Thread: MT's weak point
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Old 10-16-2010, 10:32 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by UrineMachine View Post
That is consistent with sidewall rip from running low air pressure for sustained amounts of time.

What pressure did these see?


It also doesn't help that this is a large rim size - it's hard to tell visually that they're low on air.

Low air, soft compound, small sidewall, rip.
I was thinking that. Soft compounds with lots of heat are good for traction, but the heat generated by running lower air pressure also can lead to sidewall separation (anyone remember Firestones and Explorers?).

I'm not saying there isn't an issue, but that it might require some investigation, MT's are beloved tires.

As a side note, a buddy with a GTO mentioned a newer goodyear drag radial has gotten a ton of respect from the GTO crowd.

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