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    Unhappy Kerbed alloy - is tyre safe ?

    how on earth did I manage to do this ?!
    well whats done is done but I need advice regarding the tyre,

    is it safe, can it be repaired ? do i need to put the space-saver on now etc etc, will ring around tomorrow for a new Avon (both front avons have plenty of tread on the front)

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    OUCH! I would say for defo' get tha changed! It's on the wall so it can't be repaired!

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    I'd get that changed not good on the side wall!

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    Yes i'd change that as it's into the wall of the tyre . I curbed my wheel on sunday i know how you feel mate.

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    Change it mate. Go round a corner a tad too fast and it might pop off the rim!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joules2.0t View Post
    Change it mate. Go round a corner a tad too fast and it might pop off the rim!

    oh dont say things like that!

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    Sorry m8 - don't want to put ideas in ya head.
    That is a big ol chunck o rubber tho! If it were me I would change it.

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    Excellent pictures
    It looks like that tyre has rim protectors
    If so, then there is usually an additional ply

    Drive around locally and look for a big pothole
    Take some photos of it, then submit it to your local authority along with the photos of the damage to the aloly wheel and tyre
    When the tyre gets replaced, keep the tyre as evidence

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    No, it won’t come off the rim, the bead that holds the tire on is right on the edge of the tire, not in the sidewall you can see.
    Going by the first picture, I wouldn't panic, the cut looks like it is just in the rim protector part of the side wall, and it doesn't look deep enough to have damaged the tyres structure either.
    However, to be on the safe side, if you are unsure, then yes change it.
    If the tyres structure is damaged then it can lead to a bulge in the tyre, which ultimately if left unnoticed can cause a blow out.

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    Id risk it... i've had worse till tread went and change the tire...


    its not too bad or even down to the wall, and the walls are much stronger than the tread, if have the money, change obviously,if not. give it a few months. it'l be fine....

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