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    Hi guys,

    Ive had a rough week, i had an unrepairable puncture last week so had to get new tyre ordered in, i ordered from camskill, tyre came the next day but i had ordered the wrong size!! so returned them and ordered the right size tyre from ebay. Unfortunatly due to the whether they still havent arrived yet...

    now yesterday on the motorway i had another tyre pop!!! yes a blowout!! fortunatly i didnt lose control, thanks to 235 35 19 runflat tyres... i dont know whats caused the blowout yet...

    now i have one wheel on the driver side which is a temporary wheel,rears have vxr 19 inch wheels, for the blown tyre ive used a spacesaver but to my shocking seprise the space saver wheel is alot smaller in diammeter then my normal tyres??? the hole car tilts as a reselt.. it just doesnt look right, but there space saver is brand new, probably from new.. can anyone advise if its ok to use, it certainly doesnt look fine, i mean even the rear tilts as a result.. what a week 2 tyres down!!

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    Hi it will be ok I got 19" wheel and I had a blow out with a new conti tyre on the way to Newcastle from Wales so put the space saver on and did 100 miles on at 50 mph because the wheel is smaller but the tyre has the same rolling dai as the 19''

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    Catastrophic tyre failures are rare
    I suggest returning the failed tyre to the supplier / fitter and asking them to send it to the manufacturer for examination
    You should get a response within 28 (working) days

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    chears guys,

    Im gald that blowouts are rare.. wayne10244- i cant believe you had a blowout on a new conti tyre!! what caused that??

    Im going to find out first what caused it before i send it off, but i just cant seem to come to terms with how i could drive in a space save when the whea
    el size is much smaller, the hole car just tilts... not slight bit it can visibly be seen... that would mean that they could that space saver would rotate more than the normal tyre?
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    If the rolling radius is smaller, then it will make more revolutions per mile than the others.

    It shouldn't really cause a problem, but if your ABS decided it needs to kick in it may not work correctly as the wheel won't be rotating the same as the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siz1 View Post
    i just cant seem to come to terms with how i could drive in a space save
    It's only intended as a "get me home" solution
    So long as you drive at a maximum speed of 50mph, about 5 to 10mph below the posted limit then there are usually no issues

    Some people drive on them for weeks, or even months
    So much so, they have to have the tyre replaced!

    At this time of year catastrophic tyres become more of an issue
    Firstly ice can act as sharp edge or platform, similar to a kerb
    Secondly kerbs may not be visible
    Take a look at the damaged area, if it is a single cut about 2 inches in length it is more likely a kerb, that was hidden under ice
    If it is a continuous cut between 4 and 7 inches in length it is more likely an ice cut

    This is one of the reasons I have been limiting the amount of driving I do in such conditions
    I have spent the last 2 weeks in the house
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