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    anyone else slip/slide on tar strips in rain with the Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS-02 all-seasons?

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    Just wondering if anyone else experienced sliding in the wet weather on lengthy tar strips with the All-Season Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS-02 18"s. I've noticed this on my GT2 and it does make me a bit nervous if I'm cornering and the car slides a bit when those strips are wet.
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    Same here. Next year I'm picking up a set of winter tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodo View Post
    Just wondering if anyone else experienced sliding in the wet weather on lengthy tar strips with the All-Season Bridgestone Potenza RE97AS-02 18"s. I've noticed this on my GT2 and it does make me a bit nervous if I'm cornering and the car slides a bit when those strips are wet.
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    If it snows a lot where you live I wouldn't run the all seasons year around. Get some Michelin Alpins.

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    My Stinger didn't come with those Bridgestone tires (it has the Michelin Pilot 4). I have no experience with them, but I can imagine the asphalt sealer being slick when wet. Road markers are usually more slick than a typical road surface and they have embedded sand to improve traction and they're still slick. It is possible that the asphalt sealer strips are a low point and create a water puddle that induces mild hydroplaning at various speed levels depending on tread depth and depth of water puddle.

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    +Turboit: thanks for the confirm, lemme know what shoes you end up buying. :)

    +Snowman: I'm in Jersey near NYC, so we don't get a ton of snow over the winter. Actually, the tires have performed adequately in the couple of snows that we have had thus far. I felt sorry for the Mustangs that I saw disabled on the side of a slight incline ramp to the parkway. Have AWD sure saved me. But I will consider the Alpine's, thank you.

    +POS VETT: I used to run Michelin Pilot's on my old Cadillac CTS and never had any issues with the slipping/sliding on the strips like I do with the Potenza's. I'll probably just run the Potenza's through their rated lifespan and then go back to the tried/true Pilots. The slipping is just odd and a bit disconcerting.

 

 

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