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Old 07-24-2015, 01:59 AM
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Default Florida Owners!, C2 or C4 in the rain!

Hey everyone,

I am getting closer and closer to finally getting my 964!

I will be driving the car as my DD and I have a significant commute, about 40 mi each way each day. Should I consider a C4 for better traction in the rain?

I pours ALL THE DAMN TIME IN FL but I figured i'd ask, although I am sure there are tons of people driving C2s with the rain.
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:49 AM
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I drove my C2 up to Amelia Island two nights ago in heavy rain and never had an issue. Just make sure you have a good set of tires on with good wet traction ratings.

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Old 07-24-2015, 12:32 PM
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I've had my C2 for 17 years now, in both Northern California and now in Texas and I have never had an issue with wet weather traction...as mentioned, a good set of tires is important.
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Which tires do you use?
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I recently purchased a 964. Not a daily but have driven it in the rain and not an issue. I'd be more concerned about making sure the ac is working flawlessly. I had ac totally redone and it blows ice cold. However, unless I keep the car running about 5 minutes before I set out in it I'll need a change of shirt when get to the office. Old school leather not very breathable. Let he car get cold and you are good to go. Kick *** car. Enjoy!
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Where in Florida? I drive my C2 in rain only when i get caught out in it but havent had any problems at all even on older (harder) tires with good tread left.
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Obviously all wheel drive will offer better traction in slippery conditions. But, really depends on how you drive and as others mentioned the quality and type of tires.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:48 PM
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Drought conditions on the se coast....now whats this about rain everyday? Dood....hitch up a pair...you are gonna be fine.

Remember that rain is not the same as ice and snow. Jesus.
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Drought conditions on the se coast....now whats this about rain everyday? Dood....hitch up a pair...you are gonna be fine.

Remember that rain is not the same as ice and snow. Jesus.
Lol +964

What do you florida guys use for wipers? Mine are about as useful as a pair of pencils
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Like others have said - it comes down to the tires. Never an issue with good tires and the C2.
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Drought conditions on the se coast....now whats this about rain everyday? Dood....hitch up a pair...you are gonna be fine.

Remember that rain is not the same as ice and snow. Jesus.
We got it up here Pat. I took the cab out for a ride this morning and while sitting at a light it starts dumping rain with the sun out bright and shiny! By the time I could get out and undo the cab top cover it stopped. What the hell are you doing slumming down her in the 964 area
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Lol +964

What do you florida guys use for wipers? Mine are about as useful as a pair of pencils
RainX and go fast!
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Originally Posted by kokolyia View Post
Which tires do you use?
Yokohama AD08's
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Drove mine in the nasty south florida rain storm we had today. c2 perfectly fine and I only have nexen su1 tires on her. Which im actually impressed with.
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Bought my '91 C2 new in NJ. Moved to Central Florida 9 years ago. Have run assorted high performance tires over the years. Currently running on Sumi HTR-Z-3s. I have never had a traction problem in NJ drizzle on oily roads, or under torrents in Florida. Just make sure you have plenty of tread.
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