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Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35" blow-out.....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cmoe, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    This post is a little long but well worth the reading.... Drivers front tire /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gifblew /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif while I was doing about 70 mph today. What an afternoon.... 12:20 blew out an almost new 35" tire at 101 between Indian Bend and Pima Rd.... Well last week I pulled my Hi-Lift Jack out of the K-5 to haul some stuff and didn't stick it back in /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif..... So we called AAA to come change the tire.... The dispatcher sent the tow truck just north of Indian School..... Found that out on my second call to AAA at 1:10....They'll send the Tow Truck right over, should take 20 min.... 1:50 the tow truck pulls up to change the tire, so I go to get the wheel lock key... Well I couldn't find it /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif, so send the Tow Truck away and call my sister to come get me so I can go home and find it....I didn't find it at home, so I call my a friend that owns a Tahoe to see if I can barrow it to pull the trailer home, that is hooked up to my truck... Call AAA again at 3:30 to tow my truck home.... Wait for about another 45 min. and here he is.... So he starts to hook up and wham /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif..... Some guy said he was looking over to see what was going on with the tow truck and he lost control and ran into the car beside him.... So I run down the freeway to see if everyone is alright.... Parametics, Highway Patrol, Fire Department get there and they don't need me anymore, so I go back to my K-5 and the Tow Truck Driver was having problems get my baby on the flat bed due to the blow out.....So I give him a had steering the K-5 on the tow truck..... So here we go home and it's 4:45....... Finally get it home and look at the damage to the inner fender well bent up, front brake line rubber all ripped off, rim flattened from the ground (Alum. doesn't like asfalt), and of course the tire... What a day..... I'll try to post pic's tomarrow.....
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    but the Lakers won....
    did you have the road haz on the tires?
     
  3. Cmoe

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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    Yes I have Warrenty.... First Big I Big Foot I've blown out and I've ran them for since '87 (not the same set, but great warrenty).
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    You and Jay. Must be somethin about our roads. Maybe I won't drive Ole Wimpy for a fews days until this wave of flat tires passes by. Can you get the wheel paid for as well as the tire? Just a thought.

    Good luck to y'all in the future.

    Allan
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    Man, whats with all the tire blowouts. I'm surprised I made it over 500 miles yesterday with some side-cuts in one of mine.

    Too bad about the damage.
     
  6. Cmoe

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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    I going to try and get the to fix the brake line, replace tire and rim..... The tread on all my tire are great... it was the tire that gave way....
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    I killed a 35 on saterday at 2 am...fun times /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    You could've used some Vise Grips to get that "locking" lug nut off. I've found it's the true universal locking lug nut key....
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    Craig, Been trying to get a hold of ya, dont have your # since we exchanged phones for Nextel 2-ways and your # was stored in the phone. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
    Kids told me you came by yesterday nite, I was napping and told them to tell you to wait a minute but when they went out you were gone.. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
    I can't even remember how to get to your house thru that maze they call Dobson Ranch. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    I tried the V-grips and couldn't get them that way.... But I tried...... Came home and found the key in about 10 more min. of looking...
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    I had a blowout today myself. One of my 35/12.5/16.5 BFG M/T's on the left front exploded with a mighty POW! Luckily, I was only doing about 20 miles an hour at the time, and the tire did not completely drop on the rim, but only through off half of its tread. Even though it had more than 50% tread left on the tires, it was not a surprise because the tires were dry rotted out from sitting in the hot Las Vegas sun for the last five years. I just purchased this truck about a month ago, and the previous owner let the thing just set in his driveway for about the last two years with out driving it.

    1991 V/3500 3+3 Crew Cab 4X4

    Engine: 5.7

    Transmission: 4L80E

    Transfer Case: NP 205

    Front Diff: Dana 60 Ratio 4.10:1

    Rear Diff: Corporate 14 Bolt Ratio 4.10:1
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    Well heres some pic's
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    I have to get 3 Body shop estamites for Rim, Brake Line, Fender, Inner Fender, and Alignment. Big O's liability Insurance requares it...
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    Well the latest new on this is I stopped at a body shop today to get an estamite for the repairs of the front fender, inner fender, and the brake line, paint and everything a whopping $843.61, I need to get two more estamites before they will pay for it..... Didn't know that it would be that much but we'll see what the other two say.
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    Man that must have been one heck of a ride when the tire let go.
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    what tire pressure do you run? last time checked?
    what was driving distance that trip? speed?
    what was temperature?

    very impressive to get the entire tread surface to debond
    I have blown a lot of semi tires and only retreads usually come apart like that
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    <font color="red"> what tire pressure do you run? </font> 32psi <font color="red"> last time checked? </font> 2 weeks before.
    <font color="red">what was driving distance that trip? </font> 17 miles <font color="red">speed? </font> 70mph
    <font color="red">what was temperature? </font> 95 deg
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    hmm
    short trip and not super hot weather
    how did the tire get hot enough to peel the entire tread surface off?
    odd one
    keep an eye on the rest of that set
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    I had two of my trailer tires do the exact same thing on the way to New Mexico a few weeks ago. Tread stayed intact and seperated at the point of the sidewall. Long trip, driving fast, and hot, though.
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    [ QUOTE ]
    First Big I Big Foot I've blown out

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    I used to really like Big O tires but quit buying them because I know a few diferent people who have had similar problems as you with their Big O Big foot AT tires blowing out/tread seperation.
    I heard they get their AT tires from Firestone so maby that explaines it.
     
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    Re: Had fun today on the side of the Freeway 35\" blow-out.....

    I've been running Big O's for bout 18 years now and this is the first problem I've had..... Cann't stop just because of one...... That was my only Big Foot AT the other 4 are Big Foot XT..... I paid the difference between the two and now have all Big Foot XT's (full size spare)
     

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