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My almost blowout

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  1. Wageslave

    Wageslave G-Body Guru

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    I was driving home from work the other night and started to get a vibration from the back. It made it home 15 miles without issue, but had a flat in the morning. This is what it looked like.

    I actually let the air out of the tire once I got it off of the car, since this thing is an explosion hazard. I
    have not had particularly good luck with these tires, but I think a pothole may have got this one. IMG_20180414_185246.jpg IMG_20180414_185238.jpg IMG_20180414_185532.jpg
     
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    Damn
     
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    That just didnt happen overnight....
    Guy
     
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    It looks like you were already way past due for a new tire(s) anyways.
     
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    And you were running them under inflated. A tire without enough air pressure in it will wear the outsides prematurely, while too much will wear it in the middle.
    Time to pay a bit more attention to your tires IMO.
     
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    :eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Wageslave G-Body Guru

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    This tire actually got rotated from the front after I had some alignment issues fixed. That whole side got wore down a while back. That, and it tends to be the one that spins when it "One wheel peels." This tire was pretty well shot, but I do keep them right at 32psi.
     
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    That tire is sketchy even by my lax standards.
     
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    Glad you caught it before it cost you a quarter panel.
     
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    That tire was shot many miles ago.
     
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