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Tire Experts Please Weigh In

How many of those plug patches will I need on this one?

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Trailer Tire blowout on the I-8 west of Gila Bend the other day. Looks like a road hazard shrapnel tear in the sidewall blew it out. I’d never seen the tread remain completely intact— and in fact it was all wrapped around the inner axle, and it quickly started to smoke.

It was hot, but not outrageously so, that day. But I did see almost a half-dozen utility trailers with tire issues during a long day of freeway driving to the desert.

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