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Oddest Thing to Flatten Your Tire?

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Maticuno, May 19, 2012.

  1. May 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    Maticuno

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    Nails and screws are too common. What is the weirdest thing you discovered that pierced your tire?

    After a long drive in my old F-150, I stepped out and noticed the disappointing "hiss" sound of a deflating tire. When I finally found the tire that was leaking, I saw an allen wrench poking out. After I got my plug kit ready, I pulled it out and put in the plug. Somehow it happened that the long end of an 8mm allen wrench decided its new home was my BFG A/T.
     
  2. May 19, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Nothing weird, but it did involve nails.



    I got three flats, all the front driver's side tire within 2 weeks. They were all from nails. Those are the only flats I've ever gotten in my 6 years of driving.
     
  3. May 19, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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    iv have a triangular piece about 3" long of 1/8" thick metal stuck in a tire...whats weird is that the tip was on the outside and the fat part was in the tire....what else was weird is it would not pull out through the tread but I had to pull it out from dismounting the tire...dont ask me I have no clue how/what/why or anything
     
  4. May 19, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    From working in a tire shop for about 7 years i seen alot..weirdest things was a set of keys, a usb cable, and a piece of broken blade from a snowplow. We also had a small piece of fencepost stuck thru the tire and out the other side of the rim
     
  5. May 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM
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    A piece of wood right through the side tread
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  6. May 20, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    ^Whoa really? Never seen that happen before...
     
  7. May 20, 2012 at 6:04 AM
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    I have had the occasional nail or allen wrench, especially after Katrina. But by far the oddest would be either a mangled fork or a length of 3 inch thick telephone line with the copper exposed.
     
  8. May 20, 2012 at 6:29 AM
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    Pulled a key out of my tire one time.
     
  9. May 20, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    not my truck, but another florida member picked up a railroad spike in his tire on one of our wheeling trips......and there is no railroad near where we were wheeling :notsure:

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  10. May 20, 2012 at 6:41 AM
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    Pulled a used spark plug out of one of my tires once.
     
  11. May 20, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    A piece of rock from a gravel road about the size & shape of that RR spike posted above.
     
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    Worked in a tire shop for a few months, I'd say the weirdest thing I saw was a nickle.
     
  14. May 20, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    This.......100_1693.jpg piece of a metal file stuck in my sidewall, only had the truck 2 weeks when it happened
     
  15. May 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM
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    Not too odd but a stick through the sidewall and a sharp rock right through the meatiest part of the tread on my Duratracs.
     
  16. May 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    A pair of scissors that went in backwards with the handle portion in the inside sidewall of the tire.

    And a military issue knife with no handle.
     
  17. May 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    My buddy had a lawnmower key wedged in his tire. It took an hour to get that darned key out! :laugh:
     
  18. May 20, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    Umm, does bleach and a heavy right foot count? :p

    :burnrubber:
     
  19. May 20, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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    I found a screw driver in my wife's tire, picked it up on I-35.
     
  20. May 20, 2012 at 10:46 PM
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    only flat i got was in the scion xb pulling into the drug store to pick up some allergy meds. the pull in(lowered part on the side walk to meet the road) was busted a little and busted the side wall on front right tire.

    had a stick go in an atv tire, lol. stupid 2 ply tires!!!
     
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