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tacoma in the rain?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomaforlife, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    tacomaforlife

    tacomaforlife [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has any one else had issues hydroplaning on road in wet or raining conditions?
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    VixTacom

    VixTacom SYC TACO

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    yeh i had massive issues with that.. just gotta drive slower than other cars and be less agressive with traffic
     
  3. Mar 12, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    tacomaforlife

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    i feel like im in a rolling death trap when it rains :D
     
  4. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:45 AM
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    Ese Loco

    Ese Loco Taco Man Sam

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    honestly i drove two hours across the state in a torrential downpour and she handled just fine :D
     
  5. Mar 13, 2010 at 12:52 AM
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    Dellosa89

    Dellosa89 Love peace and Taco Grease

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    with my old stock tires i did, but with my toyo a/t my truck handles great in the rain.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2010 at 1:24 AM
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    john32

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    My truck with the cooper st's handles awesome in the rain. I was actually just thinking earlier today about how happy i am that she handles so well in the rain.
     
  7. Mar 13, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    Idrivetoys

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    tires play a huge part but i never have a problem
     
  8. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:42 AM
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    fsbrain03

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    When I had my procomp AT's, I didn't have any issues in the rain. I could run at highway speeds with no problem. I haven't been able to try out my new tires yet.
     
  9. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:47 AM
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    RSH904

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    You need new tires....
     
  10. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    SunDevilTacoma

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    I can't say I've ever had any problems.
     
  11. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    brianr

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    You ever think its your driving that makes you feel that way?
     
  12. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    only_K

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    i always do. even in little puddles. but my tires are cheapies.
     
  13. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    Never had any problems. My tires are practically new, stock Dunlop street radials 215/70R-15, plus I drive like a sissy so maybe that helps my truck feel solid in the wet.
     
  14. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    GotLift37

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    You guys drive your trucks in the rain?!?!?!
     
  15. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    kilgoja

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    i have bridgestone dueler a/t revos and i never hydroplane even when going 75mph on the interstate...this is a great tire...the bfgs will hydroplane on you which is why i didn't get them
     
  16. Mar 13, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    ETaco23

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    Ive had no problems at all. I drive pretty quick in the rain and not once have I Hydroplained. Niether with my Toyo AT's and BFG ATs. both tires dig great in wet conditions.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2010 at 3:13 PM
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    X2. Excellent braking in wet weather too.
     
  18. Mar 13, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    Yes I have,when that rain is in "white form"....tired and stupid put me into a "DOUBLE 360"......these are p/u's and without weight on them they can act like lil sports cars....BUT the "Fool" behind the wheel needs to realize that.......even an OLD truck driver;):cool: can forget what "Keep it between the LINES" actually means;)..

    2nd part of traction is well covered here also...TIRES.TIREs.TIREs.....With 4/32 or less of tread on my rears, my "Wheeler" can "Kick-out" when it is empty......ever hydro'd a 16 ton rig:confused::D:D.....

    Sometimes stretching those last few miles out of tires can co$t more than a new set;).....

    S
     
  19. Mar 13, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    ILove2Drive

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    I can feel mine doing that in places, kinda slipping on me around turns and such, I think some of it is the tires, I need to get some new ones the ones on there have seen there better days they have over 50,000 miles on em maybe close to 60 now not sure :eek:
     
  20. Mar 13, 2010 at 5:07 PM
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    most accidents occur when theres a problem with the nut that connects the drivers seat to the steering wheel. Never had any problems, stock dunlops or stock bridgestones. actually rather pleased with how it handled wet.
     
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