white spokes on the tire coming from the wheel. is this dangerous?

Asked by Aug 15, 2013 at 08:08 PM about the 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I had a tire that was low on air (had been sitting for a few weeks and was at 23 psi). i filled it up (32 psi) and went for a drive. then i noticed that there are white spokes on the tire coming from the wheel.
they are evenly spaced like a bicycle.
the wheels were dirty (white mud type) before the drive, now they are generally clean.
is this dangerous?
these are not the kind of wheels (blue chrome) i would like to have a blowout in, and far from a tire shop to get it looked at.

2 Answers

258,045

White spokes? Are you saying the dirt from the wheels has been thrown onto the side of the tires in streaks while driving? If so your fine.

kind of hard to explain. could the white lines be spewing from the wheel joins of the tire?

Your Answer

Pontiac Firebird Experts

  • #1
    Samuel Moore
    Reputation
    990
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    830
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    720
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
413 Great Deals out of 30,553 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Corvette
166 Great Deals out of 19,671 listings starting at $3,000
Used Ford Mustang
542 Great Deals out of 35,433 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford F-150
2,509 Great Deals out of 195,899 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
6 Great Deals out of 298 listings starting at $5,799
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,229 Great Deals out of 168,113 listings starting at $1,000
Used Porsche 911
131 Great Deals out of 4,985 listings starting at $10,850
Used Jeep Wrangler
318 Great Deals out of 17,327 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Impala
538 Great Deals out of 35,038 listings starting at $800
Used BMW 3 Series
1,061 Great Deals out of 33,453 listings starting at $1,000
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
29 Great Deals out of 2,641 listings starting at $1,449

Used Cars For Sale

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am For Sale
28 listings starting at $6,000
2001 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am For Sale
14 listings starting at $7,575
1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am For Sale
11 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.