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Old 10-21-2012, 11:29 AM   #1
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Advice please :)

Often in the rain I have trouble with fish tailing when turning. What can I do?

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First thing I would check is the air pressure in the tires

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Old 10-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
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Turn a lot slower.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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I don't turn fast.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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First thing I would check is the air pressure in the tires
Thank you! I will do that.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Turn a lot slower.
You might also be coming on the power to hard on the exit as well, gently come on the power slower than you would in the dry. RWD in the wet, corner to much go pedal=spin..

Also try a wider track around the corner, sometimes not possible. But I think of it this way, I drive around the corner not cut the corner. I do this since I could easily chuck my car into corners at double the speed I can my Jeep. It keeps me from ending up in the bush across the street backwards.

Check tire pressure and tread depth. They may look ok, but really they could be just done..

another thing the first rain after any dry period the road will much more slick than if it has been raining for a few days. The oil comes up and you need to slow down and more careful..
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You might also be coming on the power to hard on the exit as well, gently come on the power slower than you would in the dry. RWD in the wet, corner to much go pedal=spin..

Also try a wider track around the corner, sometimes not possible. But I think of it this way, I drive around the corner not cut the corner. I do this since I could easily chuck my car into corners at double the speed I can my Jeep. It keeps me from ending up in the bush across the street backwards.

Check tire pressure and tread depth. They may look ok, but really they could be just done..

another thing the first rain after any dry period the road will much more slick than if it has been raining for a few days. The oil comes up and you need to slow down and more careful..
All that right there.

If this is your first high center of gravity/short wheelbase vehicle, keep in mind it can't be driven like normal vehicles. The short wheelbase can swap ends if given too much gas or any type of sudden input like steering.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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Thank you PT and wordgie! All of that makes sense and the only other vehicles I've driven have been compact cars. Here in Indiana we've had a pretty dry summer so it does make sense that the oil would come up upon the first rain after a dry period. I really appreciate the advice. Take care everyone!
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