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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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I was driving in the rain a while ago. While I was slowing down to get onto the highway it felt like my front right tire just gave out. I skidded out and wrecked my fender. I'm trying to figure out if my tires need balancing or if it was just a "normal" hydroplaning. Oh, and if it helps my tires are kinda cheap, too.

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probably normal hydroplaning. might have an alignment issue but shouldnt be your tires(well the balance at least)
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 07:20 PM
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^^^ couldn't put it better. it also helps to go jack around in the snow if you have any... sounds bad but its very similar to hydroplaning and saved my last civic... I hydroplaned doing about 90km/h with huge ditches around a corner and saved it. mind you dont do it where you'll endanger anyone
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Thanks everybody. I'm coming up on my 18k service and noticed I've only been getting fluids, filters and rotating. Unfortunately, the car usually isn't serviced out of my pocket and the best tires for the money were bought. Wider tires and larger wheels will probably be my first expensive mod.

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Thanks everybody. I'm coming up on my 18k service and noticed I've only been getting fluids, filters and rotating. Unfortunately, the car usually isn't serviced out of my pocket and the best tires for the money were bought. Wider tires and larger wheels will probably be my first expensive mod.
Wider tires are actually worse in the snow and for hydroplaning. They creates a larger surface to "ski" off of. The best tires for rain/snow are skinnier tires with deep tread. (siped tires are ideal for snow) But I'll let our "B.F.Goodrich T/A Certified Tire Specialist" let you know everything you need to know about tires..



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Seriously? Damn, back to the drawing board. Are larger tires bad in general? JohnAdams?

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no, in rain though, usually they are
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