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Old 05-13-2019, 07:26 PM
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Anyone have problems with Hydroplaning?

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Not if you have good tires, aren't driving too fast for the conditions and your alignment is correct.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:27 PM
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Thank you I needed a scientific explanation to offer the wife who did not understand why she cannot do 85 miles an hour in a monsoon she believes I just said it to preserve her safety thanks for the back up guys.
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Cool pic of a side mirror stuck under the back of my trailer. After some lady hydroplaned, bounced off a wall and hit me
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Originally Posted by Tiggertootymes View Post
Thank you I needed a scientific explanation to offer the wife who did not understand why she cannot do 85 miles an hour in a monsoon she believes I just said it to preserve her safety thanks for the back up guys.
Oh, if you want the physics explanation...

The water creates a barrier between the car's tires and the road surface. At normal speed the weight of the car is enough to push through this barrier and connect with the road. As you increase your speed the tires have less time to push through this barrier and eventually lose contact with the road and try to use the water as a traction surface. Water's coefficient of friction of is much lower than that of the road surface so the car slips along the water's surface rather than gripping it and you get hydroplaning.

Or in more plan language, our cars aren't Jesus, they can't walk on water.

Sorry, couldn't resist the last one.
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