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I just got new tires mounted on my DC-1 well 2 weeks later its flat now what the heck ? My GF's dad said he did not see any nails or anything in the tire itself, so could they have messed up the tire when moutning it ?

Also before my GF noticed the truck wasnt driving well she drove it like 2 or 3 miles and I dont know how flat was it and if it was on the rim or not. I cant physically see the truck myself but just from what I said, what ya'll think could have happen ? would my rim be damaged ? alignment issues ? etc


also the truck will be sitting for the next 15 days till I get home but its not sitting on the rim or tire ive asked them to jack up that side for me so its not sitting on there.
 

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I suppose if they really didn't have much experience mounting larger tires that they could have cut the bead trying to get it onto the rim. Or maybe never fully seated the bead.....but I'd imagine that would have popped right away on the truck if that was the case.


Not sure if I fully understand.....She drove like 2-3 miles on a flat or nearly flat tire?
If so, the sidewall could be damaged and you may need to replace the tire.




Sometimes with flats, if it's a nail or screw the head will break off from driving on it so they are harder to see. Or just whatever punctured the tire didn't stick in it.
I've seen a lot of flats with all our trucks and trailers....you'll be surprised what will put a hole in a tire under the right circumstances.
 

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Thanks man, well like I said I dont know if it was completely flat to the rim or just low as hell, but she down it about 2 to 3 miles before she said to herself humm let me take a look. so I'm a bit worried what kind of damage she did from her driving it when its low or completely flat ? is that better.

The rim wouldnt be damage would it? or anypart of the knuckle ?


I think you sidewall answer was what I was looking for Thanks. I would hope its something small man and not something expensive to fix.
 

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The wheel only would be damaged if she drove it completely flat......of course the tire would be shredded if this had happened.


If the tire is still in one piece, most likely the worst case is that you need to replace the tire.


I suppose if there was no air, the tire was still in one piece and she hit a good bump it would be possible to damage the wheel.


Have the tire/wheel shop check it out just to be on the safe side.
 

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Thanks DC.

kain you being a smart *** :gun::hehe:
 

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Have your g/f re-air the tire up. Get a cup of water and put about 2 tablespoons of dish soap in it. Even better use a squirt bottle with the same soap and water mix. Now have her drizzle the soap/water mixture over the tire.

Any air leaking will be evident really quickly as the soapy water will begin to bubble as it finds the leak.
 
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