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    Let me give some background then someone here might be able to help or at least give me a explanation of some sort..

    Got a Vec C not lowered on 19" snowflakes with Cont Sport Contact 2 tyres all round..took family shopping other day ..boot was loaded plus 2 passengers and me..so car was loaded but not more than i have done any other car i owned...anyway when unloading heard distinct hissing sound...first though damn tyre...anyway checked and seemed ok...next day woke up flat tyre on same side i heard hissing...took it to kwik fit in hope it can be repaired...to my amazement guys said nowt wrong no splits/punctures...tyre in good nick...ermm so its back on with some air...what happened?? just worried might happen again ...when u least expect it..

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    Valve?

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    nope mate the guy checked it all out,...said how fast u lose air ..i said overnight...flat he even saw it as it was flat when i got there..puzzelled the hell out of me...told me to keep a eye on it...only thing that i can think caused it was the load..but thats no reason a tyre to let out all air..

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    Cracked alloy? Quite a few turning up on the VXR rim.

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    lol dont make my day any worse...hope it aint that rather spend on the tyre than a snowflake....any physical signs if that is the case..will i see a visible crack..?

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    Just to clear up, the Snowflakes and the VXR rims have different manufacturers. As far as I'm aware, so far, only the Ronal made VXR rims have had a few problems with cracks or splits, I'm yet to hear it of the Speedline made Snowflakes.

    If it was me, I'd have the tyre taken off and reseated.

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    I think thats prob best thing..will clear it once and for all...very wierd though..thanks for your thoughts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewTi View Post
    Just to clear up, the Snowflakes and the VXR rims have different manufacturers. As far as I'm aware, so far, only the Ronal made VXR rims have had a few problems with cracks or splits, I'm yet to hear it of the Speedline made Snowflakes.

    If it was me, I'd have the tyre taken off and reseated.
    James C's snowflake had a couple of cracks in it. Dont get me wrong , im not slurring the snowflake, just offering another option if tyre , valve and seating are all fine. The crack that have been seen on the other alloy have only been seen on the inside that ,iam aware of. Not to sure where james's were seen from.

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    Could be possible that there's a tiny hole in the sidewall which only leaks when it's flexed,ie at the bottom with a load on it.If it was checked off the car it wouldn't leak.Sounds far fetched but have seen it a few times when i worked for the AA.

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