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    Eek This is what happens when...

    You get a puncture at 120mph.

    This happened at work the other day. We were responding to an incident and there was a VERY loud bang and the car started to 'move' around a little. I managed to correct the steering but the R/N/S tyre had been ripped off which then affected the breaking resulting in me and my partner shouting at each other very loudly.

    We recovered the centre section of tyre still in tact and closer inspection revealed that we had driven over a nail or similar in the carriageway.

    Once on the hard shoulder there was a nervous silence for a few minutes before i made arrangements to change my underware.

    I know most people on here will always stay at the 70 limit but if you do decide to go a little faster be prepared.

    This was definately what you would call a 'mortality check'

    Happy driving.

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    Holy sh*t,bet it was an underwear change moment,there's no tyre left,unreal.........

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    That's what happens when you drive a F F FFFF FFFFFFF FFF can't say it-THE BLUE OVAL!!!!

    Glad you're ok

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    Good ol fords...!! Can't complain about the quality of the wheels though...!!

    Glad Your ok.. Hopefully whoever you were chasing still got caught..!!

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    Thank god it was a rear tyre.. a very different situation to control if it had been a front..

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    wot ya worried about theres plenty of rubber still left on.






















    thats wot my boss would say.


    underpant replacment job.

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    Did the wheel survive?

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    Ford Demos new low profile tyres....

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    I bet you got some interesting in car comments from the public also as you past them fish tailing !!

    You want to get that Rust touched up on that arch also, Before you know it there will be a Hole, Shoddy maintenance That

    You can't grumble though, There is nothing wrong with that Wheel !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lofty View Post
    Ford Demos new low profile tyres....
    ....or even their new run-flat tyre!

    What a mess!! Definitely a change of underwear time. Glad you got away unscathed.

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