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Tire tread delamination. You gotta love it...

This was the beginning of our New Year's weekend in the desert. The tread likely totalled the bed and also damaged the bumper, tailgate, and brake light cover. On a positive note, we weren't stranded and the rest of the weekend went great. We rode almost 150 miles on quads and dirt bikes and got to see a lot of interesting sites. I'm out the $500 deductible plus well over $1000 for 4 new tires, but I'm sure the insurance company will be out much more than that. Poor truck.

 
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Is that a BFG? I was at the tire store getting tires on the girlfriends truck and a guy brought in a BFG off a gasser Superduty with the exact same kind of failure
 
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:47 PM
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I would guess it is not a BFG. His sig says Pro Comp...and I am pretty sue I can read Pro Comp on the side wall.

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Yeah i strained my eyes trying to read it, by my phone didnt show the pic all that well. So i made a guess off the little tread pattern showing....lol
 
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It's a Pro Comp. Needless to say, I won't be replacing it with another Pro Comp...
 
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Where driving on the highway went this happen.
 
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Where driving on the highway went this happen.
I was on the highway doing about 60-65. Tire pressure was checked before leaving in the morning, so I guess it was just an unfortunate accident. Sadly, I was thinking about new tires a couple months ago because I wanted to go with a different size, but I figured since these were still 'good' and had a lot of tread left, I would wait a bit.
 
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wow and I was thinking about getting pro comps for my next set. Not anymore.
 
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Unfortunately something like that can happen with any tire. It may be 1 in 10,000 or even 1 in 100,000 tires but it will eventually happen. I've seen maybe 3 tires like that in 30+ years of being around vehicles. I wouldn't necessarily discount a particular tire brand because of one failure.
 
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Tires fail like this for one of two reasons: Underinflation, or age.

Underinflation is easier to control than age, but either failure mode can happen unexpectedly.

Tires of greater than five years of age are wonderful candidates for this kind of failure. (from observational evidence.)

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Ohh there are more reasons than that.
 
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Originally Posted by dchamberlain View Post
Unfortunately something like that can happen with any tire. It may be 1 in 10,000 or even 1 in 100,000 tires but it will eventually happen. I've seen maybe 3 tires like that in 30+ years of being around vehicles. I wouldn't necessarily discount a particular tire brand because of one failure.
I agree, but for ~$300 each, I think I'll go with a brand that has treated me well. I found another tire I like that is the size I want and has a significantly higher load rating, so that will (hopefully) give some extra peace of mind while towing a big trailer across the middle of nowhere.

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Tires fail like this for one of two reasons: Underinflation, or age.

Underinflation is easier to control than age, but either failure mode can happen unexpectedly.

Tires of greater than five years of age are wonderful candidates for this kind of failure. (from observational evidence.)

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These tires were never underinflated while I owned them and they are under 5 years old. I can't attest to how they were maintained before I bought the truck, but I've had it for almost 1.5 years and have towed quite a bit before this happened. Who knows?
 
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One word: Heat.

Towing in the desert heat is murder on tires. Especially tires that aren't rated for the weight of the vehicle. I doubt most ProComps are rated for the 3100+ per tire that the stockers are.

Even though it's not brutally hot NOW, the tire has heat damage written all over it.

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One word: Heat.

Towing in the desert heat is murder on tires. Especially tires that aren't rated for the weight of the vehicle. I doubt most ProComps are rated for the 3100+ per tire that the stockers are.

Even though it's not brutally hot NOW, the tire has heat damage written all over it.

-blaine
These are rated for 3000 per tire and I am well under that. This happened in the early morning at maybe 45 degrees or so. Highs at this time of year are in the 60s. I don't tow across the desert in the heat since the desert is my destination whenever I'm headed that way, and there is no point going in the summer. Again, I can't speak for how the tires were treated before owning them, but the truck appears to be a mall cruiser before I got it. I don't think the hitch had been used before I bought it.
 
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eh, I just had a blowout from a retread and everyone screamed at me for using a retread tire...seems it happens to "good" tires too!

Sorry to hear about your truck damage. Mine took out the mud flap and dented the rear portion of the fender but its not noticable.

I ended up with BFG AT's and many scoffed. If they were that horrible of a tire they wouldn't be in business! Same with ProComp but I don't blame you for the hesitation with another purchase.

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