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      02-02-2013, 06:05 PM   #1
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Aquaplanning with Michelin Super Sport tyres



Half a year later the car was totaled in a similar incident. DSC never kicked in despite it was on (not MDM). The tyres where less than a week old.

The crash was exactly like this one LINK HERE but thankfully wiht wire fence (made to crash into) so it was elastic and the car did not roll over but spun 360 degrees and was a total loss.

Take it easy guys :I
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      02-02-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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have michelin pilot S tires on mine - the car is borderline scary to drive in even moderate moisture.

any throttle at all and the wheels spin and the tail kicks out . . . no fun
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      02-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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This thread will likely get moved to the Wheels and Tires section right next to the exact thread made 1-31-2013.
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      02-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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have michelin pilot S tires on mine - the car is borderline scary to drive in even moderate moisture.

any throttle at all and the wheels spin and the tail kicks out . . . no fun
Verry strange...i also run PSS an have good traction in the wet, but in extreem conditions, with a lot of water on the road ,and at to high speeds every profile get filled with water....result....water on water, we call it aquaplanning...then you need good luck.
Second opportunity...used profile...with the same result !!!
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      02-02-2013, 08:25 PM   #5
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Interesting..I thought PSS were supposed to be one the better performing tires in the wet.
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      02-02-2013, 08:37 PM   #6
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Interesting..I thought PSS were supposed to be one the better performing tires in the wet.
Yes they are...Google... tires tests ! and you will see
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      02-02-2013, 09:21 PM   #7
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repost... ms372 already posted this a few days ago

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=798632
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      02-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #8
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repost... ms372 already posted this a few days ago

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=798632
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Cry babbies. Try driving on Cups
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      02-03-2013, 03:48 PM   #10
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Differnce this time is htat I was filming and it was my car

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      02-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #11
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Differnce this time is htat I was filming and it was my car
So...you was filming your car with the aquaplanning !
And then....i think.... your heart stopped beating.....
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      02-03-2013, 06:35 PM   #12
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I've been driving all winter (including down to -7.5C on untreated icy roads) on PSS's at near the wear markers and live to tell the tale. Its not that difficult to drive within the limit of the grip available...anyone who drives at a speed in wet conditions that puts them at risk of aquaplaning should think of maybe taking some extra driving tuition.
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Any tire with low tread will aquaplane .
Be it PSS that come brand new with 4mm of tread , or bald piece of shit tires.
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Be it PSS that come brand new with 4mm of tread ,
PSSs come with the same ~8mm of tread as the PS2 or Contis or whatever.
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      02-05-2013, 04:54 AM   #15
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Looks like my car in December when I was coming back from Chuckwalla in the rain on worn R-S3's.
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      02-05-2013, 11:35 AM   #16
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Yes, I was quite nervous then I didnt want want to tbone my own car with a F10 M5

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So...you was filming your car with the aquaplanning !
And then....i think.... your heart stopped beating.....
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      02-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #17
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I've done a few track events on pouring rain and they have been great
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The tires were less than a week old...that might have some bearing on the situation as they might not have rubbed off the mold release compound or be fully heat cycled
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The tires were less than a week old...that might have some bearing on the situation as they might not have rubbed off the mold release compound or be fully heat cycled
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Any tire with low tread will aquaplane .
Be it PSS that come brand new with 4mm of tread , or bald piece of shit tires.
Maybe your thinking of the pilot sport cup tyres which come with 4mm of tread when they are new. The pilot super sport have 8mm.
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Maybe your thinking of the pilot sport cup tyres which come with 4mm of tread when they are new. The pilot super sport have 8mm.
Yes, and any tire with aquaplane given enough water or speed. My new PSSs have benn great here in rainy Oregon.
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Cry babbies. Try driving on Cups
+1. i was at the track last week on nt01s in the rain and did 135 on the front straight?
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