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OEM Goodyear F1 Tire Foam Detachment

DriveEV

Member
Jan 20, 2020
151
43
New York
Hey all,

More a PSA than anything else, but a long story short, felt some wild bucking/shaking over 50mph in the front end in my Y a few days ago. Took it into SC and they discovered the foam in the front right tire was completely detached from the tire. Perhaps the adhesive failed.. Anyway, just something to think about if you have front end shaking at speed where there is no obvious puncture, tire pressure issue, wheel balance or weight issue.

EDIT: Only had 700 miles on these tires.


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Balthezor

Member
Jun 22, 2020
253
97
NJ
Same thing happened to me. I thought it was a loose lug nut. Scared the *sugar* out of me. Went to SC and it was this. They rip it off because they didnt have a spare but replaced it 2 days later. I couldnt tell a difference between having foam or not.
 

DriveEV

Member
Jan 20, 2020
151
43
New York
Same thing happened to me. I thought it was a loose lug nut. Scared the *sugar* out of me. Went to SC and it was this. They rip it off because they didnt have a spare but replaced it 2 days later. I couldnt tell a difference between having foam or not.

Wild! Thought a lug nut was loose as well. Felt like the wheel was going to come off.
 

Balthezor

Member
Jun 22, 2020
253
97
NJ
Wild! Thought a lug nut was loose as well. Felt like the wheel was going to come off.

I was so scared, I went to a tire place near my work. I work 50 miles away from home/SC. So no way in hell I was going to drive back with that risk.

Honestly don't think the foam does anything. It's still loud.
 

patnshan

Member
Oct 7, 2020
214
167
Milwaukee, WI USA
Wow, that's crazy. I had this happen on my MDX once. It was because of a piece of ice frozen in the rim causing the balance to be off. Just posting in case this happens to someone, they may want to check for snow and ice packed onto the wheel.
 

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