Are you supposed to feel a tire blowout?

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  1. WiggleWagon

    WiggleWagon Light Load Member

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    I have had tires blow out. Sometimes, I can swear I hear it. Other times, I never heard or felt a thing.

    Once such time I never heard or felt anything, I was loaded with 50k+lbs of cement. Someone did the wave and point thing. So I pulled over and checked it out. Called the company I worked for and because they were only 2.5 hours away, they sent a guy from the yard. So after waiting about 3.5 hours, guy shows up with a floor jack and tells me "they didnt tell me you were loaded". I told him "They didn't tell me you were either". Ended up having to call road service anyway. o_O
     
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  3. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    You must become One with your truck, Grasshopper.

    After many years you'll become paranoid like lots of us and feel the slightest change in pull, or the smallest hiccup.

    Sometimes those tires will go KAPOW..
    Sometimes they'll go boop. Just a little burp that makes you look in the mirror to see if you hit an Opossum.

    Likely picked up a nail somewhere.. leaked down, and shredded after it lost its bead.
     
  4. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Ive grenaded so many tires on cars, light trucks and under CDL trailers. Its about 50/50 whether you get a boom or just see rubber shrapnel.

    Ive also blown headgaskets in wide open full load applications [hotrod dt466] and had the degas tank id fabricated split the weld seam, twice when the cap vent couldnt bleed compression fast enough. So 40psi of boost ends up in the coolant in an instant. You hear a loud hissssssSSSSSS then a cannon boom right in front of your face. Next goes $200 of coolant over the windshield and roof. Pull over, change shorts, google map tig welders and change the headgasket again.
     
  5. REO6205

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    The cop was right behind you and you didn't know it?
     
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  6. lovesthedrive

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    I have had a straight box truck that blew the front tire. It didnt go bang per se. One minute I was going down the road, some weird wiggling in the front end. Then alligators started jumping off by the front fender. Tho making the turn in 5000 feet was a bit interesting.
     
  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I blew the back tire on a honda goldwing at 70 plus, that got a bit interesting before I got it shut down.
     
  8. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    In all my years and miles, I never had a steer tire let go. I consider myself pretty lucky.
     
  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    I had one, years ago in an old 74 K 100 with no power steering, we were in the ditch RIGHT now. lol
     
  10. "semi" retired

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    Power steering saved many a truck. I heard, with manual steering, it yanks the wheel out of your hands.:eek:
     
  11. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    On a TZ 250, running out the back side chicane at Daytona during a practice session, had the rear tire blow. Estimated speed was 127 MPH. That 15 seconds lasted about a week.
     
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