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I broke my fast! :(

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Ok so im in the military and on many holiday weekends we get 4 days off. I went home over the 4 day weekend (to florida im stationed in AZ). Had a blast.. got 3rd degree sun burns, the usual. While i was gone for 4 days i let my class mate (really responsible guy) borrow my fast to go to el paso for the weekend. Well yesterday was the trip home and it started out lovely when i missed my first plane. So i thought, no big deal i will still be back in time (we have to be in formation on the last day by 1800.) Its about an hour and fifteen from the airport to the base. I get to texas and there is severe weather deals which cause the planes to be delayed as much as 45 mins. this was not good for me. This now woul make me and like 4 others late if my friend who borrowed my fast came to pick me up when the plane lands. So rather then everyone be late he dropped the car off and talked to the DS on duty and got cleared to come get me. He finally gets there about 1845 and im all antsy to get back in my fast and have some fun on the way home (now at 1486 mi) i can beat it up a little to see how it really runs. I get on this on ramp to get on I-10 and the turn is rated at 40 and im only doing 55. I feel the back end give a little and then hug back up and as i accelerate up to 70 or so the car starts to vibrate really bad. Lovely enough following all the other stuff that happened to me that day we get out to see 2 rather large bubbles in the driver side rear tire. So its going back to the dealer. And im gonna complain until it gets fixed. We put the 80km/h (50mph) full spare on and i figured ehh... 80km/h 80mph... they are like the same :) so i did 80 all the way home no more probs but now i got this ugly spare on my tire.

(I added a picture of the tire. not great quality, its from a cell phone.)
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its the 18" tires. i think potenzas um 235/40r18 if i remember right. im going out to the dealership now so they can fix this mess. i will write it down and re post when i return.
bleh. so i freakin drove all the way to tucson (1hr 20mins from where i am) and get there just to find out what happened to the tire isnt covered by the dealer but it is covered by the manufacturer so i have to go to a local bridgestone place to get it replaced. bleh over 100mi just for a complimentary car wash /sigh and i was so pissed i forgot to tell them about 2 other problems with it.
It wasnt my friends fault. i was driving when it happened. its an awesome driver. hell he drives better than me lol. (havent driven a manual in almost 2 years, kinda rusty but not so much any more). The spare tire has continentals on it. mabye i should bitch to them ???
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