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Sidewall damage?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by 92stoccord, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. 92stoccord

    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    So I may or may not have rubbed a curb a bit hard last night and bent the bejesus out of my tin foil Insight rim and gouged my tire a bit. Problem is, these are like new tires. I need 2 for the back because they're both badly dry rotted, but I don't really want to replace the fronts as well. Am I gonna blow out?
     
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    mkp102588 New Member

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    If there is a hole in the sidewall, then you need to replace whatever tire that is immediately. Sidewall damage is no joke.
     
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    92stoccord Big Member VIP

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    There's really no hole, no broken belt as far as I can tell, no road noise, it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, I'm just wondering if it's waiting for me to go to sleep and murder me.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    here is what i do when kristen gauges her rims-
    first i make sure there is no offending metal sticking into any of the sidewall area.

    inflate it to max psi, spray some high concentrated dish soap onto the area, checking for anything rough. if all looks well and no noise, and no huge rip or tear, i leave it be.
     
  5. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    Blow outs are fun. They test your emergency driving and car people riding in your car.

    Just kidding, I've had 2 and needed new shorts both times.
     
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    if you think a blow out is fun try having a tire fall completely off
    no bueno
    i've driven on some shifty ass tires back in the day
    bubbles poking out the side and everything
    but what is your life worth to you?
    a new tire? whats that 100 bucks?
    worst case shit happens to people everyday, don't let that person be you
    hedge your bets
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    had a front right rim fall off at about 60mph back in the day
    that was actually rather uneventful :( just kinda slid it to the side of the road... then got out and went chasing after my damn rim that rolled about a 1/4 mile up the road and was standing up int he middle of the intersection :lmao:
    it was kinda cool looking out the window to see my rim floating there next to me for a second though :)
     
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    i had a front right rim and hub come off my lifted mazda with 33's
    the truck veered into the other lane before i was able to bring it back into my lane and off onto the shoulder
    i was lucky someone wasn't coming the other direction
     
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    i try to do as much damage to the sidewalls as possible, make sure she remembers me...
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Throw it on a tire balance machine and see how it behaves? Remove it from the wheel and see if there's any irregularities with the inside of the carcass?
     
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    pic of damage... can't relaly make a decision without it.

    a surface rub, can get by. if its deep and belted, or bubbled, replace
     
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