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Time for new shoes! And an unexpected find... This was a good reminder to ALWAYS inspect your tires before fooling around. Just yesterday I had the car to around 120mph with this in the inner sidewall. Scary stuff!

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Wow, that coulda been a bad day...
 
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Good title... you NAILED it!

What tires did you buy?
 

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They say no plugged tires when doing a track day. No Nails in the sidewall either I’m sure.
Glad you found this at the tire store and not on your sprint!
 
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Studded tires for winter driving......
 
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Always gotta be on guard ... you coulda picked that up when DOING 120 mph .... 😮
 

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I had an Explorer with the dreaded Firestone tires on it and had the passenger side rear tire fail at about 80 MPH.

Would you like to know what happened? Absolutely nothing. The Explorer didn’t flip over, I didn’t go into an uncontrollable spin, nothing. I actually had to slow down a bit and give the wheel a quick side to side twist to feel that something was amiss to confirm my suspicions. It was no big deal.

(https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...reindex.html&usg=AOvVaw3xytLN3AsDvUHLz5RJqln1)
 

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I had an Explorer with the dreaded Firestone tires on it and had the passenger side rear tire fail at about 80 MPH.

Would you like to know what happened? Absolutely nothing. The Explorer didn’t flip over, I didn’t go into an uncontrollable spin, nothing. I actually had to slow down a bit and give the wheel a quick side to side twist to feel that something was amiss to confirm my suspicions. It was no big deal.

(https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwjO0pyx-IPtAhUCyFkKHdNCAFsQFjAMegQIHhAC&url=https://www.forbes.com/2001/06/20/tireindex.html&usg=AOvVaw3xytLN3AsDvUHLz5RJqln1)
I have a feeling that modern cars are much better with this. I had a rear tire blow on a 1992 Saturn SC2 while going around a sweeper at ~55mph (55mph road - going downhill). Car went into a spin. I wasn't able to recover and ended up totaling the car (thankfully no-one was seriously hurt).
 

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I just put the Michelin AS3's on the Jeep. They're such a great tire...and yes, fresh rubber is always nicer than used rubber :ROFLMAO:.
 
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