these tires were unbelievable in the wet when new. that's why i bought them. the main highway in and out of the city has terrible puddle issues when it rains. 1/4" deep rivers of water crossing the road are as if they aren't even there. the tire just cuts right through them.
i don't notice a significant dropoff in wet weather grip as the tire wears, only the corresponding decrease in resistance to hydroplaning. honestly, though, i have never felt the car hydroplane with these tires. since i have gone to wider widths than stock, the tires tend to drag through big puddles at speed, but i think any tire would do that.
i do consider tires used up at 4/32" tread depth. i don't like the idea of having to significantly adjust my speed or driving style for weather. this is the last season for my snow tires, and they are at 6/32".
if it's pouring rain i still expect to be able to go 65 mph with confidence. if it's snowing lightly, i expect to be able to go 65 on my snows with confidence. i do adjust my cornering speeds accordingly.
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