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Old 04-22-2007, 08:34 PM   #1
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Over the past few days I noticed a slight jiggle in my steering wheel but it was nothing major I just figured my wheels needed balanced but it has been getting progressively worse. Today It was really bad on the way to work. I looked at my wheel in the parking lot and my wheel was bulging in one spot. That really freaked me out so I let out tons of air in the wheel. I had to call my dad to put the spare on because I took the spare out last week to lose some weight on the car. Of course right when you do that you need to use it

I was running 55psi in wheels with a max of 40 psi. Thankfully I didn't have a blowout. I will put a picture up tomorrow.
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
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Very interesting. How old/what make was the tire?
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Very interesting. How old/what make was the tire?
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The tire is a no name (Sigma Tempest). The tires came with the car when I bought it they have decent tread on them, but I don't know the age. 175/70/13. Max 44psi . I was just messing with it and I heard some liquid sloshing around inside. Whats up with that?
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Liquid in the tire? That's VERY interesting. I don't know what's up with that...where's the buldge? Near the seal with the rim or the tread?
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Yeah, no-name tires are bad. I put the economy Kumho tires on my Fiero and they were severely worn after 30,000km (wore even faster than the front tires that came with the car). It would've been interesting to see the bulge in your tire.

The best bet now is to find some decent name brand tires with 'X' number of warranteed miles that are on sale at some big box store.
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It bulged at the tread. Notice how wide the gaps are. The second picture is of the normal tread.



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Wow, the side by side looks really scary.
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Looks like the belts ripped...I saw that on a few tires when I worked at the shop...pretty nasty stuff. I think those where crappy tires too, but I forget (they were on the car of a co-worker's girlfriend and they had no money so I assume they were crappy, we replaced them with used tires from the shop, )
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Wow. Kind of scary since I'm at almost 60 psi rear and my max is 35 psi.
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