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Old 08-08-2009, 09:22 PM   #1
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I've got a set of BF Goodrich Traction T/As on my wife's Legacy. We've had more flats in them than any set of tires I recall. Is it possible they are attracting nails and screws? Has anyone had a problem like this with a particlular set of tires?
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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Is it possible they are attracting nails and screws?
you are joking right?

like they have magnet on them.......
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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I have had tires that did that, too.

My Hankook rs-2's punctured like crazy......all 4 ended up being repaired at least once
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:15 PM   #4
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I have had tires that did that, too.

My Hankook rs-2's punctured like crazy......all 4 ended up being repaired at least once
i had yoko's that did the same thing, went threw 6......i still blame it on bad luck
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:02 AM   #5
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i had yoko's that did the same thing, went threw 6......i still blame it on bad luck
nah.....some tires just puncture much more easily than others
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Old 08-10-2009, 05:13 AM   #6
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i had yoko's that did the same thing, went threw 6......i still blame it on bad luck
i think luck has a lot to do with it. running over something can happen at any time. ive seen someone get a non-repairable flat the next day on new rubber.

i hear the more steel belts the better puncture resistance but them are more for truck sizing.
ive seen some weird stuff in tires..a spark plug. fork. wrench. and even half a toe nail clipper. (usually the rear wheel .. im guessing the front tire kicks the object up and the rear runs over it jus right)

but yeah .. traction t/a's (discontinued) arent more prone to nails from my experience. have you been drivin thru some construction? or maybe near the dumps? idk
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:59 PM   #7
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i think luck has a lot to do with it. running over something can happen at any time. ive seen someone get a non-repairable flat the next day on new rubber.

i hear the more steel belts the better puncture resistance but them are more for truck sizing.
ive seen some weird stuff in tires..a spark plug. fork. wrench. and even half a toe nail clipper. (usually the rear wheel .. im guessing the front tire kicks the object up and the rear runs over it jus right)

but yeah .. traction t/a's (discontinued) arent more prone to nails from my experience. have you been drivin thru some construction? or maybe near the dumps? idk

not at all i had most of my problems with tires when I had a Honda. Probably because of the 17/18 inch wheels and low profile tires. I swore it was luck tho...i went threw atleast 6 SETS of tires on that care in 4 years. **** half of the time i'd replace one at a time because of a non fixable puncture.......

i honestly spent thousands on tires for my honda.
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I've put one plug in all my all season tires in about 4x as many miles as I've put 5 plugs in max performance tires. Using that math, my max perf tires were about 20x more likely to get a hole.
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I've put one plug in all my all season tires in about 4x as many miles as I've put 5 plugs in max performance tires. Using that math, my max perf tires were about 20x more likely to get a hole.
all my problems were with max performance tires or better


never had any problems with winter tires or all seasons
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:51 PM   #10
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My wife's car has the problem too... she works in a ghetto area and gets em all the time.

"bad luck" or "crappy area"
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:43 PM   #11
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My wife's car has the problem too... she works in a ghetto area and gets em all the time.

"bad luck" or "crappy area"

that has a little of both...if its a crappy area then you have a higher chance of picking up something in your tire....which is still luck haha

I feel ya tho! I used to always drive around industrial areas back home when I had problems
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I have been driving a LONG time, and some tires are more(or MUCH MORE) prone to puncture than others
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I have been driving a LONG time, and some tires are more(or MUCH MORE) prone to puncture than others

I couldnt agree with you more since I have had first hand experience as well with tires that ate nails like candy.


tho the statement do tires "attract" nails like in the tittle is a little different.
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Old 08-15-2009, 12:55 AM   #14
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I used to think that about the Nittos on my girlfriend's civic, until one day at her house I noticed that there are tons of nails hidden in the dirt on her house lot where she parks her car. At one point she had nails in her tires 4 times in a week and a half. Her tires are kind of low profile though.
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I used to think that about the Nittos on my girlfriend's civic, until one day at her house I noticed that there are tons of nails hidden in the dirt on her house lot where she parks her car. At one point she had nails in her tires 4 times in a week and a half. Her tires are kind of low profile though.

sounds like you shoulda brought out a magnet and swept the ground like they do after construction....

i hope she found a new place to park
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I happened to have alot of little nails and stuff in my Federal RS-R's, but I think that was probably from the added grip the tires had. They probably just picked up extra stuff during normal driving. I haven't had but a couple of nails in a load of tires over the years, and the RS-R's picked up 4 or so.
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I happened to have alot of little nails and stuff in my Federal RS-R's, but I think that was probably from the added grip the tires had. They probably just picked up extra stuff during normal driving. I haven't had but a couple of nails in a load of tires over the years, and the RS-R's picked up 4 or so.
thats cuz you get new wheels/tires every month



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sounds like you shoulda brought out a magnet and swept the ground like they do after construction....

i hope she found a new place to park
Well now theyre constructing at her house on that empty lot so there are tons more nails. Well, the good thing is she's not parking there anymore.

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Not that tyres attract nails, but my thinking that wider tyres are statistically more likely to suffer from a puncture, since there is more rubber in contact with the road at any given period of time. Should be interesting to see if this really is the case here, as some are mentioning having less punctures with the standard all season tyres compared to their summer rubber.

I personally have not noticed anything, but then again, my summer tyres are not exactly wide (215's) , when compared to what many around here seem to run.
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I've got a set of BF Goodrich Traction T/As on my wife's Legacy. We've had more flats in them than any set of tires I recall. Is it possible they are attracting nails and screws? Has anyone had a problem like this with a particlular set of tires?

I notice that my mom and sisters don't drive very well. They often drive right of the line, run over the debris in the intersections, and generally drive off "the beaten path". I feel like that is where all the nails and **** that will puncture your tire get pushed to.

I have tried to talk to them about it after many nails/flats, but they just don't seem to understand.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:37 AM   #21
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Stickier tires will pick up EVERYTHING! I once picked up somebodies car key on my r-comp after an AX run.I was checking the tire temps, and the key was stuck flat to the tire. I should have taken a pic.
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I notice that my mom and sisters don't drive very well. They often drive right of the line, run over the debris in the intersections, and generally drive off "the beaten path". I feel like that is where all the nails and **** that will puncture your tire get pushed to.

I have tried to talk to them about it after many nails/flats, but they just don't seem to understand.

wow i couldnt agree anymore with that statement
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