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Old 11-18-2012, 09:58 PM
radarguy radarguy is offline
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It definitely can be subtle and easy to miss depending on the lighting conditions. Some are not so subtle, but there is no loss of pressure or change in handling until the bubble bursts and it most likely will. I've gone as long as 400 miles with a bubble without bursting. Once the bubble burst within 10 miles. The bubble is the result of the tire structure being cut from the inside as the tire is pinched between the wheel and the pavement. Air then flows into the tread layers. It's only a matter of time before it goes. Once you take the tire off of the wheel there is no air pressure and the bubble disappears and you have to look closely to see the damage on the inside of the tire.
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