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Old 08-01-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Bulging Tire

I got a flat on the highway last week and used a tire-repair kit to patch the hole. Now, a week later, I have several large bulges protruding from the sidewall of the inside of my tire, and three small bulges on the outside sidewall. What could be the reason for this? Faulty tire? Is this normal when patching a tire? I've checked air pressure several times and it is not exceeding the max pressure rated on the driver's door of my car. Any ideas?

On a side note, I need to replace this tire asap, preferably this weekend. Any recommendations?
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Old 08-01-2009, 02:44 PM   #2
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Yup...the bulging tire in various spots on the side wall means you most likely drove on it to before you slowed down to a stop. Tire is pooched. If you don't want another incident like that, stayoff t he highway and throw your spare on. Or drive moderately to a tire shop.
Depending on where you're located; Active Green and Ross, or Wholesale tire distributors.
Do a google search.
You best do the replacement ASAP!!! Don't risk munching your rim too otherwise you'll be easily into a grand to replace :-)

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Old 08-01-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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Also, depending on the tread wear on the other tires it might be a good idea to buy 2 tires.

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Old 08-01-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick responses. Are there any online tire shops based in Toronto so I can look through different options?
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Old 08-01-2009, 11:23 PM   #5
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ya, what creeker said. dont just get one tire, you should always buy 2, and according to the law the 2 new tires should be installed on the rear, but im sure a tire place should know to do that.

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Old 08-01-2009, 11:27 PM   #6
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always buy two. these guys are right. the new pair goes on the back.
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