They might criticise 4WDS ,But on a wet road!!.?

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 18:25
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Followed a little Hyundai , through a roundabout to-day in the pouring rain.Next minute the thing did a 360Deg and shot up on to the footpath,for no apparent reason.

Speed i would think was not a contributing issue as we were under 60ks/hr,did not appear to be any excess water on the road, all i can say i'd rather be in my 15yr old constant 4wd landrover on a wet road than in a modern light buz box.


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Reply By: The Explorer - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 19:27

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 19:27
Hi

It may have spun out on some oil that had dripped from an old landrover that went through the roundabout previously :)

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Follow Up By: Axle - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 19:38

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 19:38
Lol ! Greg,...Thats why landrover are out on their own in the wet!



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Follow Up By: desray (WA - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 21:28

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 21:28
AWSUM reply Explorer ,, I would have to agree most of the oil on the roads came from a leaky Landrover (been towed away )
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Follow Up By: mikehzz - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 23:03

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 23:03
They don't leak, they mark their territory :-)
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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 19:57

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 19:57
Bald tyres can be run on any car even a 15 year old Landy ;-)
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Reply By: Madfisher - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:37

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 20:37
The cooper atrs on Sals Nullarbor are terible on wet roundabouts, mind you they have lasted that long they most likely have gone hard.
FWDS are fantastic as long as you keep your foot down, but a lot of inexperienced drivers get into trouble when they panic and brake or suddenly lift off the acclerator.
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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 22:24

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 22:24
Roundabouts are notorious for slips and slides. I'm sure they gather more oil spills than straight sections of road, because vehicles with leaks fling their oil off, around the curve, when the drips have just been sitting when travelling on straight level road.
In addition, there's more tyre rubber on a roundabout road surface, due to cornering forces when travelling around the curve.

Add in the fact that most roundabouts have a crossfall from the centre towards the outside (the opposite of most curves) - plus you have the vehicle cornerng and placing most weight on the outside wheels - and you have a unique set of circumstances designed to come together, to throw you off the road!

Witness the number of trucks that flip at roundabouts. Just a whisker too much speed, a load with a high centre of gravity - and bingo! - over they go.
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Follow Up By: River Swaggie - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 13:02

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 13:02
I'm totally with there Ron...
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Reply By: Siringo - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 15:22

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 15:22
Pouring rain! You must be in Sydney.
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Follow Up By: Axle - Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 19:09

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 at 19:09
Central Coast!, ....Just as bad mate.



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