68th gear and shifting
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: College Park, Maryland
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maybe, maybe not
the problem with low profile tires, and TRUST me on this one, is that you can not see the pressure in the tire by looking at them. They have very short and sturdy sidewall, so if you are at 20psi or 40 psi, the tire will look pretty much the same. With that said, if you drive for a long period of time on highly under inflated tires, they will shred and explode (which sounds something like what you got)
I know this because i remember reading about it from one of the members of this forum. His tires were pretty much new too, it's just the pressure was too low. Make sure your other tires are fine. If you see that the other 3 tires are underinflated (make sure you use the pressure gauge, not just your eye) -then you know why it shredded
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