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Make it four, but... (archive)

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Posted by //AAndy on September 13, 2000 at 14:50:39:

In Reply to: Yes..more. posted by J.M3 on September 13, 2000 at 07:33:38:

Earlier this year my wife's Roadster burnt up a 245/40x17 S-O2, the sidewall seperated all the way around the inside. Wheel Work's warranty replaced it for a few bucks.

However --

1. After we took the tire off, we noticed a crack in the rim. Was it there before and caused the leak, or did her driving on the dead tire crack the rim? No idea, no way to tell.

2. It's possible the pressure in the tire was already low...not sure. If it was low, this could be normal damage for her driving on it flat for 3-4 miles.

Anyhow, I'd certainly seperate Firestone's problems out from Bridgestone. Firestone's been making crappy tires for years and years (in the 70s my parents Volvo had a set that caught on fire on the freeway! Woah!), and has only recently been bought by Bridgestone. The Firestone's tires' main plies in the middle of the tire seperate and die, but the S-02 we had problems with only had damage on the sidewall, not in the main ply in the center of the tire.

So...I'd buy another set of pole positions, or perhaps RE3730s...but I wouldn't wish a set of any Firestone tire whatsoever on my worst enemy's dead dog's plastic pull toy.

Andy -- '97 M3

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