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post #16 of 24 Old 09-17-2008, 02:07 PM
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post #17 of 24 Old 09-18-2008, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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I'm pretty sure the tire was properly inflated after my last offroad trip. I do check on the pressure every once in a while. I still think it was a faulty valve stem, where the rubber of the valve stem was just cracked in many places due to either its age or just shoddy manufacturing. I got a prorated discount anywho from the dealer i bought my bfg's at and replaced all the valvestems on my tires.

Yea, the rim didn't receive any damage at all. My tires are only ~3 years old so and I never saw any visible tire defects (bumps or notches ) on the sidewall so I don't think it was age or wear or a tire defect. Tire valve.
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post #18 of 24 Old 09-26-2008, 03:28 AM
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The same thing happen to my tire
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post #19 of 24 Old 06-03-2009, 08:56 AM
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thats why i have metal valve stems... well i did, long story... but my 37s have 3, and my 44s have one lol.

but yeah you really gotta keep an eye on pressure with these bigger tires.

my 44s dont look flat at all WHATSOEVER when they are at zero pressure. i check them before every time i drive it.

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post #20 of 24 Old 06-04-2009, 06:08 AM
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Wow!

Guy's get real! Tires don't have "random" sidewall failures! All failures of this sort have to do with loss of air. I see it every day. valve stems can go because of brake heat, too. Why hit a tire dealer for something that was not his or the tires fault? That's one reason tires cost so much. I watched a lady hit a culvert and then say she was OWED a new tire just because! Air pressure is IMPORTANT.

Get off my high horse now
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post #21 of 24 Old 06-04-2009, 09:47 AM
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Guy's get real! Tires don't have "random" sidewall failures! All failures of this sort have to do with loss of air. I see it every day. valve stems can go because of brake heat, too. Why hit a tire dealer for something that was not his or the tires fault? That's one reason tires cost so much. I watched a lady hit a culvert and then say she was OWED a new tire just because! Air pressure is IMPORTANT.

Get off my high horse now
I'm surprised that Firestone and Bridgestone corporate attorneys didn't request you for testifying as an expert witness when they lost millions of dollars at their tire separation lawsuit.
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post #22 of 24 Old 06-11-2009, 11:46 AM
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wow, great driving!
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post #23 of 24 Old 06-12-2009, 09:26 AM
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I had the same thing happen on my truck with a 4000lb+ camper. It was a leaky valve stem that overloaded the other tire on the dually. $7000 damage (250 deductible) The tires were old, but still had good tread. Now i replace all my tires ever 5-6yrs even if they still have 70% tread.


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post #24 of 24 Old 08-16-2009, 04:25 AM
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thats freaky... I had the SAME tire except in a 31 x 10.5 and the same exact thing happened

felt the jeep slightly pulling then got harder and BOOM blew it out turned on my emergency lights and slowly got off to the side... scared the **** out of me and my girlfriend and of course was pouring rain but all was ok lol
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