Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: RENTON, WA, USA
I'm currently running the Metzler 880's, and I have to say that it is without a doubt the longest lasting tire I have ever run!! Am sitting at 13,00+ right now, and it has a LOT left!!
But.........I have heard about them (the 880's) being slippery in the rain....and i just said to myself "gees....you're probably driving like Mario Andretti too....slow down a bit when in the rain, and you should be good to go..."
So........I'm here to tell you that I have had the 880's break traction on 3 separate occassions now. Yesterday evening, (in the rains you've all heard about, by now) being the latest. Had just completed a merge onto the freeway, and went to accelerate (in 3rd gear going to 4th) prior to moving into the diamond lane. Was doing 60-65mph when I gave the throttle a turn, and HOLY CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP....the rear end is sliding to the right on me!!!! Of course, backing off the throttle got me back in line without any further problem. I am amazed that one could break the rear end loose at these speeds......but then again, with 117 ponies on tap, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, eh? So.............be danged careful with these things.
Due to an incurable front end wobble, the dealership has gotten the OK to install a new set of the 025's (I think that's what they were...) on their nickel.....so we'll see. Maybe I'll just keep the 880's to install during the dry part of the year.....oh, wait.......I live in Seattle!! OK....will put them back on when there's a chance for less of it!!
and the little guy behind me is the world famous "Marty Hill"
Never look into a lazer with the remaining eye
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