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Old 02-01-2010, 07:36 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Minnie's Mate View Post
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.
At the next opportunity I will check on the stem.

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #23
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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...

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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