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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:22 am 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Mine was a Michelin - have had little problem with cheap brands other than odd tyre wear from poor tracking.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:43 am 
Karma Queen / Cake Meisterin
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I have had only one serious blow out and that was on a Pirelli and it snapped the alloy wheel :(

I tend to buy a bit cheaper as we are not well off enough to go top range and we have had very little problems with the tyres we buy, in 12 years I've had 2 flats the Pirelli on the Volvo and once on the Rover about 4 years ago as I was avoiding some idiot and hit the curb hard.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:23 pm 
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toomanyframes wrote:
M1, today, 70 ish.........
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Your tyre doesn't appear to have any tread on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:39 pm 
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The look to me as though they were under inflated, plenty of tread in the middle, but signs of wear on the outside shoulders.

Have a look here: http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_g ... tyres.html - then check the pressure of the three that haven't blown out - yet!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:57 pm 
Anglian Deputy AEC
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Most 'blow outs' are caused by under-inflation. If the tyre is under-inflated it causes the carcass of the tyre to flex too much. This allows an excessive build up of heat within the tyre which eventually will delaminate the inner construction of the tyre. The second biggest cause is physical damage to the tyre - kerbing / impact damage which can cause the construction of the inside the tyre to break.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:33 pm 
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Don't misunderstand,I've nothing against most budget/economy tyres,I've had them on other cars in the past,however,my current car was a bit of a treat to myself and has a fair bit of power,hence wanting to get some decent boots.....here's the best bit,I'd left work early as I'd booked the car in in the morning for the tyre change :facepalm:


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