Excessive Wheel Spin

Discussion in 'Prime Main Forum (2017-Current)' started by m8547, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Rob43

    Rob43 Member

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    Your Prime has way too much power, it's time to get a slower car....

    On a serious note, deflate your Blizzaks down to ~28 to 30 psi; this should solve your problem most of the time.


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  2. juhjuhjuhjames

    juhjuhjuhjames Junior Member

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    Yeah, naturally I just drive slower in the Prius, but I’m in Seattle so there was a good chance the roads were slick when I heard the “clunk” noise maybe that was it?
     
  3. sam spade 2

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    And ALL cars do that.
    It is just way more noticeable on ones with:
    Not much weight.
    Narrow LRR tires.
    Front wheel drive.
    Torquey electric motors.

    In addition to person-hole covers, the painted stripes on the roads tend to be slick even when dry.
    The wide white "stopping lines" often are the worst.
     
  4. m8547

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    That would probably help. My car was delivered with something like 55 PSI in all four tires. It was like driving on ice until I realized I should check the pressure. I usually run about 35 in the blizzaks and 38-ish in the all seasons.
     
  5. schja01

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    At 55 psi you could drive over a dime and tell if it’s heads or tails.
     
  6. jerrymildred

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    If you think the one wheel slip on manhole covers, gravel, paint, (and don't forget tar snakes!!) is bad in a Prius, try it on a motorcycle. :eek:

    Just drive it.
     
  7. sam spade 2

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    Actually that is really good training.
    As long as another vehicle isn't tailgating you at the time. (y)
     
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