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Jeez :wow:
 

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Exactly!

Also left a huge pile of chewed up rubber on the fitters floor when removed!


Replaced both rears with 2 cool looking Hankook Ventus V12 EVO tyres. Cost £90 each. Odd size 205/45R16W so not easy to get hold of and tend to be expensive. Will get two more next month to replace crappy budget fronts. It's off a Peugeot 206 CC btw. Don't have a spare, just a can of puncture repair .. wasn't going to work this time! ;)
 

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What kinda speed were you going?
 

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I wasn't driving .. daughter's car .. she was doing about 50 but speaking to her at the weekend it seems the car started to "wobble" about 1/2 mile before, so she slowed down. She kept going to a BP garage forecourt as the road lighting was pretty poor and she didn't want to stop in the middle of no-where (sensible!)
 
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Is that where the rim has bitten into the tyre when driving on the flat
or did it all give like that in one go? :confused:
 

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Half and half we think ... sidewall let go then rim destroyed rest!
 
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see that fairly regulary, nothing to do with the tyres age, 100% to do with being asked to run without sufficient air pressure in.

if you get a puncture then get it fixed asap, as you say. good advice.

what happens is with such low pressure the sidewall gets squashed and is then flexed as the tyre rotates, this heats up the sidewall until it gives up the ghost and splits. bit like Uri Geller with his spoons :lol:
this is what she felt when it went "wobbly" 1/2 mile away from stopping. damage already done then so she was correct to carry on to a safe place to fit the spare :cool:.

at least she had one being a pug, lot of cars don't have them now :tut:

don't bother with the puncture seal stuff in a can. IF you actually manage to get one to work and seal & inflate a flat then even if the tyre can be saved chances are it won't be repairable. some solutions can be washed out and safely repaired, some can't. but either way they make such a horrible mess then most fitters will just say it's scrap rather than try and clean it all out.
 
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