Sorry chasb I had to do it. I grew up in Brooklyn and Manhattan the first 25 years of my life and have seen many a crappy cold winter. Nothing like a Z28 in the NYC snow.chasb said::fing26:
And I also want to say
(In New York, we of course will probably have snow in February)
300CUL8R said:Sorry chasb I had to do it. I grew up in Brooklyn and Manhattan the first 25 years of my life and have seen many a crappy cold winter. Nothing like a Z28 in the NYC snow.
Torque-Traction=Squirrely, what's up with the ESP/Trac not controlling the slip?vvv90 said:You guys could move to Chicago.....Apparently we've officially changed our climate to "desert" since we've only have about 5 rain falls all year.
I've only driven my SRT-8 in the rain once since I bought it and I was surprised at how "squirrely" it was even with ESP on and I have the RSA's.
300CUL8R said:Here's some irony/karma. I woke up to pouring rain and thunderstorms. I'll test the ESP for the first time in rain today.
II kings 9:20 said:Torque-Traction=Squirrely, what's up with the ESP/Trac not controlling the slip?
Makes me glad it doesn't take a second or two of lock to activate ABS, my other cars with TCS seemed to really control slip very well, then again none of them had 425 torque like you do.vvv90 said:The ESP works, but it takes a second or two to kick in.....So if you're a little sidways and you nail it, the rear end kicks out a bit, the tires slip and then shortly thereafter the ESP takes control and evens everything out really well.
That's my experience anyway.
I had heard bad things about the tread life on these F1 tires , but so far so good. I have 17,600 on the srt8 and the tires, and they still have pretty good tread left. Also, I think they did very well in heavy rain, in the mountains when I drive it to Florida (tires were new, and I was cruising in the 70- 80 range, not accelerating or punching it or anything) They made me feel very confident.marnepup said:sounds like the F1s do better in rain than the ASs...interesting. I guess we all have to decide whether we're getting more snow or more rain...I live in Georgia (when I'm not in Iraq...I swear I should buy a house here!), so I'm going with the F1s, even if I have to replace them more often...BTW, how many daily driver miles can you expect from the supercar tires?