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I backed into a curb today and did some damage to the rim protection bead, so I while I was down there I went a inspected all four of my tires.

I've got a bubble forming on the front passenger side, a few on the drivers rear, and one on the passenger rear. None of them are that bad, but I can feel them (and sorta see the one in front).

I'm taking this as a sign that I need to replace the tires. AGAIN. Given the number of miles I drive I just don't want to risk it.

4 new Pilot Sport A/S are just way too much $$ to go through again.

I'm giving the Yokohama AVS db S2's a try this time.
 

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Re: #$%^ Sidewall bubbles. (JRL)

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Perhaps you do not keep on hitting curbs as he does?

The curb was a fluke. It's the potholes that are doing me in. I've done 25,000 miles this year, between Maryland and Upstate NY. NYC and Jersey are the killers.

The Yokos are supposed to be designed to be quieter. Hopefully they will be.

I've been running 40 PSI.
 

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Re: #$%^ Sidewall bubbles. (Dzljet)

Well, Yokos are on order. I could have just switched to summer tires as I have a set of BFG KDW2's in storage, but I've given up on the idea of my needing dedicated summer tires, as I don't push the car enough to warrant it, so I'm gonna sell them. We'll see if I regret this when winter comes.

Has anybody run the Yokohamas in the snow before? We barely had any this winter, so I didn't get so see how well the Michelins would have done. The tire rack gave them middling snow ratings, but I don't put a great deal of stock into their rating system.

And if anybody in the Baltimore area wants some BFGs, I've got them.
 
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