Originally Posted by J_KHawthorne
Haven't posted in ages due to health issues. Good to be back!
In late 2015, I experienced a tire tread separation. I was running load range E Gladiators on my crusader @ 80 psi cold. I use the TST TM-507RV TPMS. There was no pressure or temperature warning prior to the failure. The separated tread managed to inflict $1,700 damage.
The sensor finally reported an alarm when the pressure fell below 70 psi; some 50 minutes after I had mounted my spare and the damaged tire was laying in the bed of my tow vehicle.
I worked with the distributor (API) and was fully reimbursed the full purchase price for all 4 Gladiator tires, as I didn't trust the remaining 3 after this issue. I now run "E" range Maxxis. No issues.
Sorry to hear about your tire problems. We need to remember that a TPMS is designed to do one thing. Provide a warning to the driver of a LOSS ov voltage. Belt separations in themselves do not always result in any pressure loss. From your description I would say your TPMS worked as designed.
Owners of vehicles with smaller tires can perform a quick inspection by following the information in the video in THIS
blog post. This is about the only way individuals can learn of an impending belt separation without having an X-Ray machine available or other similar tire inspection equipment.
I suggest that tires be inspected at least annually or before any long trips of 1,000 miles or more or as soon as they get home after any trip of 2,000 miles or more.
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