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Old 12-29-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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Are these tires healthy? Please read and comment

Hi All,

I just got a set of these 19" tires+wheels. Wanted to know if I should keep or return them.

Here are some specs.

235/35/19 All 4 Pilot Sport PS2's

One has a small bubble but the seller said the tire with the bubble has passed inspections etc and has not increased in size since last summer.

Rest have had some rubbing on the outside. The inner sides of the tires look very new. The outter rubbing is more obvious in the pictures with the bubble.

Please feel free to comment and give advice. I need to make a decision by tomorrow.

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Old 12-29-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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any suggestions, comments guys?? I would really appreciate it

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Old 12-29-2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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despite the rubbing and the single buggle, they appear as though they will run, have you tried driving with them yet?
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:09 PM   #4
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Nopes, Not yet. but i've googled and looked on here and even called Gary today from tire rack, and the consensus is that any sized bubble is absolutely bad . Basically means sidewall has been breached. Hence my concern. I was also thinking that the rubbing should not be that big of a deal but I dont have much experience with Wheels and tires and hence I posted here
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:37 PM   #5
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Personally...I wouldnt run em...but its up to you.
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Old 12-29-2006, 11:02 PM   #6
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That bubble in the sidewall is an impact break and should be replaced. It happens when you run in a pothole, rut, or something and pinch the tire between the wheel and the pothole.
If you ride on it, it is going to get worse, but you definitely shouldn't ride on it at all.
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Old 12-30-2006, 12:35 AM   #7
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Thanks for the comments..Again much appreciated.

So the effects of rubbing should not be a problem correct?

The bubbled tire will def have to go..But i think the rest of the 3 should be good..

Do you folks agree?

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Old 12-30-2006, 01:21 AM   #8
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yes...

that will work.

they wont last you too long though....
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are these the 19"x8 front ZCP wheels that were for sale in the wheels forum?

Anyway... the bubble is from a hard impact and it means there is a cut in the sidewall and it is basically a small air pocket that causes the "bubble" It isn't really good or safe to drive on that tire, especially if you drive aggressive. The other tires don't look like they will last too much longer, you have to keep in mind that these are a 220 treadwear tire.
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:00 PM   #10
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Don't run them. I had similar bubbling. Long story short, the belt in the sidewall had come apart and was one step away from ripping apart completely. I watched the guy at the tire shop try to remove the tire and it ripped apart in his hand.

I'll take the wheels off your hands for the right price(w/o tires).
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