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Post by ronk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:31 pm

While filling Mrs K’s car today, I looked down during the boring time to see an small egg sized bulge on the rear tyre - it still has 5mm of tread but it is now in the skip and my wallet is £194 lighter! (Bridgestone runflat)

The car had an MOT two weeks ago and nothing was reported - there must have been a pothole when her ladyship was driving I reckon.

Here’s me thinking that the Runflats side walls were so rigid to be almost bomb proof!
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Post by buzyg » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:40 pm

:( Took a wack at 10 mph in my little Mazda2 yesterday. I'm half expectng a similar out come, but no sign yet, of he dreaded egg. :dance2: Won't be £194 that is for sure.
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Post by ronk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:45 pm

I’m very careful about kerbs etc but some potholes are horrendous !
Just grin a bare it I suppose and cough up the £’s
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Post by MACK » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:10 pm

I see this all the time with runflats. They really are the spawn of the devil! :evil:
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Post by ronk » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:19 pm

MACK wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:10 pm
I see this, all the time with runflats. They really are the spawn of the devil! :evil:
I honestly thought that due to the almost solid side wall that they would be immune from damage. How wrong I am.
I never do kerbs so it has to be a pothole.

If the 335 had been poor on runflats I would have dumped the other three but apart from the bleb I have no complaints.

The tyre fitter told me how much he likes fitting runflats :rofl:
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:58 pm

Well I suppose the only positive thing is the rim didn't get damaged!
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Post by ronk » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:23 pm

Mr Tidy wrote:
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Well I suppose the only positive thing is the rim didn't get damaged!
Without a doubt - they are 19" wheels as well so the BMW replacement won't be cheap.
I don't know how or when it happened, I'm blaming her tho!
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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:28 pm

ronk wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:23 pm
I don't know how or when it happened, I'm blaming her tho!
Sounds fair - if you had done it you would know when it happened. :thumbsup:
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