Got a flat

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires' started by TRUCK ACTION, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. TRUCK ACTION

    TRUCK ACTION Grand Toyotaholic

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    So on the way home from yesterday's show I blew a tire at 70, I was in the fast lane , & get not hear it, smell rubber & once I felt the wiggle,I exited at the first exit I could.
    If any corner drops the air system lifts right away the the preset height.
    Will pull tire off today & get new tire mounted,hoping they is no rim damage!!
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    MrDinkleman Enthusiast

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    This is why I don't like ultra low profile tires. A couple months ago, I hit something hard enough to crack the rim and blow out a tire on my FRS. The tire didn't feel flat and the car still tracked straight. I was debating whether to stop to check until I noticed my TPMS warning light was on so I pulled over and saw the actual damage. I couldn't feel the blown out tire even at 65MPH! With higher profiles, the handling would have gotten all squishy and sloppy and the blop-blop-blop would have been immediately noticeable. I normally hate all the new electronic gew-gaws on new cars but I was glad for the TPMS then...
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    Good thing you and your truck are ok. Couldve ended badly
     
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    Also if your rim is damaged, it's just an excuse to go rim shopping again.
     
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    TRUCK ACTION Grand Toyotaholic

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    My tires are not that low of profile ,225x40x18's, & no rim damage.
    No road hazards, tires just too old, 7 years, fronts are 2013 & I rotate them always.
    Tire companies say treat separation is what happens with old tires ,say replace at 6 years!
    New tread is 1/4'', had 3/8'' on both rears!
     

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