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Old 03-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Wayne M View Post
The tire was apparently driven for 20 miles or less without air.

No, there was no electronic inspection.

You can stop scaring me now - I'm going to live with the decision, and I hope it is a right one. Don't follow me to closely behind.
Quit shaking now. Shoot, Dale Jr drove almost a mile on a flat without any problems and he was going 180 mph. Oh and btw, I'll lead and you can follow.

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Old 03-17-2010, 08:06 PM   #30
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I do not dispute what you have all told me, and it is good information. I'm not sure how many tire shops would have the electronic components mentioned previously. Had it been brought up before I had the tires inspected I would have been prepared to ask question regarding such testing, even by phone before I made the appointments.

So thank you for your inputs and advice. It will be something that I will remember should it ever be necessary again. I do have to remember that I'm rolling along on 6 pieces of rubber that can be life threatening. It is a serious subject

I'm not more prepared.

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When you leave Maine in January and your "cold" pressure readings are taken at about ZERO degrees, you sure do have to make adjustments as you head south. (Even this winter). We were removing air by the time we past through North Carolina.

Thanks to the constant monitoring of my TST TPMS we had it all under control...
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Quit shaking now. Shoot, Dale Jr drove almost a mile on a flat without any problems and he was going 180 mph. Oh and btw, I'll lead and you can follow.

You do realize that Dale had a special inner Safety tire so not the same as driving on a flat tire.
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Very few shops have the special equipment or trained individuals. The minimum I would expect for a "competent" inspection would be to have the tire dismounted, placed on a "bead spreader" and have its complete interior inspected for cracks, bulges etc.

Check out my pictures. I have seen a tire removed with interior damage going completely through the body plies caused by a long wire (coat hanger was suspected) rubbing through after puncturing the tire.

I think I have this picture posted. If not it will be added today.

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