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nuclearlemon
09-17-2008, 08:27 PM
went to kvanoorts (who eerily looks like my brother:confused:) to pick up some parts and whipping onto 270 i started hearing a funny sound from the left rear tire...kinda like when you run in shoes that are too big for ya.

slowed down to about 55 and stuck my head out the window just in time to hear this hit the fenderwell:eek: must've looked impressive when it flew off cause the guy behind me swerved and hit the brakes...bet he won't tailgate me again.

nakman
09-17-2008, 08:30 PM
Holy cow!! glad you're alright, that's impressive!

quick, someone tell Totonka.. :lmao: :bolt:

kvanoort
09-17-2008, 09:00 PM
Your brother has nicer hair.

Glad to hear you're okay but that sucks about your tire. I've never seen anything like that before.

Crash
09-17-2008, 09:12 PM
Bias ply? Glad that knob didn't hit you in the face.
That sounds so wrong.

nuclearlemon
09-17-2008, 09:13 PM
Bias ply? Glad that knob didn't hit you in the face.
That sounds so wrong.

yes, yes it does. besides, i couldn't get that lucky :lmao:

Jacket
09-18-2008, 07:41 AM
:eek:

Same thing happened to me driving my 40 home from Baton Rouge. Mine was still holding air, just missing about a 1' square section of tread. Old dried out tires suck....

Uncle Ben
09-18-2008, 07:44 AM
:eek:

Same thing happened to me driving my 40 home from Baton Rouge. Mine was still holding air, just missing about a 1' square section of tread. Old dried out tires suck....

The tires were not speed rated high enough! :rolleyes: :lmao: :bowdown::zilla:

rover67
09-18-2008, 08:05 AM
Yeah, what's the date stamp on those tires?.. :bolt:

nuclearlemon
10-17-2008, 08:22 PM
MANGE TAKK! to jeremy and steve at 4wpw! :cheers: they were able to get my tire covered by interco and i got me a brand spankin' new swamper mounted and balanced for $21:thumb:

now...if i could only find defects with the two front tires i'd have a new set (bought a brand new spare right before moab).;)

hopefully, having matched tires on the rear will help with handling. the tires were almost to the wear treads and i threw my new spare on in place of the chunked tire and man did it pull something fierce:eek: bias plys can be a very unfriendly tire. test drive will hopefully be tomorrow when i go to the state meeting

nuclearlemon
10-17-2008, 08:24 PM
The tires were not speed rated high enough! :rolleyes: :lmao: :bowdown::zilla:

don't roll your eyes...you are totally correct. swampers are not rated for highway speeds (they just don't mention that in their advertising).

still, i'm totally impressed with the fact that the inner section held together and held air the entire time:thumb:

rover67
10-18-2008, 07:35 AM
That's pretty sweet that they covered it under warranty!!!!

Now I can borrow the rig while mine's being painted.... .right?