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    I had an interesting weekend... Had a rear tire blow at 75mph. Damn glad it was the rear. Never had a complete failure like this before...
    The truck still has the factory Goodyears on the 17" rims. They have good tread, but I am thinking the age of the tire was part of the failure.
    That said, I am going to get all new tires.....
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    Re: tire failure

    Wow, that's scary. Bet you had you hands full when it initially occurred.

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    Re: tire failure

    I can buy used 20" panther juice 6 wheels with 285/50/20 Nexen Roadian HP tires with less than 1000 miles for almost the same cost as putting new tires on the stock 17" rims. Problem is I am not sure that I like the panther wheels any more than the stockers.... What do you guys think?
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    Re: tire failure

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHolland View Post
    Wow, that's scary. Bet you had you hands full when it initially occurred.
    Actually, the truck did a great job and was very composed. I was under control the whole time and never felt like I was in danger. That said it did scare the crap out of me. At first, I thought the wheel had come off. I was in the fast lane and had no issues making my way to the shoulder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90limited

    Actually, the truck did a great job and was very composed. I was under control the whole time and never felt like I was in danger. That said it did scare the crap out of me. At first, I thought the wheel had come off. I was in the fast lane and had no issues making my way to the shoulder.
    The main thing is that you DIDN'T have a wreck

    As far as the tires I ain't much for larger rims but its up to you(

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90limited View Post
    I had an interesting weekend... Had a rear tire blow at 75mph. Damn glad it was the rear. Never had a complete failure like this before...
    The truck still has the factory Goodyears on the 17" rims. They have good tread, but I am thinking the age of the tire was part of the failure.
    That said, I am going to get all new tires.....
    Glad to here you and your Escalade made it in OK! This same thing happened to my wife a little over a year ago while she was driving home in LA traffic. Blew out a rear tire at freeway speed. Everything seemed to be alright so we put on a new tire and went on with our lives. Six months later the truck developed a strange vibration that took me four new tires, three trips for rebalancing and finally some basic troubleshooting to figure out that the rim must have hit the ground when the tire blew out making that rim slightly out of round. It wasn't very noticeable until it wore out the bearing in the rear axle. What I'm trying to say is make sure you have them check that wheel closely before just putting a new tire on it.

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    Re: tire failure

    Got to love those factory goodyears. I have 2 that seperated. Not as bad as yours, but I noticed it early. The truck was waddeling, and I saw a BIG bubble in the tread, ready to explode. The other just seperated at low speed. And I always kept them at 35 PSI. Year round.

    I have 1 goodyear in my shed. you can have it for shipping. Me personally, I'd NEVER put another goodyear on anything my family drives.

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    Re: tire failure

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    Got to love those factory goodyears. I have 1 goodyear in my shed. you can have it for shipping. Me personally, I'd NEVER put another goodyear on anything my family drives.
    Thanks for the offer, but I am putting on 2010 18" takeoffs on the truck. They are suposed to only have 100 miles on them. That said, I guess I could use the tire to make my old rims a complete road ready set. what is your zip so I can calculate shipping? mine is 40014

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90limited

    Thanks for the offer, but I am putting on 2010 18" takeoffs on the truck. They are suposed to only have 100 miles on them. That said, I guess I could use the tire to make my old rims a complete road ready set. what is your zip so I can calculate shipping? mine is 40014
    Please familiarize yourself with the DOT date code stamped on tires, that will give you an idea of how old the tire is and hopefully this wont happen again

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    Re: tire failure

    [QUOTE=wesyder;3258554]Please familiarize yourself with the DOT date code stamped on tires, that will give you an idea of how old the tire is and hopefully this wont happen again[/QUOTE

    Thanks for the heads up... the take offs that I bought were in fact 2010 and I also checked the orginals and they were 2003. The seller was not very honest about the condition of the tires and rims. According to him, they had 100 miles on them. After driving 2 1/2 hours to see them I was not 100% pleased. The tires were about 50% and the rims had some light pitting. Once I have time to get some polish on them, the pitting will be a non issue. That said, it was still a good deal, so I took them home. I like the look of the 18" chromes on the EXT. As I said, for the money, I am happy...
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    And thats all that matters... Your happy

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