I worked in tires for 5 1/2 years. Being the passenger rear I'm guessing you may have had a leak and not known it. The passenger rear is the most common tire to get a leak. When a tire gets low on air, overtime the sidewall heats up for over flexing so much and evenly a belt in the tires, or multiple belts, fail and you have a tire explosion. Tires expand as they heat up so that added pressure internally and externally from the car on the road results in a big boom.
I think i need to completely throw out my useless expensive materials first of all and believe that its for the best of my pocket. Then for sure get the best and most economical ones. Thanks for making me aware.
Wow, thru the tread right off. I almost got hit by a recap/tread about 2yrs ago from a bread truck. Scared the chit out of me.
I had a blowout on I-20 on the way back from Shreveport at 10pm about 2 weeks ago. At least it didn't mess my truck up, just ripped the tire up. It must have been damaged from the a few weeks before, had a leaking valve stim replaced, shop said the tire was fine though?
Fvkn people don't know to change to the inside lane when you see a car on the shoulder w/ caution lights flashing. They just come flying on past in the outside lane...not another car for a mile, left lane wide open. Hell, even semi-trucks didn't change lanes while I was changing the tire....and damit if it wasn't the drivers side rear. 8-10ft from 70+mph traffic
As a cyclist you learn to stay away from trucks on the freeways. I've read horror stories about guys being blown right of their bike right next to a truck blowout. The force is incredible. Not to mention even if you don't dump the bike you're still being bombarded by steel belted shrapnel and rubber shot at you with the force almost equal to a shotgun.
Only thing that got hurt was the car. Fucked up the wheel well pretty good. Might need to get a new bumper too. The paint won't last very long the way it bent it up when it blew. But just for now I want to make it look decent, so what's the trick to getting rubber off of paint? My dad said to rub it down with gas and then wax it really fast, but I'm not sure about that.
Yes be cautious when using petroleum products on painted surfaces. Goof off works wonders but you HAVE to be quick. It can take the finish off as well. I used it when I drove through a freshly laid patch of asphalt that stuck to my car's paint. I got it off without permanent damage though.
I didn't see that episode Chad but I've been riding for 20+ years and seen some scary chit. I just simply know NOT to ghost ride next to any big rig. Not only can't they see you but you are in the danger zone.
I'll get scorned for this but I wouldn't own a Harley to ride. One would look nice in the garage but they never appealed to me. The company has come a long ways but I always see a Harley as a heavy, problematic, expensive extension of one's need for too much chrome and annoyingly loud pipes. Sure it's an image and one many Americans are fond of. I just grew loving to ride because of the ride. The smooth, respectably firm sound of a well balanced and tuned machine just sounds soooo much better than a gurgling, coughing elephant that's waiting to break down again. Some times at stop lights it amazes me they don't stall with such an inconsistent idle they are famous for. Like I said they make better bikes today but I can't get it out of my head.
IMO Honda will always be my flagship cycle manufacturer. They make so many things well it's not funny. Bikes, generators, ATVs, lawn mowers, ect.
My sister and her boyfriend came over tonight to drink some beers and hang out. He asked me about the system in my car and he said he had a dB meter app on his Droid and he wanted to see what my system could do. I've never metered my car before, but I was guessing in the mid 130's. Not sure how accurate the meter on his phone is, but I peaked at 140.9 with the phone sitting on the dash, doors closed and windows up. With the doors open I was only hitting a 128 something. I couldn't believe it because it doesn't sound that loud to me (any more).
For those who don't know me or my install, here it is. Only change is the HU. I'm running a Pioneer DEH-P6500 now that my 780MP is out of commission at the moment.