Are you sure you didn't hit something on the road that caused this? A piece of steel or anything laying flat with a sharp edge? This happened to me once in my 4x4 years ago. The steel cut the tire and after 2 hours of driving the tire was all but in shreds and I didn't know it but I knew it hit the steel. You hit something and the tire starts to peel and it smacks the inner wheel well breaking the plastic loose? Had you had in the past strut rub and the tires then rotated to the rear and the tire began to come apart? You could have run over something sharp that cut the tire weeks ago and in the meantime the tire was failing and at that time it began to peel causing it to damage the inner lining?
Road hazard would be an insurance claim for body damage (food for thought) if you recall hitting anything.
Last edited by GTO JUDGE; 07-30-2007 at 04:48 PM.