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Old 02-18-09, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
The warming up is not enough to do this without also having some other problem. The tire wasn't properly seated on the bead, or the tire was defective. Going from below freezing to room temp will only add 2 or 3 PSI, and tires are rated usually at least 50% below their bursting pressure.

It does sound like the tire was inflated way too far anyway, though.

It would be nice to blame the change in air temp but highly unlikely. More likely that putting a tire on a rim in below freezing temps means do it with frozen fingers, quick as you can, not too exact, probably not check the seating and pump it up and get out of there- but pay the penalty later when it just won't hold on the rim.
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