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yet another good reason to not try and pass a semi truck and trailer until you have a place to go incase something bad happens to the truck. you never know when the fickle finger of fate is pointing at you.
Those recaps blow out all the time here in the south in the summer's heat. If I'm riding the motorcycle on the highway I'll pass them ASAP just to avoid this.
Years ago I was driving on a hot August day on Rte-80 in New Jersey. I had a little Toyota Tercel with no A/C so I in the center lane had my window rolled down as a semi roared passed in the fast lane. As soon as he cleared me one of his tires blew. I just about poop my pants and my left eardrum was about destroyed.
Witnessed one of those retread blowouts throw about have the rubber tire hundred feet up in the air into opposite bound traffic. Hilarity ensued...
Nothing like having a tire on a 85 ton Wabco Haulpak,"dumptruck", blow right next to you. Nowhere to go because the pit was on the other side of your work truck and it was a long drop to the bottom. We are talking a tire that is around 9 foot tall and under a lot of pressure. I cannot imagine what one of the newer and much larger tires would sound like.jack
Better call Dr. Pimple Popper on this one......
That's a sidewall failure from dragging against curbs. Look at the darker part of the sidewall. You can see where it rubbed. Compare to the tire to the rear.
That very thing happened to me. I was standing in the parking lot when I noticed it. The parking lot of the Texas vehicle inspection station. The inspector scurried all over the truck following his checklist and never noticed it. Once he handed me the signed vehicle pass form I pointed it out and changed the tire. In the parking lot. Better than on the side of the road.
Oh, just trim it off and go on...