DSC and rain

Or, what happens when you drive on slick roads with over-worn tires.

Yes, I know, bad db bad bad bad! But, I’ve been just running around like crazy and recovering from Christmas, so I’ve had to make my tires stretch maybe just a little bit too far.

So, as it turns out, you can get the DSC to come on while driving in a straight line, at 60-65mph when you hit a series of shallow puddles (much like you would find on most SoCal freeways). Quite a harrowing experience to say the least. Now I have a feeling of what it must be like, kind of, to hit patches of ice. No fun. I had the DSC going crazy tonight and at one point it actually felt like Roxy was going to stall out right in the middle of the #3 lane on northbound 15 between Escondido and Temecula.

Tires? Guess who’ll be first in line at America’s Tire tomorrow morning?

6 replies on “DSC and rain”

  1. Weird, I had the exact same problem last night going home from San Diego, trying to get up the mild incline next to Vijas , the DSC was on full-time, I could feel the wheels spinning and I was down to 3rd gear at about 40 trying just to keep going forward. I’m on the way to replace my two front tyres this morning…. long over due, too. Though my front tyres are only 6 months old.

  2. Yea, I’m just going to replace my fronts as well. I have 2 sets, 1 for daily driving and 1 for more *spirited* driving. The other set is Yokohama AVS, but those are almost worse than bald tires in the rain. The set that is on now is Pirelli P8’s with have been quite nice for everyday use. Not too loud, nice ride, handle pretty ok. I would like to replace the 2 I have with 2 more if they have ’em. I still need 2 Yoko’s too, but those can wait a few more weeks.

    Run Flats? I got rid of those a looooong time ago ;)

  3. I had the DSC come on just once at about 65 mph in a straight line on the 10 in Colton this morning – a very strange feeling. It was raining buckets and it was a series of puddles. My tires are Toyo T1-S with about 8k miles on them

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