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Old 04-11-2005, 08:17   #1 (permalink)
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Had to get a new tyre today for my BA XR6 due to a cut in the tread that caused the tyre (left rear) to deflate. Apart from the pain of replacing a near-new tyre, I really don't undestand how this happened. The tyre guy reckoned I'd run over something like a kerb, but I certainly don't recall doing this.

The cut/split was about 7-8 cm long and had gone through the belts. It was on about a 45° angle to the tread. Any ideas? - could this possibly be a manufacturing defect? The tyre was a 235/45-17 SP3000A, 8,500 kms, running at 34 psi.
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It could have been caused by an expansion joint on a bridge.
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Had to get a new tyre today for my BA XR6 due to a cut in the tread that caused the tyre (left rear) to deflate. Apart from the pain of replacing a near-new tyre, I really don't undestand how this happened. The tyre guy reckoned I'd run over something like a kerb, but I certainly don't recall doing this.

The cut/split was about 7-8 cm long and had gone through the belts. It was on about a 45° angle to the tread. Any ideas? - could this possibly be a manufacturing defect? The tyre was a 235/45-17 SP3000A, 8,500 kms, running at 34 psi.

There has been problems with the SP3000A in the past, but without seeing your "cut/split" it would be hard to guess.
The fact that it went through the steel belts on your tyre could mean that something cut or fractured it.
I had my four tyres replaced under warranty at about 10500km.
All four tyres had split inner walls or cracks across the tread.

I can send you some pics of my tyres if you need.

Here is a link to a previous thread regarding this issue:-

Any luck with warranty on faulty dunlop sp300a

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Some pics would be great thanks. I'm going to rotate the tyres at the weekend and will check the others carefully.

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There has been problems with the SP3000A in the past, but without seeing your "cut/split" it would be hard to guess.
The fact that it went through the steel belts on your tyre could mean that something cut or fractured it.
I had my four tyres replaced under warranty at about 10500km.
All four tyres had split inner walls or cracks across the tread.

I can send you some pics of my tyres if you need.

Here is a link to a previous thread regarding this issue:-

Any luck with warranty on faulty dunlop sp300a

Cheers,

Chris
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Some pics would be great thanks. I'm going to rotate the tyres at the weekend and will check the others carefully.
PM me your email address and I will send them direct.
The photos are reasonably good res and there is a few of them. (4Mb zipped). Hope your not on dial up. LoL
Not sure how to resize them or how to stick them on here.
It's interesting to see how dangerous they appear though.

I'm an ex Manukau City boy.

C Ya,

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