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Old 01-20-2017, 09:08 PM   #1
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CCBs in heavy rain

Hey Silver Arrows...

If you have the carbon ceramic brakes on your SLS, be careful in very heavy rain because they will be surprisingly useless for a few seconds when engaged.

I had this happen several times today while trying to pick my way from SF to LA through one insane rainstorm after another. BTW, I declare the California drought to be futha-mucking OVER...holy crap!

This only happens after prolonged driving in *very heavy rain* and not having used the brakes in a while (i.e., freeway driving). It probably didn't help that the temps were in the mid-40s.

What you'll feel when you go for the brakes is ... nothing. It's quite an alarming sensation to say the least. You'll slow down very minimally for 2 seconds and then the brakes finally begin to bite. I recommend scrubbing speed every 10 minutes or so (check your rearview mirror first!) and keep your brakes dry with some heat in them.
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Well ***** to you!!!...on your trip my friend!!!! Now that we know that your SLS has seen rain please claim the depreciation to your insurance company ASAMFP. .... pics or it didn't happen
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Rain!

Please claim diminished depreciated value ASAP.
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I made it as far as Solvang and gave up. Decided a night at the Hadsten House was far better than fighting rainy LA traffic on a Friday night. I think I chose well.

Much to my surprise, the SLS did not melt in the rain overnight. Off to SD we go!

Oh boy are these folks in for a rude surprise when I fire up the beast. lol.

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I made it as far as Solvang and gave up. Decided a night at the Hadsten House was far better than fighting rainy LA traffic on a Friday night.

No Valet? What kinda Inn is that! Ha
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