Well, almost all the highways are two lane roads in Maui, and I rented the Viper for 24 hours. We drove the "road to Hanna", which is a great trip. I got into the habit of quickly speeding up, passing a number of cars all at once, and getting back in my lane. Near the end of the trip, I tried to pass 4 cars and a semi, with a SUV fairly close in the oncoming lane of traffic. Halfway through the pass, I realized that I couldn’t make it. So instead, I slammed on my brakes, and swerved onto the opposing lane’s shoulder. Evidently, when you go from 100mph – 0mph on a car without antilock brakes, it wears a huge flat-spot in the tire, thus ruining them.Gas Man said:Originally Posted by rworkman98
I rented a Viper in Hawaii. It was awesome, until I broke it...
There's a story I would like to hear!
With the flat spot, the car shuddered when driven between about 5 and 40 mph, but I hoped the rental agency wouldn’t notice. I returned the car about an hour later, and drove away, thinking I’d gotten away with it. Shortly thereafter, they called my cell phone, whereas I tried to persuade them that the tires were like that when I got the car. They didn’t believe me, so I paid for the replacements. Viper tires are expensive!