I've lost two XZA3 steer tire, shoulder came off separating a strip
My tire is getting cut in the inside shoulder.
I've lost two steer-passenger side exactly same way n 1 year, they both were Michelins XZA3; 1st time the interior shoulder would start to separate from the tread, took while until it blown.
2nd time, is this one in the pictures. It had like 50k miles on it, plenty of ribs. Same thing, same pattern happened twice, same tire model, same position. But this time we lost a big chunk of the tire shoulder...
What would be causing this ? Tire failure? Twice? Same thing same position? I've had the front end aligned and inspected with Josam in Orlando, FL a month before. Everybody that looks the tire can swear that we've hit something really sharp, but it affects just the inner shoulder. Happening twice is too much to be coincidence isn't?
What would causing this?
Thanks Matt, no as far as we remember, I didn't hit anything, nor the driver had driving into a shop with oil change pit...On the top of that, I consider Travel Centers of America personnel, most of them, clueless, I wouldn't consider their opinion. But they said we hit something. I don't think so.
here is the pics
Yes exactly a split rib cut with knife; for some reason the pics that I uploaded never show-up. When it happened it was my driver in the truck and he said he didn't hit anything; Funny thing is in the same position, same tire size-model I had the same thing. I'm starting to believe it's a tire failure.
Truck was loaded and the closest repair was a TA, of course they refused to install my spare for obviously reasons and I had to install a brand new Bridgestone 280; driver is bringing the damaged tire back. I would take it to Michelin shop here and see what they say.
Is this a good question?