First-World Problems...

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That truly is a First-World Problem, because tires have improved exponentially since I first started driving 13 years ago. Remember...I'm 29!.

The last flat I got was about 10 years ago, and that was mostly my fault because I paid attention to the tire pressure sensor display instead of my lying eyes. It kept telling me that left front was low, and it wasn't. Of course the sensor was reporting from a different tire, and I was too stupid to realize that. The sensors need to be reprogrammed when tires are rotated, and clearly that didn't get done.

And before that flat? I don't even remember! Probably more than 10 years!

But I will have to take this to a local shop and see whether they say the screw is in the sidewall, in which case they will try to sell me a new tire. It doesn't make much sense nowadays, with modern adhesives and materials, I can't imagine that sidewall repair is still impossible.

I blame Big Tire!

No...seriously! I'll bet that the tire companies have protocols for just this sort of stuff, and they are designed for maximum revenue. Why would the tire resellers buck them?

I think I will write a letter to Mitch McConnell and see whether he will look into it...

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 Howdy again.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 25, 2022 02:00 PM (u73oe)

2 Park far away

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:00 PM (xhxe8)

3 I’ll call the otters.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 25, 2022 02:00 PM (u73oe)

4 Otters called.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 25, 2022 02:01 PM (u73oe)

5 Go to a construction site, it's filled with foreign object damage potential.

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:01 PM (xhxe8)

6 Go to a construction site, it's filled with foreign object damage potential.

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:01 PM (xhxe

Or the entire tri-state area...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2022 02:03 PM (XIJ/X)

7 I'm glad I have an older car without all the weird ass sensors.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 25, 2022 02:03 PM (63Dwl)

8 You're screwed!

Posted by: Weasel at September 25, 2022 02:04 PM (U7MOT)

9 "Of course the sensor was reporting from a different tire, and I was too stupid to realize that."

Snort. That happened to us in a rental car...when we were staying in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains...20 miles from the nearest town. We had to blow up the tire with a bicycle pump and miraculously reached an open gas station on our way down. They pumped it the rest of the way so we could limp into town and get it fixed.

One of our many "minor adventure" stories during our travels. Since we usually go somewhere as remote as we can (in comfort), there are a lot of these stories.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at September 25, 2022 02:05 PM (fTtFy)

10 I ain't no ways tired!

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at September 25, 2022 02:06 PM (PiwSw)

11 You will be buying a new tire.

Posted by: Ronster at September 25, 2022 02:06 PM (Ees+s)

12 You're screwed!
Posted by: Weasel at September 25, 2022 02:04 PM (U7MOT)

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And we’re done here.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 25, 2022 02:06 PM (u73oe)

13 South Jamaica has tire repair shops like Starbux.The last flat I got was from the terminal end of a household lightning ground wire. I heard the thunk thunk thunk.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at September 25, 2022 02:06 PM (b+v9B)

14 You're screwed!

Posted by: Weasel at September 25, 2022 02:04 PM (U7MOT)

It's leaking so slowly that I really should just cover it with epoxy and forget about it!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2022 02:06 PM (XIJ/X)

15
The tread is thick and inflexible, while the sidewall is thin and undergoes much more deformation at highway speed. Neither patches nor filler can stand it. That's why sidewall punctures can't be patched effectively.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:07 PM (1Nxff)

16 Cooper tires, I like those.
Mentioned just recently my last flat was seven or eight years ago, RT95 in downtown Providence as the mid afternoon traffic was building.
Got it changed and gone before the State cops arrived, ten minutes or so. Pretty proud of that.

Posted by: From about that time at September 25, 2022 02:07 PM (4780s)

17 Publius has 3 tractor tires he needs to patch tubes on, after mowing the fields. Is that a first world problem? Can't take them anywhere since they're too big and heavy, so he'll probably call someone to fix (it does a number on his rheumatoid arthritis to pop them out of those huge tires).

I had no idea that they're filled with water!

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:07 PM (Mzdiz)

18 FWP. Got a new truck last month. Less than 1200 miles.
Half way home from store yesterday engine starts misfiring. Lots of shaking and vibrating. Then malfunction light comes on. Of course, new trucks don't come with manuals. Had to look up manual through the dash board app. "Malfunction to emission control system. Danger Will Robinson. Service asap. Drive slow or may damage catalytic converter." WTF?

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 25, 2022 02:07 PM (ju2Fy)

19 Neither patches nor filler can stand it. That's why sidewall punctures can't be patched effectively.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:07 PM (1Nxff)

Yeah...that is true in some circumstances, but a small puncture? I wonder.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2022 02:08 PM (XIJ/X)

20 I put new tires on the car before I left. I have a different idea of what low tread looks like and I knew I could make the trip on the old ones. But I don't have to worry about it now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 25, 2022 02:08 PM (uz3Px)

21 Lots of used tires for 40-70$, too. They get them as salvage from car wrecks.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at September 25, 2022 02:08 PM (b+v9B)

22 I have a slow leak in 2 tires, every couple weeks need to check and fill. Sure it's a tire wheel seal issue

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:08 PM (xhxe8)

23 RT95 in downtown Providence as the mid afternoon traffic was building.


Posted by: From about that time at September 25, 2022 02:07 PM (4780s)

Been there, done that. What a shitshow.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:08 PM (Mzdiz)

24 You think you've got first world problem?

AOC: Women In America Oppressed Like Iranian Women…

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 25, 2022 02:09 PM (FVME7)

25 "Rubber:The Revenge" The long anticipated sequel to the award winning movie "Rubber"

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at September 25, 2022 02:09 PM (6pSOv)

26 I had no idea that they're filled with water!
Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:07 PM (Mzdiz)

Oooh, okravangelist! Fried okry is yum.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 25, 2022 02:09 PM (PiwSw)

27 Tire life is one of my favorite things to bring up in regards to things improving. Used t be, 25K and your brand went from, say, Goodyear to May Pop. Why a sidewall or anything close to the sidewall can't be patched is bogus. We have a few tire repair shacks, and I mean shacks around here with some scruffy characters who can patch anything. I change tires now, like changing oil, at a set mileage. In the case of tires, about 40K and the ones coming off would get the needy down the road for a few bucks. Also, I buy the cheapos and they last.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 02:09 PM (lz5hY)

28 I fixed my first flat tire drunk off my ass. OK, not drunk off my ass exactly, but I was damn lucky no cops came by. My long dress was tucked into my panties.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:10 PM (Mzdiz)

29 Just fill the tire with that flat repair goo and call it a day.

You're welcome.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 25, 2022 02:10 PM (SIAnw)

30 Oooh, okravangelist! Fried okry is yum.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 25, 2022 02:09 PM (PiwSw)

And grilled, and baked, and boiled

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:10 PM (Mzdiz)

31 Put a drywall screw into a EV battery and see what happens.

Posted by: Head puddi at September 25, 2022 02:11 PM (qKnWc)

32 Also, I buy the cheapos and they last.

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The Pep Boys stand behind their tires for a reason.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 25, 2022 02:11 PM (SIAnw)

33 well I dunno but I'm purty shore hot iron aint gonna fix it

Posted by: REDACTED at September 25, 2022 02:13 PM (us2H3)

34
You should tighten that screw or it will leak.

Posted by: Frankly at September 25, 2022 02:13 PM (J4SEy)

35 My long dress was tucked into my panties.
Posted by: Miley
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It's amazing how quickly you can get back on the road when you're just a slight touch buzzed.

Posted by: From about that time at September 25, 2022 02:14 PM (4780s)

36
Her Majesty was driving up to Dallas for shows when her tire blew. She called AAA, who came out. Unfortunately, the spare was located in the floor behind the driver's seat. Dutch (the Beeg Boy) and his crate were right over it. 11:00 at night and she and the AAA guy had to unload the whole car to get to it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:15 PM (1Nxff)

37 Sidewalk repairs: Mitch will raise the issue but waffle on it. Pelosi and Schumer will then cook up some huge bill (TIRE - Trade Initiative for Reinvigorating the Economy or something) that will spend trillions to study quality control for tires, and includes fine print provisions for transgenderism, gun control, and Covid death camps). It will look like it will pass but AOC will throw a fit because it doesn’t nationalize industry and excludes reparations for and the squad plus Freedom Caucus will torpedo it. President Brandon will then denounce us Super MAGAns. The FBI raids will accelerate.

Posted by: Durak Kazyol at September 25, 2022 02:15 PM (4zxRq)

38 Side*wall*

Posted by: Durak Kazyol at September 25, 2022 02:16 PM (4zxRq)

39
The technology exists, but Big Butyl bought up all the patents and buried them!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:16 PM (1Nxff)

40 "how much will I be sued for if this doesn't work right"

To many decisions are made this way here and now.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 02:16 PM (xhaym)

41 It's amazing how quickly you can get back on the road when you're just a slight touch buzzed.

Posted by: From about that time at September 25, 2022 02:14 PM (4780s)

I was wicked smaht and put some perfume on so any cop that stopped wouldn't smell the alcohol.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:16 PM (Mzdiz)

42 I like Big Butyl I cannot lie.

Posted by: Sir Mixalot at September 25, 2022 02:17 PM (SIAnw)

43 8 You're screwed!

Posted by: Weasel at September 25, 2022 02:04 PM (U7MOT)
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Good thing the tire didn't *bolt*.
(lots of videos of lone tires rolling down the freeway)

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 02:17 PM (qfLjt)

44 In my younger days, there was a tire factory in the county, making a national brand. The guys there were on a form of piece work, set money but if they made quota they called it a day and got paid for eight hours. They also had a short fence surrounding the works, and a lot of tires went over that fence. Redline Denman Supersafeties.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 02:18 PM (lz5hY)

45 Duct tape comes in black. Just sayin.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at September 25, 2022 02:18 PM (u73oe)

46 I just plugged my sons tire for the cost of a plug kit ($11) and it worked great. The screw we pulled out was about 3/4" further away from the sidewall than the picture above. I would give it a try before going to the tire store.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 25, 2022 02:18 PM (h1jJh)

47 Had a flat one day, a slow leaker. Tire shop pulled a deer bone or antler out of my tire! Damned deer. Shoot them. Shoot them all!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. Venison in the crock pot. at September 25, 2022 02:18 PM (3Or4S)

48 37 Sidewalk repairs: Mitch will raise the issue but waffle on it. Pelosi and Schumer will then cook up some huge bill (TIRE - Trade Initiative for Reinvigorating the Economy or something) that will spend trillions to study quality control for tires, and includes fine print provisions for transgenderism, gun control, and Covid death camps). It will look like it will pass but AOC will throw a fit because it doesn’t nationalize industry and excludes reparations for and the squad plus Freedom Caucus will torpedo it. President Brandon will then denounce us Super MAGAns. The FBI raids will accelerate.
Posted by: Durak Kazyol at September 25, 2022 02:15 PM (4zxRq

And this is all before the butterfly flaps it's wings.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at September 25, 2022 02:19 PM (BdMk6)

49 1st World Problems
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Don't tread on me Bro!

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 02:19 PM (qfLjt)

50 Speaking of....

I've been blocked from reporting foul comments on the Twatter. I guess they got tired of my highlighting bullshit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 25, 2022 02:19 PM (IyrhE)

51 Hadrian the Seventh

You know you can search for them, if they were once open patents. They don't just put secret patents in that mine in Pennsylvania.

There is an entire art unit at USPTO specializing in secret patents. I wonder when they declassify those.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 02:21 PM (u82oZ)

52 42 I like Big Butyl I cannot lie.
Posted by: Sir Mixalot at September 25, 2022 02:17 PM (SIAnw)

Butyltane is a bastard gas.

Posted by: Hank Hill at September 25, 2022 02:21 PM (PiwSw)

53 It's leaking so slowly that I really should just cover it with epoxy and forget about it!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2022 02:06 PM (XIJ/X)


Green Slime and Fix-a-Flat are two things if you go off the highway.
Fix-a-Flat will get you to the tire store. Green slime is supposed to keep your truck rolling even with the sort of damage you might get up in the woods.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 02:21 PM (xhaym)

54 AOC is a First-World and Modern-World Problem. In Olden Tymes, AOC's were not tolerated.


"Caesar Augustus, you're oppressing me by looking at me that way!"

"Tribune, I order that woman banished to whatever very unpleasant location outside Rome you choose! Take her away!"

Posted by: Gref at September 25, 2022 02:21 PM (AMIL/)

55 I've been blocked from reporting foul comments on the Twatter.

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Damn. If only you would have misspelled foul the entire thread would have been off to the races.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 25, 2022 02:22 PM (SIAnw)

56 25 "Rubber:The Revenge" The long anticipated sequel to the award winning movie "Rubber"

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at September 25, 2022 02:09 PM (6pSOv)
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Thanks for the laugh. I needed that after the last thread, I'm still seething.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 02:25 PM (qfLjt)

57 Damned deer. Shoot them. Shoot them all!

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid. Venison in the crock pot. at September 25, 2022 02:18 PM (3Or4S)

Yes, and coyotes.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:25 PM (Mzdiz)

58
You know you can search for them, if they were once open patents. They don't just put secret patents in that mine in Pennsylvania.

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I was riffing on the loons who say we have reliable Green energy but evil oil companies bought the patents up.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:26 PM (1Nxff)

59 the tire is pretty thick right there. depending on how long the screw is, it may not have gone all the way through.

Posted by: Dino58 at September 25, 2022 02:27 PM (LVPff)

60 Love the photo! I live in "Screw City," famous for all our fastener manufacturers. We make all kinds of little pointy pieces of metal, and about 3% of our industrial output ends up in our streets and parking lots. Great place for tire sales and service businesses.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:27 PM (24fqN)

61 54 AOC appearing in front of the court of Judge Roy Bean and comments involving the nearest convenient tree.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 02:27 PM (lz5hY)

62 That's what happens with slightly underinflated, newer tires with lots of tread as they hold onto the debris, nails, etc.

Had the same thing happen while going through D. C. but didn't realize it until Strasburg, VA after odd yellow dashboard light blinked for miles. Owner of a tiny, local repair shop somehow pulled a 4 inch bolt, plugged the leak, and said it would hold through the trip further south, but then to promptly buy a new tire & have it mounted when I got to the destination.

He also said wise up and avoid D.C. Ha!

Posted by: Lola at September 25, 2022 02:27 PM (NIYa7)

63 Love the photo! I live in "Screw City," famous for all our fastener manufacturers

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Sounds like a port of call in the Philippines.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 25, 2022 02:28 PM (SIAnw)

64 Fix a flat will seal the tire to rim and anyone who trys to remove that tire will curse you, your mother and your first born

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:29 PM (xhxe8)

65 Our first world car problem is currently aphid poop.

They eat leaves and excrete miniscule drops of syrup everywhere, especially on cars parked under trees, like ours.
Everything you touch is sticky and the dust adheres to the windows.

Seasonal and ridiculously first world...

Posted by: sal at September 25, 2022 02:29 PM (y40tE)

66 Fix a flat will seal the tire to rim and anyone who trys to remove that tire will curse you, your mother and your first born
Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:29 PM (xhxe


That is why you go to the tire store right away before it sets hard. Also tip

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 02:30 PM (xhaym)

67 37 Sidewalk repairs: Mitch will raise the issue but waffle on it. Pelosi and Schumer will then cook up some huge bill (TIRE - Trade Initiative for Reinvigorating the Economy or something) that will spend trillions to study quality control for tires, and includes fine print provisions for transgenderism, gun control, and Covid death camps). It will look like it will pass but AOC will throw a fit because it doesn’t nationalize industry and excludes reparations for and the squad plus Freedom Caucus will torpedo it. President Brandon will then denounce us Super MAGAns. The FBI raids will accelerate.

Posted by: Durak Kazyol at September 25, 2022 02:15 PM (4zxRq)
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When is this book coming out?

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 02:31 PM (qfLjt)

68 Hearing thunder and it's raining

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:31 PM (xhxe8)

69 that looks like a tek screw.

Didn't William Shatner write the Tek Screws series?

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 02:31 PM (xhaym)

70 "Sounds like a port of call in the Philippines."

Plenty of sex trade around here too. Prolly more down-market than Philippines or Thailand.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:31 PM (24fqN)

71 The last flat I got was about 15 to 20 years ago. All 4 tires were flat. A contractor had been laid off and he dumped roofing nails on every access road to the plant.

Posted by: vic /s at September 25, 2022 02:31 PM (mZwKe)

72 69 that looks like a tek screw.

Didn't William Shatner write the Tek Screws series?
Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 02:31 PM (xhaym)

I seem to remember the TV miniseries wasn't half bad, Greg Evigan, Tori Higginson, and a very young Lexa Doig.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 25, 2022 02:33 PM (PiwSw)

73 Where I live, it is against the law for them to sell you one tire. They have to sell you two tires for front wheel drive cars and four tires for all wheel drive cars.

Posted by: wodun at September 25, 2022 02:34 PM (lFga6)

74 First time I got a flat in my new 2012 Accent, discovered that spare tire was not in standard package. There was a little electric tire pump for mild amusement purposes, while awaiting the towtruck. Supposedly they left out the tire to goose their MPG rating.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:34 PM (24fqN)

75 Didn't William Shatner write the Tek Screws series?
Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 02:31 PM (xhaym)

I seem to remember the TV miniseries wasn't half bad, Greg Evigan, Tori Higginson, and a very young Lexa Doig.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 25, 2022 02:33 PM (PiwSw)

I read several of the books and thought the TV show was better. It's been a couple of decades so I don't remember why.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 25, 2022 02:35 PM (nC+QA)

76 @ 28. Posted by: Miley, okravangelist

I needed a good laugh. Thanks for sharing that story.

Posted by: Lola at September 25, 2022 02:35 PM (NIYa7)

77 It's insurance companies that don't want hack tire repairs.

Sidewalls aren't as thick so heat affects them more would be my working theory. We should be thankful they let us patch a tread puncture.

Posted by: torabora at September 25, 2022 02:36 PM (nP2EL)

78 judging by the placement of of the offending object

it seems someone was cornering mighty hard

Posted by: REDACTED at September 25, 2022 02:36 PM (us2H3)

79 I spotted a screw in one of my tires a few months ago. Took it to the tire shop. They checked the pressure, found it was low. Filled it up and told me to drop it off the next morning. Picked it up the next afternoon after work. Tire was fixed and it didn't cost me a dime.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 25, 2022 02:37 PM (U2p+3)

80 55 I've been blocked from reporting foul comments on the Twatter.

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Damn. If only you would have misspelled foul the entire thread would have been off to the races.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 25, 2022 02:22 PM (SIAnw)
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It would have been a feather in his cap.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 02:38 PM (qfLjt)

81 Screws and nails are bad, but our local potholes will not only damage your tires, but also sometimes total your whole car.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:38 PM (24fqN)

82
Where I live, it is against the law for them to sell you one tire.

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I suspect the legislation got some serious lubrication to get through. Like having state inspections so rolling junk heaps can stay on the road.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:39 PM (1Nxff)

83
Screws and nails are bad, but our local potholes will not only damage your tires, but also sometimes total your whole car.
Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:38 PM (24fqN)

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I have a hypothesis that the higher the state gas tax, the worse the roads are.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:40 PM (1Nxff)

84 I've had to buy two full sets of tires within the last 2 1/2 years.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 25, 2022 02:41 PM (VdGjU)

85 but a small puncture? I wonder.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


No tire problem is small at highway speed.

Posted by: DaveA at September 25, 2022 02:42 PM (FhXTo)

86 83
I have a hypothesis that the higher the state gas tax, the worse the roads are.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:40 PM (1Nxff)
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Do you have a computer model for this phenomenon?

Posted by: The Global Warming Guys And Screws at September 25, 2022 02:42 PM (qfLjt)

87 >>> 46 I just plugged my sons tire for the cost of a plug kit ($11) and it worked great. The screw we pulled out was about 3/4" further away from the sidewall than the picture above. I would give it a try before going to the tire store.
Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 25, 2022 02:18 PM (h1jJh)

Are there any tire plug kits *not* made in CHYna and if so who sells them?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (llON8)

88 When I used to buy at garage sales, I kept a three-inch wood screw in my back pocket. As I walked up the driveway, I'd palm the screw, look down, bend over and pretend to pick it up. Then I'd say cheerfully, 'look, I just saved you a flat tire!' Good way to earn goodwill for more generous haggling.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (24fqN)

89 Waste Tires. Many years ago, there was a fella in South Florida who would go around and haul off waste tires from auto shops, tire shops, etc. and charge them a lot less than what the landfills in the area were charging to dispose of them.

The Waste Tire Man stored millions of tires on some vacant tract of land which was not his and left the area.

Now there are laws in Florida for waste tires, who can dispose of them and where they can go.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (R/m4+)

90 I have a hypothesis that the higher the state gas tax, the worse the roads are.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:40 PM (1Nxff)

Yep. PA roads are shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (aursc)

91 Here in my neck of the woods in southern IL, the roads are more than decent.

Then again, they're county maintained, and plus, winters here make repairing them a must.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (xzNDG)

92 Sheet Lag screw, not self tapping

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 02:45 PM (xhxe8)

93
Yep. PA roads are shit.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (aursc)

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You do not need a sign to tell you when you've crossed into PA.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:45 PM (1Nxff)

94
Twitter reporting story: Awhile back, Twitter banned for me after Jonah Goldberg reported me for calling him "a fat, bien piensant nepot and midwit."

I barely use Twitter, and still have been banned many times. I would say I have a 1:2 banning-to-comments ratio. Usually I just shrug and set up another account, make a few surly ad hominem attacks against some fat fuck midwit like him, and get banned again.

But that time, I contested it. I challenged Twitter to point out one black letter of that statement that was false... *and they reinstated my account.*

Twitter knows that Jonah is a fat, bien pensant nepot and midwit. Everyone knows. You can't hide from the truth, tubbo.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 25, 2022 02:46 PM (oINRc)

95 "Here in my neck of the woods in southern IL, the roads are more than decent."

I love southern IL. Beautiful nature preserves.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:47 PM (24fqN)

96 I needed a good laugh. Thanks for sharing that story.

Posted by: Lola at September 25, 2022 02:35 PM (NIYa7)

You're welcome! We 29-year-olds have a ton of them.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:47 PM (Mzdiz)

97 Where I live, it is against the law for them to sell you one tire.

All the tires on my car had been new when I picked up a large bolt in one driving through D.C. After being patched in VA, that tire was also driven on for at least another 650 miles. In Georgia, drove to a tire shop and had no problem getting the same make and model. However, it was obvious all the tires had been new and I had an invoice in glove box to prove it.

Posted by: Lola at September 25, 2022 02:48 PM (NIYa7)

98 Yep. PA roads are shit.

Highest freeze/thaw cycle count in US.

Posted by: DaveA at September 25, 2022 02:48 PM (FhXTo)

99 >>> Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 25, 2022 02:46 PM (oINRc)

YD destroys Jonah Goldberg with *facts* and *logic*!!!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 25, 2022 02:48 PM (llON8)

100 Discount Tire does great by me, on both sales and repairs.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:49 PM (24fqN)

101
I love southern IL. Beautiful nature preserves.
Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:47 PM (24fqN)

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Not called Little Egypt for nothing.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:50 PM (1Nxff)

102 MD has a LOT of drawbacks but their roads are superb.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 25, 2022 02:51 PM (flINI)

103 Highest freeze/thaw cycle count in US.
Posted by: DaveA at September 25, 2022 02:48 PM (FhXTo)

Yes.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 02:51 PM (aursc)

104 I don't trust tire pressure sensors.

The government will be able to flatten your tires remotely during the coming civil unrest.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 25, 2022 02:51 PM (AC1H4)

105 91 Here in my neck of the woods in southern IL, the roads are more than decent.

Then again, they're county maintained, and plus, winters here make repairing them a must.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (xzNDG)
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I concur. Now New York City, on the other hand, had potholes deep enough that if a wheel went in then the underbody got scraped, similar to a tail strike if a big passenger plane takes off too steeply. Of course that was the end of the suspension. Saw holes like that on my way to get the ferry to the Statue of Liberty -- hey we need to rename that to FBI Oppression until morale improves.

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 02:52 PM (qfLjt)

106 I miss the spares that were mounted by a cable under my van. So much fun in the winter at 4am.

Posted by: dartist at September 25, 2022 02:52 PM (RxTXB)

107
I don't trust tire pressure sensors.

The government will be able to flatten your tires remotely during the coming civil unrest.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 25, 2022 02:51 PM (AC1H4)

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Perhaps.

But you shouldn't trust them anyway. Those things suck, and they get stuff wrong all the time. On my wife's Mitsubishi, the TPMS tells me a tire is low all the time... I'll do a visual check, and see nothing. Then I'll check with a gauge, and still nothing. TPMS is asshoe.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 25, 2022 02:53 PM (oINRc)

108 And traveling to Iowa for work, IL has by far the worst roads in the Midwest.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 02:54 PM (aursc)

109 90 Doesn't our the state gas tax actually fund the State Police? I thought that was one of the Commonwealth's most popular fables.

Posted by: Lola at September 25, 2022 02:54 PM (NIYa7)

110 Late to the party, but I'd replace the tire anyway. I commute at high speeds 40 mi each way, so, solid would be my choice.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 25, 2022 02:54 PM (jvt6t)

111 Yep. PA roads are shit.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (aursc)

True story - my college roomie once did some kind of research for PennDOT decades ago. The reason the roads are so bad is that they have the worst frost heaves (more waterways per square mile than any other state). No way can they keep the roads in good repair.

I worked in the East Vincent Twp office for awhile and found out that you need permits for any non-permeable construction (all concrete/asphalt surfaces, pools and whatnot) since runoff was such a huge problem.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:54 PM (Mzdiz)

112 I had to spend all day yesterday outside... in Texas... in September which means it's still in the mid-90's, sunny, & a bit humid. I mean had had no access to A/C, we had to sit outside, under pop-ups and an oak tree. All of this and we had to leave the shade and sit in the full sun and on metal bleachers while watching 26 marching bands perform. When finals came around we still had to sit and watch 12 bands...again. At least the temps finally dropped into the upper 80's.
Those kids should be grateful we WATCHED them performing in those conditions!!!!///

Posted by: lin-duh at September 25, 2022 02:55 PM (UUBmN)

113 The Waste Tire Man stored millions of tires on some vacant tract of land which was not his and left the area.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 25, 2022 02:44 PM (R/m4+)

Then they caught fire, and will burn for the next 500 years, like that mine in Pennsy.

Posted by: Fox2! at September 25, 2022 02:55 PM (qyH+l)

114 I made a latke for lunch from potatoes I dug this morning.

I'm not complaining, I just wanted to share

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 02:56 PM (xhaym)

115 Willowed from the Stasi thread:

Old Soviet Union joke.

It's 3AM in some run-down apartment building in Russia when an old couple hear a furious pounding on their door.

The man shouts through the door, "Who is it?

The reply, "Don't worry, the buildings on fire".

Posted by: pawn at September 25, 2022 02:56 PM (wsHtO)

116 Taking US5 from Erie to Dunkirk NY you hit the NY line and go Aahh, quiet. Coming back, I hit the PA line and my dentures came loose. I guess NY has to have something going.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 02:57 PM (lz5hY)

117 "TPMS is asshoe"

I get paranoid that other drivers are spying on my tire pressures.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 02:57 PM (24fqN)

118 Disqus removed a comment by me yesterday from PJM.

All it said was "Tit for Tat is a stable negotiating strategy. Not the very best, but the most reliable one."

From that I gather that the moderator is unlearned and childish. Probably would not know a Nash equilibrium if it sat in one.

Term is from Operational Research, which helps you think about problems.

Lack of Tits is either an ornithological tragedy or a commentary on the social life of a male.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 02:57 PM (u82oZ)

119 And traveling to Iowa for work, IL has by far the worst roads in the Midwest.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
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Guess I should be thankful I live in an AO in IL where that isn't the case.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 02:57 PM (xzNDG)

120 interesting about PA and why our roads suck

that said, the roads in the "pennsyltucky" areas are all fantastic

the roads in the high-population areas are a bad joke

btw this despite constant road construction in those areas.

here they (penndot) love ripping up roads for large swathes and leaving them like that. for a long time. lots of tire damage. my husband hit a RAVINE - basically a very deep crack/pothole between two lanes of traffic on one such unpaved road and tore up the frame of his car

it's more than just frost heaves

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 25, 2022 02:58 PM (w0NJk)

121 The reply, "Don't worry, the buildings on fire".

Posted by: pawn at September 25, 2022 02:56 PM (wsHtO)

Joke from MiL: Why do they put a chair next to the casket? For rigor mortis to set in.

I think it only works in the south

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 02:58 PM (Mzdiz)

122 Canada's National Embarrassment was filmed singing a drunken rendition of The Bohemian Rapsidy the night before QEII'S funeral.
Carry on.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 25, 2022 02:58 PM (VdGjU)

123
I was reading a book by Henry Petroski and one of the chapters was on road repair. To do the job to last is very expensive. At least the Romans had slaves.


Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:59 PM (1Nxff)

124 Old tires are being repurposed and modified to add to road asphalt. This is not to make roads better, but to recycle tires.

We are not a serious country.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 02:59 PM (u82oZ)

125 SMH- I traveled primarily in the northern half on I-74. There were some craters.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 03:00 PM (aursc)

126
Then they caught fire, and will burn for the next 500 years, like that mine in Pennsy.
Posted by: Fox2! at September 25, 2022 02:55 PM (qyH+l)

Centralia. PA's own little patch of Hell.

The thing that trips me out about it, is the government basically just bought everyone out and sent them packing - a big old one-time welfare expenditure, essentially.

But there are still a few dead-enders who said "no way, this is my home, and I ain't leavin'."

WHY? There are no more jobs. The town is slowly melting into the soil in front of your eyes, and the air and water are nasty. Somebody offered to punch your ticket out of there, and buy your worthless house.

It reminds of people who won't leave Blue City X, because it's home. No it isn't. It sucks. If you have the means, run away.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 25, 2022 03:00 PM (oINRc)

127 At least the Romans had slaves.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:59 PM (1Nxff)

Maybe they'll put ultra MAGA prisoners on road detail. At least we'd do a good job.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 03:00 PM (Mzdiz)

128 SMH- I traveled primarily in the northern half on I-74. There were some craters.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory
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Ah, much more population density there.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:01 PM (xzNDG)

129 120 Penndot is evil. They have crews who only have the job of setting up barrels and cones. That's all they do, especially in the Pittsburgh area. Some of these barrels and cones have more seniority than the workers.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 03:02 PM (lz5hY)

130 That NLurker guy

Well, he is your problem. Is the new conservative party making headway? And Harper was a solid PM. What happened?

However, if the answer gets in the way of you frolicking with barmaids and other women that are chasing you, disregard.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:02 PM (u82oZ)

131 But you shouldn't trust them anyway. Those things suck, and they get stuff wrong all the time. On my wife's Mitsubishi, the TPMS tells me a tire is low all the time... I'll do a visual check, and see nothing. Then I'll check with a gauge, and still nothing. TPMS is asshoe.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 25, 2022 02:53 PM (oINRc)


The sensor is self contained inside the tire with a sending unit that notifies the computer in the dash. If the battery goes flat, or the sending unit gets joggled it will show a bad signal or no signal depending.
My Impala did that, and I didn't want to dismount the tires to put a battery in, so I just did a visual inspection regularly.

I think the problem is with "central inflation" which is a thing on construction equipment and some high end vehicles.
I think it is just more things to break. I want a Renault 5 built with modern equipment and materials and a Ford suspension. Those sliding windows are sexy

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 03:02 PM (xhaym)

132 lol Salty.

How are you doing?

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:02 PM (xzNDG)

133 115 Willowed from the Stasi thread:

Old Soviet Union joke.

It's 3AM in some run-down apartment building in Russia when an old couple hear a furious pounding on their door.

The man shouts through the door, "Who is it?

The reply, "Don't worry, the buildings on fire".

Posted by: pawn at September 25, 2022 02:56 PM (wsHtO)
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Didn't Infidel experience something like that?

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 03:02 PM (qfLjt)

134 Used to be a joke in my hometown in NE Ohio that the front-end alignment shops were all owned by the family of the county road commissioner.

Posted by: pawn at September 25, 2022 03:03 PM (wsHtO)

135 The original TPMS design used wired sensors. While testing the prototype, engineers discovered that the cables would tend to wrap the axles. Back to the drawing board.

Do TPMS xmtrs use batteries? If not, how do they work?

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 03:03 PM (24fqN)

136 127 At least the Romans had slaves.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:59 PM (1Nxff)

Maybe they'll put ultra MAGA prisoners on road detail. At least we'd do a good job.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at September 25, 2022 03:00 PM (Mzdiz)


"Movin' it up here, Boss!"

Posted by: Dragline at September 25, 2022 03:04 PM (AMIL/)

137 I've run into this as well, my advice is plug it yourself if the tire shop won't.

It's really pretty simple for even a non-DIY'er. You can get a kit at WalMart for like $8.

One thing though is some tire shops won't fix a flat if you've already attempted one.

My understanding is in the UK, fixing flats is really regulated. I had a relative that owned a tire shop that would buy these import tires that you couldnt repair (but were still good) and resell them.

Posted by: Blago at September 25, 2022 03:04 PM (5tezS)

138 There have been scandals of people selling regrooved tires. Recut the tread with an electrical melting device, slap dressing on it if you get close to the cord, and sell them at the flea market. It was a big deal in AZ.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 03:05 PM (lz5hY)

139 Maybe they'll put ultra MAGA prisoners on road detail. At least we'd do a good job.
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Y'all have fun in your camps.

I will die first.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:05 PM (xzNDG)

140
The biggest toy store/child goods store in the world is called "Children's World," and it's on Lubyanka Square. The old Soviet joke about it was that when you're a kid you go to Children's World, and when you grow up, you walk across the Square to "Adult's World."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 25, 2022 03:05 PM (oINRc)

141 With all the construction going on down here. I took a flat and they found not one, but four nails in the tire. Guy said it's not uncommon.

Posted by: JM in Florida at September 25, 2022 03:06 PM (wY6aV)

142 Alignments are useless in Wester PA/Eastern OH.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 03:06 PM (aursc)

143 {{{SMH}}}
* Respectful tip of the hat to Ex-Ex. *

I was just looking at road issues. Our township laid down the yearly overlay of millings in the neighborhood Wednesday and Thursday.

This is a lovely time of year to walk around. Hope you get to walk hand in hand with Ex-Ex.

Please tell him that jpg of the Australian Brigadier was hilarious.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:06 PM (u82oZ)

144 Do TPMS xmtrs use batteries? If not, how do they work?
Posted by: gp Possesses

Yes, they are supposed to last the life of the tire. When you get new tires, you get new sensors.


I dont like them, they basically got mandated because of the Ford Explorer fiasco in the late 90's. Rollovers from low air pressure.

Posted by: Blago at September 25, 2022 03:06 PM (5tezS)

145 However, if the answer gets in the way of you frolicking with barmaids and other women that are chasing you, disregard.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:02 PM (u82oZ)

Lol

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 25, 2022 03:06 PM (VdGjU)

146 Please tell him that jpg of the Australian Brigadier was hilarious.
Posted by: NaCly Dog
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It was perfection in trolling.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:07 PM (xzNDG)

147 oh, and the cell service at the stadium was horrible!!! I couldn't get pages to load!!! Don't you people understand my plight yesterday??? No A/C and barely any cell service. It was just like slavery!

Posted by: lin-duh at September 25, 2022 03:07 PM (UUBmN)

148 This is a lovely time of year to walk around. Hope you get to walk hand in hand with Ex-Ex.
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lol, sitting on the porch is more our speed.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:08 PM (xzNDG)

149 Our most recent-model car has no spare and no place to store a spare. The car was designed to run on those no-flat (or is it run-flat?) tires so it is assumed no spare is needed. Seems fool-hardy to me to not have a spare.

So we got a can of Slime or Fix-a-Flat or whatever it is and an air pump that runs off of the cigarette lighter.

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:09 PM (6RgRK)

150 Posted by: lin-duh at September 25, 2022 03:07 PM (UUBmN)

At least it wasn't during Pride Month!! Tip of the hat to you for supporting youngsters that way. Bravo!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 25, 2022 03:09 PM (jvt6t)

151 145 However, if the answer gets in the way of you frolicking with barmaids and other women that are chasing you, disregard.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:02 PM (u82oZ)

Lol
Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 25, 2022 03:06 PM (VdGjU)

Is frolicking more or less lascivious than cavorting?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at September 25, 2022 03:10 PM (PiwSw)

152 149 I guess I should mention that the car no longer has the run-flat tires.

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:10 PM (6RgRK)

153 Emmie

Are you out of Colorado by now?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:10 PM (u82oZ)

154 First world Problem? Had to go buy a mop yesterday to clean off my solar panels. We have so much dust and crap in the air that they had dropped about 25% electricity production in 2 months.

Now? I just look at my truck windshield, if I have to clean it to see out of it? Yeah, solar panels are probably really dirty as well (Central Valley Calif, our air sucks... thans CARB).

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 25, 2022 03:10 PM (oHd/0)

155 Speaking of first world problems . . .

https://bit.ly/3C9SHzd

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? at September 25, 2022 03:10 PM (FVME7)

156 My Camry does have full sized space.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 25, 2022 03:10 PM (VdGjU)

157 My wife had one of those in her tire this past Monday. A 21 inch Pirelli Scorpion Zero. About $375 - $400. I had to pull the wheel and tire while she was down at the country courthouse on jury duty, take it to Big O Tires and have it patched. Lucky that it was between the treads and not in the sidewall.

$35 vs $400.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 25, 2022 03:11 PM (BFigT)

158 There have been scandals of people selling regrooved tires. Recut the tread with an electrical melting device, slap dressing on it if you get close to the cord, and sell them at the flea market. It was a big deal in AZ.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 03:05 PM (lz5hY)


My favorite thing was the guys who had decent tread left on their studded tires, so they spent an afternoon with a pair of needle nose pliers pulling the studs out, one by one to be legal after March 1

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 03:11 PM (xhaym)

159 Then they caught fire, and will burn for the next 500 years, like that mine in Pennsy.
Posted by: Fox2! at September 25, 2022 02:55 PM (qyH+l)

I think that was how Waste Tire Man's scheme came undone.

The tires caught fire and the authorities started asking questions as the thick columns of smoke resembled a B-52 strike.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 25, 2022 03:11 PM (R/m4+)

160 OMG, the New York football Jets have Ukraine flag stickers on their helmets. Befuddlement.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at September 25, 2022 03:11 PM (b+v9B)

161 So we got a can of Slime or Fix-a-Flat or whatever it is and an air pump that runs off of the cigarette lighter.
Posted by: Emmie
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The problem with that stuff is it basically ruins your tires. It messes up the balance, can harden inside the tire, clogs up the schraeder valves, etc.

It's okay to just get you home if you're stranded in a bad place, but that's probably all it should be used for.

Posted by: Blago at September 25, 2022 03:12 PM (5tezS)

162 I'm so glad I don't watch sports anymore.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:13 PM (xzNDG)

163 118 Darn. You may need to be re-indoctrinated in acceptable negotiation skills or new thinking. (No suggestion of retaliation in kind is ever acceptable if it may come from an ultra MAGA.)

Posted by: Lola at September 25, 2022 03:13 PM (NIYa7)

164 OMG, the New York football Jets have Ukraine flag stickers on their helmets. Befuddlement.
Posted by: Jamaica NYC at September 25, 2022 03:11 PM (b+v9B)


I know, right? Ukraine is so yesterday. We've blown past MonkeyPox and are on Martha's Vineyard Karens!

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 03:13 PM (xhaym)

165 "Yes, [TPMS batteries] are supposed to last the life of the tire."

That amazes me. The xmtr battery operates for years, in extreme heat and cold, and taking some G's I guess, powering a signal that can punch thru a steel car chassis. I should get a xmtr and rcvr from a junkyard to tinker with.

Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 03:13 PM (24fqN)

166 I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper

Looks about equal, based on dictionary informal usage .

But Cavorting sounds more lascivious.
That NLurker guy has too much class and experience to cavort before frolicking.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:13 PM (u82oZ)

167 158 When studded tires came out, the junkyards back in Ohio were making bucks on selling extra rims. And I knew some guys who would pull out the studs, especially when the Ohio State Patrol went ape shit in the spring.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 03:14 PM (lz5hY)

168 Howdy, SMH! How are the cutie-pie grand babies?

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:15 PM (6RgRK)

169 Last time I had a flat tire was during a union organization drive at my former employer--

I was young and ignorant, and had been vocal about not being 'on board' with their effort.

Funny how a screw got into the top of my tire overnight, while it was parked in my driveway...

Posted by: JQ at September 25, 2022 03:15 PM (dpnJh)

170 But Cavorting sounds more lascivious.
That NLurker guy has too much class and experience to cavort before frolicking.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:13 PM (u82oZ)
Thanks for the laugh.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 25, 2022 03:16 PM (VdGjU)

171
Old tires are being repurposed and modified to add to road asphalt. This is not to make roads better, but to recycle tires.

_________

*polite cough*

Not sure what else to do with old tires apart from treating them like refinery bottoms. As long as the rubber is phase-compatible with the asphalt (and I don't see why not) it may be as good a solution as any.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 03:16 PM (1Nxff)

172 160 OMG, the New York football Jets have Ukraine flag stickers on their helmets. Befuddlement.
Posted by: Jamaica NYC at September 25, 2022 03:11 PM (b+v9B)

And people wonder why I don't watch the NFL anymore.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 25, 2022 03:17 PM (oHd/0)

173 They also use ground up tires for the latest generation of artificial turf.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 25, 2022 03:18 PM (jvt6t)

174 Old tires are being repurposed and modified to add to road asphalt. This is not to make roads better, but to recycle tires.

Posted by: NaCly Dog

Soon they'll be made into necklaces.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 25, 2022 03:18 PM (KAi1n)

175
Don't the Jets have enough problems, without depleting their salary cap to bribe crackheads?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 25, 2022 03:19 PM (oINRc)

176 Are there any tire plug kits *not* made in CHYna and if so who sells them?

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I don't know where they are made, but every auto parts store carries them.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 25, 2022 03:19 PM (h1jJh)

177 Howdy, SMH! How are the cutie-pie grand babies?
Posted by: Emmie
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They're fine.
Car's in the shop, so couldn't see them this weekend, bummers.

Good news is the car comes out of the shop tomorrow after a minor repair, so there's that.

Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:19 PM (xzNDG)

178 All it said was "Tit for Tat is a stable negotiating strategy. Not the very best, but the most reliable one."

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 02:57 PM (u82oZ


I believe in modern vernacular it's "boob for body art".

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:20 PM (6RgRK)

179 a used tire makes an attractive planter for lawn or patio

Posted by: DB at September 25, 2022 03:20 PM (geLO8)

180 Hadrian the Seventh

Yes. I read the C&E News article on that. There were so many good questions that were not asked. Or if asked, killed by a "woke" C&E editor, which is all of them.

As printed, it looked plausible, but there was context missing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:20 PM (u82oZ)

181 Good news is the car comes out of the shop tomorrow after a minor repair, so there's that.
Posted by: SMH at September 25, 2022 03:19 PM (xzNDG)


Hopefully next weekend, then.

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:21 PM (6RgRK)

182 DB

I know people who paint old tires red and green and line the driveway for Christmas. Lights are extra.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:22 PM (u82oZ)

183 Old tires are being repurposed and modified to add to road asphalt. This is not to make roads better, but to recycle tires.

_________

*polite cough*

Not sure what else to do with old tires apart from treating them like refinery bottoms. As long as the rubber is phase-compatible with the asphalt (and I don't see why not) it may be as good a solution as any.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 03:16 PM


Worth a try, it may actually work. Back in the 70s they tried mixing ground up recycled glass with asphalt to find a use for the glass waste no one wanted. Called it "glassphalt" and it flopped for numerous reasons, but it was worth a try.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 25, 2022 03:22 PM (bVYXr)

184 Emmie

Thank you for updating my pre-historic vocabulary. Notes will be taken.

*Drags knuckles to next chore*

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:23 PM (u82oZ)

185 Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 25, 2022 03:22 PM (bVYXr)

As a motorcycle rider, just the name "glassphalt" is horrifying.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at September 25, 2022 03:25 PM (jvt6t)

186 Just mounted a set of Mickey Thompson Baja Boss MT tires on a set of my two piece alpha Hutchinson beadlock wheels. 20 bolts secure the internal dual beadlock to the tire and wheel. Need to go get them balanced which is going to be a chore as most shops don't like balancing 37" tires... much less two piece wheels that weight over 120lbs each.

Posted by: Defenestratus at September 25, 2022 03:27 PM (fV2SK)

187 OBTW

It is September 25th, and nothing earth-shattering happened yesterday. Just another wrong prediction from a German insider. One of among millions of wrong decisions, policies, and pronouncements by the Deep State / EU.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:27 PM (u82oZ)

188 We had our house resolved a couple times. Wound up with roofing nails in tires both times. My landlord had to do some work on the roof of the bookstore. Yup. Roofing nails again.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at September 25, 2022 03:28 PM (9SjWf)

189 OMG, the New York football Jets have Ukraine flag stickers on their helmets.

Doesn't' seem to be working out for them so well.

Posted by: Vlad at September 25, 2022 03:28 PM (Xrfse)

190 used tire makes an attractive planter for lawn or patio

I know, right?

Posted by: Winnie Mandela at September 25, 2022 03:30 PM (7qjU6)

191
One of among millions of wrong decisions, policies, and pronouncements by the Deep State / EU.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:27 PM (u82oZ)

__________

There's going to be a massive market crash a week ago.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 03:30 PM (1Nxff)

192 {{{ Captain Josepha Sabin}}}

Hope your moving efforts are smooth.

And please keep me updated with contact info.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:30 PM (u82oZ)

193 The nfl season's started?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at September 25, 2022 03:31 PM (flINI)

194 Time for more chores.

Have a wonderful, apocalypse-free rest of your day, everyone

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:31 PM (u82oZ)

195 Here is another FWP:
And you thought your ex was bad: New Jersey man is caught making daily visits to PEE on grave of ex-wife he divorced 48 years ago by woman's horrified children - and he even took current spouse to watch.

https://mol.im/a/11247055

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 03:32 PM (qfLjt)

196 My internet connection is acting very wonky.

Posted by: Infidel at September 25, 2022 03:34 PM (sgYDm)

197 That counts as a sidewall. Can't be plugged. New one'll be $275, but the tread depth won't touch Lincoln's beard. So, Mr. CBD, you'll need all 4.

Posted by: Eromero at September 25, 2022 03:34 PM (0OP+5)

198 196 My internet connection is acting very wonky.
Posted by: Infidel at September 25, 2022 03:34 PM (sgYDm)

Oops. Sorry about that.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at September 25, 2022 03:35 PM (jvt6t)

199 Biden administration launches environmental justice office.
https://is.gd/lroNoI

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 03:35 PM (qfLjt)

200 And you thought your ex was bad: New Jersey man is caught making daily visits to PEE on grave of ex-wife he divorced 48 years ago by woman's horrified children - and he even took current spouse to watch.


Now that's some hatred.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 03:36 PM (aursc)

201
Am I seeing imaginary things?
The British Pound and Dollar are the closest together that I think I've ever seen.

Am I wrong on this?

Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 25, 2022 03:36 PM (iEoB/)

202 CBD -

There's a LOT to be said for peace of mind. Get a NEW Tire !

I worked in a tire shop when I wore a younger man's clothes.

Posted by: JT at September 25, 2022 03:37 PM (T4tVD)

203 198 196 My internet connection is acting very wonky.
Posted by: Infidel at September 25, 2022 03:34 PM (sgYDm)

Oops. Sorry about that.
Posted by: Bob from NSA at September 25, 2022 03:35 PM (jvt6t)

Mine too... something going on... and not just here... timed out in a couple different online games this morning.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 25, 2022 03:37 PM (oHd/0)

204
What happened?
Did the Sterling shit the bed, or did the Dollar go way up??

Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 25, 2022 03:37 PM (iEoB/)

205 Truck Monkey you know, I think so but not positive.

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 03:38 PM (xhxe8)

206
Am I wrong on this?
Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 25, 2022 03:36 PM (iEoB/)

__________

I remember it being close to parity in 1985 or so. I still had British pounds in a bank account at the time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 03:38 PM (1Nxff)

207 I have personally pulled studs out of the tires. And I also got new tires for the truck once from some sort of Federal back to work programs. And I've had a used Firestone 500 blow.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 25, 2022 03:40 PM (uz3Px)

208 *Drags knuckles to next chore*
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at September 25, 2022 03:23 PM (u82oZ


Lol!

Nice to see you, NaCly! Hope your recent trip with Mrs. NaCly was lovely!

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:40 PM (6RgRK)

209 My internet connection is acting very wonky.

I'm a day late. Sigh.

Posted by: Some German Politician at September 25, 2022 03:40 PM (Xrfse)

210
If it was my car, I'd plug it and put those tires on the rear.

Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 25, 2022 03:40 PM (iEoB/)

211 Oh and split rims. Have we had someone mention the joys of getting those worked on?

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 25, 2022 03:40 PM (uz3Px)

212 Romeo13

I think it is this crappy computer. It's dying.

Posted by: Infidel at September 25, 2022 03:40 PM (La3zc)

213 What happened?
Did the Sterling shit the bed, or did the Dollar go way up??

Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 25, 2022 03:37 PM


It appears someone is shorting the Pound Sterling and it is as you say, $hitting the bed.


The dollar is stable against most other currencies.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 25, 2022 03:42 PM (bVYXr)

214 It would be an interesting plot device in a thriller.

Tech wizard remotely accesses tire pressure sensor, causing it to alert.

Target gets out of his car to check tires and gets capped by a sniper.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 25, 2022 03:42 PM (AC1H4)

215 It appears someone is shorting the Pound Sterling and it is as you say, $hitting the bed.


The dollar is stable against most other currencies.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at September 25, 2022 03:42 PM (bVYXr)

/Looks around for George Soros and Son.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 25, 2022 03:43 PM (oHd/0)

216
The only reason I noticed is I was just on ebay looking at UK listings, and their dollar value was just below the pound price.

btw, I really need to stay off ebay.

Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 25, 2022 03:44 PM (iEoB/)

217 I'll bet that the tire companies have protocols for just this sort of stuff, and they are designed for maximum revenue. Why would the tire resellers buck them?


Obviously, you haven't done business with
Discount Tire. They are fast, fair, and efficient.

After your purchase they will rotate and fix flats for free. Also, you can stop by and they will air up your tires - don't get out, just drive up.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 25, 2022 03:45 PM (l7sQp)

218 Target gets out of his car to check tires and gets capped by a sniper.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 25, 2022 03:42 PM (AC1H4)


You have a colorful and disturbing imagination, BC.

Do I recall correctly that you are in western TN? Mr. Bassman and I will be in that area in a couple of months.

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:45 PM (6RgRK)

219 That screw almost looks like it was put there not picked up naturally.

If we're taking opinions on tires for pickups, the Cooper whatevers that I have have held up very well, but check the pressures once in a while. The sidewalls also scoff at the occasional scuffing from a curb inadvertantly scrubbed.

So, in closing as Nanzi would say 'Bird bath and privilege scrub'.

Posted by: micky at September 25, 2022 03:47 PM (3byMq)

220 195. Wow. When you care enough to give the very best.

No, seriously, he's nuts but likely acted with the intent of P'ing off the grown 'children.'

Posted by: Lola at September 25, 2022 03:47 PM (NIYa7)

221 211 Oh and split rims. Have we had someone mention the joys of getting those worked on?
Posted by: Notsothoreau
---------------------------------

Had a couple of trucks with split rims.
Didn't go near them. Rarely if they just needed air I would take the truck in for service.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 25, 2022 03:48 PM (l7sQp)

222 I had split rims on a truck I replaced. they took them apart in a cage.

Posted by: Infidel at September 25, 2022 03:49 PM (La3zc)

223 Old tires are thusly recycled.in mexico - take one enemy and bind him hand and foot. Stand him erect into uno old tire. Stack additional tires onto the first until the enemy is covered to his shoulders. Add a gallon of gasoline and ignite.

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Erf-friendly recycler at September 25, 2022 03:49 PM (3Or4S)

224 I'm drinking beer and thinking about The Adventures of Paisley Poirot Doggie Detective.
Pondering Paisley and her sidekick makes me happy.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 25, 2022 03:49 PM (VdGjU)

225
Tires have production dates on them. This way, the State has another excuse to fail your inspection. Also, it gives Big Rubber a reason to scare people into thinking their "old" tires will fall apart on the highway and kill them.

My car has tires made in 2008.

Posted by: Soothsayer'lc at September 25, 2022 03:49 PM (iEoB/)

226 Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 25, 2022 03:36 PM (aursc)

Somebody sent me that link. It's a terrible story, but given the age of the man and how long ago he was married to her, I wouldn't be surprised if he might be having dementia or Alzheimers. People can resent their ex spouses, of course, but I've known people with dementia who remember things from the long distant past, even though they may not recall what they had for breakfast and have hallucinations about things that never happened and act in an angry way, Guy's family probably needs to be involved.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2022 03:51 PM (vH/6k)

227 NYC and Nassau county are repaving everything.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at September 25, 2022 03:52 PM (b+v9B)

228 Do I recall correctly that you are in western TN?


Other end of the state.

Bummer.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 25, 2022 03:52 PM (AC1H4)

229 Almost willowed but will put up again maybe 6:30

https://tinyurl.com/4z74m53t
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 03:52 PM (xhxe8)

230 I had split rims on a truck I replaced. they took them apart in a cage.
Posted by: Infidel at September 25, 2022 03:49 PM (La3zc)


Yeah, if you do them wrong they will take your head off, right then and there.

Dad always said when he worked on them as a kid you had to put the split ring down against the pavement so the force all goes downwards.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 25, 2022 03:53 PM (xhaym)

231 Other end of the state.

Bummer.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at September 25, 2022 03:52 PM (AC1H4)


Perhaps a better opportunity will arise.

We love meeting the Horde members in real life.

Posted by: Emmie at September 25, 2022 03:55 PM (6RgRK)

232 So, Mr. CBD, you'll need all 4.

Posted by: Eromero at September 25, 2022 03:34 PM (0OP+5)

Not around here! If I do need a new one they will sell it to me if the other three are in good shape.

Not that it is any of their business....

Have I mentioned that I hate government?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2022 03:55 PM (XIJ/X)

233 Because taking your current wife with you to pee on your ex wife's grave seems like a really bizarre thing to do 48 years later.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 25, 2022 03:56 PM (vH/6k)

234 Tire went flat in a parking garage, service came and put on the spare then topped it off till it was full.

Went to Discount to have the flat fixed. The service fellow suggested that I replace the spare. Why, I asked.
Because it came with your truck, it's old enough to vote.
He sold me a new tire spare and mounted it for $50.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at September 25, 2022 03:56 PM (l7sQp)

235 I don't call mine "tires"; they're simply nail/screw/pokey-thing magnets. That's why I pick up random screws and nails from parking lots and walkways every time I see them. I know for a fact they're making their way to my cars.

As for taking the tire from the above photo into a shop? It is a rarity to find a place that will even look at the tire before dismissing it as salvageable much less attempt to repair it anymore. Good luck.

Posted by: red speck at September 25, 2022 04:00 PM (gS3OW)

236 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at September 25, 2022 04:01 PM (T4tVD)

237 Get cleaned up, put pants on and head upstairs
FOOD NOOD

Posted by: Skip at September 25, 2022 04:02 PM (xhxe8)

238 I feel sorry for anyone who retired from a tire manufacturing company.

Seems they just can't get away from the job, can they?

Worst, are the retreads who go back to work for a different company in the same industry. You wouldn't think that a retirement job would have 'em feeling all down and deflated like that.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 25, 2022 04:02 PM (e6UQI)

239 Tomorrow in my state the sun is expected to rise at 6:53 AM and set at 6:55 PM, a difference of 12 hrs and 3 minutes.

Since the equinox was three days ago, why is the day still longer than the night?

Posted by: Toad-O at September 25, 2022 04:04 PM (cct0t)

240 2 minutes.

Posted by: Toad-O at September 25, 2022 04:05 PM (cct0t)

241 For tires I recommend Discount Tire if there's one near you. Once had a punctured sidewall and they replaced the tire for $10 based on my word that I'd bought from them in another town. I had but they didn't look it up, they just got to replacing the tire.

Big O in Las Cruces, NM refused to honor their warranty on a screw puncture like the one up top because the tire had been purchased from the previous franchise owner, so I just don't do business with that chain anymore. I don't believe that it was a valid reason to not honor the warranty, but it's the one they gave, so f 'em.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com - Email for morons. at September 25, 2022 04:08 PM (Bd6X8)

242 Yeah...that is true in some circumstances, but a small puncture? I wonder.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 25, 2022 02:08 PM (XIJ/X)

Try a fiber-type plug in it. You can get kit to do for a couple of bucks at Harbor Freight. It'll work or it won't.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2022 04:14 PM (vUcMy)

243 I suspect the legislation got some serious lubrication to get through. Like having state inspections so rolling junk heaps can stay on the road.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 25, 2022 02:39 PM (1Nxff)

I am sure it has done wonders for tire sales in adjoining States.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2022 04:23 PM (vUcMy)

244 Do TPMS xmtrs use batteries? If not, how do they work?
Posted by: gp Possesses The Jazz Bones at September 25, 2022 03:03 PM (24fqN)

They do use batteries, and the batteries die after a few years. They save power by not being in "transmit" mode all the time; it takes a few rotations of the wheel to wake them up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2022 04:30 PM (vUcMy)

245 There have been scandals of people selling regrooved tires. Recut the tread with an electrical melting device, slap dressing on it if you get close to the cord, and sell them at the flea market. It was a big deal in AZ.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at September 25, 2022 03:05 PM (lz5hY)

Some big truck tires were made to be regrooved, and had "regroovable" embossed on the sidewall.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 25, 2022 04:32 PM (vUcMy)

246 238 I feel sorry for anyone who retired from a tire manufacturing company.

Seems they just can't get away from the job, can they?

Worst, are the retreads who go back to work for a different company in the same industry. You wouldn't think that a retirement job would have 'em feeling all down and deflated like that.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 25, 2022 04:02 PM (e6UQI)
----
Inflated egos?

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 04:38 PM (qfLjt)

247 239 Tomorrow in my state the sun is expected to rise at 6:53 AM and set at 6:55 PM, a difference of 12 hrs and 3 minutes.

Since the equinox was three days ago, why is the day still longer than the night?

Posted by: Toad-O at September 25, 2022 04:04 PM (cct0t)
----
Well if you were a Newfie ........!

Posted by: Ciampino at September 25, 2022 04:42 PM (qfLjt)

248 They do not steel reinforce the side walls, so when they get punctured, they are not repairable. If they reinforced the sidewalls, they would be too stiff and the tire would be exceptionally expensive.

Posted by: astonerii at September 25, 2022 05:09 PM (B9VxK)

249 I swear by BF Goodrich K02's and Patagonia M/T tires.

Very good performing tires and are tough as nails, literally.

It also helps that I don't have to navigate the crappy streets of NYC.

I remember when I lived there I had a bad luck streak with potholes destroying my tires and rims one year, glad I left.

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Posted by: Cynthia Smith at September 26, 2022 03:12 AM (nmJ2r)

252 Sidewall repairs have literally never been impossible. They've been able to repair sidewalls since rubber tires existed. For off-road vehicles like construction equipment, 4-wheelers, ATVs, etc, they do sidewall repairs all day long.

The issue is that a sidewall FAILURE is an instantaneous, catastrophic event, that makes it insanely difficult to keep control of your vehicle if they let loose.

Tread separation? No big deal. Slow leak leading to flat? no big deal.

Sudden disintegration of your tire down to the rim in one explosive event? Big fucking deal.

The thought process is that, yeah, we can probably fix it, but what if we can't? What if the fix lets loose? Sidewall failure is catastrophic. On a steering tire, especially, your chances of not completely losing control of the vehicle are pretty slim, especially at highway speeds

So, we can do it, we just choose not to because it isn't worth the risk

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