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Tyre blew after 7000km

vc commodore

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Cause is unknown at the moment. Got home from work night before, no issues. Drove to work next morning, 30 mins in tyre just started to deflate on the fwy. No kerbs hit or anything like that.

I've attached some (bad) photos.

Any recommendations for new tyres? I assume anything Pirelli or Michelin should be fine? And to confirm I should get 245 35 20s?
Looks like you picked up a puncture of some sorts....Having low profile tyres like you have, makes it difficult to spot a puncture...Running tyres below 15 PSI for a short distance is enough to cause a tyre to start to deliminate, which is what that one has done....

Just to confirm in your own mind, when the tyre comes off the rim, there should be a heap of rubber balls inside the tyre...This is a classic sign of running underinflated and the excess heat generated by the lack of air pressure combined with the tyre starting to deliminate, causes the rubber to ball up...
 
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Not sure how often your checking your tyre pressures but for a daily I’d be doing them every 2-3 weeks and pressure @ 38-40 psi with 20 inch low profiles
 

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I am running 19in Ackillies Tyres on my VE,
and last well for a cheap tyre, [aka: Tradies Tyres],
as the side walls are a bit thicker, and run the fronts at 36psi, and the rears 40psi, due the weight I carry in the back.
 

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Cause is unknown at the moment. Got home from work night before, no issues. Drove to work next morning, 30 mins in tyre just started to deflate on the fwy. No kerbs hit or anything like that.

I've attached some (bad) photos.

Any recommendations for new tyres? I assume anything Pirelli or Michelin should be fine? And to confirm I should get 245 35 20s?
What's that? Almost looks like delamination (like when a retread begins to separate from the casing). Or it could be a tear (from running up against steel or even wood).

tyred.jpg
 

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What's that? Almost looks like delamination (like when a retread begins to separate from the casing). Or it could be a tear (from running up against steel or even wood).

View attachment 217281
Thats the side wall of the tyre destroyed from driving on it while flat
 

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i think this is more of a problem!!!
tyre.jpg
 

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What's that? Almost looks like delamination (like when a retread begins to separate from the casing). Or it could be a tear (from running up against steel or even wood).

View attachment 217281
Classic signs of running flat.....Look further around from the circled area and you can see more of it.....It just hasn't opened up as much
 
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