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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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Flat Tires

I've experienced a rash of flat tires in the past few years on the road to my cabin. 6 to be exact. New tires, old tires, it doesn't matter. They happen to be Goodyear Wrangler 2 ply tires.

I put most of the blame on the stone placed at certain locations (2B stone?) on the road leading to my cabin. They are small stones with irregular shape and sharp edges. I do drive slow and carefully. Maybe too slow? Years ago I never gave a second thought about a flat tire.

To complicate the situation, I am now handicapped and have to flag someone down to help me. Other than 4 or 6 ply tires, any suggestions? By the way, I now carry 2 spares since I hit into a double play one Sunday afternoon.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 02:58 AM
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Wow that's not good...Try carrying the slime kit.. it has plugs, tools and compressor...will help in and emergency for sure..
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I'd have someone walk the rd with a metal detector. A few strategicly placed welding rods can ruin someones day... for yrs !
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I've experienced a rash of flat tires in the past few years on the road to my cabin. 6 to be exact. New tires, old tires, it doesn't matter. They happen to be Goodyear Wrangler 2 ply tires.

I put most of the blame on the stone placed at certain locations (2B stone?) on the road leading to my cabin. They are small stones with irregular shape and sharp edges. I do drive slow and carefully. Maybe too slow? Years ago I never gave a second thought about a flat tire.

To complicate the situation, I am now handicapped and have to flag someone down to help me. Other than 4 or 6 ply tires, any suggestions? By the way, I now carry 2 spares since I hit into a double play one Sunday afternoon.
I would be looking for metal also.
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Re: Flat Tires

Once experienced a lot of flat tires once. It was in a area that had a lot of new construction. Trucks I found drop stuff.
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Re: Flat Tires

stones should not do that. my driveway is all 2B and i've never had a non-nail flat. also, the road to my camp is about 3/4 of a mile and all 2B. something else going on.

are there just holes in the tires and no nail? i'd definitely look at your driveway real close. someone could be messing with you.

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post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 11:14 AM
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My nieghbor moved to his camp next door permanantly a few years ago. He has flat tires more than anyone I know. I have tried to tell him you can't run 2 ply's on these back roads but he continues to try. He has had 6 flats in the last 5 weeks and probably 20 in 3 years, all have had stones in them. He has used my floor jack more than I have LOL
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I know for a fact that there is a form of "crush-n-run" that companies will put down to make base. It is hauled out of steel mills and is loaded with metal shards. Doesn't sound like your problem, but highly unlikely stones are the cause.

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I spent probably 30 years in the tire and auto biz and I can tell ya from experience stone damage to tires is very common
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My nieghbor moved to his camp next door permanantly a few years ago. He has flat tires more than anyone I know. I have tried to tell him you can't run 2 ply's on these back roads but he continues to try. He has had 6 flats in the last 5 weeks and probably 20 in 3 years, all have had stones in them. He has used my floor jack more than I have LOL
I agree, 2plys don't work on back roads. Stones will cut them open.

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