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Is this a defect or did I do this?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mgrande, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:48 AM
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    mgrande

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    I noticed this on my left front a few weeks ago, I'm not sure if its from me running something over or maybe a defect in the tire. All of my other tires are fine. I have about 3k miles on them, now I'm getting a bad vibration in my steering wheel which I would assume is just because I need to rotate and balance. Any input guys?
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  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Tidrow

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    looks like a box cutter... hope not
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    the tread looks like chunking from rocks, but that slice looks too clean to be from a rock
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    CalgaryRider

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    Have you checked your inner fender? I know I got some bad rub and some minor gashes from my inner fender, something to check I guess
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    Is the tire still good though?
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    Thats really clean cut... but doubtful as a defect. IMO
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    I would take it back and try to say its thread seperation. Although it does look like the box cutter as mentioned above.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Looks like you ran into something.
     
  9. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:56 AM
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    Do you have your cab mount chopped and not re-plated? Could be that too, rubbing against it.
     
  10. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    No its not chopped, I do rub that tire every now and then though.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Then take a good look where the flare is, i know that before i trimmed back my tire got a few gashes like that but it was when i was wheeling so it really could have been anything.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM
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    wat?
    i would think the tire would be fine as it didnt penetrate the sidewall, just the tread lugs...i would monitor it for further seperation though. i had an approx 1/4" deep rock gouge out of the sidewall of my old BFG MTs and that thing stayed together for many miles after it happened..highway driving and more aired down fun
     
  13. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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  14. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    what tire is that what brand?
     
  15. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM
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    I have a full size spare, do you think I should just have them switched out?
     
  16. Jun 30, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    bring it back to where you bought the tires but 1st call mickey thompson
    and start a claim the tire shop may help you out
    i have seen tires much
     
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