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    Hi, i was wondring if anyone knows of any issue with the Continental Sport Contact 2 tyres fitted to 19" Snowflakes as my N/S front blew out last night on a bed at 85mph on the M62, it was rater interesting as i managed a full one and a half rotations before stopping facing the wrong way in the outside lane, luckily no one hurt as it was just before midnight and very quiet, i got onto hard shoulder and changed it with the really fetching spacesaver spare but there is a 3 to 4 inch long hole in the inside tyre wall and a small crack a few inches on from this.

    I havehad the car from new (06) and swapped the front and rears round a few months ago no signs of anything untoward at the time and they have plenty of tread on and have covered 21000 miles so far any ideas if they are covered under warranty or anything!!

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    19's are pointless and stupid on the crap roads in this country. The rims break up and the tyres get shredded.

    They won't be covered under warranty, so time to lube up, bend over and get a new tyre.

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    I've had some conti' 2s on the rears and conti 3's on the fronts, not spotted any problems.. But will go out and check tomorrow,

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    It may be possible you have a tracking problem causing inner tyre wear which caused the blow out, otherwise it could be just a nail/foreign body causing the tear/blowout.

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    Hi, does any body get the sneaky fealing that VX have acted on the 19" splitting and harshness of ride issues, by making the snowfakes an option now, and fitting the 18" as standard for the XP II ?

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