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Re: Its all about snow tires... (archive)

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Posted by Joe Ording on December 14, 2000 at 16:33:54:

In Reply to: Re: Its all about snow tires... posted by Roman on December 14, 2000 at 08:16:15:


P.S. Should the two references to tire "spinning" actually read "skidding" or "slipping"?

Probably. ;)

Anyway, I put my theories to work (unintentionally, of course) on the way to work this morning. I've been driving my GF's shitty 318 beater while my car is getting revived. The rear brakes are more powerful than the front ones, as I learned. Traffic ahead of me on the freeway began slowing pretty rapidly, so I followed suit. Rear tires locked while fronts were rolling. Rear end whipped around, I was facing backwards in the next lane over. A truck hit me. So, you can trust me, I know first-hand what I'm talking about. ;)


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