Old 07-11-18, 01:51 PM
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I have no idea how or why, but my expectation is that the tire and rim aren't a great match and that the tire blew off the rim first which is why the sound of the explosion was loud. If the tire started coming apart first, I'd expect it to be a quieter sounding explosion.

Might be entirely the opposite, but that's what I imagine as when I blew my tires off the rims a few times, it was loud.

Of course gauge error causing them to be way over pressure might be a factor too. Was the tire damaged as a result?
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