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Old 02-05-2011, 11:38 AM
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http://www.beasleyallen.com/news/The...-Tire-Debacle/

"The victim, who was properly restrained in her seat belt, was partially ejected from the vehicle during the rollover and was severely injured. Even though the driver was traveling at highway speeds, approximately 70 miles per hour, he was unable to control the vehicle when the tire detreaded."

I didn't know that highway speeds were 70 MPH holy shit! The person who wrote acts like any normal driver could keep control of a 6,000 pound SUV at 70 MPH. Comments???
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:48 PM
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There is a chance there was a defect in the tire but I'm betting the tires were underinflated and disintegrated because of the high temperatures the tire was at as a result.

As far as the speed, there are quite a few states here that have that speed limit on their highways. There are even a couple that have 80 mph. I think Texas is one on certain highways.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:55 PM
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^ Geez, I am going to log off this forum slightly more educated
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:23 PM
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the speed limit is 70 here
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:32 PM
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70mph is the normal flow traffic on an interstate highway in most places. Frankly, she was probably one of the slower moving vehicles on the road.

How about some unbiased information on this that isn't on a website owned by a law firm with a multi million dollar financial steak in the matter.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:24 PM
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How about some unbiased information on this that isn't on a website owned by a law firm with a multi million dollar financial steak in the matter.
X2 Any blow out, unless it's a run flat, can cause loss of control of the vehicle. Some vehicles are more prone to roll over, etc. The tire in question was reported to be spare and was involved in the Firestone recall and we all know how well spares are maintained.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:05 PM
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the speed limit here is 75
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:06 PM
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its 70 here
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:37 AM
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Geez I am living in the wrong Country (speed limit in Canada is mostly 100/KMH or approx. 63 MPH. I think its only in New Brunswick the speed limit is 110 KMH or just under 70 MPH
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:47 AM
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The tire in question was reported to be spare and was involved in the Firestone recall and we all know how well spares are maintained.
From everything I've seen on the firestone issue was that a tire with proper air pressure wouldn't have the problem but if it was under inflated on a large vehicle they could blow... and because people could never be expected to do something complex like maintain tire pressure and in the land of lawyers where no one is responsible for their own action we now all have legally required tire pressure monitoring systems so they can blink a light (removing there liability if you ignore it)
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:48 AM
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75 here in MN
but, most are 65-70
it depends on the actual highway.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:50 AM
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From everything I've seen on the firestone issue was that a tire with proper air pressure wouldn't have the problem but if it was under inflated on a large vehicle they could blow... and because people could never be expected to do something complex like maintain tire pressure and in the land of lawyers where no one is responsible for their own action we now all have legally required tire pressure monitoring systems so they can blink a light (removing there liability if you ignore it)
its funny, a person can make a "sammich" or even Kraft-dinner but checking the air in tires or checking the oil is too hard
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:30 AM
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From everything I've seen on the firestone issue was that a tire with proper air pressure wouldn't have the problem but if it was under inflated on a large vehicle they could blow... and because people could never be expected to do something complex like maintain tire pressure and in the land of lawyers where no one is responsible for their own action we now all have legally required tire pressure monitoring systems so they can blink a light (removing there liability if you ignore it)
the issue with the firestone tires on explorers was the tires were only rated for the truck+ ~500lbs so a truck with 4 adults in it was over the tire rating and on top of that the tires were underinflated causing blowouts over ~65mph

also montana has 85mph roads, Sd is 75mph and texas is up to 80mph however the normal flow of traffic is 75-85mph depending on the freeway
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:24 PM
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the issue with the firestone tires on explorers was the tires were only rated for the truck+ ~500lbs so a truck with 4 adults in it was over the tire rating and on top of that the tires were underinflated causing blowouts over ~65mph
Like I said, a nasty divorce. Ford picked the tire and the recommended air pressure, not Firestone.

Knowing how many people maintain their vehicles, I'm sure a lot of those tire blow outs were because the tires were below the 26 psi that was recommended at the time.
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:49 AM
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^^ agreed, I see that alot
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