Just saw the pic of the blowout. Jesus, it looks like he hit an IED! Glad he is ok. For what its worth, that is a different tread pattern than mine and it was posted in 2010, so I wonder it it was a different tire then.
Re treat wear and being told that they bald at 15k I am calling all BS on that one. One of the benefits I have seen online is that people like the tread wear and have seend 30 and 40k miles with little wear. I have about 3k on mine and still look brand new. Not much detail on that, but no way the go under in 15k.
behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him...
2012 JKU RUBI PALE TAN