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Cause of tire failure found

I pulled out the bad tire to try and determine what failed. It wasn't too hard to figure out. Large 6" nail right in the center of the tread. No wonder.

Apparently it's been in there for some time and got really low before I noticed it. This likely already weakened the sidewall. When it went flat this time at highway speed, the sidewall finally gave it up (right in the vicinity of the nail).

This is the 2nd time in a year I've run into this. I think I got the 325xin (N for nail-seeking feature). Grrr...

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bigredlug
Jul. 6th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
You may be the only person I know who ought to get the insurance for your tires. So sorry to hear that you had trouble on your trip. *hug*
snowboardjoe
Jul. 7th, 2006 03:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I need to check on that when I get back. I normally don't get that, but will double check. Hugs back at ya...
dan4behr
Jul. 7th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
If you decide to go with a new set of tires, I just thought I'd tell ya that I recently had a great experience with Tire Rack and some BFGoodrich Traction TA/V's (205/50 VR16). I had them shipped to the Colony Tire right there next to the hardware store on Hwy 54. The TireRack contact there, Tim, I believe his name was, is kinda hot too (IMHO)!
snowboardjoe
Jul. 7th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
I'm going to check on just trying to replace the one tire and see about shaving it down to the same tread as the others. I'll do more research on this when I get back from my trip. Would rather not buy another set of tires.

Current tires are Falken ST-115 (205/55R16) and have really enjoyed them. They are quiet, smooth, a little tramlining and even work reasonably on the track. Great grip and feedback too. Not expensive either.
davegrrr
Jul. 7th, 2006 01:30 am (UTC)
Re the 325xin: always good to get a bit of humor out of it I suppose.
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