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Old 02-01-2010, 07:36 AM   #21
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Considering the hole on the inside of tire wall, I am partial to believing that was the initial penetration and the damage to the outside tire wall might have come after the initial blow-out while the tire was still in motion. The scuffs to the side wall are more than likely due to rolling on the tire to get off the interstate.
Tom, I wouldn't assume to much from a sidewall hole. The dynamics of a tire disintegrating don't necessarily follow conventional thinking. I had brand new Michelins on my Born Free moho when the right front stem failed. I had it in the shop for that issue the day before as the tire was losing air. I felt it going flat at interstate speeds, and had it on the shoulder within a mile of the onset, but it still looked very similar to your tire, and had I not known exactly what was happening, I would have looked at the tire and assumed a blowout as well. I don't know what the dynamic of sidewall deterioration is on a rolling tire, but it's interesting.

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Old 02-01-2010, 08:40 AM   #22
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Tom, I wouldn't assume to much from a sidewall hole. The dynamics of a tire disintegrating don't necessarily follow conventional thinking.
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At the next opportunity I will check on the stem.


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hi tom

over 4 years and 30k miles? brand that good performance in an overall sense and no flats in all that time is fortunate ...

not unlike many reports in this thread...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ons-27999.html

it's impossible to determine what happened to that tire HERE in cyberspace...

except that U stopped in time to prevent wheel well/skin damage from flying rubber...

the pics are cool foder for chatter, that's really all this is...

given the size/mass of the bunkhouse, u might consider E rated gyms or maxxis next go round...

they do offer greater flexibility when matching inflation pressures to axle/tire loads.

and might as well include METAL stems too...

in case u decide to add tpms at a later time.

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