Originally Posted by GREGORYJ
That sound good Mel s. Here is 2 more pictures of my problem tire. It bulge looks
a bit larger than when the first picture was taken.
Please As Soon As POSSIBLE pull the valve core
and let all the air out. If the bulge is growing then you are possibly looking at a failure - RAPID AIR LOSS or possibly explosion
in worst case.
This is definitely broken or missing cord and not a "heavy body ply splice".
Since it was not like this when new I would be about 99% certain it is broken cord. RE not remembering what or when you hit something. Few people ever remember every pot hole or piece of road trash they hit. The normal scenario is you see something and try and miss it. You hit the something and momentarily tense up but if nothing bad happens in the next 15 seconds you tend to erase the impact from your memory.
Last Spring I hit something while in my car. I broke the body ply cord.
I wrote about this and have pictures in THIS
post. You will notice a similar bulge out. Now the response of Polyester body cord is slightly different than Steel body cord so my bulge is not as sharp as yours but I am also only running 35 psi.
I absolutely do not remember hitting anything with the left front tire but the evidence simply proves my memory is not 100%.
Facts and physical evidence are much better than our ability to remember events. This is one reason "Eye Witness" accounts are many times over-turned when DNA evidence becomes available.