Is this tire okay?

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  1. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    I see two bulges in the sidewall.

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  3. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    I've ran them that way and never had a problem. Don't know what causes them to look like that. I say run it.
     
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  4. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Its an air bubble caused by separation. It might run just fine or it could blow at sometime down the road.
     
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    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I have same on my Bridgestones ...over 100k ...no problem so far
     
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  6. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    Well I know on my car they do that and I read and been told it doesn't mean anything but I don't know about a tractor trailer tire.
     
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  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Divit in is a over lay in belts. Divit out is a broken belt. Failure at some point.
     
  8. little cat 500

    little cat 500 Road Train Member

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    flip it on the rim and forget about it lol
     
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  9. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

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    I was always taught that an inward depression on the sidewall can be considered a part of manufacturing and a normal appearance. Outward bulges are considered broken belts or separation, however minor. There are likely hidden punctures that have broken the cords. Internal inspection often reveals alot.

    Its proly not long for the world under fully loaded application.
     
  10. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Next is the buldge between sidewall and liner. Then kaboom!
     
  11. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    I had a kaboom on a driver last week at high way speeds loaded. You just never really get use to that sound. Roger.
     
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