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    please help. tire damage question

    can this tire still be used.

    i have read that damage to the sidewall can lower the speed rating and can result in high speed blowout.

    But I havent actually seen a picture of what is thought to be considerable damage.

    Here is a pic of a michelin PS2 with a round piece of tire missing you can see it is a small area and not very deep.
    i dont track the car and rarely go above 80mph
    so what do you guys think?

    thanks

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    Tough one - its not really compromising the integrity ofthe tyre, as the sidewall strength is pretty much governed by the kevlar, steel and cord belts.

    IF it were on the front axle, which is also having steering forces applied, then i'd be thinking of changing - on the rear for a daily driver, driven sensibly i think i'd leave it

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    No more than 80-100mph : keep it
    Track or high speed driving : replace
    That is what I would do.

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    I'd change it. Not worth it if you ask me. What happens the day you really need to rely on the tyre and it aint there to assist?

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    Keep it but make sure your "spare" is in good shape.

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    Have you experienced a tire blow out at 50mph? Trust me, it can be very scary, your life is worth way more than a tire dude, change it. Its like life insurance as far as I am concerned.

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    How about inspection?

    I had a tire with small sidewall damage that had to be changed to pass yearly inspection...

    I would say change it, life is too precious to risk for a $400 tire.

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    Quote:
    SciFrog said:
    I would say change it, life is too precious to risk for a $400 tire.


    My sentiments exactly..

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    replace it, then toss it.

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    i couldnt drive around feelin comfortable with that... change it and drive with peace of mind

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    Your life worth more than the cost of tire. Get the new ones.

    Re: please help. tire damage question

    Well,

    I had the same twice on my BMW 330 and my tire expert said it was no prob at all. The structural cpmposition on the side is so strong and the holo looks so small that its o.k. The thing is if you replace this one then depending on how worn out the others are that you may find your position better to have them all changed....

    See what suits you best.

    P.S IN NO EVENT DO NOT REPLACE ONLY THE REAR ONES AS YOU DONT WANT TO KNOW WHAT A 911 IS WITH WORN FRONT TIRES AND NEW ONES ON THE BACK (SCARY)

    FLORENT

    I had that on one of my other cars

    the tire shop swapped it with my full sized spare and advise me only to use it as a temporary tire.

    If it was on my Porsche, I would put a new one one without delay. $500 is not worth the potential risk.

     
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