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post #40 of (permalink) Old 11-18-2013
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Originally Posted by 740weapon View Post
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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