So, in the middle of a recent road trip, i got a flat tire on my truck. Awesome i figure. Wal Mart tire and lube is open, i'll have them see if they can fix. No dice they say, but they have something to show me. Basically my 11 month old tires, with 20,000 miles are falling apart... AWESOME.
so, $1340 later i have new tires, and missed a day of work.
I am in contact with them to try and get some sort of reimbursement for the failure. They have tried to pin it on me, stating under inflation, or over loading of the tire. 40psi is not under inflated, and an 8300 lb truck, on 4 tires rated to carry 14,000 lbs is no where near over loaded. I had two different tire shops state they are torque cracks, and are a manufacturing flaw. We'll see how it goes.
Here are the pictures
These first three are the condition my tires are in.
Im only going to include a few pictures of the cracks, as i could easily take over 100. Basically, at any point on the tire you see this V design above a crack in the picture, there is a crack on the tire, ranging from .25" to 2.5" in length
this first picture is the actual failure.
Again these are just a few of the pics, but each tire looks the same.