04-18-2014, 10:27 AM
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  • Agravic
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Went out to my car at lunchtime today ... and one of the tires was flat ...

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 04-18-2014, 10:51 AM
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  • Deco
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Ravi, looks like you're really screwed.

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 04-18-2014, 10:57 AM
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  • Agravic
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(04-18-2014, 10:51 AM)Deco Wrote: Ravi, looks like you're really screwed.

Haha ... true, but this is only a minor setback to my day ... Rolleyes

Spare tire is mounted and I'm good to go ... Biggrin

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 04-18-2014, 11:06 AM
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With the right tools, the wheel should be easy and quick to fix. Good thing you had a spare though, and not just a can of foam.

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 04-18-2014, 11:08 AM
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Better that it happened while the car was parked, rather than while driving at speed. I'm glad it was fixed easily.

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 04-18-2014, 11:09 AM
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  • Agravic
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Very true ... a blowout while driving could be catastrophic.

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 04-18-2014, 11:35 AM
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  • Harvey
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My Mini Cooper came with RUN FLAT tires(big joke) and my Fiat comes with some liquid air compressor gizmo...(probably big joke)....love those spare tires....(old school like wet shaving)

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 04-18-2014, 11:40 AM
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  • Agravic
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Yup ... full-size spare in the trunk (boot) ... Thumbup

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 04-18-2014, 11:41 AM
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  • Deco
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My Fiat has a full size spare, but the car is 34 years old.

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 04-18-2014, 12:03 PM
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  • freddy
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(04-18-2014, 11:40 AM)Agravic Wrote: Yup ... full-size spare in the trunk (boot) ... Thumbup

I miss those full size spares. I had my only blowout on Interstate 5 here in San Diego doing about 65 miles an hour. Luckily, it was the rear passenger tire on a front-wheel drive vehicle and I was able to control the car and pull over until AAA could put on the "doughnut" spare. While it worked until I got a full size tire, they definitely have limitations.

Ravi, as was stated, you were fortunate not to have that at high speed. The blowout I had literally disintegrated the tire.
I'm glad this turned out to be a non-event for you.

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 04-18-2014, 01:09 PM
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  • sm304
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Oh dear that is a shame, the first, and only, car that came with an actual full sized spare was my fourth. It was also the only time it have needed said spare! I was on my way to an interview and my rear near side blew at 80mph, that was exciting! It made my interview did go a lot easier, as it wasn't the most intimidating thing that had occurred that day. It had an 8" tear on the inside wall, a small shudder then pop. Blank

Scott.

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 04-23-2014, 08:48 PM
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(04-18-2014, 10:57 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(04-18-2014, 10:51 AM)Deco Wrote: Ravi, looks like you're really screwed.

Haha ... true, but this is only a minor setback to my day ... Rolleyes

Spare tire is mounted and I'm good to go ... Biggrin

I am glad to hear that it worked out. That can really start the day on the wrong foot but it sounds like you rolled with the punches.

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 04-25-2014, 07:39 PM
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Wow, Ravi! Good to hear you are safe!

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 04-25-2014, 08:13 PM
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Tire issues must be going around. Just a couple weeks ago we picked up some scrap metal in a tread on one car and discovered a shredded tire on another.

Hope it can be repaired quickly and with as little inconvenience as possible.

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 04-25-2014, 08:24 PM
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  • Agravic
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Thanks, everyone.

Yes, a nuisance ... but thankfully fixed easily.

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