Tire bulge, would you trust this? Should it be replaced?

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  1. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    What would cause this?

    Screenshot_20211013-200620.png It has smoothed out and you can hardly notice that it's there.
    I slip-seat so I'm not sure if its a defect or someone plowed intoa curb .
     
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  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    i seen this before on my tires. never had a issue. it wasnt a v shaped, just a line
     
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    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Somebody hit a curb or something to break a sidewall belt. She's gonna blow!!!
     
  5. buddyd157

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    someone curbed that tire. i can see scratch marks.

    broken belt inside, get it replaced NOW.
     
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    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Hope it's not a steer tire,,
     
  7. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Not necessary ...have one of my tires like this for over 100k ...not v though
     
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    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    If it goes in its a belt overlap and normal. If it bulges out, its a broken belt and will fail. When, no one knows, but it will fail.
     
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    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Edit, if its soft like its full of air, you could have a air leak from inner liner to casing. Still will fail.
     
  10. Shackdaddy

    Shackdaddy Light Load Member

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    No way I’d drive with that. Could blow any time. I would think DOT would pull it out of service and give the driver a ticket.
     
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  11. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    It is.
     
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