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Have you ever had a tyre blow on you

Discussion in 'Wheels, suspension and tyres' started by obi_waynne, 12 May 2017.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    You see shredded tyres at the side of the road quite often but I don't think I actually know anyone who has had a blow out in their car.

    I have a couple of friends who have had a wheel come off (and neither noticed until they started braking or turning a corner!)

    If you did have a blow out what do you think caused it? Heat, sidewall damage, debris on the road, Wear and tear ....?
     
  2. Lunchmoney

    Lunchmoney The Torque Meister

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    From:
    Poole, UK
    Car:
    '98 JDM Impreza STI
    Yep.
    On a long trip to a friend's wedding in March last year. Travelling on dual carriage way, left lane, about 70mph and the rear passenger tyre went. I felt a bump and saw the tyre in the rear view rolling away. I stuck the hazard lights on and pulled over to the verge. When I was finally rescued and lifted to a tyre shop (I carry a spare, but I just went for rescue) the man and the garage said the wheel was saved by quick reactions as I still had a bit of rubber around the rim.

    As for what caused it? No one could work it out. All four tyres were the same make and age, and the other 3 were fine. No obvious debris on the road. Very odd and I put it down to just one of those things.
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  3. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Wow that was bad. They say it's usually sidewall damage that causes a split. But not the sort of thing you'd really notice unless you did a detailed inspection.
     
  4. T9 man

    T9 man TC Pro Founder Moderator

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    Never had one, and I so hope it remains that way |B
     
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  5. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

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    Same here Os.:)
     
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