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Passenger front 3 15.00%
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Which tire gets the most flats from nails/screws?

Which tire on your daily driver has been most likely to be the nail/screw magnet for you in the past? For me it sure seems to be the passenger rear tire all most 90-100% of the time.

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Wierdly enough the last 3 I have had have been in the passenger rear.
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being a auto tech for a county sherriff garage, we change and repair ALOT of tires....I do find that most screws and nails are in the passenger side....too funny!...I really didn't give it any thought until you made this post....I wonder why?.....LOL
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As my Daddy explained to me a few years back. most of the garbage on the roads gets blown to the side of the road by traffic. Then as you drive by the front tire hits and stands the nail or screw up and the rear tire picks it up.



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As my Daddy explained to me a few years back. most of the garbage on the roads gets blown to the side of the road by traffic. Then as you drive by the front tire hits and stands the nail or screw up and the rear tire picks it up.



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Same thoughts here. If a nail falls off of a truck and lands in the middle of the lane the passing cars will either pick it up or it will scoot to the edge. The fact that the roads are on a grade with the middle the highest point is probably what keeps it from moving to the middle.

Sounds like a good theory :?:

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Whatever the theory is ..the last two times I picked up a nai,l on my concord was the passenger rear.

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passenger rear is 90% of the time...

As stated crown of road tends to get garbage to roll off center twards edge of road.

Objects don't stand, they are laying, but front tire picks it up, and gets it bouncing, luck of day that the rear tire hits it when its at an angle to penetrate.

If you get lots of front tire flats.........

Back off the guys/gals bumper ahead of you..............
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Well, the explanations so far of why it's mostly the passenger rear do make more sense than it being a bastard flat tire gremlin having fun screwing with my brain. :lol:

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That wasn't an option on the poll .. :? :lol:

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Maybe this is something that should go to MythBusters!!

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left front on my trailer.but I think it wasnt designed for goin 85. :roll:
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