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Old 11-02-2008, 01:18 AM   #1
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I DONT KNOW WHY THE PICTURES ARE LAID OUT THIS WAY THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE..Like it says my fuzion hri's just blew it was my rear right.i was cruising around 40 mph and all of a sudden i had a flat i checked it out and this is what i saw they have 4k miles on them and are constantly "weekly" checked for psi, they have been awesome tires i love them.Basically i think this was a factory defect because i have done nothing not even aggresive driving for them to do this. i was just curious if the manuf. warranty should cover this. all other tires are ion great shape but now i am worried it could happen again just at a higher speed .....here it is ,some pics are blury i am sorry for that any input would be nice as i have been hit with some unfot. things lately financially thanks again you all this is what fell out of my tire when i took it off ...
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:15 AM   #2
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Is your car dropped? Looks like somthing might have wrubbed its way through the sidewall i would inspect the opposite side.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:11 AM   #3
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Is your car dropped? Looks like somthing might have wrubbed its way through the sidewall i would inspect the opposite side.
X2 You have clearance issues.
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Old 11-02-2008, 02:05 PM   #4
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no clearance issues ive checked it out and nothng is rubbing

car is not dropped stock suspension and all, there is no clarance issue its my right rear tire nothing rubbing and a good incha dn a half from anything that could rub and it would take some real rough roads to make these rubs with the bottom of springs

tire size is 235/45/17, is this good i imagine it is right? and again they are fuzion hri's



wheres the tire rack guy why dont you chime in what do you think gimme some insight

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Old 11-02-2008, 03:04 PM   #5
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What is the offset of the wheels? From the looks of it, something rubbed... It might have been solid road debris but we don't know. Can you do us a favor and post up the DOT number stamped on the tire?
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:50 PM   #6
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put those pics on seperate lines


and that tire was run flat that caused it to do that
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:40 PM   #7
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I DONT KNOW WHY THE PICTURES ARE LAID OUT THIS WAY THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE
The RETURN/ENTER key is your friend. If you post 10 pictures all on the same line, amazingly enough they all show up next to each other!

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..Like it says my fuzion hri's just blew it was my rear right.i was cruising around 40 mph and all of a sudden i had a flat i checked it out and this is what i saw they have 4k miles on them and are constantly "weekly" checked for psi, they have been awesome tires i love them.Basically i think this was a factory defect because i have done nothing not even aggresive driving for them to do this. i was just curious if the manuf. warranty should cover this. all other tires are ion great shape but now i am worried it could happen again just at a higher speed .....here it is ,some pics are blury i am sorry for that any input would be nice as i have been hit with some unfot. things lately financially thanks again you all








this is what fell out of my tire when i took it off ...
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:53 PM   #8
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i worked in a tire shop for a few years. Its not a clearance issue at all!!. I dont know what you had in your tire, or if it was just a puncture.... But the damage caused to the sidewall of the tire is called run-flat damage. When the tire becomes low enough from loosing air the inside bead of the rim begines to rub against the inside of the tire. Thus causing all the rubber shavings inside the tire, as well as the sidewall to blow out. And trust me it doesnt take long for you to cause damage like that to an under inflated tire.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:14 PM   #9
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+1 that tire was low and that is what caused it
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:58 PM   #10
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Are these 'Run Flat' tires.

If you have run flat tires, they are typically designed to allow you to drive on them at speeds up to 50mph and for a distance of 100 miles so that you can get to a repair/tire shop to have the tire replaced.

I too worked in the repair business at one time and exactly as described above, the condition is typical of driving on a tire that is grossly underinflated to cause such damage.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:52 PM   #11
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^^^ I dont think thats a run-flat
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Old 11-02-2008, 10:40 PM   #12
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thank you patrick for re-posting them for me the tires are not run flats and no joke they were flat for about 30-50 yards max.

"flamesuit" on DOT numbers???

i jacked the car up and checked everywhere there is nothing it could have rubbed on, the only thing within a couple inches is the bottom of the springs..

do you guys think it could be manuf. defect i contacted subaru today just to make sure but they said that size tire was more than enough to clear and not rub.

im really worried im about to do a 2k drive and i really dont want this to happen again
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:46 PM   #13
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that tire was FLAT for a LONG time.....30-50 yards my ass

you drove it all night like that

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Old 11-03-2008, 10:39 AM   #14
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Inspect the tread for a puncture. You likely picked up a nail or glass, which was causing the tire to lose air while you were driving it, and driving on it while underinflated caused your condition.

I doubt you will get it replaced under warranty, did you get the road hazard replacement?
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:06 PM   #15
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thank you patrick for re-posting them for me the tires are not run flats and no joke they were flat for about 30-50 yards max.
Maybe they were only driven 30-50yds after the sidewall blew out, but apparently the damage was done long before that.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:57 PM   #16
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That tire failed because of low tire pressure. If you look at the tire there is a dark ring around the entire center. This tire had a lot of miles at low pressure, that ring does not develop from a couple miles let alone 30-50yds.

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Old 11-04-2008, 06:09 PM   #17
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thank you patrick for re-posting them for me
Now that I've demonstrated how to do it properly, you could go back and edit your original post so every time someone opens this thread the window it was displayed in doesn't scroll to 5x as wide as their screen. Just a thought.
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Old 11-04-2008, 06:54 PM   #18
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i worked in a tire shop for a few years. Its not a clearance issue at all!!. I dont know what you had in your tire, or if it was just a puncture.... But the damage caused to the sidewall of the tire is called run-flat damage. When the tire becomes low enough from loosing air the inside bead of the rim begines to rub against the inside of the tire. Thus causing all the rubber shavings inside the tire, as well as the sidewall to blow out. And trust me it doesnt take long for you to cause damage like that to an under inflated tire.
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Hi guys, I currently work for a large tire manufacture (and No I do not work for the company who's tire you have) and I see this type of damage on tires all the time. From the pictures you posed it does appear to be run low / run flat damage. But for the most part that is not covered under the terms of the limited warranty for the tire. If you purchased some type of extended warranty coverage from the shop where you got the tires, this type of damage should be covered under a "Road Hazard" type insurance or policy. You would just need to check with that dealer to be sure.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:18 AM   #19
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i am telling the truth!!!

these tires were NOT run low ,were you there have you seen my tires before. i check every monday before i wash my car for tire pressure.
they were run for like i said 30-50 yards MAX i have someone right beside me who was there they agreed. i said most of you think im full of **** and like i said im telling the truth .

well i guess im gonna have to get a new one. i thought considering how many tires they produce there could be a few that werent quite right.

and uncle scotty your full of **** ALL NIGHT LONG MY ASS, read my post why would i lie when im looking for good input and insight i obv. thought something funky happened if i did drive on it like this you would have never seen this post,you have to pay to play
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:15 AM   #20
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sorry d0000d....but there is no way in hell that that tire got that way the way you say it did

cant happen

and like everybody else says......that tire was flat for miles and miles and the PROOF is in YOUR pictures......your pictures dont lie

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i1...oween08059.jpg

the above takes a LOT longer than 30-50 yards

you are busted
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:21 AM   #21
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Well you've got one vendor, one guy who works for a tire company and many others who all say the same thing. What day did this happen...because you say you check your tires every Monday. Because the tire was in the back, you may not have felt any difference in steeing wheel feedback and drove a while on a low tire. Especially because it was the right rear tire--you're less likely to notice the low pressure as opposed to the left (driver) side. Good luck!
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:25 AM   #22
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so did you check the tire pressure right before the last drive??
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:00 PM   #23
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no i didnt check them before i left it happened saturday night right now im only averaging maybe 300 miles a month and decided to go get some food and boom i heard a loud noise felt something awkward pulled over and sure enough yeah you get the point.

uncle scotty your funny i would love to meet you in person you seem like a real interesting person...

i really dont give a **** if you beleive me or not i know what happened I was there like i said if i drove on those for even a 1/4 of a mile none of you would have seen this post.Its like if i ran a turboback with no ems and messed something up i wouldnt post thats my own fault like i said you have to pay to play anyways im gonna get another tire but i am skeptical on these tires now.....

i do appreciate all of your help even yours SCOTTY minus the calling me a liar but anywho if YOU know oh so much about tires you should get in the buisness you seem like you know EVERYTHING later DOOOD

and again thank you all very much for quick replys and giving me a little insight i guess i just need to check more often be even more thorough thanks again
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:29 PM   #24
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You probably were driving on the tire when it was low on air, but you did not notice or realize that it was. Then during the drive stress was being put onto the sidewall causing it to deteriorate.

So yes, I believe you when you say you drove less than a football field and this is what happened. But it happened for the reason as described above and what others are saying. That there was a leak you were unaware of and this was the result.

I have had the same happen to me. Drive on it, don't notice it, and voila! Cooked tire.

Just be happy this did not happen at speed on the highway.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:19 PM   #25
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whtsti22: Attacking members won't get you anywhere, especially well respected ones. Lets squash this and let it be.

I was asking for the DOT number that is printed on the side of the tire. Just wanna check the tire age is all.
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