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Once, I nicked a sidewall in a construction zone (without realizing it), went on the highway, drove about 3-4 exits to mine (70mph), and as I got off the ramp, I noticed the car was making a lot of racket coming from one of the front wheels... tire was completely flat with a slice in the sidewall... car drove almost like nothing was wrong!
after hearing stories like yours with blow-outs (and maybe I was somewhat lucky) I appreciate whatever the saab engineers did right in that car... there was a saab ballet video where they drove a c900 over a nail strip at highway speed + it drives over it like nothing was wrong... that's exactly how it felt!
I agree though, hitting the brakes suddenly is about the worst thing one can do with a blown out wheel (or hydroplaning or similar loss of traction, especially asymmetric loss of traction)! Another similar situation is driving onto the dirt shoulder to avoid a head on collision... it's the people who hit the brakes (or do anything too suddenly) who end up flipped over in the ditch!
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- Two good tires, two bad ones. What to do?, bender , Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:02:57
- If you are wearing them out as shortly as 1.5years, Tim, Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:15:12
- Re: Two good tires, two bad ones. What to do?, JimBlake , Wed, 14 Mar 2012 08:52:31
- You never said you couldn't afford them! Just get the, nicknick , Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:21:30
- Re: Two good tires, two bad ones. What to do?, Simon S, Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:19:58
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