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made a stupid mistake, it's a bit icey tonight and i made a sharp turn too sharp and clipped my rear left tire a bit on the curb. got a nice little rash on the rim and chunked about a half inch piece of tire off.

it's still hanging, it's only a few mm thick but it's def a noticable indentation. should i be worried about a possible blowout now? the tire is still fine, hasn't lost any air or anything.. and like i said, it's a rather small piece (in th side of the tire). i recently had my front left tire slashed so i don't feel like spending another 120 to overnight order a tire and have it mounted and balanced =/
 

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My vote would be to scrap the tire. Any sidewall damage is a known invitation to a problem (like a blowout).

Why drive one of the safest cars on the road and compromise it over a tire?

Bryan
 

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I'm with Bryan...why risk a car over 120..a blowout at high speed or even worse while going around a corner could land you in a wreck.

I had a similar problem once. I hit a huge pothole and trashed a rim, but kept the tire. Two months later there I am on I-78 in Jersey on the side of the road at 5:30 AM...d'oh. I knew there was a slight bulge...argh.

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i will eventually replace it, but i just want to know how long i can go with this.. it doesn't really seem that bad..

what i mean is, i think this is a lot safer then driving 50 miles on a donut (i have three finals tomorrow, and one thursday.. so i figured i could have the tire delivered here by the weekend)
 

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I think you'll be OK until the weekend.

I would just make a point to replace it. I curbed my wife's SUV tire the first week we had it. It had a similar divot to the one you are showing (thankfully no rim scratches). Light truck tires are about $250 each. At least now that it's replaced, I have no lingering worries as to if and when it will blow.

Good luck on your tests. Take care of it on the weekend.

Bryan
 

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Actually I had a similar gouge a few years back on my 03' and I think it was the Kuhmo's.
Was worried and stopped by 2 tires shops and they said it was fine. As long as the steel belts don't show the tire is physically fine.
To be sure you might want to stop by a tire shop yourself and ask.

I wouldn't worry at all:)
 

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i did the same thing to my RR tire a few months ago. replaced it, but the service tech said to keep the nicked one for use as a temporary replacement if i ever needed it. thankfully didn't mess up the rim tho...
 

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Cosmicflash said:
Actually I had a similar gouge a few years back on my 03' and I think it was the Kuhmo's.
Was worried and stopped by 2 tires shops and they said it was fine. As long as the steel belts don't show the tire is physically fine.
To be sure you might want to stop by a tire shop yourself and ask.

I wouldn't worry at all:)
that is a very comforting reply. i'm going to take it over to a tire specialist in my town later tomorrow.

thanks.. off to finals!
 
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