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Old 02-23-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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tire blowup

Hey guys! Today on the highway, my tire lost all air and nearly came off the rim. Looks like the fill tube that comes out of the rim got a crack in it, quickly letting out all the air and letting the tire flap around. Its dark so I don't have any good pictures but I have one that I took after we put the spare on. Luckily everyone was ok and it didn't damage the rim. I will post more pics tomorrow. I wouldn't believe how much damage it did in only a few seconds. These are Pro Comp MT 33"

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Hey guys! Today on the highway, my tire lost all air and nearly came off the rim. Looks like the fill tube that comes out of the rim got a crack in it, quickly letting out all the air and letting the tire flap around. Its dark so I don't have any good pictures but I have one that I took after we put the spare on. Luckily everyone was ok and it didn't damage the rim. I will post more pics tomorrow. I wouldn't believe how much damage it did in only a few seconds. These are Pro Comp MT 33"
Are you talking about the valve stem? Like the little thingy that keeps the air in? I've had a few problems with those. Not good...

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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Are you talking about the valve stem? Like the little thingy that keeps the air in? I've had a few problems with those. Not good...
yep exactly. Seemed to just crack with no warning. These tires have never leaked and have never had any sort of puncture, but today I guess it just gave up
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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All 5 of my tires were purchased at the same time. Problem is these tires are almost 10 years old, but only have about 30,000 miles on them. I looked at the other tires and they are begening to crack in some areas. Is there any way to fix the cracking or prevent it from getting worse?
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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After 10 years it is time for new tires. Sorry.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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Just like steel, rubber oxidizes. I would get new tires for sure
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:13 PM   #7
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Yikes, just what I need. (Im 16 with no job and limited savings) and it's my car so im in charge of stuff like tires... There's no way I can some how fix it?
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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You cannot "fix" rotted tires.
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #9
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I see one of two things in your future, new tires or you on the side of the road waiting for a tow...
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:49 PM   #10
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Tires should be replaced every 6 years. I had a similar thing happen on my truck and the tire de-treaded and tore up the truck bed like tin foil. insurance paid $7000 to fix it. I'll never keep tires more than 6 years now even if they have loads of tread.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #11
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This is what happened to the rear right tire. I looked at all the others on the jeep and they all are cracked/ are seperating from the tire. Looks like new tires for me. Its ok, I never liked these mud tires
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #12
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The valve stem is NOT part of the tire itself. Go to any tire shop and they will replace all of the valve stems for just a few bucks.
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The valve stem is NOT part of the tire itself. Go to any tire shop and they will replace all of the valve stems for just a few bucks.
Thanks so much! My local tire place quoted me $10 per tire for new stems and balancing, so I will do that. My other tires are getting pretty warn down, maybe 25% tread left. Is it bad for the jeep to have one 100% tread tire in the back and have another 25% tread in the back? Hard on the diff?
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Thanks so much! My local tire place quoted me $10 per tire for new stems and balancing, so I will do that. My other tires are getting pretty warn down, maybe 25% tread left. Is it bad for the jeep to have one 100% tread tire in the back and have another 25% tread in the back? Hard on the diff?
Glad you could get them fixed, but as other posters have said, 10 year old tires man!? You are on borrowed time. Rubber will rot over time, especially if left out in the elements.
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Thanks so much! My local tire place quoted me $10 per tire for new stems and balancing, so I will do that. My other tires are getting pretty warn down, maybe 25% tread left. Is it bad for the jeep to have one 100% tread tire in the back and have another 25% tread in the back? Hard on the diff?
Yes it will damage the driveline. You will have one tire rotating at different speed than the other 3.
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Yes it will damage the driveline. You will have one tire rotating at different speed than the other 3.
So would it be ok to get 1 new tire for the back, so the back two are new and the front two are old? The only problem I can see is when im in 4wd not rotating at the same speed, but I just wont use 4WD until i have the money to get all new tires...
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Yes it will damage the driveline. You will have one tire rotating at different speed than the other 3.
It won't damage anything on an open diff. Chances are the OP's front diff is open and he could throw one new tire on the front if he wanted.

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So would it be ok to get 1 new tire for the back, so the back two are new and the front two are old? The only problem I can see is when im in 4wd not rotating at the same speed, but I just wont use 4WD until i have the money to get all new tires...
This is a bad road to head down, having mismatched tires. You have 5 tires, the one blew out, you still have 4 tires. Replace the valve stems and start saving for new tires.

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