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  1. #1
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    Default Tire went boom! Any ideas? Sidewall pic.

    Blow out on sidewall. Going 55 MPH, tire pressure was good, tire has less than 1,000 miles on it.
    I was just cruising along and it just exploded. You can see part of the steel belt hanging out. This was on the outside of the trailer.
    It was the youngest tire in the set, no rot or cracks. Trailer spent its life in the shade on cement pad.

    Any ideas? Just a bad tire?

    Blown-tire.jpg
    2007 XLV Gravity Games edition
    Ballast upgrade cut short due to old man winter.
    Pretty much stock boat: OJ 1435 prop, 325 EFI Indmar Assult, new racks added for surfing and kneeboarding.

  2. #2
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    If they are your original tires and have seven seasons then you are bumping up against the life cycle for those tires. If it is newer then it appears to be defective and your warrenty may apply.
    1998 Mobius
    310 HP PCM

  3. #3
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    Three tires are original to the trailer which is 6 years old. That particular tire was younger one.
    In the last 5 years it went about 3/4 of a mile to the boat ramp 2-3 times per year plus a few 40 minute trips.

    The tire looks bad because I had it in some mud and all of the scuffs and side wall scrapes were from the blowout.
    It was pretty violent. Big bang and lots of smoke.
    Trailer tracked like a champ, didn't vibrate much and I couldn't even tell the tire was gone until I saw the smoke in the mirror.
    2007 XLV Gravity Games edition
    Ballast upgrade cut short due to old man winter.
    Pretty much stock boat: OJ 1435 prop, 325 EFI Indmar Assult, new racks added for surfing and kneeboarding.

  4. #4
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    Salt Lake City, Utah
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    Not sure what happened but this is exactly why I love having a dual axle trailer. Just in case. Glad you didn't have any major problems.
    Scott
    2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods

  5. #5
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    The jagged part to the left of the is your impact brake. The tire has hit something.
    2000 Möbius V
    Indmar assault 5.7mpi
    Perfect pass stargazer wake
    Oj 445 will be replaced soon
    1100#on each side of the eng ,800 in ski locker
    almost enough

  6. #6
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    I never understood why they can't make trailer tires more durable
    David

    2008 Mobius LSV, Gravity III , Wake Plate, Z5, Exile SX65c's, Exile XM9s, Exile XI12D, Exile Harpoon, Exile SM600.1 , Exile Xi800.4.

  7. #7
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    They are if you get the correct ones.
    Remember most all of the weight of the boat 3000+#'s on two tires give or take a hundred or so to correct for the load being transferred to the tow rig.

    As much as I love my Mobius v she is a bit of a fat ars 3600# dry. When you ad all on our crap I am sure she is well over 4000 then there is the trailer its self add another 1000# at least.

    So I would need e load rated tires at a minimum.
    2000 Möbius V
    Indmar assault 5.7mpi
    Perfect pass stargazer wake
    Oj 445 will be replaced soon
    1100#on each side of the eng ,800 in ski locker
    almost enough

  8. #8
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    They're all crap! No children riding on them so they don't care. (Not that they care about kids but wakeboards and ballast bags don't make very sympathetic plaintiffs).
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
    2008 LSV
    2000 Outback LS (sold)
    Exile Tunes
    PWI
    LLTR!!!!!!!!



  9. #9
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    Sep 2005
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    Claytor Lake, VA
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    Looks like belt seperation. Poor quality control when it was made or it sat around for years in somebodys inventory befor you bought it.
    2005 Mobius LSV

  10. #10
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    Forgot to empty the ballast before trailering?

    JK - I've actually seen that on a tandem before. Poor Lincoln Navigator pulling the boat was fighting for all it was worth and dragging it's tail pretty bad.
    Old enough to know better, young enough to do it anyway.

    2001 MobiusV

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