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    Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    thanks all.

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    Maybe slow down, just a thought...

    Glad you're ok though.
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    And 4-wheel drive is not gonna make you take turns better. Nor will it make you drive better in the snow.

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    Nothing wrong with the car, you just need to learn how to drive it properly. How does F1 happen in the rain?

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingoftypos View Post


    And 4-wheel drive is not gonna make you take turns better. Nor will it make you drive better in the snow.

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    meh...thats arguable..
    you will be able to drive faster straight, and turn without the ass kicking out if you have proper tires, wont get stuck on a 10% uphill slope, and can do some bad ass awd drifts.

    now after seeing this, with the road fairly dry, cop not in rain gear, grass not that wet, and your paint looks like it doesnt have a single water mark on it and the ford ranger has its wipers OFF...maybe you need new tires, and to slow down. that does not look like a bad corner..
    i took a 90 degree right hand corner in the rain once doing about 70km..ya it skidded but thats it.

    they do have advanced skid control classes you can take which are really fun and also advantageous to everyone.. no matter how good of a driver you think you are you can always learn something.
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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    Thanks for all the people who know the condition just from looking at pics and knew the condition of the roads when the accident happened.
    Tires are good,yes the car and grass is wet not the wet grass stuck all over the car. I didn't say it was a monsoon out. But thanks yes i am ok. This is my first accident in 37 years. So i good. Its only a car. My grand prix handles better.

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    You can't fix stupid.
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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by ham4864 View Post
    Thanks for all the people who know the condition just from looking at pics and knew the condition of the roads when the accident happened.
    Tires are good,yes the car and grass is wet not the wet grass stuck all over the car. I didn't say it was a monsoon out. But thanks yes i am ok. This is my first accident in 37 years. So i good. Its only a car. My grand prix handles better.
    first and foremost, i am very glad you are ok..especially since i have been severely injured in a car accident(not at fault) the last thing i ever want to hear about is someone being injured.

    first accident in 37 years, thats a great record..shit happens and when it does its not always preventable.


    it is very hard to tell, but your rear tires look to be lower on tread than your fronts, also there is a hole in your tire (from the accident i assume) that you can stick your finger in.
    i f you lost traction like this you should look into tires that are designed for rwd vehicles and rain. i have falken FK452 directional tires and i can honestly say they are one of the best tires ive used in the rain. they grip great, and reduce hydroplaning.

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

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    meh...thats arguable..
    you will be able to drive faster straight, and turn without the ass kicking out if you have proper tires, wont get stuck on a 10% uphill slope, and can do some bad ass awd drifts.

    now after seeing this, with the road fairly dry, cop not in rain gear, grass not that wet, and your paint looks like it doesnt have a single water mark on it and the ford ranger has its wipers OFF...maybe you need new tires, and to slow down. that does not look like a bad corner..
    i took a 90 degree right hand corner in the rain once doing about 70km..ya it skidded but thats it.

    they do have advanced skid control classes you can take which are really fun and also advantageous to everyone.. no matter how good of a driver you think you are you can always learn something.
    You can't magically turn faster if your car has AWD. It's just that _sometimes_ you can accelerate out of the corner faster, but only if you have enough power to take advantage of that.

    Yes, better in snow. Was there snow? No.

    Bad-ass drifts? You think these are CTS-Vs or something?

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by ham4864 View Post
    Thanks for all the people who know the condition just from looking at pics and knew the condition of the roads when the accident happened.
    Tires are good,yes the car and grass is wet not the wet grass stuck all over the car. I didn't say it was a monsoon out. But thanks yes i am ok. This is my first accident in 37 years. So i good. Its only a car. My grand prix handles better.
    not to nit pick but your profile says 36yrs old, how do you get 37 yrs of driving experience and be 36 yrs old...

    pretty much same as other posts, slow down, get better tires or let the lady drive you around...
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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    thanks for recommending the good tires to me.

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    What happened to the pics? And the story?...It served as a perfect example of how not to drive in the rain with a RWD car.
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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    I can't see the pictures, at all...hm weird..but glad your okay man, sh*t happens. thats what we have insurance for

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    He took them down because he knows he was driving like an ass. I was going to post a comment about it when i first read this but decided not to..... But the facts are, you were going to fast and tires were not that great of shape. Bottom line, you made a mistake and paid the price. Only a real man can swallow his pride and say yeah, i messed up, i admit it.... But seems that people who post accidents on here are looking for sympathy from stupidity. Glad that you aren't hurt, but the city street is not a race track. This time you got lucky, next time you might not.

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    Re: Slippery rain and a rear wheel drive car don"t mix(pics)

    Quote Originally Posted by 454Casull View Post
    You can't magically turn faster if your car has AWD. It's just that _sometimes_ you can accelerate out of the corner faster, but only if you have enough power to take advantage of that.

    Yes, better in snow. Was there snow? No.

    Bad-ass drifts? You think these are CTS-Vs or something?
    In a cts4 (or other awd car) you can turn at higher speeds in reduced traction road conditions without loosing the ass end of your car as easily while on the gas.
    If you are decelerating or free wheeling then it doesn't make a diference.

    You can have all the power in the world you want for any rwd car, bottom line is to drift in snow you still need traction, so a high speed drift (in a safe and controlled area) the awd with substancial power (say a cts4) will out drift a cts-v...especially if both are on stock tires...don't the v's come with summer only tires?
    Dry pavement in the summer is a diferent story...I wouldn't dream of drifting a awd in the summer unless the road is soaked by a firehose.
    We had 2 pro drivers at my college from porsche come in and drenched a parkinglot. They took all the students for a ride....saideways! They do it almost every year...one car was a company demo and I remember when they showed up they pulled a babyseat out of it before giving the keys to the pro driver

    Good tires are key for every car, different drivelines do diferent things. Fwd can e-brake drift...try that in rwd and you aren't going anywhere. Its all about diferent techniques.

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