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Old 11-02-2014, 11:05 PM
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is this normal?

so today while over 30 miles away from home I see this development on the driver side front. is this even legal. thankfully got home ok and have a tow pickup tomorrow to haul my :ass: to the dealer. really glad I got that wheel and tire insurance. would anyone suggest going to original dealer or anyone should be fine for something like this?
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:16 PM
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Nasty. Ruptured sidewall, could have been from hitting a sharp pothole or similar

If you're going through insurance then I'm guessing you best call them and ask how they'd normally process it, otherwise, yep - any tire shop could replace the rubber and will inspect your tyre for cracks, then balance it up to ensure it's not of round.
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You hit a pothole/manhole . That's the beauty of RFT . Go to original dealer as they will most likely change tire without having to pay upfront


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Old 11-02-2014, 11:21 PM
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well i got the ins when i got the car from them part of my "deal" have the paper work and all. the guy originally said they will/can/should honor at any dealer as long as i have paper work am i having too much faith in their word?
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:23 PM
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oh also any thought on if it got somewhat cold over here in the last say 24-48hrs? i know it doesnt make sense since i had it since last winter when we had -20 and lower temps but... i personally dont recall hitting anything but the CEO who uses it as a daily driver who the heck knows.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:30 PM
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well i got the ins when i got the car from them part of my "deal" have the paper work and all. the guy originally said they will/can/should honor at any dealer as long as i have paper work am i having too much faith in their word?

From personal experience , the insurance may have different agreements with individual dealers , meaning ...yes you can go anywhere but you would have to handle the process , if you go thru dealer you bought from , should be in and out they handle claim and everything for you .


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Old 11-02-2014, 11:33 PM
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I'll call them up in the AM to find out, any thoughts on whether i should chance driving myself in or just have it flatbedded over? to either dealer i'm looking at 25-45 miles and i already put at least 35 that i know of and probably more because i dont actually know when this happened. they are only rated for 50 miles but thats on paper.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:36 PM
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To be honest when it happen to me was on a trip from NYC to Philly and wasn't able to find a dealer that had time that weekend , had to drive back home (95 miles) however tire was not flat just open edge like your picture


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Old 11-02-2014, 11:39 PM
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will talk to dealer in the am see what they say. i dont know why they put these POS tires on, everything i've read about them says they are crap. not quite sure i have a better solution. maybe i should put on the winter set i just got and use this as a sign lol
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do you not have the spare tire kit?
why not throw that on instead of having to get towed.
i hate the RFTs bc they ride like shit, and was so happy when i found a set of 20" Conti DWS.
but they do come in handy in times like this!
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