while driving a
(225/50 R16) on
a combination of roads
These tires absolutely suck on wet roads. I totaled my 300ZX because of the. Allow me to explain.
I have a NA Z32. 220 HP 200 TQ, so by no means is this considered a "fast car" by most standards. I've never had issues with these tires unless the road was wet. When driving these tires on wet road, they suddenly become the most unpredictable and deadly tires ever. Over the course of having them for 8 months, I've done many unintentional burnouts when its raining, even when a actively trying to take it easy. On time I was accelerating ffrom a red light and after shifting into 2nd the tires just lost all control and I fishtailed a little but recovered. That very same drive, I was going around a right turn in a residential area, I was in 3rd and after completing the turn I go to accelerate and I spin out. This car, a 220 hp 20 year old NA V6, was losing traction in THIRD GEAR going 15-20 mph.
Now for the inspiration for writing this review. I'm on my way to school, it had just finished raining, and I'm waiting in the back of a line at a red light. Turns green, line moves up and I go to turn right. I'm in second gear. I'm not going very fast to begin with because I'm in a line of cars coming out of a red light, but somehow after turning I accelerate and I start fishtailing again towards the right. I overcorrect too much to the left, and NOW they decide to grip...Right as I'm facing the side of a pickup. Bags go off, tons of pieces of my car go into the street. The truck just took a minor dent in the side. My car totaled, and its all because of these damn tires.