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Old 10-19-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
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Weird Marathon Picture - what happened?

A member of the New England Unit shared this picture on our Facebook and gave me permission to share it here in hopes maybe our tire engineer folks could chime in on this. What happened here?

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:15 PM   #2
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:18 PM   #3
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Now, that's your *professional* opinion? 😜😂

Honestly - that is the strangest thing I've ever seen on a tire! How is that even possible?!?! 😳
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:28 PM   #5
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Seriously it looks like air leaked between layers of the tire, as a guess a manufacturing defect or weird damage. Another reminder to use better tires😞😞


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Old 10-19-2015, 09:30 PM   #6
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....or just a lack of iodized salt in its diet.

At least it is an obvious problem that would lead to not using that tire.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.


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Old 10-19-2015, 09:55 PM   #7
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That's my tire, second one that failed this way with less than 5000 miles, LR D. Another one just shredded and destroyed the skin aft of the wheel.
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:20 PM   #8
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Looks like the average Marathon to me. Move along. Nothing to see here.
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I've seen a high pressure water hose do the same thing. Water just found a week spot in the fiberglass belts in the hose, didn't quite puncture the outer layer of rubber. A pinprick and it'll blow like crazy - stand back, wear eye protection!
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:35 PM   #10
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Same location on the AS?

Besides bad tire I suggest checking alignment.... Toe and Camber, distance between axle spindles... Check spindle, bearings, rim/wheel for damage..

How slow do you tow?
Is AS running "level" ???
What are weights of AS when running?
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Old 10-19-2015, 10:40 PM   #11
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What's the date code ?

How long have you had the tire ? Not miles, But time.

This is a separation at the tread edge that allowed air to bulge the sidewall between layers.

Usually the steel belt punctures the rubber and lets the air out.
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It's a TUMOR, in your best Arnold voice.

Sorry couldn't help it.
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Sidewall separation from running flat, low pressure or impact with a curb?

Could also be an implanted alien baby.
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