Finally had a tire issue with my Maxxis tires
The good thing is my Maxxis 225/75R/15D tire didn't blow on me even though severely compromised and what is really impressive here is it is 7 years old.
When arriving for the MD weekend at my favorite CG I noticed one my tires was down on air some and it was checked before leaving on the 90 mile trip. Closer examination showed the tire was damaged and seperating. I changed it out and completed the weekend with no issues and took it to my trusty neighborhood tire store on my return. The manager told me it could have been caused by hitting something at speed, very hard, which I did hit a rough rail crossing at 60 mph or it could be just age related since it was 7 years old. he said he could not make a definitive diagnosis.
I have opted to go ahead and replace all 5 due to the age but I am stepping up to the 225/75R/15E rated tire for a little more reserve capacity. After 7 years of use I am a firm believer in this tire being the absolute best of the ST tires available today. I damaged one other tire during that 7 year period by ripping up the sidewall on a ragged curb one day and it too took me to where I was going without failing as well. I have confidence in this tire makers ability to construct a quality ST tire.
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