is at least as important.

Here is an example of driving relatively well in the rain:

Oct 6 2013 BSCC Rain Autocross - My Fastest Run - 2012 V6 Mustang - YouTube

As you can see, you can't give a car much throttle in the rain if you want the tires to stay hooked up.

That run was 6 seconds faster than the next 2011+ mustang that day and there were at least 6 of us. The difference was mostly that the other guys were using way too much throttle and going into slide after slide.


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That run was actually very good. I can imagine there were a few spin-outs on some of those turns.

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It takes some getting used to, no doubt. We rolled our 95 end over end after getting cutoff in traffic. I had to jerk the wheel to avoid hitting the guy and the back and came around, ended up going sideways at 45 mph and into the median. The median had a dip in the middle that caught the front end, the front end dug in and flipped us over. Scary for sure.

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Now that my stock Pirellis have 20k miles, I have definitely noticed a significant decrease in traction all around. Especially now that the temps have dropped so far in east TN, I can spin the tires at will now even on a dry day. They still have 40% tread, but I guess it's time to pony up (pun intended...) the cash and buy a better set before winter really kicks it into high gear (ok, done with the puns). Still trying to decide what set I want to buy. I don't do any performance driving in the car, it's my daily driver and I do 35k miles per year. I'm thinking Conti DWS? Seem like the best choice for my situation.

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I didn't know that people actually drive their mustangs in the rain

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I didn't know that people actually drive their mustangs in the rain
I drive mine rain, snow or shine!

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This. No issues unless I want them to happen. I was scared about commuting in snow(50mi a day) but the car impresses me. That said I run snow tires starting in November. I came from a Wrangler if you want to talk about extremes.

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This. No issues unless I want them to happen. I was scared about commuting in snow(50mi a day) but the car impresses me. That said I run snow tires starting in November. I came from a Wrangler if you want to talk about extremes.
Heh, here I get to run summers all year.

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Not to be creepy there john but is your mustang the one that sits at computer pros everyday? Sharp looking car there if it is
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I wouldn't focus too much on grooves for rain performance... in the end, it seems that a soft compound is at least as important.

Here is an example of driving relatively well in the rain:

Oct 6 2013 BSCC Rain Autocross - My Fastest Run - 2012 V6 Mustang - YouTube

As you can see, you can't give a car much throttle in the rain if you want the tires to stay hooked up.

That run was 6 seconds faster than the next 2011+ mustang that day and there were at least 6 of us. The difference was mostly that the other guys were using way too much throttle and going into slide after slide.
You wanna see how to really drive in the rain (granted its in an F1 car) watch some videos of Aryton Senna.

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Not to be creepy there john but is your mustang the one that sits at computer pros everyday? Sharp looking car there if it is
Haha that's me. Stop in some time and talk shop, we're all car guys over there. My boss drives the Camaro SS and is doing a ZL1 conversion.

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