now as the title says this just happened to me on a wet RA.this has left me filled with adrenaline so i had to post straight away, the last time i did this was 5 years ago in a crap handling mk 3 fiesta not a good handling lowered clio.
earlier today i swapped my 17s for 15 phase 2. i was hoping to get a faster accelerating better handling car back on 15" but my honest opinion is its a myth, if anything clio handled 1000s times better on 17s, it broke away the same when pushed hard but it broke away at speed 15s cannot think of cornering at. the phase 2 have good tyres although crap make but on 10 mintues of driving on them i notcied they totally transformed the car. i could not get the power down no matter what and the front end broke away at speed much lower then i couold take on 17s
anyway i was driving around all night testing how far i could push before they would let go and yes i managed it eventually. it was on a RA i used literally 1000s and 1000s of times and it really suprised me to say the least as i was not even trying to provoke it to break away,the conditionswere damp but drying. decided to hit the apex and just go round casually and slow but to my suprise the back end gave way and so i corrected, however i did not correct enough so the rear kept on swinging round. luckily my car control aint too bad and i stop it well before hitting th kerb. stop to a standstill i was a bit giddy and just drove off smiling at what just happened, this was until i realised ive taken the exact same RA in worse conditions at speeds well in excess of 50 mph on my 17s
well ive had my clio for about 2 years and driven on 15s for about a year and 17s for about a year and i can honstly say 17s handle better.
ive found 15 break away to quick
traction is crap
less out right grip
well im gonna be driving slow on these till i get my new 17 i just dont trust them,
can we have a constructive discussion on this topic as it comes up a lot of time, i think thst when people say 15 handle better they are actually lying to themselves and never driven a car on 17s. ive never actually spun my clio till tonight,
what do u boys think,i will accept a car will accelerate faster on 15s but they don t handle better, i just cant see how,i really dont like 15s. could the crap make tyre make that much difference could tyre pressure affect the car that much,. dont think i can go fast again till i get my 17s back