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Message 1888220 - Posted: 6 Sep 2017, 22:50:12 UTC - in response to Message 1888219.  

No, I bought the tire at Discount Tire Warehouse, though I'm not sure of when anymore, the new one was $48.00, and like I think I said, I may have piked up and/or run over a nail on a dirt road(at least I didn't get stuck), or driven it with too low air pressure, I had the car fully loaded yesterday, 3 humans and 3 dogs, plus the trunk was loaded, I've no idea what did the deed.

And then a person by the name of Jeannie showed up, She used to live next door.
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Message 1888224 - Posted: 6 Sep 2017, 23:12:50 UTC

Sun Unleashes Monster Solar Flare, Strongest in a Decade

At 5:10 a.m. EDT (0910 GMT), an X-class solar flare — the most powerful sun-storm category — blasted from a large sunspot on the sun's surface. That flare was the strongest since 2015, at X2.2, but it was dwarfed just 3 hours later, at 8:02 a.m. EDT (1202 GMT), by an X9.3 flare, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC). The last X9 flare occurred in 2006 (coming in at X9.0).

According to SWPC, the flares resulted in radio blackouts: high-frequency radio experienced a "wide area of blackouts, loss of contact for up to an hour over [the] sunlit side of Earth," and low frequency communication, used in navigation, was degraded for an hour. [The Sun's Wrath: Worst Solar Storms in History]


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Message 1888254 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 2:27:11 UTC

I guess Cleveland is not the place to be if you are an armed robber.
A man who intended to rob a Cleveland Taco Bell was shot and killed by armed employees.
Uhh.....THREE armed employees.
His accomplice got away.
Armed Taco Bell workers shoot, kill robbery suspect.
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Message 1888255 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 2:29:05 UTC - in response to Message 1888254.  

I've noticed that drive-thru employees now lock that window. Probably a good idea.
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Message 1888256 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 2:32:46 UTC

Here the drive up is split into 2 windows, one where the money for the order is paid for, then the main window where the food is picked up at, the main problem here is the desert heat.
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Message 1888288 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 5:04:32 UTC - in response to Message 1888220.  

No, I bought the tire at Discount Tire Warehouse, though I'm not sure of when anymore, the new one was $48.00, and like I think I said, I may have piked up and/or run over a nail on a dirt road(at least I didn't get stuck), or driven it with too low air pressure, I had the car fully loaded yesterday, 3 humans and 3 dogs, plus the trunk was loaded, I've no idea what did the deed.

And then a person by the name of Jeannie showed up, She used to live next door.


Doesn't look much like a nail puncture, more like an overload combined with low pressure leading to high temperatures. The number of times recently when truck in the UK have had blow-outs like yours they've found an axle-overload is very worrying.
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Message 1888296 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 5:32:52 UTC - in response to Message 1888288.  

Doesn't look much like a nail puncture, more like an overload combined with low pressure leading to high temperatures. The number of times recently when truck in the UK have had blow-outs like yours they've found an axle-overload is very worrying.

Load, pressure, and age.
Worth checking the date of manufacture on the tyre wall (last 4 digits of the full DOT code- last 2 digits, are the year, the preceding 2 digits are the week of manufacture) to make sure your new tyre isn't old stock. Not unusual to get a new tyre that was actually manufactured a year or more ago. However if it's 2 or more years old, ask for a better price, or a newer tyre.
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Message 1888298 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 5:35:44 UTC

Are they still doing recaps on truck tires?
I remember a long time ago you used to see those treads peeled off and littering the highways.
Nowadays, not so much.
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Message 1888306 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 6:12:00 UTC - in response to Message 1888298.  

Are they still doing recaps on truck tires?
I remember a long time ago you used to see those treads peeled off and littering the highways.
Nowadays, not so much.


Any tyre will do that, its usually caused by running with an underinflated tyre - the tyre flexes too much - overheats - and the tread separates from the carcase.

It used to happen more so with twin tyres rather than with big singles which on this side of the pond are more commonly used nowdays, with singles its easier to see, feel or hear a tyre thats starting to cause problems.

Another cause used to be brakes dragging, with drum brakes this used to be a problem but most modern brakes are now disk brakes and we do not get so many problems with them.
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Message 1888311 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 6:31:56 UTC - in response to Message 1888298.  

Are they still doing recaps on truck tires?
I remember a long time ago you used to see those treads peeled off and littering the highways.
Nowadays, not so much.

Well I do see parts of retreaded truck tires on the roads, just bits and pieces, mostly tread, sometimes cords. Reminds Me of the problem Firestone used to have with some of their tires.

@ Rob Smith, I did have more weight in the car than normal the day before, not for long of course, so to get to Barstow on the compact spare that a neighbor will put on the rear, I have to drive 20.8 miles @ 45mph, the compact spare tire won't go faster than 50mph before going flat, the direct route is about 5 miles shorter, but is on a fwy part way there, the long way is all paved, and is one of 3 ways to get from Yermo to Barstow or vice versa. I doubt a regular tire/rim will fit where the compact spare goes, that would cost $96.60 for the tire/rim right now, if I were able to buy an extra tire and rim, plus another $16.00 for mounting and balancing, $112.60 aluminum rim(stock) to $113.50 currently w/a steel rim(aftermarket w/the correct rim offset).
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Message 1888314 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 6:35:42 UTC - in response to Message 1888311.  


Well I do see parts of retreaded truck tires on the roads, just bits and pieces, mostly tread, sometimes cords. Reminds Me of the problem Firestone used to have with some of their tires.

I had a pair of those Firestone tires.
Left front disintegrated whilst driving home from Wisconsin Dells about 40 years ago. Almost took out a guy on a Harley in the other lane, but I was able to pull it back. And those tires only had a few thousand miles on them.
Never ever bought another Firestone tire again.
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Message 1888325 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 8:22:33 UTC

That saga really stuffed Firestone - I was in the process of ordering a load of tyres and Firestone were top of the list until the excreta and the Expellair met.
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Message 1888332 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 9:59:33 UTC - in response to Message 1888325.  

That saga really stuffed Firestone - I was in the process of ordering a load of tyres and Firestone were top of the list until the excreta and the Expellair met.

Well, it sure stuffed them in my book. Got rid of them and switched to Goodrich TA radials. Good traction, but didn't wear so well.
Of course, I was a kid then. And drove like one.
I am loving the new set of Michelin Defenders I am running on Toothless right now. Great tires.
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Message 1888337 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 10:25:30 UTC - in response to Message 1888336.  

I try to check my tire pressures at least every other month.
More often if I have a suspicion that one is going down too fast.
And then that gets checked out and taken care of.
Car is only as safe as it's tires.
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Message 1888339 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 10:46:13 UTC

Being 14", which is not as common these days, my Michelins had to be ordered directly from the factory. So they were very fresh stock.
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Message 1888342 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 10:56:03 UTC - in response to Message 1888336.  

Any tyre will do that, its usually caused by running with an underinflated tyre - the tyre flexes too much - overheats - and the tread separates from the carcase.
Far too many people never bother to check their tyre pressures from one month to the next, then load their car to the absolute limits and wonder why they get a blowout. That picture was very unlikely to be a nail or puncture, just a blowout.

Also car tyres age. I just recently had to buy 4 new ones to replace those with low mileage on them, I doubt they were more than half worn. But the sidewalls were starting to crack, and I was advised by my professional mechanic that they simply weren't safe. The car does minimal mileage each year so that's is the price you pay for that.

You still see pieces of lorry tyres on the side of main roads in the UK, but it is now illegal to use re-treads or re-cuts on anything except agricultural off road vehicles. The law on second hand tyres is grey. A couple of years ago a local el cheapo garage round our way had a sign offering part worn tyres for £15. I reported them to trading Standards and the sign came down. In the UK the annual MOT will usually warn you with an advisory if your tyres are dodgy and not likely to last the coming year.

I had the car fully loaded yesterday, 3 humans and 3 dogs, plus the trunk was loaded .

I assume at best just two passengers plus yourself. You weigh 420 lbs, the same as three normal people. That makes the load equivalent to 5 people, plus luggage plus dogs, in a small Ford Escort. I would suggest that you simply failed to realise that you overloaded your car. If that was 3 passengers plus yourself that was illegal overloading.

Doctors Office said 416, not 420.
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Message 1888343 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 11:00:13 UTC - in response to Message 1888342.  


Doctors Office said 416, not 420.

Oh, then I am sure the tires were fine.
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Message 1888346 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 11:15:43 UTC

I keep mine inflated towards the upper end of the maximum. They ride a tad harder, but handle better. And they seem to wear pretty evenly, as I still tend to corner more aggressively than some people.
I do love my anti-sway bars.
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Message 1888348 - Posted: 7 Sep 2017, 11:32:32 UTC
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Those sway bars do wonders for the car's handling.
I run the station wagon bar on the front and an aftermarket bar from Addco on the back.
GM never even bothered with a back sway bar on that chassis.

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