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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Effed up tire Reply with quote

I spent the afternoon replacing my rear brake pads and rotors. When I took the rear driver's side tire off, I noticed the inside was all fucked up.




I don't know how visible it is, but there are bulges and indentations on the inner sidewall. What causes something like this? Funny thing is I drive to and from Charlotte twice last week and I've been driving to/from work all week and haven't noticed anything. Then I put the wheel back on today and drove a little bit the vibration at 45/50mph was very noticeable.

The other rear tire is fine, as are the fronts. The only thing I can think of is I had to patch/plug this tire about a month ago because I had a screw in it that was causing air to leak out. Turns out at least two other tires have nails in them, but they are holding air.

I'll be going to Discount Tire soon to get it replaced. Just curious what causes something like this so I can avoid it happening again.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a broken belt, but in the sidewall (?)


Are those Run-flat tires?? They have some different structure than "regular" tires..
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, they're not run-flats. I'm confused why I didn't feel any vibrations before I took the wheel off and since I've put it back on I have vibrations.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is weird Jon, and sucks since those tires look to have decent tread life. Sounds like you live near a construction site with all the nails in your tires... Neutral

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my tire did that once. basically your sidewall separated. Mine happened when i nailed a pot hole. have a couple small bulges and held air and drove fine...

buy needless to safe was def not safe.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might want to check on a potential warranty claim with the manufacturer for that.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car is parked until I get it replaced, which hopefully will be Wednesday. I'll ask the guys at Discount Tire if they know anything about warranty claims and I'll check Hankook's web site. Is it possible that plugging a nail hole in the tire caused this? Plugging holes in tires is fairly common, but I don't have much experience with these crazy low profile things.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

usually that type of damage is from an impact, something like a curb or pothole.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I drive US70/S. Saunders to work every morning and they recently repaved the road. Rather than finish the job, the left the manhole covers and valve covers sticking up a couple inches. Yes, they smoothed out the transition with asphalt, but still. There is almost no way of avoiding them when in traffic. I wonder if hitting one of those might have damaged the tire?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sucks, try yelling at the city of Garner? Then again....
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my tire replaced today. Turns out I fucked up the tire by driving on it when it was very low on air. Not that I try to make a habit out of driving on flat tires I hadn't noticed it was low on air until it was probably too late. Guess I need to find and install the TPMS. Embarassed
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