The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > General Truck Forums > All 4x4 Tech & Off Roading

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-29-2018, 09:00 PM   #1
AtomicYJ
Junior Member
 
AtomicYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 58
Blew a tire

Was crusing on the interstate at 70 mph and heard a loud bang. My '83 K-10 started pulling hard left. I cranked hard on the wheel to keep it somewhat straight and began slowing down. Once I got in the median I inspected the damage. My driver's front tire split from the bead on the outersidewall perpendicular to the tread to an inch ornso from the inner sidewall. The belt beat my inner fender to crap as well as the front of my rocker panel. It also ejexted my beauty ring to who onows where. Tire was a 33x12.50R15 BFG KM2 with ~25-30k miles on it. Anyone seen a tire do this?

Inner sidewall

Outer sidewall

Tread

Inner Fender

Rocker/Fender?

Last edited by AtomicYJ; 05-29-2018 at 09:05 PM.
AtomicYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 09:35 PM   #2
mongocanfly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Alabama
Posts: 6,514
Re: Blew a tire

I have....I lost 3 in 4 months couple years ago....what's the mfg date of the tires?
__________________
Mongo...aka Greg

1981 c30 lq9 nv4500..http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=753598
1955.1 ls3 tr6060...(under construction)(on hold)
2013 gmc z71. (daily driver)
Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4...http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...63#post8082563
mongocanfly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 09:44 PM   #3
95 S_Trucker
Senior Member
 
95 S_Trucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lancaster, PA
Posts: 1,927
Re: Blew a tire

It looks like the 19th week of 2012 in the first pic.
__________________
-99 K2500 LS CCSB 7.4
-11 GMC 2500HD SLE CCSB 6.0
-96 C3500 HD 7.4 NV4500 Rollback
-85 K10 5.7 700r4
-78 K10 5.7 4 Speed
-90 ZR1 5.7 6 Speed
-62 Lincoln Sedan 430 Auto
-61 Lincoln Convertable 430 Auto


85 Project: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=368864

78 Big10 Project: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=383629

96 Project: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=614515
95 S_Trucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 09:58 PM   #4
AtomicYJ
Junior Member
 
AtomicYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 58
Re: Blew a tire

I'll have to check but I did buy them late November or early December of 2012 so I think 95 S Trucker is right on the manufacturing date.
Posted via Mobile Device
AtomicYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 10:03 PM   #5
mongocanfly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Alabama
Posts: 6,514
Re: Blew a tire

souldnt be age if 2012....age is what got mine they said.....I heard bfg had a couple yrs of bad tires according to my tire man...can't remember the yrs though
__________________
Mongo...aka Greg

1981 c30 lq9 nv4500..http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=753598
1955.1 ls3 tr6060...(under construction)(on hold)
2013 gmc z71. (daily driver)
Columbus..the 1957 IH 4x4...http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...63#post8082563
mongocanfly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 10:32 PM   #6
AtomicYJ
Junior Member
 
AtomicYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 58
Re: Blew a tire

The only BFG recall I could find was from 2015 and was only for all season, commerical all season, and what ever the rugged trail is. No MTs or ATs. Thinking I must have hit something
Posted via Mobile Device
AtomicYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 10:44 PM   #7
SunSoaked
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Yuma Arizona
Posts: 749
Re: Blew a tire

Tires won't last 6 years here. 4 is about the average life before dry rot sets in. I've researched it and came to the conclusion it's generally the sun (UV) and not so much the heat that gets em. I had a brand new set that was kept in the dark in storage that looked great but the tire shops refuse to mount them if their over 4 years old for liability reasons.
__________________
"I once saw a six foot chicken eating prairie dogs like they were worms, but this was while driving between Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico and Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico on Route 9, after having consumed my share of El Presidente whiskey "
SunSoaked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2018, 12:36 AM   #8
junksaver
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chesapeake Va
Posts: 187
Re: Blew a tire

Tires suck. I've had so many blow up over the years I've lost count. Most of them just blow up sitting outside in the heat. The worst one happened on my International rollback several years ago. It took out the front clip and twisted the bumper like a pretzel. I say tires are good for about 6 years, after that you should put them on the short list for replacement.
Attached Images
 
__________________
68 4wd Stepside
69 2wd Stepside Driver
69 2wd Stepside Project
71 2wd Blazer Project
72 2wd 3/4 Ton Project or Parts?
73 4wd Blazer
77 Crew Cab Dually
Lots of Jeeps and Muscle Cars
junksaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2018, 09:04 AM   #9
special-K
Special Order
 
special-K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mt.Airy,MD
Posts: 66,147
Re: Blew a tire

Tires that won't last over 4 years should be outlawed. How criminal can it get? Especially when we have 20 year or more older tires that will out last them. Take a little something too much out of the ingredients there Mr Beancounter?

I have never had a tire blow the casing due to age anyway, and the tires are not aged out. But I have had casing issues with BFG on a couple trucks. I'm not a big fan of possibly the most popular tire company with a good reputation. I have had the tread wrap around the side like a pretzel due to failed casing on a couple occasions years apart on different sets.

I had and old set of A/Ts (35/12.50-16) where the left front tread blew due to age. I only ran them maybe 500 miles. Bought the set for the wheels but figured "what the heck" and ran the tires while new tires were coming. I was only doing 50 or so on a 2-lane. The strands slapped the rocker in, scratched the fender up, and peeled the upper rear corner of the front trim piece on my '72. 2/3 of the tread blew off and it was still holding air
__________________
"BUILDING A BETTER WAY TO SERVE THE USA"......67/72......"The New Breed"

'67 C1500 Wideside Super Custom SWB: 327/M22/3.42 posi...'The 67' (project)
'72 K2500 Wideside Sierra Custom Camper: 350/TH350/4.10 Power-Lok...'The 72'
Tim

"Don't call me a rough cut country gentleman. I'm just a redneck"

R.I.P. ~ East Side Low Life ~ El Jay ~ 72BLUZ ~ Fasteddie69 ~ Ron586
special-K is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2018, 11:33 AM   #10
B. W.
Senior Member
 
B. W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Bigfork, Montana
Posts: 954
Re: Blew a tire

AtomicYJ, if it makes you feel any better, the tire was worn out anyway. (it's definitely worn out now!)

Special-K the tire industry has been discussing making mandatory expiration dates on tires for a long time now. The last I read, the consensus was 10 years. It'll be a nightmare if they ever do it, they probably will.
B. W. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2018, 08:49 PM   #11
AtomicYJ
Junior Member
 
AtomicYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 58
Re: Blew a tire

I've never had a problem with any any BFGs I've ever run on any of my vehicles until now. I had three sets on my old YJ. A set on my CJ-5, and this set on my K-10.

I was hoping to wear this set out until I move in a couple months, but that's not to be. I already ordered a new set of tires and they should be in tomorrow. Since these are better than my current spare I'll keep the best one as a new spare.
Posted via Mobile Device
AtomicYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2018, 09:09 PM   #12
AtomicYJ
Junior Member
 
AtomicYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 58
Re: Blew a tire

Phone duplicated post
AtomicYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 12:21 AM   #13
special-K
Special Order
 
special-K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mt.Airy,MD
Posts: 66,147
Re: Blew a tire

My problems were on trucks, never lighter SUVs or trucks that didn't haul. I know guys who use them hauling weight, but I see them as a fun 4wd tire, not for work...based on my own experiences.
__________________
"BUILDING A BETTER WAY TO SERVE THE USA"......67/72......"The New Breed"

'67 C1500 Wideside Super Custom SWB: 327/M22/3.42 posi...'The 67' (project)
'72 K2500 Wideside Sierra Custom Camper: 350/TH350/4.10 Power-Lok...'The 72'
Tim

"Don't call me a rough cut country gentleman. I'm just a redneck"

R.I.P. ~ East Side Low Life ~ El Jay ~ 72BLUZ ~ Fasteddie69 ~ Ron586
special-K is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2018, 12:20 AM   #14
GSP7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Promisedland
Posts: 365
Re: Blew a tire

Were the cops chasing you?


.
__________________
'81 K20 Silverado ,

'99 Dodge Cummins 4x4
Pinstriping-Lettering-Specialty Painting
https://www.instagram.com/ricksspeedandcolor/
GSP7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2018, 02:01 PM   #15
abig84
Senior Member
 
abig84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: wheaton IL
Posts: 605
Re: Blew a tire

My car trailer did that befor , doing off half the thread but still held air
abig84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2018, 10:40 PM   #16
obijuan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: cibolo tx
Posts: 1,006
Re: Blew a tire

That type of failure started with an injury. Whether you knew it or not you hit something. That localized failure indicates a direct injury to that spot.
__________________
1985 k5 396/nv4500/203/205 d60/d70 4.56 42 sx2
1991 V3500 350/4l80/205 60/14 4.10 35 toyos.
obijuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2018, 04:38 PM   #17
franken
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 2,196
Re: Blew a tire

What's the pressure in the other three tires?
franken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2018, 01:53 PM   #18
AtomicYJ
Junior Member
 
AtomicYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Richmond Hill, GA
Posts: 58
Re: Blew a tire

The pressure was about 34 lbs in each of the other three tires. I was wondering if Inhit something or something hit the tire. The hole on the outer sidewall seems off to me.

Either problem is resolved. Put a new set of BFG ATs on it and kept the best MT as a full size spare
Posted via Mobile Device
AtomicYJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2018, 03:14 PM   #19
Killer Bee
Registered User
 
Killer Bee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Barber City, CA
Posts: 1,396
Re: Blew a tire

__________________
I started out with nothing - and I still have most of it
Killer Bee is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com