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CobraJ
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Message Posted: Jul 18, 2013 1:38:53 PM

I've seen it happen and had it happen to me before in a typical Florida summer heavy downpour. It's kind of like sliding in snow. Luckily, it was only for a brief moment. Fortunately I have not been in any kind of major accident as a result of it.

[Edited by: CobraJ at 7/18/2013 1:39:37 PM EST]
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Houckster
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:55:42 PM

Yes, back in the 70's. The nation was beginning the transition to radial tires and the tires I was driving on were a cross between a bias tire and a radial. I had plenty of tread on the tire but I went sliding across the highway and plowed up an embankment. I wasn't hurt but I sure could have been. I'll never know if it was the tires or some oil on the road.

Since then, I've tried to be extra careful in the rain, especially because I drive a pick-up now.

[Edited by: Houckster at 2/28/2015 7:57:06 PM EST]
moxxor54
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 7:43:37 PM

Yes, if too much water on roads
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2015 6:48:04 PM

Yes
2Tall
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2015 11:10:57 PM

yes
TriniB
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 1:05:45 AM

yes
kennyman
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 1:02:29 AM

Yes. It was a long time ago. The tires made today are awesome and much better in heavy rain.
55Russ
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 12:39:18 AM

Yes
noblegiant
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2015 12:28:58 AM

Yes
justinemt14
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 11:25:31 PM

Yes.
GasMiser718
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 11:03:02 PM

Yes
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2015 8:27:30 PM

Yes
cDagasGo
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Message Posted: Feb 13, 2015 9:52:18 PM

Yes
billycar
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2015 2:25:51 AM

Yes
PatAZ
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2015 8:31:04 PM

Yes, happily very briefly.
toms1120
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Yes
Fish2tail
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Message Posted: Feb 5, 2015 8:47:54 PM

Yep
Blubird
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Message Posted: Feb 1, 2015 9:09:13 AM

yes
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 2:48:14 PM

Yes
jioon
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 1:23:51 PM

yes
ray44512
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:52:28 PM

Every time I hydroplane it is due to rain. Never due to sunshine.
eB40
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Message Posted: Jan 30, 2015 12:05:20 PM

Yes
MeTaBall
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Yes
Robert8716
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 9:41:29 PM

Yup, got a little weird but didn't wreck.
rrtruck
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 8:23:26 PM

Yes but not out of control.
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Yes
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 4:32:40 AM

yep
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yes
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Yes
streetcars
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 1:04:39 AM

Used to happen frequently back in the day of biased tires.
55Russ
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Yes
justinemt14
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 12:08:49 AM

Yes - went through a 15 foot wide puddle, hydroplaned, and smacked into a guardrail. Not fun.
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 8:28:47 PM

yes
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Yes
RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 3:20:19 PM

In fact, speed, bed tires and drivers may have contributed to a few spin outs that I saw yesterday too!
RealtorJeff
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 3:19:39 PM

yes, just did it in coming through LA in the rain last night
marcusp2236
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Message Posted: Jan 11, 2015 2:54:20 PM

yes
down2fumes
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Y
StarkForums
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yes
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Yes
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yes
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yes
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Yes
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yes
ccode
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 11:55:12 AM

Yes, hit a big puddle in heavy rain, didn't realize how deep it was till I was on it.
OilerFan
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 11:50:13 AM

I was on the verge and could tell that I should slow down. I did, and never lost control.
yodudebc
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 11:49:15 AM

Yes
Hemond
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 11:24:49 AM

People here must be crazy drivers. I haven't even felt a slip since they invented modern tires.
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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2014 8:59:53 AM

Yes
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Yes
GasMiser718
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Yes
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Yes
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