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Has anyone seen this? concerning?

longitudinal slits with some small cracks in the rubber as well. couple of places on the front tire (did not check back yet) on both sides of midline. Original Kenda's - about 3K miles
scout front tire.JPG
 

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If they went all the way around I would guess siping. It looks like someone place a red-hot house HVAC register against it.
 

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My guess is you were slightly turn and/ or accelerating a little on a metal flat edge type grate that was on a road surface, possibly over a drain in a parking lot or street. ( guessing). I wouldn’t be concerned if it were my tire.
 

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I agree that it was probably something rolled over on the road. Tires usually crack non-uniformly, more like the lower left corner of the lines in that picture. And that might be a later result after the damage.
I can't imagine how this would occur during the injection mold process, being one small place and so uniform in appearance.
Not that I would actually know anything about tire making other than the obvious!
 
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