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  • rainy, how's your car acting?

    my car seems to be doing pretty well in the rain. it doesn't skid around as violently as i thought it would even during the heavy downpour today and yesterday. 1/16" front, 80% rear hankook rs2 tires. the only time it gets wiggly is if i'm mid-turn and start to accelerate out.

    i noticed a lot of people are getting used to the rain now. everyone seems to be going 60mph with no problems. makes me feel a bit more comfortable driving around them even though i shouldn't.
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    I'm doing alright in my DD pickup truck. Try to get the tail out here and there in this weather. There is a RR Xing on an intersection by my house that gets pretty slippery in the wet. I look forward going thru there everytime when it rains. Never really drive the elise around anymore. So uncomfy and it will probably leak water in the cockpit when it rains.

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    • #3
      I'm running on RT-615s and I feel safe and comfortable.
      Raceline USA

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      • #4
        I'm with Manly. My pickup drives just fine. Some onramp drifts are near unavoidable.

        I did take the lotus out in some rain with fresh R888s and they seemed to do just fine.
        AJ - Akua Solutions - #128 Lotus Exige - MonkeyWrench Racing - Carbonetic - Innovative Mounts - Toyo Tires - JRZ Suspension - TW Research Development

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        • #5
          I was fooling around with my FX35 on & off ramps and correcting it at 80mph just now

          You guys can try go 605S to 60E, there is a spot that's not tarmac, it's more like concrete

          I once understeer and then oversteer the FX

          Right now it's fun on canyon roads
          Last edited by Jaku; 01-25-2008, 01:19 AM.
          Jaku 峠

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          • #6
            Originally posted by zjchaser View Post
            I'm with Manly. My pickup drives just fine. Some onramp drifts are near unavoidable.

            I did take the lotus out in some rain with fresh R888s and they seemed to do just fine.
            Hey AJ, did you mount those R888s on the CE28ns?? Mine still haven't come in yet.


            And Jaku, you are just Crazy!

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            • #7
              The Tokyo Auto Salon might delay your order?
              Jaku 峠

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jaku View Post
                I was fooling around with my FX35 on & off ramps and correcting it at 80mph just now

                You guys can try go 605S to 60E, there is a spot that's not tarmac, it's more like concrete

                I once understeer and then oversteer the FX

                Right now it's fun on canyon roads
                I know that place you're talking about. It's fun ****. I think I like the other side better though. 605N to 60W. Lol!
                Raceline USA

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by mlk_f1 View Post
                  Hey AJ, did you mount those R888s on the CE28ns?? Mine still haven't come in yet.


                  And Jaku, you are just Crazy!
                  No. The R888's replaced the stock A048s on the stock LSS wheels. They will be the street/rain track tires. The slicks are still waiting for the Volks. Not very happy with A-Spec at the moment as they pulled a "you're shipping container arrived today.....oh oops. Those black ones we thought were yours, turns out someone put a deposit on them before you and I didn't know, so you dont get these ones"

                  crossing my fingers right now that they are in the next container. I'll be calling them today.
                  AJ - Akua Solutions - #128 Lotus Exige - MonkeyWrench Racing - Carbonetic - Innovative Mounts - Toyo Tires - JRZ Suspension - TW Research Development

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by zjchaser View Post
                    No. The R888's replaced the stock A048s on the stock LSS wheels. They will be the street/rain track tires. The slicks are still waiting for the Volks. Not very happy with A-Spec at the moment as they pulled a "you're shipping container arrived today.....oh oops. Those black ones we thought were yours, turns out someone put a deposit on them before you and I didn't know, so you dont get these ones"

                    crossing my fingers right now that they are in the next container. I'll be calling them today.
                    Shouldn't have ordered from A-Spec. What kind of slicks did you get?
                    Raceline USA

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                    • #11
                      I don't drive my Mustang any more beside once in awhile. I'm like the rest driving a truck, and a Toyota 4 runner. Very safe in the ran, and fun trying to kick the rear out. The Mustang is scary in the rain at times. Not good car to screw around when there people around, but very fun in mall parking lot. No ABS and NO Traction control. May not have a lot horsepower but has tons of low end torque so always braking loose. Have to be very soft on the gas and and shifts. If ever got on the gas you burn out in every gear. So I never would pull out in front of people or put gas on in corners. Stopping just as bad. All the weight in front wouldn't stop if locked them up. Years ago my wife was driving it in the rain. Was going down a hill the intersection light turn red so tried to stop but she locked them. Car wouldn't stop, slid through the intersection and toward the oppsite traffic. Luck she didn't hit any one and everyone luckly saw her coming. After that she bought the 4runner.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by JDMxDB8 View Post
                        Shouldn't have ordered from A-Spec. What kind of slicks did you get?
                        Avon Tech R a 's because Tire Rack had a killer closeout price on them. They are significantly heavier than comparable Hoosiers or Kuhmos but they were also half the price.
                        AJ - Akua Solutions - #128 Lotus Exige - MonkeyWrench Racing - Carbonetic - Innovative Mounts - Toyo Tires - JRZ Suspension - TW Research Development

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                        • #13
                          I too am part of the DD truck club. Driving my Tacoma all over and trying to stay out of trouble as well. Very tempting to kick the rear out all over.
                          "The crashes people remember, but drivers remember the near misses" -Mario Andretti

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by zjchaser View Post
                            Avon Tech R a 's because Tire Rack had a killer closeout price on them. They are significantly heavier than comparable Hoosiers or Kuhmos but they were also half the price.
                            Nice...
                            Raceline USA

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                            • #15
                              I am definitely enjoying my occasional four wheel drifts and slides. Just have to be very careful though because my electronically controlled quattro isn't the most smooth and progressive thing out there. I need to tame the beast!
                              Aaron Kupferman | 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe | Visual Effects Electric Reality | Motorsports Photography Motorsport Lens | Other Photography AaronKupferman.com

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