Standing Water on Motorway

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arnsbrae
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Standing Water on Motorway

Post by arnsbrae » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:32 pm

I have done the same 30 mile motorway trip back and forward to work for a number of years.

I know where all the standing water gathers when the rain comes.

I’ve noticed the iPace is very much more stable going through standing water than my previous BMW 5 Series (the worst) and my E Class Coupe.

Is that just down to weight - with the iPace being heavier?

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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by HSE » Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:52 pm

4WD may help as well

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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by IynCognito » Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:41 pm

watch out for the delicate rear deflectors coming off though!

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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by electric beagle » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:02 pm

HSE wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:52 pm
4WD may help as well
AWD makes no difference if you lose grip as I did in motorway standing water in my last car, not a fun experience
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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by TheBook » Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:21 pm

arnsbrae wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 4:32 pm
I have done the same 30 mile motorway trip back and forward to work for a number of years.

I know where all the standing water gathers when the rain comes.

I’ve noticed the iPace is very much more stable going through standing water than my previous BMW 5 Series (the worst) and my E Class Coupe.

Is that just down to weight - with the iPace being heavier?
E class coupe is fun in the snow :shock: couldn't get mine off my driveway when it arrived. Much happier in the I-Pace
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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by anorak » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:35 pm

The i-Pace being heavier than your previous cars will mean it's inherently less prone to aquaplaning at the same speeds but I would suggest that tyre size, composition and tread depth are more influential.
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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by tonywonderfire » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:51 pm

Probably narrower tyres. Works every time. There's also a lower CoG, but I would guess that only affects stability when cornering in such conditions. There again, I flunked A-level Physics ...
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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by greencard20 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:44 pm

Could it be the all season tyres making that difference by giving that extra bit of grip and stability compared to summer tyres?
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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by electric beagle » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:12 pm

anorak wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:35 pm
The i-Pace being heavier than your previous cars will mean it's inherently less prone to aquaplaning at the same speeds but I would suggest that tyre size, composition and tread depth are more influential.
My GTR was well over 2 tonnes it's not about weight it's the tyres
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Re: Standing Water on Motorway

Post by Delta5 » Sat Mar 27, 2021 7:38 am

Mine on 18 inch tyres cut through standing water easily one very wet night, I’m sure the weight helped as well, wide tyres are well known for lack of grip in wet or slippery conditions - unless they have a very open tread, off-road etc
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