(P235/ wrong pressure so they crowned, then 1 drop of oil on the road
and its no mini.
not at all. you will have to drive more careful and watch for sand or oil on
the road. but it was not that.
10mph is nothing, , id say road issues. a spill of some thing?
keep dem glass balls peeled.
Um... I run 40 psi in my 31s. The only sliding I do is full lock floored in heavy rain on old school gravel concrete.
That's on a 31 MT that's not siped.
If they were very new tires, they are fairly slick for the first 2k miles or so.
As for handling, I drove a lowered xB on sticky sticky tires for 230k miles, my kick gets driven at the limits of grip everyday.... if you're sliding, you applied too much throttle in a low traction situation.
1995 4DR Sidekick 16v w/4spd Auto J-Vin 187k
4.5in Low Range Offroad combo Lift
Calmini Front Brace
Sway bar delete
2.25 Piping with magnaflow exhaust and cat
Bumpers, lights, Armadillo Bedlined top, navigation...stuff.
Stock would have been 205/75/15 I believe, on the 4x4, and 195/75/15 on the 2wd. I think part of the problem was the tremendous difference in inflation between front and rear. And no, I would not put the car into 4x4 on a rainy road - you need a surface where the tires can slip, and you can't be assured of that in rainy conditions.
I think I shouldn't have mentioned the mini, I'm not driving it like a mini. I appreciate all the advice, but I was in 2H, not accelerating and going 10mph (max). So the only contributing factors I can agree on are wet surface, new tyres then pressures and potentially some oil (but i'm not sure about the oil on road).
Using 4H on wet roads was only a question, the very reason I have it in 2H is so as not to wind up the box. However, due to the unexpected slide I thought I better ask as I've only had the car 2 weeks.
Anyway I think the best thing I can do is put 26 all round, find a wet empty car park and give it a go, see if there's a difference.
I'll let ya's know how i get on, all I need now is some rain...
If it has not been raining good the day or lots of hours before the oil on the roadway makes any car slippery. Learned this while working for rental company as driver/car prep. My kick has problems only on a fresh days rain, othertimes I can break the tires loose with both auto and 5-speed. I keep my "35psi max" tires at 23-30, depending on what I plan to do. Highway trips make psi^ if not wet travel... can always lower but not raise easily!
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