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Old 09-07-2010, 12:34 AM
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I'm running 295-50-15 Dunlop GT Qualifiers on the rear, 4 years old but only 3500 miles on them... look like new but don't grip at all in the rain
I usually don't drive the '79 when it rains but today I was 40 miles from my house when it started to rain. I had pretty much no traction whatsoever when trying to accelerate... even in 2nd and 3rd gear the rear tires would just spin ... almost like driving in snow/ice....
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:51 AM
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Hardhead, you supposed to LIFT in the rain.....jeez....

but seriously, I have been very impressed with the much superior tires with later larger dia and width rims.....

anything else is a truck tire...stick on Goodyear Wranglers....

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Old 09-07-2010, 03:07 AM
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I think the combination of tires that were designed in the 70's, wet roads and a 383 stroker is not really all that great

Funny that even when I tried to accelerate slowly it would fishtail... taking the exit ramp at 40mph was scary but I couldn't go much slower with this minivan riding my bumper....
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They are only 4 years old?
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The front tires (245-60) are older, I bought the 295-50 rear tires some time in 2005 or 2006...
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I had some tires on my Tahoe that had zero traction in the rain even though they had a lot of tread. Scared the hell out of me. I think they were about 10 years old!
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Try smoking them up for a few minutes, see if that improves their traction.

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Try smoking them up for a few minutes, see if that improves their traction.

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Living in sandland that long, YOU would be ONE guy I"d be scared to drive in the rain with.....
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Living in sandland that long, YOU would be ONE guy I"d be scared to drive in the rain with.....
You should see when it rains out here. It only happens for a few days every year, sometimes not even that. No storm water system, to speak of, in place so the roads get a lovely build of slippery crap. As soon as the rain hits, it's mayhem - the roads are like ice. Fun to watch, scary to be amongst. Hehe, funny watching a Caprice Classic trying to ford a flooded intersection - deep enough that Englaisies in 4WD's are turning back
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Living in sandland that long, YOU would be ONE guy I"d be scared to drive in the rain with.....
You should see when it rains out here. It only happens for a few days every year, sometimes not even that. No storm water system, to speak of, in place so the roads get a lovely build of slippery crap. As soon as the rain hits, it's mayhem - the roads are like ice. Fun to watch, scary to be amongst. Hehe, funny watching a Caprice Classic trying to ford a flooded intersection - deep enough that Englaisies in 4WD's are turning back
OH, shit, that smacks of any fresh rain after a dry spell, brings up all the road oils and crap into a slurry slicker than cat shit....

and up north here there is a condition where it's been cold enough LONG enough to freeze the roads pretty good, deep enough so when sleet/rain falls, it forms a slick ice sheet looking like a skating ring......and it's BLACK in color, called black ice for a reason, roads look just WET, when in fact it's totally undriveable....
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