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Only six days of putting a new set of 19s on the car http://www.r32oc.com...tted-on-my-mk5/

I was on my way up the country, when 50 miles into my journey it suddenly went all shakey, to which I quickly pulled over. The left rear was as flat as a pancake! Once the wheel was off and we had a look, it was completely coming apart! The recovery chap said the type of damage would have been caused by over-inflation, or it being a really old tyre!

Its hard to describe the damage without a picture, but its like someone has cut the rolling face of the tyre off of the sidewall, and got about half-way round!

Imagine this damage on a 19" wheel: http://image.shutter...ad-42893689.jpg although the cut goes about half-way round on mine.

Luckily the car and the wheels are free from damage (I think!)

Anybody wiser on what could have caused this type of damage?
 

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Sounds as if the tyre has delaminatec.

It's hard to say what could have caused it as it could be any number of things, especially if you don't know the history of the tyre. They can take a fair bit of punishment.
 

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Not having much luck are you Oli?!!
 

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Luckily my local tyre place will have a new one, so I'll be going there first thing tomorrow and getting a new one, as well as their opinion on whats happened to the tyre.
 

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All I can say is........ I remember my first blow out and still wake up at night... backwards down a Motorway service road (NOT PLANNED) between two lorries... Good to hear yours was all simples.. and you have loadsa luck mate
 
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