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Old 06-22-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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2003 WRX(Sold), Z4
Aspen White

Exclamation My tire blew up!

I always wanted to know what the hardest setting on my coilovers were, so I set them to the hardest 'track' setting. Also, my tires were pumped to around 45psi if I can recall.

On Saturday, I drive to work in the morning and park my car. The temperature outside was around 97ish all day. When I get off work at 7pm, I drive home. I hit those lane reflectors while changing a lane and I hear a louder thump than usual. My alignment then shifts to the left slightly and I notice something is wrong. While stopping towards a light my wheel is flat and has a large gash in it (75% of the sidewall).

Could the temperature, hardness setting, heat, and reflector bump be the cause of all this? I'm thinking that 45 psi in cool weather would actually be higher than 45psi once the temperatures rise dramatically. My tires are relatively new and still have the chalk lines in them. Just wanted to vent. My wheels are fine, so that's good
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