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Old 08-25-2009, 06:54 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Well shoot. I went to the track friday, and checked tire pressure prior to leaving.

the front driver's side was low, about 15 psi down. I didn't think much of it and off I went.

Drove it around no problem that weekend but Monday afternoon i notice that same low tire was nearly flat. I check it and its got like 5 psi in it.

I take it off to try to find the leak, and here is what I find:

(i know the pics are horrible but I'll try to explain to help)




The chalk arrow is pointing to the actual leak. But there are other similar marks every 3-4 inches:




Also the side where the mark is is pretty concave, so I dunno if this would come from just running low pressure and the leak is where it cracked?
I figure I'll take it to a tire shop to see if they can plug it or patch it till we get some more tires for summer, but this is an unexpected expense. Would this be possible if it just was ran on low pressure or if I should look for a suspension issue. The guy I got the car from said it was stock, but I am beginning to doubt his honesty and car care expertise. Thoughts? Thanks guys.

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #2
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stock rims?
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:36 PM   #3
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that tire is DONE

run flat and killed
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:55 AM   #4
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Not too sure if it was run flat from pictures but i DO see cords. It almost seems like there was contact with the body. My vote goes to getting suspension/alignment checked out
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:10 AM   #5
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stock rims?
Yep. Stock sized rubber as well.

I was afraid it was shot. Thanks for the replies everybody.

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Old 08-26-2009, 10:23 AM   #6
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....btw, being 15 PSI low in one tire should have been an obvious sign something was wrong.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:05 AM   #7
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Wait, you checked it. Saw it was 15lbs low, AND continued to track/drive it for days? Nice.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:24 AM   #8
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steel belt separation. dump the tire and match it or get 4 new ones.

on another note, keep an eye on your pressures.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:00 PM   #9
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the front driver's side was low, about 15 psi down.
Wow... it was low by 15psi and that didn't even phase you? How hard is it to air up a tire? Plus - with that much of a drop, either you have a nail or something in the tire or someone is being mean and let the air out for you...

You are very lucky you didn't hurt yourself or someone else. I'm guessing the region worn down to the cords is from riding essentially on the rim... how can you have a front tire that low and not notice that something was very wrong while driving?
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