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    Hey everyone,

    Need some advice please.
    Tyre has been damaged from rubbing on the kerb. Do you think its still safe to drive with that sidewall damage. The cut goes in about 3mm.

    Thanks, any advice is appreciated.

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    Looks fine to me, most of the cut is contained within the rim protector area, which is where the rubber is extra thick.

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    Looks OK, not too bad.
    I wouldn't go breaking the sound barrier with a tyre like that though.

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    they reckon if you can see the steel wires in the wall replace it if not dont worry about it

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    Looks fine to me STOP rubbing the curb

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    Just keep an eye on it and make sure it doesn't start to bulge there

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    Cheers for the advice, the damaged tyre is on the front wheel, should i play it safe and swap it to the back.

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    Will be fine

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    I dsiagree with the majority. If it were my car i'd look to get the tyre replaced. Any damage to the sidewall could weaken the structure and integrity of the tyre.

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    It's fine mate. But as said before, Just keep an eye for bulging. If it's good enough to pass an mot! Unless you're using it on a track it'll be fine for now, Replace when you have the cash tho

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