Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Smokin melb's eastern suburbs
Re: Please Help: What Was It-The Tyres, The Car In General or The Road
Lol, its not going to get any easier to drive with a different diff ratio.... considering 2.77 is the tallest ratio you can go. Even with a 2.92 you'd be loosing traction easier than you can now.
The LSD might have kicked in but I've gotten cars totally sideways in the wet with single spinner diffs so i doubt thats the cause. Plus if you were driving at low speed the diff probably would have been locked the whole time anyway.
My last set of retreads were the best wet weather tyers i've ever had, period.
The oil on the road is a highly likely cause....also, is the road sunken? The most recent time i've had the back of the XF step out on me in the wet, under light accelleration, was after I turned off a road and started off without loosing traction, then at about 40 kmh went over a sunken bit of road (they recently dug it up to repair a busted pipe and didn't fix the road) which must have been full of water.... instant aquaplane and totally sideways along a straight, downhill section of road. Nearly got cleaned up by an oncoming car but I thankfully got steering back in time.
Just like a Tsunami.