View Full Version : Severe Tire Slippage Issue
03-28-2007, 09:55 PM
I drive through an office park in Buffalo Grove, Illinois everyday. If the road is wet right at the train tracks on Deerfield Parkway and i hit the brakes on any of the painted surfaces my Pilot loses traction, slides, and the antilock kicks in until I slide off the paint. Some of the sections are a foot deep so the slide could cause an accident. Now that I know it happens I give myself plenty of room.
I still have my original rubber on the Pilot. At 45K they still appear to have a lot of tread left and I don't have this issue anywhere else.
It's got to be the paint they used at this crossing. Has anyone else seen anything like this?
03-28-2007, 09:59 PM
There is a set of tracks near me that has a similar deal. I figured out that it isn't the paint (there isn't that much) it is that the tracks are at a slight angle to the road and have that newer rubber (?) surface between the rails. I go thru a lot of rental cars - when wet, they all slide a little sideways over these. I could imagine someone going a little too fast and ... SPLAT into a car in the opposing lane.
'Curly Q Links'
03-29-2007, 09:18 AM
Low tire pressure can cause squirm when wet (more so than dry).
Are you checking them COLD, and how full are you running them? Is the tread wear even across the width of the pattern?
03-29-2007, 10:56 AM
I'm sure your tires aren't helping since the stock rubber on the Pilot is junk...
All painted surfaces are slippery, especially when wet. At the few driving schools I've been to they have skidpads that are painted with white paint and sprayed down with water to simulate ice.... :)
04-01-2007, 06:58 AM
45Kmis on the OEM tires? I ditched mine at 30K. They were still legal, but hydroplaned like crazy. Time for some decent tires. I went with GY tripletreads, they are a great 3 season tire. I still run dedicated snows in the winter.
09-26-2007, 05:43 PM
I had the same problem. Every time I had to brake in the rain and I was on a line, or driving over a metal grate, the ABS kicked in. That was only when the car had less than 10,000 miles, let's say... I didn't notice it later on as much, but once the new tires got put on, the braking capability has gone up dramatically. Get some new tires! According to TireRack, 4/32 is the new 2/32!
09-30-2007, 11:12 AM
It may be the paint -- often it will have retro-reflective material mixed in. This is sometimes small glass beads, and they can be slippery.
I would just plan ahead and do the majority of my stopping at that intersection before you get on the paint.
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.