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:1poke: so if all you are worried about is "hydroplaning resistance" then sure more psi will help you "slice" threw deep water. you know those old sayings that are fun but true when you really get down to it? like "there is no replacement for displacement". If i had to come up with one on the spot for this thread it would be "Contact patch is King". Any gains from psi "slicing threw standing water" are lost if you have to turn, stop, change lanes quickly accelerate hard etc. so while you might not hydroplane as fast with more PSI in your tires if you do hydroplane it will be alot harder to regain control of the car especially if it goes into a skid.

Stuff like this is so subjective that in the end it really doesnt matter one way or the other. I have driven countless high performance cars at bridgestone "ride and drives" (which are all done on wet tacks) to test out there products against the competition. and the most important thing i have learn from them is that bar anything else the most important item on a car is the tires. if you have premium tires on your car its going to handle well, if you bought FR710s or goodyears (pretty much any of them they are all horrible in the wet they get stuck on wet grass), then your going to have a bad time in the rain regardless of what PSI your running.

By far the most asked question i get from customers is "are those good tires" and of coarse the people that ask this question are the people that want the cheapest tire they can buy. not to pick on spacedout but buying FR710s (firestones economy tire) and expecting them to be good in all conditions is insanity. Firestone has a great tire (Precision touring) that is like 15 dollars more a tire and not only lasts long but out performs the FR710 by leaps and bounds. The performance gained (and safety because of it) is worth way more then 60 dollars.

Yes i realize i went on a huge rant sorry about that.
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