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wheel spin? problem?

I like in rainy Washington and we bought the car in Illinois so it has pilot super sport summer tires on it....when its wet out I spin when leaving a stop sign and just a little throttle....is that a problem or juat the tires?

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it should stop quickly when the traction control kicks in...even my SLK 300 does that briefly from a stop if I accelerate hard, but the traction control light flashes and it stops...u have even more torque so not surprising...what is the ESP set on? S or C


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Not the tires Bud, with the 55 you have to get her moving gentily then pin the pedal and not many cars will stay with you.
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stay off the gas pedal. My 350 will spin easily on a wet road if I pull away to quickly and the little man who lives behind the dashboard flashes his yellow light at me
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Agree with Harry. Easy from stops. Dependent upon temperature, usually below 40 F, 3 season tires may drive like blocks until they warm up .... My 55 typcially breaks traction at speeds below 40 mph when wanting quick acceleration... Love it!!!!
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Hi Phs

Do you know which gearbox mode you were in , If you were in S yes your spin the rears up from lights in the wet no problem , Try & make sure your in C as this will not use first gear it start in second at light etc , But if you push it you can still spin the rear in C mode & thats in the dry

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....and how many miles on those tires, alternately how much tread is left across the whole width of the tire (SLK alignment tends to use up the inside tread early on).


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Your tires (Super sports) isn't very wet road friendly and mix that with high tq V8 roadster, you do the math.
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