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    Default Help, tyre damage advice+brakes question

    Hey guys!
    On monday I decided to change my wheels into summer ones finally. On right front tyre there's a kerb damage, take a look at pics. At the garage where tyres were changed I was told that it doesnt influent on my safety on road but I have some doubts. Damage is very close to the rim.
    How do you think, am I overreacting?

    Also it's high time to change front discs and pads. I was thinking of 314mm. But the question is: will they fit with 16" winter tyres and existing calipers (Elite facelift suspension)? And if not, maybe some standard size nice looking drilled ones?

    Thanks in advance for help

    Peter

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    The fact that the damage is near to the wheel rim isn't an issue, as the rubber is thicker there, so that damage will occur to the tyre and not the wheel. However, in the first photo the cut looks quite deep, perhaps 6mm? If it is that deep then it's a lot, if it's perhaps 3mm then it's fine.

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    I'd say 4-5mm. Just the rubber came off, no reinforcement or other layers visible...

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    How did the tyre damage occur?
    If it was supplied like that (part worn) I would have it removed and send it back or exchange for a replacement (most places won't ask for the tyre back when you send them photos of the damage)

    As above, it does look like this tyre has rim protectors, so either leave or cut the damaged material away
    On the positive side, this is on the front offside, so you can check this prior to each use of the vehicle, and it will wear out first
    On the negative side this is probably a MoT failure (if you leave the damaged material in place) and the tyre chalk markings will make it obvious to anyone closely looking at or inspecting those tyres

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    Would superglue be strong enough to stick the flap back into place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    Would superglue be strong enough to stick the flap back into place?
    Yes, but would there be any benefit?
    The next issue with superglue is it would harden the rubber, a more appropriate adhesive should be used in order to retain the flexibility

    I use superglue only to cover tyre abrasions, not for any other purpose
    That way it remains on the surface and does not penetrate the rubber

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    As I mentioned before, it's a kerb damage (see also rim is scratched there). I didn't think about the MOT possibility, but I have it always in november, so with the winter tyres on And honestly I doubt if the store I got it in would exchange it because this is obvious mehcanical damage...

    @Dave: was thinking of this, better than cut it out. But I'm still not gonna be sure if nothing occurs at e.g. motoway speed.


    Any advices on break discs??????

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    Can you see any part of the metal casing in the cut part. If not then should not be MOT failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tangoman View Post
    Can you see any part of the metal casing in the cut part. If not then should not be MOT failure.
    Nope mate, just a rubber underneath. Seems like I'll live

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    I also have this on my fronts where I have kirbed my wheels looks ok I guess is there is no wire showing

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