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      11-28-2012, 07:03 AM   #1
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Blow out

I was merrily driving last night in Dubai to collect my new watch, when I thought the tyre had a blow out.




It turns out the I destroyed it by driving on a rapidly deflating tyre having picked up a nail the size of an anchor Considering the speed there was no other damage, very lucky

I was impressed the way this Michelin tyre held up (275/40/20 Latitude Diamaris). But finding a replacement was fun! Premium tyres cost a small fortune here. I suppose somethings are no different where ever you go. Land Rover quoted 430.

I had it replaced by the Michelin distributor for 270 and they also filled all the tyres with Nitrogen with free top up's for life of the tyre.

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thats some serious damage there dude!!!

all the way to dubai for a watch! musta been some watch! lol
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You say the premium tyres are a small fortune in Dubai - you should try here! You wouldn't find that tyre anywhere for 270. I had to pay 340 for a 275/40/18

Was the rim damaged? It's a pisser when the tyre was otherwise in good order. Still, at least you walked away - I wouldn't fancy losing a tyre in a 4x4 at speed.
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very dangerous to drive at high speed or do fast turns with a deflated runflat....i assume the warning light didn't come up?...
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You say the premium tyres are a small fortune in Dubai - you should try here! You wouldn't find that tyre anywhere for 270. I had to pay 340 for a 275/40/18

Was the rim damaged? It's a pisser when the tyre was otherwise in good order. Still, at least you walked away - I wouldn't fancy losing a tyre in a 4x4 at speed.
What kind of tire was this? I paid 240 for a 285/30/19 P zero Corsa.
Are you buying competition tires?
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Dunlop SportMaxx RFT - cheapest I could find:

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Dunlop SportMaxx RFT - cheapest I could find:
Oh, runflats!!! Thats eye wateringly expensive.

Mate use camskills for future purchases (285.30 inc vat). And also if you want usually local tire fitters will price match camskills also.
Here the link. Safe motoring.

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m61b1989s2...%3A_68dB/RS_GB
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Kev - no warning light came up. I don't think the vehicle is equipped with it either

But the interesting thing is that this tyre is a non run flat and the fact it still held up like it did is what impressed me the most.
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Kev - no warning light came up. I don't think the vehicle is equipped with it either

But the interesting thing is that this tyre is a non run flat and the fact it still held up like it did is what impressed me the most.
ohhh!!!!...sorry, didn't read properly!....

hey, that's good if it was a normal tyre!...
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