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Ok, so two nights ago, driving home from work with the windows down, I hear an all familiar "tick" sound from my rear driver's wheel which sounds like a rock stuck in the tire tread. I get home, forget it's there. On my way back home last night, I hear the noise again. Oh yeah! I forgot to find the rock! So I pull over, get my flashlight, and discover this thing about half way into my driver-rear tire... What the hell! I pulled it out and there was no air leak. Am I good to drive? Or would you replace it? Checked it this morning and no leaks.
 

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Based on the location if the semi-boloid slot, I would say that this is a broken piece of a reciprocation dingle arm.


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Broken feed tube for a flux valve capacitor.
 

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If you can check the depth of the puncture with a small nail or similar to compare to your tread depth. If it's more than your current tread depth, it may need a patch from the inside to be safe.
 

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So long as you can't look into the hole and see steel cords the tire is fine. If however you see steel then depending on where it is in the tread you would want to take it to a tire shop to have a plug/patch put on from the inside. That way the tire would be safe because the steel cords will rust leading to tire failure.

As for what it is it looks like a race from a bearing and if I had to guess I'd say it was from a ceramic coated muffler bearing. Very rare and HIGHLY valuable in the import tuner market.
 

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If you can check the depth of the puncture with a small nail or similar to compare to your tread depth. If it's more than your current tread depth, it may need a patch from the inside to be safe.
It goes a little deeper than the actual "tread" of the tire. Here is the puncture. No steel radials showing.
 

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Now get on ebey and sell that to an import owner so he can make his car faster. ;)
It's pure platinum! Drop this thing right in your oil fill and you'll gain 200 whp!
 

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That my friend is the outer rim of a ball bearing.
 

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Oh man, I didn't even get a chance to play.


I was gonna say the answer is a penny. Where's my chicken dinner?:dunno:
 

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Oh man, I didn't even get a chance to play.


I was gonna say the answer is a penny. Where's my chicken dinner?:dunno:
Any answer will still be taken lol.
 

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Hurry ,you gotta put that back in. That's the tpms sensors sensor.
 
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