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Old 09-15-2012, 11:58 PM   #1
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Those chunks of 18 wheeler tires, on the highway...

You really want to avoid them as much as possible

Long story short, I hit 1 today and it obliterated the bottom of my plastics !

Looks like i'll be sporting no plastics now.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:10 AM   #2
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You really want to avoid them as much as possible

Long story short, I hit 1 today and it obliterated the bottom of my plastics !

Looks like i'll be sporting no plastics now.
Lucky it didn't kill you. A few month ago I was driving behind a pick up in my car.Did a lane change to pass....as soon as I did my lane change I hit a slab of tire....didn't see it of course. It took out my radiator and my AC condenser and cost me alot of money ;( Bullshit.....someone should be held accountable.
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:12 AM   #3
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By the way....glad your ok.....
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Old 09-16-2012, 01:37 AM   #4
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That sucks. Post some pics!
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:33 AM   #5
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Lucky it didn't kill you. A few month ago I was driving behind a pick up in my car.Did a lane change to pass....as soon as I did my lane change I hit a slab of tire....didn't see it of course. It took out my radiator and my AC condenser and cost me alot of money ;( Bullshit.....someone should be held accountable.


Who should be held accountable exactly? You for hitting it? The tire manufacturer? TXDOT? The truck driver? The owner of the truck? The owner of the trailer? The city? I think the person most responsible for hitting it was held responsible already.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:35 AM   #6
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Member on here died 4 years ago because a car popped one of those chunks up and hit him in the head. He wrecked and ended up under a F150.

Glad you are ok.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:58 AM   #7
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I hit one on the tl. Left a nice mark on my front fender and popped one of the mounting tabs.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:32 AM   #8
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:25 AM   #9
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This is one of those things I always fear. I always try to stay far enough behind someone so that I have time to react to such things or stay so far to the right or the left of my lane that I can see what is in the road ahead of the vehicle I am following. Obviously it is not just cars we have to be on the look out for. Could be tires, storm drain cover missing, huge pot holes, etc.
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:35 AM   #10
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Glad you guys are ok. As temperature rises, "recap or resurfaced " tires don't hold as "originals" and end up blowing up due to heat resistance failures.
the torn out or blow out pieces on the rd are infamously called "alligators " since they look like the back of these.
Don't drive behind, front or beside 18 wheelers, the tire pressure of these tires is over 100 psi, believe me, you don't want to be next to it when it blows up.
Always ride on 2 farthest lanes, 18 wheelers stay out of those due to city laws.
Be safe out there, ATGATT and always scan for road hazards.

Ps: this is considered a rd hazard and no one is responsible for it. Many have claimed, none have won
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:40 AM   #11
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Stii another reason to avoid night riding when possible. You cant see this till youre right up on it
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You see those up and down every highway in Houston. I can't count how many times I've seen a big rig driving on a shredded tire because he didn't want to stop to have it changed on the side of the road. Pieces of tire were going everywhere. Dummies.
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Glad you guys are ok. As temperature rises, "recap or resurfaced " tires don't hold as "originals" and end up blowing up due to heat resistance failures.
the torn out or blow out pieces on the rd are infamously called "alligators " since they look like the back of these.
Don't drive behind, front or beside 18 wheelers, the tire pressure of these tires is over 100 psi, believe me, you don't want to be next to it when it blows up.
Always ride on 2 farthest lanes, 18 wheelers stay out of those due to city laws.
Be safe out there, ATGATT and always scan for road hazards.

Ps: this is considered a rd hazard and no one is responsible for it. Many have claimed, none have won
And I was going to hold you personally responsible.. Your right Lucar higher temperatures I see more of this on the road. Managed to avoid them but you have to be aware glad you survived that one.

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Ya that sux. Totally messed up the front end of a car I had bout 5 years ago. I saw this huge tire tread flying at me, I was glad it didn't hit my window. I think about that when I'm my bike though. Glad your okay.

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Who should be held accountable exactly? You for hitting it? The tire manufacturer? TXDOT? The truck driver? The owner of the truck? The owner of the trailer? The city? I think the person most responsible for hitting it was held responsible already.
I think she meant she was held accountable since she had to pay the bill. Lol

They could make retreads illegal. It would be a start.
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Don't drive behind, front or beside 18 wheelers, the tire pressure of these tires is over 100 psi, believe me, you don't want to be next to it when it blows up.
Funny you should mention that. Last month was in the cage way up north on 59 where it's only two lanes. Was passing an 18 wheeler when a tire blew right beside me. Sounded like a canon was shot next to my head and I felt the concussion. Luckily the tire was on the opposite side of the trailer. Would have hated to have been on my bike then.
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I think she meant she was held accountable since she had to pay the bill. Lol

They could make retreads illegal. It would be a start.
As bigger and wealthier logistics companies keep wanting to make more money or keep saving money joining the rethreading strategy our roads are becoming more dangerous during our summers and the government wont take on these giants.
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Problem is catching the truck/rig etc responsible in order to hold em accountable.
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Problem is catching the truck/rig etc responsible in order to hold em accountable.
If you can't catch a truck you shouldn't be on the road
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