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Problem tires

Has anyone seen a tire go bad like this before? They are General Jet Air. 6.00 x 16 which is what was standard for the 38 Studebaker State Commander. I believe they were made in June 2011.
The second tire had a bubble appear the day before the first tire shredded the inner tube. That is the inside of the tire.
No nails, no pot holes were hit, nothing I can see on the out side of the tire.
I've purchased new tires but was curious.
 
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Tire separation. Several possible causes - age, incorrect installation, low quality, run low on air, damage from rusty/deformed rim, etc.
 
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Beav, they are 6 years old. Rims are good- no rust. All 4 had 30 lbs of pressure. I had about 2500 miles on them when they went bad. The only other thing you mentioned was low quality which I'm beginning to think is the cause. Thanks.
 
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Beav, they are 6 years old. Rims are good- no rust. All 4 had 30 lbs of pressure. I had about 2500 miles on them when they went bad. The only other thing you mentioned was low quality which I'm beginning to think is the cause. Thanks.
Looks like they took a set from being parked for extended periods of time and then tore themselves apart when put back in service, lower quality construction is the main culprit here I suspect not at lot of rubber coverage over the interior ply. I would contact the manufacturer and pose the question to them.
 
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Matthew I think you are right they sat around for a while before I got them and they are poor quality like Beav said.
 
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Dave, If I look at the outer edge where the ww meets the black at the top of the picture, I believe I see abrasions that may indicate that tire was "curbed" at some time in its life. Those abrasions in the ww appear like they will not clean out as well. Again, a pretty hard scrubbing that could very well have damaged the cords near the bead.
 
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Ray I see what you mean. That is the tire that just had the bubble not the one the cord let loose on inside. Maybe the rubbing cause the bubble. The other took a beating when it let loose so I don't know if that could be the cause there. The grey hair keeps pulling the memory cells from my head so I can't remember hitting any curbs.
 
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Ray I know where I got the tire rash. Truckstock in Tennessee- I missed the turn to the cabin area and made a u-turn and the tire went off the road. Well at least that is one time I do remember. I'm sure I did it other times but hate to admit it.
 
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Yes, that looks like a tire that I had after hitting a Michigan pothole and it was a relatively new, low profile tire.
 
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These tires were both on the rear of the car. I do not remember hitting any pot holes. The bubble tire could be my fault from the tire rub when I went off the road making a U-turn. I accept that but the other looks more like a defect. I am not trying to get the mfg to pay me or give me a new tire. These are six years old based on the code and I should have been more vigilant when they were purchased. If a defect I want to get the other two off the car and also let others know GENERAL tire may have a problem so be aware. I have a letter into the mfg and will keep everyone posted.
 
 
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