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Old 03-19-2002, 11:37 AM   #1
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Exclamation Luke: I got a blister in my Side wall!!!!

Hey Luke,

I bought some Kuhmo Exsta's Last Fall from the Totem Lake Discount Tire. I have less than 10K on them. I hit a pothole the other night and I now have a lovely new blister on the sidewall.....Is this a warranty issue? These are UniDirectional tires..Do I have to replace all four or Can I replace just one? Help!!!!
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Old 03-19-2002, 02:19 PM   #2
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The blister on the sidewall means the belting on the tire has broken. I can't say about Tirerack warrantying it, but don't drive on that tire!

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Old 03-19-2002, 04:45 PM   #3
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why is it that no one can call Luke toll free, but instead they must all post ATTN: Luke or some crap like this. Like he doesn't have enough to do outside of the I-club. All the vendors on here do have more things than the I-club.

Sorry to rant.. I feel better now.

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Old 03-19-2002, 05:21 PM   #4
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FYI....

I did call Luke and got his VM..and I did leave a mess...
I was also looking for some opinions...

But not yours rant boy....
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Old 03-19-2002, 05:30 PM   #5
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that should be warrantied no problem.

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Old 03-19-2002, 05:34 PM   #6
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a third-party roadhazzard warranty or possibly your insurance (if you opt for roadhazzard coverage) will help. no manufacturer warranty will though...

subaru's official tolerance for tire circumference varience is 1/4", which isn't squat.

so then you should replace 2 tires, unless there is significant wear in which case you'll have to replace all four. I've worn out summer tires in 10k, but I've never had 712s. the only time you can safely replace just one is if the tire on that axle and preferable all the other 3 tires are barely worn.
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Old 03-19-2002, 06:00 PM   #7
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The same thing happened to me, but I filed a claim with the County and they paid for it
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Old 03-19-2002, 06:09 PM   #8
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Here's what I think .... Kumho does not have a warranty to cover roafd hazzard (no manufacturer does). Totem Lake where you purchased your tires may have sold you "road hazzard insurance" which would cover this problem. You should contact them if that is the case. You did not purchase the tires from The Tire Rack .... we do not offer the road hazzard insurance. As far as, how many to replace measure your tread depth and if you have more than 10/32" replace 1 tire. If you have 9/32" or less replace 2 tires. If you have less than 6/32" replace all 4 tires

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Old 03-19-2002, 06:21 PM   #9
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.."The same thing happened to me, but I filed a claim with the County and they paid for it "....

I would love too..But I did it on the Indian Res..and I dont think I can.But thanks for the idea...
Luke thanks for the advice....
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Old 03-19-2002, 07:22 PM   #10
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why is it that no one can call Luke toll free, but instead they must all post ATTN: Luke or some crap like this. Like he doesn't have enough to do outside of the I-club. All the vendors on here do have more things than the I-club.

Sorry to rant.. I feel better now.

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Old 03-19-2002, 10:22 PM   #11
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I hit a pot hole with my VW. ruined the tire and bent the rim (bad). The township which the pot hole was in paid for a new tire. Alot of paperwork and about 2 months later. Kinda not worth it.

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Old 03-20-2002, 12:19 AM   #12
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Question A Shave & A Haircut?

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...As far as, how many to replace measure your tread depth and if you have more than 10/32" replace 1 tire. If you have 9/32" or less replace 2 tires. If you have less than 6/32" replace all 4 tires...
ummm... if he has more than a 1/4" of wear, couldn't he order a single tire from tirerack, and ask to have it shaved?
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Old 03-20-2002, 08:44 AM   #13
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Default Re: Luke: I got a blister in my Side wall!!!!

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I bought some Kuhmo Exsta's Last Fall from the Totem Lake Discount Tire...
You didn't even buy it from TireRack! Why are you asking Luke?

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Old 03-20-2002, 12:21 PM   #14
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You didn't even buy it from TireRack! Why are you asking Luke?

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I felt the same too !! He should have contacted the place from where he purchased his set, before even posting it here.

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Old 03-20-2002, 12:25 PM   #15
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Why must people qustion life...Cant we all just get along!

I asked (and I am not gonna say it again) LUke becouse he seems competent about what he is talking about...

and I was hoping for more (positive) feedback from other people who have gone thru this...Isnt that what this place is for...?????


Jeesh who pi$$ed in everybodies wheaties....
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Old 03-20-2002, 02:42 PM   #16
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Hey Luke,

I bought some Kuhmo Exsta's Last Fall from the Totem Lake Discount Tire. I have less than 10K on them. I hit a pothole the other night and I now have a lovely new blister on the sidewall.....Is this a warranty issue? These are UniDirectional tires..Do I have to replace all four or Can I replace just one? Help!!!!
Okay, based on my experience, in an earlier car, one of the tires had developed a blister after I hit a median at a pretty fast clip. Since I had not taken any "Road Hazard Insurance" for my tires, I had to pay for its replacement. Since there were very few miles on the tire (6k), I replaced just the one that developed the blister. With "Road Hazard" insurance, they would have replaced the tire with no additional charge to me.

With an AWD car, I would be more careful about replacing just one of the tires. There was an issue a while back in the UK, when 2 tires of the same type on the same car caused issues because they were manufactured at 2 different plants, with slightly different quantity of the compounds used, that resulted in a slightly different level of grip among the tires.

If you have worn the tires quite a bit, then yes, I would ask you to replace all 4 of them, since otherwise the differentials would heat up quite a bit trying to compensate for the differences in the overall diameters of the worn/new tires.

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Old 10-14-2003, 01:41 PM   #17
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