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      02-27-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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Is that even possible?

So yesterday i bought two used tires from craigslist(1st mistake), i inspected the tires for any patches or visible damages,(but i didnt check the side of the tires).
Today i went to my tire shop to install them, so one was installed and no problems,
while i was waiting to install the second one, the gentelmen that took care of my wheel called me and show me this!









I was shocked, the gentelmen clearly blamed the guy that sold me the tire.

So i was wondering what is the main reason of such damage.
pothole?(tire was used)
while he was mounting the tire he messed up something?

I just sent a sms to the craigslist guy who of course denied that the wheel was damaged...
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side wall damage is usually caused by pot holes

or if this happens to a new tire when being installed, kiss the installer as he just saved your life and that of others
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Yup. Looks like he hit something in the road that damaged the sidewall. That tire is trashed.
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