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    How it got like this ia a story i want to hear ....Click image for larger version. 

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    Cabbage and baked beans!
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    Ran flat for a distance, then inflated?
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    This must be a new prototype tyre for use in sand and deep water?
    Looking at the pic, it looks a tyre that has been driven flat, there is mark on the wall that looks as if it could have been chafed by the rim at some point. When reinflated air got into the sidewall. My 2c.

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    From what Iíve just read is itís air leaking from the inside of the tire and into the carcass.

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    Bad manufacturing. Inner layers have failed.

    I work with metal expansion joints. Design can be 5 layers of 0.5 mm. If the welding at the ends is done badly only one or two will take the internal pressure as the pressure gets between the layers. Outer layers bulge and inner fail inwards. In this case the same. Tyre pressure has managed to get between the layers in the tire - from inside to outwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alf View Post
    Any food that makes a person fat is Michelin food. I use that specific term because of the image they used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    Any food that makes a person fat is Michelin food. I use that specific term because of the image they used.
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    I drove with a tyre looking nearly that bad from the Okorosave Village at S18 14.444 E13 45.952, 60km to Opuwo after getting two flats on the D3704 en route from Sesfontein to Opuwo.

    The first one I got about half way north up the D3704, and by the time I felt it and stopped, the tread had already come off. Then I fitted my spare and about 30km further, as I slowed down for the T junction at Okorosave Village, I heard the dreaded worr, worr, worr noise of a tyre running flat.

    I stopped and the rim was about 35mm off the ground. As I stopped I heard the air rushing out, in a minute it was totally flat. The sidewall already looked like crinkle cut Simba Chips. I was really in the dwang......

    I took the wheel off, pumped the tyre up and hear the air escaping again, found the hole in the middle of the tread. All I could do was to plug it, as I had no spare left. I suppose I could have stopped a local going the same direction and asked to borrow their spare for the next 60 km, but they all seemed to have much smaller wheels than my 265/70 x 17s.

    It took three plugs to stop the leak, I pumped the tyre to 1.8 bar, too scared to put more pressure into an already weakened carcass. It had bubbles and valleys in the sidewall, nearly like in the picture, but what else could I do? I adjusted my rearview mirror so I could see the tyre, and drove all the way to Opuwo at 60kph, watching the tyre all the way.

    Well, I made it!, and in Opuwo they only had two 265/70 x 17 tyres, Federal Couragia M/T tyres, a brand I had never heard of. The two tyres set me back R6800, but at least I could continue.

    I must say, although I was very disappointed in the Goodyears (by the end of the trip I had lost 4 GOODYEAR WRANGLER DURATRAC MTRs), that one held up and saved my bacon, even though it looked like it could not even hold any air..... I should actually have taken a picture of it, but the thought never even entered my mind.
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