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Old 09-02-2012, 09:10 AM   #1
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Tire issue.

So I am with my family in OBX and on the way down here for the weekend I noticed a shake in my front end. My right front has a huge bubble.

How much longer you guys think I have? The tire pressure isn't high or anything.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #2
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bubbles are extremely dangerous. The few ive seen end badly quickly. Being on the front makes it even more of a hazard. Get it replaced asap....and i wouldnt try highway speeds at any pressure. IF you absolutely just cant get it replaced and cant run your spare...move it to the rear..and dry home slowly as possible lol.

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #3
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bubbles are definitely dangerous. there is no way to find out how long before it blows.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #4
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Yep I wouldn't drive on it, I'd go right to a tire shop and have it replaced today... as in now. We're not just being safety-weenies on this either.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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Crap, all places are closed around here till Tuesday and my beach house rental ends tomorrow morning. I might have to try and make my spare work unless someone is near by that can help me. Anyone with a jack could help me too. I don't have a jack tall enough...

Bright side looks like its time to put on my neighbors Mickey Baja claws when I get home.

Just got to make it home first.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #6
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unless you're running 40's the factory jack will get you high enough to change it....it will be pretty much fully extended so be careful
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:47 AM   #7
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unless you're running 40's the factory jack will get you high enough to change it...
Yep the factory jack is more than tall enough to change even 37" tires. Here is my factory jack after jacking the axle high enough to create over 2" of clearance under my 35" tires.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:02 PM   #8
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i never knew the stock jack would be able to lift up that high. very good information to know.
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Old 09-02-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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I found it does go high enough. Shocking but well needed. I got my stock spare tire on. Rotated it to back and moved a good 33x12.5 to front. Looks very funny.

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:08 PM   #10
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Safe doesn’t look funny at all.
Good luck.
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Safe doesn’t look funny at all.
Good luck.
This is the truth. Way to start Sr year though on Tuesday Rollin in this. Haha.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:59 AM   #12
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i wouldnt try highway speeds at any pressure
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #13
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couldn't you try getting a tire on monday? nothing open?
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #14
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This is why it is imperative to buy 5 of the same tire. Cheapness always bites you in the ass.
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That's gonna be rough on the spider gears.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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Yes it is biting me in the ass right now.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:40 AM   #17
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how far of a drive do you have to take?
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I found it does go high enough. Shocking but well needed. I got my stock spare tire on. Rotated it to back and moved a good 33x12.5 to front. Looks very funny.

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Good call

5 tires of the same size is what you should always shoot for. In an emergensy, if you have to put an odd sized tire on, you don't want it on the front to mess with your steering.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #19
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I made it home this morning. Was about a 2 hour drive at 60 constant. Didn't do as bad as I thought.

Now question is, who to pop my rims off and put on new tires today.

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