Blue tires?

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  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    IMG_1998.JPG Not sure if it's something I drove through or if it's an ominous sign of heat damage.
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Light Load Member

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    Looks like you rubbed on a curb that was painted blue. Or........you ran over a Smurf!
     
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  4. SmallPackage

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    If it washes off it something you drove through. Oily and muddy roads when wet will leave blueish film on tires when they dry. Tire usually would have to be less than 60% inflated for that to be heat stress.
     
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  5. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    Also with heat stress you will smell charred rubber. A ranker smell than locked brake tire skid and not as sweet as dragstrip burnt rubber if you know what I mean. Lol. Best way I can describe it at the moment. If smells like oil or dirt or what a tire normally smells like it should wash off. Lol.
     
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  6. Dale thompson

    Dale thompson Road Train Member

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    MMMmm the smell of burnouts at the dragstrip another reason I hate this quarantine BS
     
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  7. Muddydog79

    Muddydog79 Medium Load Member

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    That thing could blow any minute! Better call road service asap! Lol j/k
     
  8. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Hopefully it was the Smurf.

    Irritating creatures they are.
     
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  9. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

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    Have you tried singing to that tire? Maybe take it off the truck and to a nice restaurant. A good steak usually cheers me up.
     
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  10. Long FLD

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    If you drive in mud in Western SD that has bentonite in the soil it will turn the sidewalls blue-ish like that until you get it washed off good.
     
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  11. mustang190

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    Normally tires turn blue when speeds of 150 mph are achieved.
     
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