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post #4 of (permalink) Old 07-05-2013
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Originally Posted by CarsBballGirls View Post
Well, without being Mr. Obvious here, you are dealing with a real wheel drive pony vehicle. A muscle car isn't built for drifting. So with having such little weight in the back weighing the rear wheels down, you are going to lose traction very easily on any surface that isn't a dry, paved road.

I try not to drive my Mustang in the rain for that very reason. I was making a left turn at a traffic light and hydroplaned to the point that it was enough for me.

Bottom line is it's a car meant to be driven on nice, sunny days. But hey, we all get caught in the weather sometimes.
Tell that to Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Op, I'd be willing to wager it has a lot to do with those tires. I daily my Mustang rain, snow or shine and it has handled it all very well. Well, snow was tricky but it should be noted that my rear tires were pretty much bald on the one day of snow we got last year. Get better tires, but buy for your climate if it's your only vehicle. Here i run summer tires 365 days a year. You might look into Conti DWS All seasons. It would be a night and day difference.

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