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Whenever I go over those metal parts on draw bridges my car really scares the **** out of me.......because almost everytime I end up slipping into the other lane or towards the barrier. This is really starting to worry me because if god forbid I hit someone we are on a godamn bridge!!!!!!! Does anyone else experience this and do you guys think putting the car into third gear would provide better traction?? I have a 98 Concorde LX without traction control but ABS. THX:mg:
 

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Yeah, check your tire tread depth. If they are severely worn, I'd recommend replacing them.

Also.. make sure you're not taking a bridge rated at 50mph @ 100mph instead.. :p Speed limits are usually there for a reason. :)
 

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Which tires did you buy? Some cheaper tires are known for absolutely terrible grip. Please provide the make and model name of the tire, as well as the size. :)
 

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I go over the Jamestown bridge and the Newport bridge (the bridge you see Jim Carrey driving over on the motorcycle in Me Myself and Irene) 5 times a week. No problems wet or dry...
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i have wide tires and do have some grab and pull when crossing metal draw bridges in charleston, but nothing out of the ordinary or unsafe. i think slowing down and putting two hands on the wheel should reduce that problem
 

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I have pirelli p400 tires, I think they are 205 size. They are fairly new and my car was just aligned and everything. Maybe I just need to break them in a little more?:confused:
 

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Yeah, I think the tread on your brand-new tires is gripping into the bridge sections like on a severely rutted roadway. Take it slow 'cause the surface below the tread isn't really meant to be driven on.
 

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P400's are good tires. I have them on my wife's 93 Vision and they've been great in all kinds of weather.

I ride over that stuff everyday with no problem.
 

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I agree with nightravin....sounds like it might be an alignment issue. Did you notice any wear spots on your old tires, like on the inner or outer tread?
 

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My car was aligned right after my tires were installed..so I don't think thats an issue. I only have 200 miles on them so ill see how they break in....and if they don't then I'm gonna have to blow another $300 on tires.:(
 

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I never had a problem w/ the intrepid on bridges. I am also in RI, actually Jamestown, between our two big bridges that Loud98ES mentioned. Another thing that might be wrong is a loose bushing, tie rod, control arm etc. in the fron end. Is it a little loose while you're driving at highway speeds?
 
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