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Old 01-16-2008, 04:04 PM
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OEM 20" tire failure

I was at Discount getting one of my wheels rebalanced today and saw this sitting outside. The owner wasn't around so I didn't get a chance to hear what the cause was. I did inspect it thoroughly and it didn't appear to have any road hazard damage or cuts or punctures. It looks like the sidewall just seperated from the tread all the way around. It tended to follow the edge where the white letter layer was laid on the sidewall. Haven't heard of these tires giving people trouble but if I owned a set I'd be doing a little research. Anyways, just a heads up for my fellow PSD'ers. Sorry for the crappy pic quality, cell camera(plus I don't have any more bandwidth to link the fullsize pic).
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:07 PM
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Maybe just a defective tire. Or it was rubbing on the innerwheel well and got sliced by the fender lip some how. I don't know really but I know I was not driving the vehicle when it happened.
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Old 01-16-2008, 04:39 PM
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I wore my OEMs completely bald and they held up great. only trouble I ever had was a torn valve stem. That guy must have gotten a defect.
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Old 01-16-2008, 05:56 PM
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Yeah, I was figuring the same since I haven't heard any "flak" about these tires and people that have bad experiences with products usually tend to be the loudest. It couldn't of been something rubbing on the inner fender well since that is the outside of the tire. The inside was perfect, so was the tread. And it looked almost brand new as far as wear goes. I've had a few sets (and still have a set) of Goodyears and haven't had anything like this happen to me.
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My wife drug a sidewall down a curb and it left a very ugly white scrape line around the tire, but the tire never failed.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:19 PM
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I'm thinking the tire was low on air and they just didn't notice till it was to late. Did you look inside the tire? If it was driven with little to no air in it you would be able to see burned rubber inside. I had some thing similar happen to me on a drive across country.
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